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Great Ocean Road Full Day Small Group Tour

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Included in price:
• Pick up from Grand Hyatt Melbourne in Russell St, Melbourne City • Visit the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice creamery (complimentary chocolate tasting) • Stop at Memorial Arch • Stop at Lorne in a short break • Visit the Kennet River Koala Walk • Stop for lunch in Apollo Bay (Meal at customer’s expense) • Visit the famous 12 Apostles • Visit the Loch Ard Gorge • Transfer back to Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel in Russell Street
Able to be purchased/hired:
Helicopter ride over 12 Apostles - book on the day with your driver. Adult: $145
What to bring:
• Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions • Swimmers (summer months) • Comfortable walking shoes • Hat & Sunglasses • Windbreaker • Water Bottle • Sunscreen • Camera
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:
Child fare prices apply to children aged between 4 to 12 yrs old. We do not allow for children below the age of 4yrs old on their tours.
Departure points:
Melbourne, Victoria
Departure time:
8:30 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:
Pickup location: Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel in Russell Street Please note: you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.
Duration:
11 to 12 hours
Approximate Return Time:
8:00 PM
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Tour Details

Operator
Marcopolo Holiday
Destination
Great Ocean Road
Departs From
Melbourne

Tour Description


Departing Melbourne at around 08:30, we enjoy the panoramic views of the city and Port Philip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length.



We pass through and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as we make our way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.



We set out along the Great Ocean Road itself, as you’ll hear an informative commentary about the road’s history and its place in Australian folklore.



The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend.



We make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.



As we drive along the Surf Coast, we have a quick stop at beautiful seaside town of Lorne for a short break.



Then, at the township of Kennet River we make a brief side trip into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings can be guaranteed! We also have an opportunity here to feed the colourful local bird life, with Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots always keen for a handful of sunflower seeds.



We then continue on towards our lunch stop in Apollo Bay (meal at customer's expense).



After lunch we follow the Great Ocean Road away , then it’s onwards to the famous Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Here we also have the opportunity take to the air with an optional helicopter flight.



Just down the road is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast, the Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. You will hear the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to the life in way you never imagined. We may have time to explore more rock formations to see, including Razorback, Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway as our final sightseeing destinations.



On the journey back to Melbourne, a quick stop is made at Colac for a short break. Then, you can sit back and relax , before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again on the way home.

 


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Great Ocean Road Full Day Small Group Tour

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Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.