Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Two Days Private Tour

1-6 people
AUD 1799 per group
7-10 people
AUD 1899 per group
11-24 people
AUD 2199 per group
BOOK NOW payment not required
Embark on a comfortable and comprehensive 2-day journey along the iconic Great Ocean Road, enhanced by the option of an exhilarating helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles. This planned tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Australia's stunning coastline and vibrant wildlife, with a leisurely pace that allows you to uncover more hidden gems along the coast.
Starting with a convenient pick-up in Melbourne, enjoy added comfort and the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and distinct locations this area offers, including the breathtaking 12 Apostles, where the optional helicopter flight provides a bird's-eye view of these majestic rock formations.
Tour Code: M33

Inclusions and Highlights

Touring vehicle with English speaking professional driver guide
Pick-up and drop-off at you address in Melbourne metropolitan area
Fully customisable tour along the coast

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop-off by the registered and fully insured vehicle from/to Melbourne Metropolitan Area.
  • Pre-booked itinerary optimised in terms of travel time and your preferences.
  • Professional, Experienced and Industry Accredited Driver-Guide.
  • Fuel, tolls and parking costs.

Not included in tour price

  • Lunch and dinner cost
  • Overnight accommodation cost
  • Helicopter Flight cost

Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles in Two Days Private Tour General Itinerary:


Depart from your address
Begin your journey from your doorstep with our exclusive Great Ocean Road 2 Days private tour. A professional driver in a private minibus will pick you up from any location within the Melbourne Metropolitan area, ensuring a personalized and convenient start to your adventure.

Bells Beach lookout
Your adventure begins as you cross the iconic West Gate Bridge, presenting breathtaking views of the city's port and skyline. From there, we journey down the highway to Bells Beach, a surfer's paradise where you can take in the spectacular panoramic vistas of the coast. Witness skilled surfers riding the majestic Australian waves. After soaking in the beauty of this renowned beach, we set off towards the stunning vistas of the Great Ocean Road.

Morning tea at the chocolate factory
Pause your adventure for a delightful morning tea break, courtesy of your private tour. We'll stop at the renowned Great Ocean Road Chocolate Factory, where you can indulge in exceptional coffee or tea, accompanied by exquisite desserts. Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate, crafted from cocoa beans sourced globally. Be sure to try the locally-made ice cream, a treat crafted right on the premises.

Split Point Lighthouse
Discover the majestic Split Point Lighthouse, a highlight for visitors in the quaint town of Aireys Inlet. This iconic, white structure emerges as a testament to maritime heritage, established in 1891. Standing tall at 34 meters, it offers unparalleled views over the dramatic coastline and the cerulean Bass Strait below. Engage in guided tours to uncover the lighthouse's pivotal role in maritime navigation and its rich history. Ascending the spiral staircase to the lantern room rewards with breathtaking panoramas, extending across vast expanses. The lighthouse is set against a backdrop of verdant landscapes and sheer cliffs, presenting endless photographic opportunities.

Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch and beach walk
The Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch is an iconic landmark you shouldn't miss, serving as a testament to the engineering feat of the road and its historical significance. Located at a pivotal point along the scenic route, it provides a perfect spot for capturing memorable photographs. Moreover, the area offers direct access to the beach, inviting you to extend your visit with a peaceful walk along the shoreline, immersing yourself in the stunning coastal scenery.

Teddy’s Lookout
Continuing your journey, you'll pass through the charming town of Lorne, leading up to a stop at Teddy's Lookout. Perched above Lorne, this observation platform offers a breathtaking perspective. From here, gaze upon the Great Ocean Road as it snakes along the coast, nestled at the base of hills shrouded in dense eucalyptus forests. The panoramic view from this vantage point, showcasing the intricate harmony between civilization and nature, is truly awe-inspiring and not to be missed.

Kennett River: Encounter Koalas in Their Natural Habitat
This journey is designed not just to showcase the breathtaking landscapes, but also to offer an intimate experience with the country's most cherished marsupial, the koala. In the wild settings of Kennett River, you'll have the unparalleled opportunity to observe koalas in their natural environment, nestled among the fragrant eucalyptus trees. This special encounter allows you to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of koalas in the wild, underscoring the significance of preserving their natural habitats.

End of the first day for an overnight stay in Apollo Bay
As the day draws to a close, marking the end of the first exhilarating day of our journey, we'll make our way to Apollo Bay for our overnight stay. Nestled along the scenic stretch of the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay offers a serene retreat amidst the natural beauty of the coast. This charming seaside town is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate after a day filled with adventure. Here, you'll find a variety of accommodations to suit your preferences, from cozy bed and breakfasts to comfortable hotels, all promising a comfortable night's rest. Take the evening to explore the town's delightful culinary scene, with restaurants serving fresh local seafood and other delicacies. Apollo Bay's tranquil beaches and inviting atmosphere provide the ideal backdrop for reflecting on the day's experiences and gearing up for another day of exploration.


Otway National Park and Rainforest Walk
Kicking off the second day around 10 am, we delve into the serene Otway National Park for a captivating rainforest walk. This journey includes a tranquil half-hour stroll through the lush, cool-climate rainforest, where you'll be in awe of the ancient, towering eucalyptus and fern trees. These majestic natural monuments stand as a testament to the untamed beauty of Australian nature, offering a moment of reflection and admiration. This segment of our Great Ocean Road 2 Days private tour invites you to immerse yourself in the exotic allure of the Australian wilderness. Following our walk, we'll continue our drive through the diverse landscapes of the Otway National Park, where dense forests give way to pastoral meadows, home to grazing cows and sheep.

Kangaroos in the wild
In roughly one and a half hours, we'll make our way back to the Great Ocean Road, setting the stage for an encounter with Australia's most emblematic creature—the kangaroo. Our next stop is a haven where you're guaranteed to see a sizable group of grey kangaroos in their natural grazing grounds. This presents a perfect opportunity to observe and capture photos of these quintessentially Australian animals up close, without disturbing their peace. With a bit of care to keep from startling them, you're in for some fantastic photo opportunities!

12 Apostles and optional helicopter flight
The majestic 12 Apostles, also known as the 'limestone stacks', stand tall off the coast, emerging dramatically from the ocean. The coastal cliffs here are equipped with multiple observation decks, offering varied and clear views of these natural wonders from different angles. Experience the awe-inspiring sight of these cliffs as they loom over the turbulent ocean waves – a truly magnificent display of nature's power. Our visit begins at the information centre’s parking lot, from where we’ll make our way to these grand formations that have withstood the ocean’s might for millennia.
During our time here, we’ll delve into the intriguing story behind the name "The 12 Apostles" and explore the actual count of these limestone giants – is it 12, 9, or perhaps 8? For an even more breathtaking perspective, a scenic helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles is available, offering a bird's-eye view of this spectacular landscape.

A walk down the Gibson Steps
Venture down the Gibson Steps for a closer encounter with the natural wonders of the Great Ocean Road, should our schedule allow. Carved directly into the cliffside, these steps lead us to the beach below, positioning us at the base of the towering limestone formations. Here, a distinct perspective of the 12 Apostles unfolds, offering unparalleled photo opportunities against the backdrop of these monumental rocks.

Lochard Gorge
Our journey along the Great Ocean Road continues with a visit to the famous Loch Ard Gorge, named after a ship that tragically sank there in the 19th century. Here, you can immerse yourself in the dramatic history of the shipwreck and learn about the incredible survival story of the two lone survivors. In the summer, the gorge's sheltered bay offers a perfect spot for a refreshing swim, blending natural beauty with historical intrigue.

London Bridge
Following the captivating history of Loch Ard Gorge, our next destination is the spectacular London Bridge, a natural arch formation that stands as a testament to the power of erosion and the timeless beauty of the Great Ocean Road. Once connected to the mainland, London Bridge is famed for its dramatic collapse in 1990, leaving visitors to marvel at its isolated beauty from the mainland. This remarkable site offers a unique opportunity to witness the dynamic nature of Australia's coastline, where the forces of wind and water sculpt the landscape into breathtaking formations. Here, you'll have the chance to capture stunning photographs and soak in the panoramic views of the azure ocean stretching into the horizon.

Bay of Martyrs
Next on our Great Ocean Road 2 Days tour is the beautiful Bay of Martyrs. This spot is known for its breathtaking views of clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. It's a peaceful place, away from the crowds, where you can really soak in the natural beauty of the coast. The Bay of Martyrs is surrounded by cliffs and offers stunning views of the ocean, making it a perfect spot for some quiet time and great photos. It's a special place that combines the beauty of the landscape with a rich history, giving you a chance to enjoy and reflect on the natural wonders around you.

Bay of Island

The Bay of Islands is our last stop on the Great Ocean Road tour. It's a stunning place where you can see lots of big rocks sticking out of the ocean. These rocks have been shaped by the sea and wind for thousands of years. The Bay of Islands is really peaceful and gives you a chance to enjoy nature at its best. Standing there, you can feel how amazing and powerful the natural world is. It's a great spot for thinking, relaxing, and taking in the views. This place wraps up our trip with one more beautiful scene of the ocean and the land, making it a memorable end to our adventure.

The way back to Melbourne will take about three hours and will pass along the internal highway.

Let's go!Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles 2 Days Private tour

Tour is available daily
Tour begins 09.00
Tour finishes 18.00next day
1-6 people
AUD 1799 per group
7-10 people
AUD 1899 per group
11-24 people
AUD 2199 per group
BOOK NOW payment not required

Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles 2 Days tour Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a tour?
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Can I cancel the booking?

Yes, the booking can be cancelled by you on a few conditions below:

  • Cancellation in 7 days before the tour – free of charge with a full refund
  • Cancellation within 7 days – 100% cancellation fee, no refund.
Can I change the tour date?

Yes, you can change the tour date however this change is subject to the new confirmation of availability, please, contact us as soon as you can if your plans have changed.

How can I pay for the tour?

We accept direct deposit, PayPal, Master Card, Visa, American Express and cash payments.

What is the maximum size of the group?

We can accommodate a group up to 24 passengers.

Can you pick up from multiple locations?

The standard terms of service include one pick-up and drop-off. However, if the distance between locations is less than 3 km we can pick you up from a few places. Please, let us know
for confirmation.

Which vehicle do you use?

The type of vehicle depends on the number of people we need to accommodate. We have a fleet of buses and minibuses which includes Mercedes Valente - up to 7 passengers and Renault Master - up to 11 passengers.

Do you provide chairs and boosters for children?

Yes, we provide kid's chairs and boosters in any size, free of charge, just let us know kid's age.

Can I customize the itinerary?

The tour itinerary can indeed be customized, allowing for adjustments if time allows. This flexibility ensures that participants can tailor their experience to their interests, provided that any modifications fit within the tour's overall time frame.

Does the tour price cover the cost of overnight accommodation?

Overnight accommodation is not covered within the tour price and needs to be booked independently by the traveller.

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