2 Day Great Ocean Road & Otway Forest Tour - Melbourne return
Discover the hidden gems of the Great Ocean Road in a 2-day tour, escaping the crowds. Witness breathtaking sunsets, explore ancient forests and volcanoes, encounter native wildlife, walk the Great Ocean Walk, and indulge in the coastal lifestyle.
We start this tour with a drive through the ancient lava fields of western Victoria on our way to the country seaside town of Warrnambool, making a detour to Tower Hill to explore Australia's most recently extinct volcano bursting with wildlife. Take a guided walk with Worn Gundidj learn about the traditional lifestyle of Australia's indigenous people, and get close to some of Australia’s most iconic animals. Drive the Great Ocean Road "backwards", starting with the Shipwreck Coast and its icons such as the Bay of Islands, The Grotto and London Bridge with time to explore the village of Port Campbell. Try some locally made beers from Sow & Piglets Brewery with dinner before finishing off the day at the 12 Apostles for sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2: Port Campbell to Melbourne
The second day starts off with a climb down the stairs onto the beach at Loch Ard Gorge well before the crowds begin for a unique take on this ever-popular attraction. It's then off for a stroll along a section of the Great Ocean Walk and down to the beach level at the Apostles at Gibson Steps before retreating into the Otway rainforest. Hidden in a place most doesn't venture, the Redwoods of the Otways will simply amaze. The tallest and second tallest species of trees in the world, side by side. It's then back on the road to continue the breathtaking coastal drive with quality stops in the townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne to soak in the Aussie beach town lifestyle. Check out the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery for some delicious treats and one of the most popular surf beaches in Australia before the trip back to Melbourne around 7:00 pm.
Departure: Our main meeting point for this tour will be at Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St on the corner of Market St, Melbourne at 7:35 am
(Nov-Mar) Sunday & Wednesday
Returns: Approx 7:00 pm
Our central meeting point is outside the Immigration Museum, wait on the corner of 400 Flinders St and Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35 am. The bus will park on the Market St side of the Museum to board guests.
6:55 – Space Hotel, 380 Russell St, Melbourne
7:00 – Ibis on Therry, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne
7:05 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
Raincoat, windbreaker, warm clothes in the evening
Overnight bag 15kg & small day pack 5-7kg
Flashlight, headlamp or torch
Money for snacks and meals
Camera to capture every moment!
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