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The Great Ocean Road is one Victoria’s most naturally stunning sights, and Loch Ard Gorge is a dramatic highlight of an already dramatic journey. It was at this spot in 1878 where a ship carrying settlers from England to Melbourne was tragically wrecked on the rocks. Of the 54 passengers aboard the ship only two of the passengers survived—a teenage boy who heroically rescued a fellow teenage girl. After spending the night in a coastal sea cave, the duo found help with local settlers after scaling the rugged cliffs. Today those cliffs have a set of stairs that lead to the golden sands, where a protected beach is tucked beneath the towering, time-sculpted bluffs. Though the weather can be spectacularly stormy in winter, summer days are an invitation for picnicking, swimming, and sunbathing, and the striated cliffs form a natural amphitheater of coastal beauty around you. The gorge is located just a ten minute drive from the famous Twelve Apostles, which are arguably the most popular and visited site on Australia’s Great Ocean Road. At the top of the cliffs above the gorge, a modest cemetery has a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Loch Ard shipwreck—just one of an estimated 700 ships that have sank off this southern coast.

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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour - Max 12 People
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour - Max 12 People

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Experience the Great Ocean Road’s top attractions on this guided excursion that follows the iconic road in reverse. Embark on your journey and beat the crowds while learning about the region’s scenic landscapes and pretty coastal towns from an informative guide. Visit sites including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, London Bridge, and Great Otway National Park Rainforest.
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  • 12 hours
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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Take in breathtaking sights of long sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs on this guided, full-day tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. See some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and Gibson's Steps, site of historic cliff lines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park and try out your koala-spotting skills. Travel in a deluxe mini-coach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Classic Day Tour from Melbourne
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Classic Day Tour from Melbourne

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Discover Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this day trip from Melbourne. Admire the natural beauty of Victoria’s coastline, from surfing beaches to the Twelve Apostles rock formations. You’ll make stops at seaside villages, watch for wildlife like parrots and koalas, and travel through the Otway Ranges as you make your way to Cape Otway to climb the country’s oldest mainland lighthouse.
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  • 13 hours
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary PREMIUM Tour

Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary PREMIUM Tour

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Travelers short on time in the Melbourne area don't need to miss out on one of Australia's greatest coastal road trips. This Great Ocean Road day tour includes many of the route's highlights, including the Twelve Apostles, Apollo Bay, and London Bridge. And, because this itinerary is the reverse of what many travelers take, you'll be skipping the worst of the crowds.
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  • 13 hours
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Great Ocean Road Tour Plus Koalas, Forest Walk And Morning Tea.

Great Ocean Road Tour Plus Koalas, Forest Walk And Morning Tea.

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Discover the beauty of the Great Ocean Road on this full-day adventure tour from Torquay. As you cruise along the coast in search of the best lookout spots—like the 12 Apostles—keep your eyes peeled for koalas in the wild. You’ll also go on a guided walk through a forest with some of the tallest trees in the world, stop for a swim at Apollo Bay, and visit Loch Ard Gorge.
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  • 13 hours
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Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

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Discover some of Australia’s most photographed landscapes on this full-day tour of the famous Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Stop for morning tea in Anglesea, spot wild koalas along the way, and tuck into lunch overlooking the dramatic Apollo Bay. After lunch, enjoy a hike through Great Otway National Park, learn how the notorious Shipwreck Coast earned its name, and marvel over natural landmarks like the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Gibson Steps.
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  • 13 hours
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne

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Experience the spectacular scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this full-day guided tour from Melbourne. Admire postcard-worthy vistas around every turn of the coastal road, and pass through charming port towns along the way. Learn the fascinating and tragic history of Australia’s jagged ‘Shipwreck Coast’ when you visit the Loch Ard Gorge, site of a famous wreck. Your journey comes to a dramatic climax when you arrive at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder just as the sun sets (seasonal and weather dependent).
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  • 10 to 13 hours
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary with 12 Apostles from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary with 12 Apostles from Melbourne

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Discover Australia’s postcard paradise as you travel along one of the world’s most iconic coastal roads. Dodge the crowds by driving the famous Great Ocean Road in reverse, starting with morning tea in Colac, then stopping to view landmarks like the Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, and the 12 Apostles. After tucking into a delicious picnic lunch, take a hike through the Otway rain forest, spot koalas along the Kennet River, and enjoy dramatic views over Apollo Bay. This full-day tour from Melbourne includes lunch and hotel pick-up.
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  • 13 hours
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne + Native Tree Planted
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne + Native Tree Planted

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Embark on a thrilling journey along Australia’s most famous coastal drive—the Great Ocean Road. Set out from Melbourne for a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan, stopping along the way at the coastal town of Apollo Bay and Split Point Lighthouse. Keep your camera on hand as you spot kangaroos and koalas on a rainforest stroll and admire the dreamy landscapes of Port Campbell National Park, including the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people for a personalized experience and includes hotel pick-up.
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  • 11 hours
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

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Check off all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour from Melbourne. Soak up glorious views along Australia’s most famous coastal drive as you visit Apollo Bay, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. That’s not all: see the Memorial Arch at Fairhaven; spot wild koalas and parrots along the Kennett River and enjoy a short hike through the Otway forest. For the ultimate views, upgrade to include a thrilling helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles.
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  • 12 hours
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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

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Spend a full day exploring the landmarks of the Great Ocean Road. Watch the sunset at the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation, pass the Otway Ranges and spot koalas, explore landmarks in Port Campbell National Park and more. Known as one of Australia's most beautiful drives and one of Victoria's most popular destinations, the Great Ocean Road offers great photo ops of coastal scenery, picturesque seaside towns and pristine wilderness—a must-do excursion from Melbourne.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Great Ocean Road Tour with Instagram Sunset views at 12 Apostles from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Tour with Instagram Sunset views at 12 Apostles from Melbourne

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Experience the Great Ocean Road without the crowds on a full-day tour from Melbourne that starts later than most day trips. This means that you will arrive at the 12 Apostles at sunset when most day visitors have already departed. Along the way, look for wild koalas, and stop at top destinations including Apollo Bay, Gibsons Beach, Port Campbell National Park, and Loch Ard Gorge.
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  • 12 hours
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Small-Group Sunset Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie Tour from Melbourne

Small-Group Sunset Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie Tour from Melbourne

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Take a full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road that leaves Melbourne in the late morning, thus avoiding daytime crowds and catching the sunset at the beach. Travel this spectacular stretch of Victoria’s coast, passing though seaside towns like Torquay, Anglesea, Wye River and Lorne, and stopping to see koalas at Kennett River. Walk in the rainforest of Great Otway National Park and hear the history of the Shipwreck Coast. Swim at Loch Ard Gorge and watch the sunset at the Twelve Apostles before returning to Melbourne in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Experience and Surf Coast Tour

Small-Group Great Ocean Road Experience and Surf Coast Tour

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Take a full-day tour that includes all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road with the addition of the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience. See gorgeous Southern Australian beaches, koalas in Kennett River, the Southern Ocean, Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park. Stop at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Gibson Steps and other landmarks on the Shipwreck Coast. Return to Melbourne and use your Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience pass to take in views from the highest vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.
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12 Apostles Eco-Friendly Great Ocean Road Iconic Adventure from Melbourne
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12 Apostles Eco-Friendly Great Ocean Road Iconic Adventure from Melbourne

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Avoid the crowds along the Great Ocean Road by traveling in the reverse direction from typical day trips. Depart early from Melbourne and head first to the Twelve Apostles to view the attraction in the morning light, before other tour groups arrive. Continue to landmarks such as Loch Ard Gorge and Melba Gully National Park, and look for wild koalas in the eucalyptus forest. Lunch and morning tea are provided.
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  • 13 hours
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Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour (12 Hour)

Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour (12 Hour)

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Explore the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road on a personalized full-day tour from Melbourne with your own private guide. Ride in comfort to top destinations such as 12 Apostles, Maits Rest, and Great Otway National Park, and stop for lunch in picturesque Apollo Bay. Have time for nature walks and wildlife spotting, and have the option to take a scenic helicopter flight (own expense) over the rock formations.
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Great Ocean Road Tour for Backpackers, Students and Young travellers
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Great Ocean Road Tour for Backpackers, Students and Young travellers

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Ride Tours is an independent company we have a passion for showing off our backyards. Whether it's to backpackers or international students and younger travellers; if you're looking forward to having fun while exploring new places then join our tour!
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  • 12 hours
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Great Ocean Road Medium Size Group Tour + Native Tree
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Great Ocean Road Medium Size Group Tour + Native Tree

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Experience the best of the Great Ocean Road at an affordable price with a full-day tour from Melbourne that accommodates up to 24 participants. Look for Australia’s native wildlife including koalas and kangaroos, take nature walks in the rain forest, and view landmarks such as Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles rock formation. Lunch is included, and pickup and drop-off is available from select hotels.
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  • 11 hours
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Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

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Take in the scenery of the Great Ocean Road without the hassle of driving and navigation on this small-group tour from Melbourne. With just 11 travelers in the group, you are treated to extra attention from the guide and an intimate group atmosphere. Your small tour bus can stop at some of the off-the-beaten-path spots that mega tour buses can't access, giving you more views and experiences. Stops include the Gibson Steps, the Twelve Apostles, Teddys Lookout, a guided rain forest walk, and others, all accompanied by insightful guided commentary.
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  • 13 hours
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2-Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade

2-Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade

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Explore Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road on this 2-day tour from Melbourne. See the famous 12 Apostles and view the penguin parade on Phillip Island. Overnight accommodation, meals per itinerary, and round-trip transportation from Melbourne included.
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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne
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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

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Venture beyond the tourist trail on this comprehensive 2-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Follow the iconic coastal route past windswept beaches, beautiful bays and dramatic natural landmarks. Visit the surf beach of Torquay; see the Erksine Falls; spot wild kangaroos, koalas and parrots on a bushwalk; and enjoy glorious views over Apollo Bay. After an overnight stop (own expense), continue along the Shipwreck Coast, and marvel over natural wonders like the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
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Great Ocean Road and Grampians 2 Day Short Break Escape from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road and Grampians 2 Day Short Break Escape from Melbourne

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Experience the spectacular landscape and wildlife of Australia’s Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park on a 2-day tour from Melbourne. Have more time over two days to look for koalas in the wild, visit picturesque seaside towns, stop at lookout points and beaches, and take nature walks in the rain forest. Destinations include Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Gibsons Beach, with an overnight in the Grampians.
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Melbourne to Adelaide South East Coast 3 Day Overland Tour

Melbourne to Adelaide South East Coast 3 Day Overland Tour

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Visit top wilderness destinations and picturesque towns on this epic 3-day tour from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. Visit surf beaches, seaside towns, and national parks; and see rain forest, wild koalas, and towering waterfalls. Stop at landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Mackenzie Falls, and stay overnight in Warrnambool and Halls Gap, with the option to end your tour in Melbourne or Adelaide.
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Boutique All-Inclusive Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and Rainforest Experience
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Boutique All-Inclusive Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and Rainforest Experience

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Explore this remarkable coastal and rainforest region on a tour that offers a truly personalized experience. Beat the crowds and benefit from a tour that focuses on new experiences, exclusive locations, unique wildlife and a sense of adventure. Marvel at the area’s beauty from the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and ancient Otway rainforest to sleepy seaside townships. Witness the gateway to Great Ocean Road, see koalas in their natural environment and enjoy lunch on the wharf featuring freshly cooked, local fish and chips on an experience that goes beyond the traditional.
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  • 13 hours
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