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The journey is just as important as the destination!
Of all the road trips in all the world, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular. From rugged coastal scenery to vibrant seaside villages, from wildlife viewing to rainforest walks, this is an experience of superlatives.
The Great Ocean Road beckons Melbourne's visitors to escape the city for it's sweeping vistas, dramatic coastline, and relaxing Aussie vibe. Not to mention some of Australia's biggest named attractions lay at the end of the road, but in this case the journey is just as important as the destination.
Our first stop is just a few miles outside of Melbourne at Split Point Lighthouse, where you can take in the first views of what lays ahead. A visit to Apollo Bay provides an opportunity to spot some koalas in the treetops and keep an eye open for the "mob" of kangaroos who call this area home.
Following this enjoy exclusive access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk. Let the scents and sounds of the native eucalyptus forests wash over you as you stretch your legs and take in the scenery. Here you will also have the opportunity for wildlife encounters.
As with all road trips, stories are an integral part of the experience. Your local guide will tell tales about the area's early explorers and share information on the indigenous flora and fauna (such as wallabies and carnivorous snails, oh my!).
Rising out of the rugged coastline you'll find a collection of limestone pillars known as the Twelve Apostles. These columns were once connected to the mainland but the ravages of time, wind and waves carved out first arches, and as the erosion continued, pillars. Although there are only 8 "Apostles" left standing, they are no less magnificent to behold. Your guide will take you to the viewing platform for your best look at these beautiful creations of nature.
As we head back to the city, you'll have new friends and lasting memories from the immersive small group experience.
- Hotel guests will be picked up from their hotel. Pick up times and total tour time may vary based on your hotel location.
- We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a rain jacket as the weather can change without notice.
- Food and beverages are not included, though we will make a stop for lunch.
- Minimum 2 participants required. Maximum 11 passengers per departure.
Days offered: 7 days a week