- Small Groups (18 Maximum)
- 2 days on the Great Ocean Road See Aussie Wildlife
- View the Twelve Apostles at Sunset
- See Loch Ard Gorge, Gibsons Beach, London Bridge and more
DAY 1 Depart Melbourne and head to Tower Hill. (3 hour drive- very boring so talk to your new friends and ask to play cool tunes) We will stop along the way for FREE tea, coffee and biscuits. Arrive at Tower Hill for Lunch (will stop at shops first so you can buy stuff). Tower Hill is a beautiful sunken volcano home to loads of Kangaroos, Koalas and Emus. (In Winter only) After Lunch we head to Logan’s Beach to see whales that come here to nurse their young each winter. We then drive for 30 mins to the Great Ocean Road and look at loads of great sights:
- Bay of Islands
- Bay of Martyrs
- The Grotto
- London Bridge
(If the weather allows, we have plenty of time for a swim at one of these spots.) Then we do something really cool. We will head up to the 12 Apostles for an amazing sunset experience. We then wait around 30 minutes to see the penguins returning from their day’s fishing. Then it is an easy 10 minute drive to your FREE hostel where we will have our FREE BBQ feast. (In summer time, dinner will be before sunset)
DAY 2 We leave at 5am after your FREE breakfast. Just kidding, we will leave around 8 and drive 10 mins. to beautiful Loch Ard Gorge. Now it’s back to the 12 Apostles to see them again in daylight. Here is also your opportunity for a helicopter flight (optional but highly recommended AU$145). Then it’s off to Gibson’s Steps to see one of the Apostles from the beach. 1 hour drive (lovely- stay awake) follows up towards Maits Rest where we will do a rainforest walk (guided) Lunch in awesome seaside town of Apollo Bay. Great scenery all afternoon as we wind our way towards Bells’ Beach driving the original stretch of road hugging the ocean all the way (about 2 hours of stunning driving, so no sleeping!!!) Visit the “”Round the Twist”” Lighthouse for our TV-crazed British and Irish backpackers. Watch the best surfers showing off at Bells Beach. Optional stop at Torquay (home to Rip Curl and Quicksilver) for shopping. Back to Melbourne (1½ hour drive – very boring – sleep away). Arrive at approx. 6-7pm
Departs: MELBOURNE – Every Monday, Thursday & Saturday (summer only for Saturday beginning in November)
Returns: MELBOURNE – Approx 7pm on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday evenings.
Tour does not operate in August.
What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, flashlight, toiletries, rain jacket, camera, towel, insect repellent, and a sense of adventure Optional helicopter flight $145
Luggage restrictions: 5 kg max (Day Bag, enough for 2 days 1 night.)