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Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne provided by Autopia Tours

Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne

Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne
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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
A note from Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne
For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Guests will be asked to check-in by scanning the QR code during the on-boarding stage for contact tracing purposes.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
The Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most famous coastal drive, running west of Melbourne along the south coast of Victoria. On this tour, stop at all the highlights including Apollo Bay, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge; and enjoy extra time to hike in the Great Otway National Park, spot wild koalas along the Kennett River, and take a swim in the Southern Ocean.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Spectacular views and photo ops along the Great Ocean Road
Delicious lunch at a seafront restaurant in Apollo Bay
Chance to spot wild koalas in their natural environment
Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Melbourne
What to expect
Experience one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives! After leaving Melbourne early morning and passing the beautiful beach town of Torquay it is time for some morning tea at Southern Australia’s beautiful beaches. Twist and wind along the spectacular Great Ocean Road enjoying awesome coastal photo opportunities. See the lighthouse made famous from the TV series ‘ Round the Twist.’ Along the way stop to see cuddly koalas in the wild. Travel to Apollo Bay for lunch ( from the 1st April 2019 Cafe Lunch will not be included in tour price), and if weather permits why not cool off in the magnificent Southern Ocean? After lunch stretch those legs whilst exploring an ancient rainforest, and admire some of the world’s tallest trees in the Otway National Park. Travel through rolling hills toward Port Campbell National Park and the breathtaking 12 Apostles. Learn about the tragic tales of the Shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. Check out the fallen London Bridge and the quaint fishing village of Port Campbell or walk down the impressive Gibsons steps to get a different view of the 12 Apostles.. Sit back, relax and reflect on an action packed day full of nature walks, wildlife, surf beaches, incredible rock formations and spectacular coastal views heading towards Melbourne. Stop in the township of Colac for dinner (own expense).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6770P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • National Park fees • On-board water refill stations • Professional driver/guide • Live commentary on board • On-board electronic feedback tablets and free Wifi for the journey home. • Download our FREE App “Tour Translations of Australia” before travelling
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration
24h
Departure details
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Our main meeting point for this will be the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you wish to arrange an alternative pickup location, please contact our reservations team on +61393931333.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • National Park fees • On-board water refill stations • Professional driver/guide • Live commentary on board • On-board electronic feedback tablets and free Wifi for the journey home. • Download our FREE App “Tour Translations of Australia” before travelling
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Departure details
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Our main meeting point for this will be the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you wish to arrange an alternative pickup location, please contact our reservations team on +61393931333.
Duration
24h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
Popular mentions

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Ennis R
1 contribution
Beautiful Scenery, long day.
Mar 2020 • Friends
We set off from Melbourne to see the Great Ocean Road. Quite a distance had to be covered in one day (600km) from memory. Departing at 7:15am and returning at 7:30pm the day was long and maybe could have been shortened by skipping a few less exciting stops. We did see a wild koala on one brief stop which was a treat. The bus wasn’t the most comfortable as it was quite small with limited leg room and no arm rests. The main highway out of Melbourne didn’t appear to be the smoothest and on a small bus with poor suspension, we did feel a little sick at times.
The last 2 stops of the day were the best- Loch an Gorge and The Twelve Apostles and we had ample time for these. There were limited opportunities to buy refreshments after the lunch stop as the shop at the apostles was unexpectedly closed. I would advise a different stop on the way back to Melbourne with a refreshment opportunity as there were plenty that we passed close to the toilet stop.

Our guide Troy delivered some interesting information and overall we enjoyed the tour.
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
GLTG
Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad you got lucky seeing some wildlife on the way and that Troy took good care of you! Thank you also for the feedback, we appreciate it and will take it on board! We hope to see you again on our tours in the future!
Written 28 April 2020
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lindsay12017
6 contributions
Spectacular Experience
Mar 2020
The Great Ocean Road is definitely listed as one of Australia's top attractions for a reason. The small group environment on this tour was a great way to see it in a personalized setting. Our tour guide Ezra was fantastic and kept us informed and entertained throughout the day. This tour is a long day starting at 7am and returning back to Melbourne at 9pm. Having a great guide made all the difference to keep the energy. In addition to beautiful seascapes, we saw an abundance of wildlife including wild koalas, parrots, and even an echidna waddling along on one of the trails.
Written 16 March 2020
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GLTG
Hi Lindsay, and thank you for your lovely review! Amazing to hear you enjoyed the day and got to see some wildlife! We will pass your kind comments to Ezra, and hope to see you again in the future!
Written 28 April 2020
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Scott J
Elkhart, IN1 contribution
Outstanding - even in the rain!
Mar 2020
It was a rainy day and a bit foggy so visibility of the 12 Apostles was limited, that said, our guide Shannara made the entire day 5 star despite inclement weather
We saw koalas, kangaroos, and much more in the wild, had epic scenery along the way, and a playlist in the van that made the entire (long) day a pleasure from start to finish - bravo Autopia and Shannara - you rock!
Written 6 March 2020
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GLTG
Hey there, and thank you for your lovely review! We will let Shannara know your feedback, she sure is a star! :)
Written 12 March 2020
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kunal s
3 contributions
Great ocean road one day tour
Jan 2020 • Solo
Amazing day tour to great ocean . Amazing view and highway . Our tour guide @shinnara from autopia tour has made sure that everyone should have great fun , full of enjoyment.
She is an amazing tour guide full of enthusiasm and fun loving with great knowledge of all location in VIC .
Had great fun
Written 25 January 2020
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GLTG
Hey there! Thank you for your review, awesome to hear you had a fun day on the road with Shannara. We hope to see you again! :)
Written 25 January 2020
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David P
1 contribution
Amazing trip
Jan 2020 • Solo
Kurt is amazing! So funny and a great tour guide. From spotting koalas, kangaroos, snails, rainforest walks, all the way to the grand finale of the Great Apostles, this tour exceeded my expectations and is worth more than the low cost.
Written 23 January 2020
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GLTG
We are stoked to hear you had such a great experience, and will pass your words to Kurt! We hope to see you again on our other tours!
Written 25 January 2020
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Geminican
San Jose, CA1 700 contributions
Great tour, great view
Dec 2019
The seat is tight and small. Other than that, it was a great trip. Our driver, Beck, was a good driver.
If you are interested in potentially seeing wild koalas, this is a great tour.
Wish we had more time in the 12 apostles.
Written 24 December 2019
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GLTG
Hi, it is good to hear you had a good time on your trip! Aren't the koala's cute? We always appreciated feedback to improve our tours.
Written 28 December 2019
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Ingvar C
Burlov, Sweden9 contributions
Fantastic views
Nov 2019
To visit Greate Ocean road is a must if you are in Melbourne or Adelaide. This trip was advetaized as a small group tour with comfortable busses. However this was not what we discovered. Our bus was very uncomfortable and to ride in it for a hole day was not so nice.
In general the tour was good and our guide gave us a lot of nice stories and information on the history of the area.
Written 16 November 2019
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GLTG
Hi there, and thank you for leaving us a review! We are glad to hear your tour guide took good care of you through out the day. We are sorry you found the bus uncomfortable. As a small group tour operator, our buses do not offer the comfort of larger coaches, but gives a more interactive and personal nature to our tours, which is very important element to us. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope you enjoy your travels in Australia!
Written 24 November 2019
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cheryl t
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
Great trip with Daniel T
We were on the Great Ocean road, 12 Apostles with driver and guide Daniel T. He was entertaining and amusing during the ride, he is knowledgeable too and shares lots of stories during the trip. Great driver and guide!👍🏻
Written 16 November 2019
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GLTG
Hi Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are happy to see so much positive feedback!
Written 24 November 2019
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corrinav1997
2 contributions
Exceptional!!!
Oct 2019 • Family
One of the most scenic routes I have ever seen. Our driver, Simon, was also extremely knowledgeable, fun and accommodating. Definitely a must see when you're in Melbourne!
Written 31 October 2019
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GLTG
Hi Corrina! Good to hear that you had a terrific day with Simon! We will let him know. :)
Written 2 November 2019
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Love2Travel
4 contributions
Scenic view, great trip!
This 1-day escape is definitely worth going if you visit Melbourne. We were worried about traveling for hours in a small coach is tiring but the scenic views and funny & knowledgeable tour guide made the whole trip quite smooth and relaxing. Pick up was early in the morning and we had stops about every one hour or less. Timing and tour spot arrangements were perfect, both farm view and coastal view were fantastic, we got to see koala as well. Special callout to our tour guide Daniel T, love the stories he told about the victorian history, legends, science & nature and even housing price along the great ocean road! Daniel also had great taste in music, we enjoyed all of it the whole trip :)
Written 25 October 2019
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GLTG
Hi Merry, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We love to hear that you had a good time and that Daniel met you expectations!
Written 2 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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