Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary and Phillip Island 2 Day Wildlife Encounter

Melbourne, Victoria

‘Oceans to Islands’ Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island 2 Day wildlife encounter is the perfect tour if you are looking to see the very best of regional Victoria. Begin your journey travelling to the awe inspiring 12 Apostles coastline seeing these incredible wonders in the morning light. Explore Loch Ard Gorge. Continue your journey along the Great Ocean Road  and explore an ancient rainforest, visit quaint seaside villages, encounter wild Koalas and stop at incredible lookouts. Take the morning ferry across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula famous for stunning beaches, colourful bathing boxes and mountain top views. Journey to Phillip Island and explore the Phillip Island Nature Park exploring Cape Woolamai, Nobbies Board Walk and Seal Rocks. Tonight after dark you will experience a close encounter with 100’s & 100’s of wild Little Penguins as the return to their coastal habitat before returning to Melbourne.

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Day 1: Day 1 – Melbourne to Great Ocean Road

Stop At: WWI Memorial, 117 Murray St, Colac VIC 3250, Australia
We stop for a refreshment break and to stretch our legs before making our way towards the 12 Apostles.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Great Ocean Rd & Booringa Rd, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia
Our first stop is the iconic 12 Apostles Lookout, which we get to enjoy without the crowds.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Victoria 3269 Australia
Take a stroll along the quiet and pristine Loch Ard Gorge beach and be amazed by the cliff faces of the Shipwreck Coast
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia
Guided walk through the Otway’s Rainforest.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, 100 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Rd 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria Australia
Photo opportunity at the memorial arch.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Queenscliff, Queenscliff, Victoria
We stay overnight in the quaint seaside township of Queenscliff, before heading across on the ferry the following day.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner is included in Queenscliff (Day1)
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Queenscliff in shared dormitory, with communal bathroom facilities.

Day 2: Day 2 – Great Ocean Road to Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Stop At: Queenscliff Harbour, 1 Harbour Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225 Australia
We begin our day early to meet the ferry across to Sorrento.
Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Sorrento Pier, Esplanade, Sorrento, Victoria Australia

Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks – Koala Reserve, 1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
We visit to Phillip Island Koala Reserve and get up close an personal with these furry little creatures.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks – Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
We enjoy the arrival of thousands of penguins at sunset at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is included in Queenscliff (Day2)
Accommodation included: We return to Melbourne approx. 9:45pm (winter) and 11:45pm (summer), accommodation is at guests own expense.


Melbourne, Victoria

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