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Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour

Spend a full day exploring this truly majestic stretch of diverse coastline, taking in its amazing array of spectacular attractions. The scenic journey in our air conditioned bus along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as you absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend.

Departing Melbourne at around 8.00am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length. We pass by 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.

Just outside the town of Torquay we stop for our first opportunity to visit the beach and to enjoy a complimentary morning tea. Departing Torquay we set out along the Great Ocean Road itself, as your experienced driver-guide provides 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.

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 are 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 with another photo stop at Cape Patten on the way. After lunch we follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the spectacular Otway Ranges, where we stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Here our guide accompanies the group through the forest, where we stop to learn a little about the world’s tallest flowering trees and the ancient rainforest species.

And then it’s onwards to the world 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 to take to the air with an optional helicopter flight. For those guests who don’t take to the air, a further stop is possible at Gibsons Steps. Here guests can descend the steps to Gibsons Beach below for beach level views of two of the Twelve Apostles.

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. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.

A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again on the way home. With drop-off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

*Please be advised that itinerary shown is subject to change without prior notice from the tour operator

Insider Tips

  • We suggest you dress appropriately for all weather conditions
  • Pack snacks and a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • In warm weather, we strongly recommend bringing sunscreen and a hat. During winter, dress warmly as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold

Additional Information

  • Please be advised to arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time
  • No prams or strollers are permitted for the tour
  • The operator is able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years old) or a child booster seat (4-8 years old) free of charge. Please note that there is only a limited number each day and they must be pre-booked. Kindly send a request to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg and provide the age of your child along with your Order Number and booking details
  • Download the Go West Tours App from the App Store or Google Play Store prior to your departure for access to multi-language tour commentary available in Arabic, Malay, Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese & Hindi

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Hotel pickup timing will differ according to your accommodation

What You Get

Includes

  • Full day tour with experienced guide
  • All transfers and commentary
  • All entry fees and taxes
  • Morning tea
  • Free onboard Wi-Fi
  • Access to translation application

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Helicopter ride (payable on-site)
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present your voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointd operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

There will be return transfers from your accommodation, or a nearby hotel

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$135.00
$118.00
Age 16 and above
Child
$115.00
$100.00
Age 15 and below

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Receive separate e-ticket within 2 working days and present during day of tour
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