12 Apostles, Otways & Great Ocean Road Private Tour from Melbourne

Hotel pickup
Fitness level moderate
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

Drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road
3km return hike from Beauchamp Falls
Marvel at the towering Californian Redwoods
The breathtaking 12 Apostles & Gibson Steps
Immerse yourself in the wondrous Otway National Park
A Grade 2 hike to one of the Otways’ pristine waterfalls

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Fri, Apr 19, 2024

What you can expect

Our small group (8 guests max) will depart Melbourne and head straight to the famous 12 Apostles before the masses of people arrive. Here we will take a 1km stroll along the boardwalk while appreciating the stunning views of the limestone stacks before continuing onto another spectacular scene, Gibson Steps. We walk down the 70m cliffside pathway to the beach where there is plenty of time to take some incredible photos. Next it’s time for a delicious lunch at our favourite local cafe before we’ll drive through the magical Great Otway National Park and take a short hike through ancient rainforests to one of the Otways' pristine waterfalls (where the big bus companies can’t go). Our next stop we will take a stroll amongst the giants of the forest at the Californian Redwoods before continuing along the iconic Great Ocean Road stopping at Apollo Bay for an optional ice cream. Kennett River is next where you’ll get the chance to spot native koalas, king parrots & kangaroos going about their routines. We will take a quick stop in the beautiful town of Lorne where you can walk along the beach or simply grab an afternoon snack before heading back to Melbourne.

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Full day private tour to Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and Otays
  • A friendly and knowledgeable tour guide
  • Organic fruit and healthy snacks
  • Freshly brewed Coffee Supreme and Organic Tea
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Modern VW Caravelle – 9 seater vehicle with Air Con
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • hotel pick-up
Itinerary
  • Our small group (8 guests max) will depart Melbourne and head straight to the famous 12 Apostles before the masses of people arrive. Here we will take a 1km stroll along the boardwalk while appreciating the stunning views of the limestone stacks before continuing onto another spectacular scene, Gibson Steps. We walk down the 70m cliffside pathway to the beach where there is plenty of time to take some incredible photos. Next it’s time for a delicious lunch at our favourite local cafe before we’ll drive through the magical Great Otway National Park and take a short hike through ancient rainforests to one of the Otways' pristine waterfalls (where the big bus companies can’t go). Our next stop we will take a stroll amongst the giants of the forest at the Californian Redwoods before continuing along the iconic Great Ocean Road stopping at Apollo Bay for an optional ice cream. Kennett River is next where you’ll get the chance to spot native koalas, king parrots & kangaroos going about their routines. We will take a quick stop in the beautiful town of Lorne where you can walk along the beach or simply grab an afternoon snack before heading back to Melbourne.
Highlights
  • The breathtaking 12 Apostles & Gibson Steps
  • A 3 km return hike to Beauchamp Falls
  • The towering Californian Redwoods
  • The Great Ocean Road with stops at the coastal townships of Apollo Bay & Lorne
  • A visit to Kennett River to see native Australian Koalas
  • A private tour with a knowledgable guide
Time
  • Private tours include door to door pick-up & drop off, anywhere in the CBD
  • Private tours operate daily
Duration
  • 1 Day (12 hours)
What To Bring
  • Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
  • Water bottle (1L)
  • Cash or credit card for lunch (around $35)
  • Warm layers just in case
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
  • Swimsuit & a towel for a swim in the ocean (optional in summer months)
Additional Information
  • 7:05 am @ Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade St Kilda, Melbourne (Main entrance
  • CBD pick up: 7:30am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne - (Undercover taxi rank located on St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre)
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel a trip booking at least 7 days in advance of the trip, we will provide you with your choice of a refund of any trip fares already paid, or a credit note for a future trip. No refund will be provided for cancellations within 7 days of the trip date, however we will allow you to transfer that trip booking into another person’s name. A $25 administrative fee will apply to all booking changes within 7 days of departure.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-405B
  • This experience is supplied by Mornington Peninsula and Hot Springs Day Tour from Melbourne

Sustainability

Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
From
$1,393.00AUD
Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to experience
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