Great Ocean Road Full Day Private Tour

Melbourne, Victoria

Experience the awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road, a bucket-list coastal drive renowned for its breathtaking beauty. Stretching 240 kilometers, this iconic route unveils majestic cliffs, pristine beaches, and enchanting rainforests. Starting from Torquay’s Memorial Arch, the road follows the coastline, with highlights including koala spotting at Kennett River and the lively town of Lorne.

Venturing inland, verdant rainforests and cascading waterfalls create a serene ambiance. The landscape then transitions to the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Shipwreck Coast. Descend the Gibson Steps for an up-close encounter with remarkable rock formations before reaching the iconic 12 Apostles.

On our return we head inland and drive through picturesque rural townships and farmlands, before arriving back at your accommodation.

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Stop At: Aireys Inlet, Aireys Inlet, Victoria

Aireys Inlet is “the one with the lighthouse”, even to the unfamiliar. Visit the Lighthouse for stunning views – take a tour for even better ones, plus a history lesson!

The Split Point Lighthouse is open to the public for tours and a discovery trail in the surrounding area offers insight into the history of the area as well as glorious views of the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary.

The Split Point Lighthouse dominates the Aireys Inlet landscape, its 34-metre high tower and typical red cap visible for miles. The still-operating lighthouse is open to the public with self-guided tours available and sweeping views of the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and Great Ocean Road region below.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Lorne, Lorne, Victoria

Thanks to its fresh sea air and a relaxed Mediterranean-style atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting eager holidaymakers for more than a century. The village is renowned for white-sand beaches, a buzzing arts community and easy access to the Otways.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teddy’s Lookout, George Street, Lorne, Victoria Australia

A short drive to the top end of George Street at the back of Lorne is the scenic spot known as Teddys Lookout. A walkway takes you to the viewing platform where you have breathtaking, sweeping, coastal views of the surf breaking into the mouth of the Saint George River. On the lower platform to the right, views change to mountainous peaks and the Saint George river winding itself into fern covered valleys and gorges. A truly worthwhile spot for scenic views of the Great Ocean Road.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Erskine Falls Road, Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia

The Otway Ranges are infamous for their high rainfall – but on the plus side all that water means lush green fern gullies carved out by rivers and waterfalls. Erskine Falls is particularly popular among the waterfalls of the Otways, plunging (or trickling, depending on recent rainfall levels) down a 30-metre drop.

There’s an easy walk to the first lookout or a more strenuous but rewarding climb down 230 steps to the second lookout, where you will see the waterfall in all its glory. The Erskine River Walk to Lorne continues off downstream from here if you are prepared for the 7.5km walk.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kennett River, Kennett River, Victoria

It’s a common myth that koalas can be seen everywhere across Australia. Koalas are solitary creatures that spend most of their time in the heights of eucalyptus trees. So, what makes the Kennett River Koala Walk in Victoria so special is that it is one of those rare places where koalas live in large numbers and can often be spotted in their natural habitat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria

As a popular tourist destination, Apollo Bay offers both swimming and surf beaches, as well as a large boat harbour and marina which is home to a major fishing fleet. The town’s commercial centre, which features a good selection of restaurants and cafes, is situated along one side of the Great Ocean Road, overlooking a wide, grassy foreshore which fronts the main swimming beach.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Mait’s Rest, 17km west of Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia

Take the self-guided rainforest boardwalk at Maits Rest in the Otways and see beautiful fern gardens and giant rainforest trees up to 300 years old.

Tread the boardwalk
A wooden boardwalk has been built over the tree-fern gullies and moss-covered roots of ancient rainforest trees, protecting the delicate ecosystem while providing visitors with unique views of the forest.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road & Booringa Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline.

Erosion of the mainland coast’s limestone cliffs began 10 to 20 million years ago, with the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually wearing away the softer limestone to form caves in the cliffs.

The caves eventually became arches, and when these collapsed, rock stacks of up to 45-metres high were left isolated from the shore, resulting in the iconic 12 Apostles.

View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change from a brilliant sandy yellow colour under a full sun to appearing dark and foreboding in shadow.

Duration: 4 hours


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