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1 Day Great Ocean Road experience From $150

One of the most breathtaking coastal drives in the world is the Great Ocean Road.

Australia’s largest war memorial spanning a huge 192 kilometres in length will have you twisting and turning while taking advantage of fantastic seaside photo opportunities. Observe incredible Australian wildlife such as Koalas and kangaroos as well as other native animals along the way. Drop in to the Great Ocean Road’s stunning surf beaches and take a guided stroll into the historic ancient rainforest of the Great Otway National Park.

A visit to Loch Ard Gorge provides one of the most beautiful photo opportunities and a real must see for any Great Ocean road adventure. By far the highlight of the day will be the famous 12 Apostles, which are located in the Port Campbell National Park. Here you will have the chance to see the wonder of these enormous limestone stacks amongst a breathtaking ocean backdrop. This tour leaves from Melbourne to Southern Australia’s stunning beaches for morning tea, passing Anglesea along the way. You will return late afternoon/early evening into Melbourne – A fantastic all round day trip and one of the best Great Ocean Road day tours showcasing all of the must see highlights.

Trip Intinerary

Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Depart from Anglesea and make way to the Memorial Arch, the war memorial archway and gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Stop for photos in front of the Great Ocean Road sign.
Start driving on the Great Ocean Road, keeping an eye out for Australian wildlife throughout the day. Look for kangaroos and listen to the songs of native birds like Kookaburras, King Parrots, Yellow Robins, and Fairy-Wrens.
Arrive at the coastal town of Apollo Bay for lunch at your own expense. Explore the town, its rainforests, waterfalls, streams, lush vegetation, and exotic wildlife.
Visit Cape Otway National Park and discover the incredible ancient rainforest. Learn about the park’s towering eucalyptus trees, lush ferns, wetlands, native birds, and various species of wild animals.
Reach the iconic 12 Apostles and marvel at the magnificent rock formations. Experience the splendour of the towering cliffs, the crashing surf below, and the changing colours of the sky and sea during sunset.
From the viewing platform at the 12 Apostles, catch a glimpse of Gog and Magog and enjoy views of Gibson Steps in the distance. This will be a remarkable highlight of your Great Ocean Road Tour.
Explore the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge and learn about the area’s famous shipwrecks. Hear the story of the Loch Ard Shipwreck in 1878 and admire the formations of Island Archway, Razorback, and the Salt and Pepper Shakers.
Begin the return journey to Melbourne, with a dinner stop at your own expense in the town of Colac.

Inclusions & Extras


  • National Park entry fees
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner city pick up and drop off points
  • Audio translation available in 10 languages


  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Personal expenses

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Great Ocean Road Experience

1 fully guided day tour


What to bring

  • Refillable water bottle
  • 1x small day bag 5-7kg
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • All-weather clothing i.e. Windbreaker/Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Money for snacks and meals
  • Camera to capture every moment

Pick Ups & Departures

Adina Apartment Hotel – 189 Queen St Melbourne
Bunnings Waurn Ponds – 237 Colac Road Outside the front door
Crown Towers – 8 Whiteman St Queens Bridge St Southbank
Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Russell St entrance
Melbourne Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St Cnr Market St Melbourne
Melbourne Marriott Hotel – Cnr Exhibition St Lonsdale St
Pegasus Apart Hotel – 206 ABeckett St Melbourne
Space Hotel – 380 Russell St
Melbourne The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St Melbourne

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Autopia Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 1 Day and 3 Days incur a 50.00% fee.
Between 3 Days and 28 Days incur a 25.00% fee.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should i do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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