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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

By: AAT Kings
  • Drive the most scenic stretch of the world-famous Great Ocean Road
  • Spectacular photo ops: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Apollo Bay
  • Look and learn: live commentary as you travel so you don’t miss anything
Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Tour
Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne
If you take only one road trip in Australia, it has to be the Great Ocean Road—a dramatic coastal route running along the south coast of Victoria. This tour is ideal for those short on time, taking in the GOR highlights in just one day and stopping at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Apollo Bay, and Port Campbell.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned bus, leave the city behind and set out along the south coast of Australia to drive the famous Great Ocean Road.

Pass by Bells Beach, host of the annual Rip Curl Pro (a World Surf League surfing competition), and enjoy dazzling ocean views as you follow the winding coastal road. Make a stop in Apollo Bay, one of the most photographed bays along the route, and enjoy some free time to breathe in the sea air and purchase lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue to another must-see landmark, the Twelve Apostles, the dozen rock pillars that stand just offshore. As you walk along the sea cliffs, you have an incredible view over the rocks, but you can also climb down to the beach for a closer look.

Back on the bus, listen to your guide’s live commentary as you approach Shipwreck Coast and learn how this notorious stretch earned its ominous name. One of the highlights here is Loch Ard Gorge, named after the 19th-century British ship Loch Ard that was wrecked along the coast, leaving only two survivors.

The final stop of the day is in Port Campbell, a picturesque seaside resort where you have some free time to browse the shops for souvenirs or enjoy a coffee by the seafront.

On return to Melbourne, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Wonderful Trip

Bus is comfortable. The driver Paul was great. The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell and London Bridge are amazing. Highly recommend.

1  Thank goodmiumiu
Reviewed 2 April 2018
A day well Spent

I booked this day trip from Melbourne thru viator. The bus & driver was really good. The trip is quite scenic as it passes thru the coast line almost 70% of the journey. This trip has many pit stops & many points to see. The...More

2  Thank GanjewarShyam
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile
Too long

Our driver John K was awesome! Explained everything, in details, provided us the lunch and the dinner! But the itinerary was too long! The mini bus was so uncomfortable! The seats were tight, the sun on our face all the way! That even diminish the...More

8  Thank lee08br
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Absolutely wonderful road trip worthy! Take your time and stop wherever you feel like. I felt I needed to stop at several spots just to get out of the car and walk around a bit. For the hikers among you, you can hike the whole...More

Thank ValGermany
Reviewed 5 January 2018
Great Ocean Road - in Reverse with AAT Kings

Just a note : we recently ( Tuesday 2nd Jan 18) went on the Great Ocean Road trip with AAT Kings - our pickup at the hotel was late hence when we finally made it to the bus the seats available were down the back...More

11  Thank mkssjury
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17 May 2018|
Response from lee08br | Reviewed this property |
I think that it will be too hard for the kids.....the excursion is too long for kids and too many places with stairs for stroller....
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