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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

1. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

Discover the beauty of Port Campbell National Park on this day trip from Melbourne. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned coach and enjoy a refreshing morning tea. Stop for pictures viewpoints, take a stroll at Apollo Bay and admire the 12 Apostles limestone stacks. Enjoy morning views of Melbourne city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge, at just under 1.5 miles (2.6 kilometers). Embark on one of the world’s greatest drives to tour the Great Ocean Road. Take in a scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road. Stop for photos opportunity the Memorial Arch at Eastern View as well as at Kennett River, home to a large population of cute and cuddly wild koalas. A sighting is almost guaranteed as they munch away on Eucalyptus leaves. Marvel at Apollo Bay and walk around the famous coastal town. Afterward, follow the Great Ocean Road away from the water and into the mountains. Proceed through the spectacular Otway Ranges and stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool, temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Continue to Port Campbell National Park, with its iconic array of rock formations. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps, and be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. Take advantage of a dinner stop on the journey back to Melbourne at the township of Colac. Enjoy a scenic view of the illuminated city as you cross Westgate Bridge on the way home.

Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

2. Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

Climb aboard a pleasure boat with a sundeck for a cruise along the Yarra River in Melbourne for a narrated tour. Glide past landmarks including the Polly Woodside, West Gate Bridge, Southgate, Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park, Herring Island, Botanic Gardens, and more. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars, and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Arts Centre Melbourne, and National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played.

2 Day Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

3. 2 Day Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

Day 1 Guests on this small group tour are picked up from their city hotel or Federation Square and quickly depart Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge. Travel through the vast volcanic plains en route to Geelon, where you have time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. Start your journey along the Great Ocean Road at Torquay, stopping at various places along the coast including Bells Beach and the scenic morning tea location. Your focus then turns to Australian native wildlife as you observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild. This is one of many opportunities to see and hear about Australia's unique and unusual animals in their native habitat. Your journey then begins along the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. While winding your way along you stop to view sites such as the 'Memorial Arch' and hear about the intriguing story of this incredible road. Lorne is the largest of the seaside resorts. With its abundance of cafes and restaurants, it is the perfect place for a lunch break. You may even find time to have a swim or do some shopping. After lunch you cruise along the spectacular road, stopping at many scenic spots, including Kennett River where you can see koalas and many colorful native birds in the wild. Visit Apollo Bay before checking in to Chris's Beacon Point or Beacon Point Ocean View Villas. Your private self-contained villa is set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean. This amazing setting is a great place to relax and unwind for a couple of hours. You'll have dinner tonight at the the award-winning Chris's Restaurant, next door to your accommodation, where the only thing that matches the food are the views. After breakfast in Apollo Bay, you go into the Great Otway National Park. Enjoy a 1-km guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world's tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns, and unique features such as 'yabbie chimneys'. We traveling through the Otway ranges and onto the so-called 'Shipwreck Coast'. Your first stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire river valley. Your guide will introduce you to the strong Aboriginal heritage of the region, where many tribes prospered around the coastline for thousands of years. In the same area, millions of years ago, when Australia was part of the great southern land, Gondwana, dinosaurs roamed the land. A unique find along the coast in 1987 uncovered important clues into the world's prehistoric past. The 12 Apostles are icons of Australia's natural beauty. You'll arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun, making them perfect for photos and crowd-free. This is a bonus for taking a 2-day trip as the stacks are silhouettes in the afternoon and overcrowded. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline at your own expense. You'll then visit 'Loch Ard Gorge', the site of the most famous 19th-century Australian shipwreck. You'll hear the entire story, from the calm voyage, to the tragic wreck, to the courageous survivors and their ultimate fate. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artifacts, photos, and documents from the 'Loch Ard' contained in treasure chests. Port Campbell is your lunch stop for today. This small fishing village of just 350 is set in a beautiful natural port and has some wonderful cafes and restaurants for food and views. After lunch you'll travel to a lesser-known but highly impressive area of the Great Ocean Road west of Port Campbell. This section includes London Bridge, the Bay of Islands, the Bay of Martyrs, and Boat Bay before your journey turns inland and travels through open farmland towards Melbourne, arriving there around 18:00.

Melbourne: Nighttime Private City Tour with Transfer & Stops

4. Melbourne: Nighttime Private City Tour with Transfer & Stops

Melbourne Drive by Night is a unique sightseeing tour proposition since it's a low cost, great introduction to the beauty of Melbourne after dark. Sit back, relax and enjoy Melbourne in a private tour, as we cruise around for 2 hours at night with stops for photo shoots and exploring. This tour begins with a you being picked up by your driver and guide in a luxury vehicle. You will be chauffeured through various locations around Melbourne that have been specially selected to give you the opportunity to experience a diverse array of scenery within 2 hours. We begin the journey by heading through East Melbourne past the historic churches and Princess Theatre to make our way through the elegant Collins Street. Leaving the Melbourne CBD we head through the centre of Docklands stopping by the Stadium for a photoshoot of the area. Making our way to historic Williamstown we go deep into Melbourne Ports for an amazing night-time experience. On return we drive over the West Gate Bridge from which you will see all of Metropolitan Melbourne in lights. This tour is not simply about seeing great views and lit up skylines, but also to visit the parts of Melbourne which offer the best experience at night. There will be multiple stops and breaks to provide plenty of opportunity to walk around and take photos.

Stunning Great Ocean Road Day Tour | Pick Up From Melbourne

5. Stunning Great Ocean Road Day Tour | Pick Up From Melbourne

-Tour Information- Meeting Time: Between 8:00-8:30 AM, please arrive 15 minutes early .*The meeting time will be communicated to you via email or text the night before departure. Please check your inbox and message inbox, and consider the latest information received the night before as accurate. Meeting Point: No.108 Little Bourke Street. Duration: 10-11 hours (subject to traffic conditions on the day). Return Time: Approximately between 7:30-8:30 PM in the city center (actual time may vary depending on the day's traffic conditions). We recommend not scheduling any other activities immediately afterward to ensure a timely return to the city. Vehicle type: Cars will be allocated based on the number of passengers. - Tour Introduction - This Great Ocean Road journey begins by passing through Melbourne's bustling major transportation hub, the West Gate Bridge, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Port Phillip Bay. As you travel through the surfing paradise of Torquay and Anglesea, the scenery transitions from magnificent ocean views to lush green countryside. You'll also pass through the charming European-style town of Lorne and the crescent-shaped Apollo Bay. During lunchtime, the guide will assist in arranging lunch (at your own expense) or provide recommendations for dining areas. At this time, we will be stopping along the Great Ocean Road, where you can appreciate and learn about the fascinating history of this grand highway. We'll arrive at the most famous attraction of the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles. These majestic rock formations rising from the sea showcase nature's awe-inspiring craftsmanship and ignite one's imagination. If time permits, you can opt for a helicopter ride at your own expense to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Twelve Apostles from above. After admiring the grand and awe-inspiring landscapes, we'll continue to Loch Ard Gorge, also known as the "Shipwreck Coast," for a brief rest before returning to Melbourne and concluding the day's journey.

From Adelaide: 3-Day Trip to Melbourne with Wine Tasting

6. From Adelaide: 3-Day Trip to Melbourne with Wine Tasting

We start by traveling in to the Adelaide Hills. Here we explore Hahndorf, a traditional German town in the Adelaide Hills and Mt Lofty Summit with sweeping views of Adelaide. Our journey then takes us through grain and stock lands towards the town of Keith for lunch. Next we visit the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves to learn of the fossil discoveries of Mega Fauna. The Coonawarra wine region is close by, recognized as the premium Cabernet Sauvignon region of the world, where we stop for wine tasting. Tonight we are accommodated in luxurious rooms at ‘The Barn’ which also houses an award winning restaurant for dinner and breakfast. We start the second day with a visit to the ‘blue’ crater lake in Mt Gambier. Then drive on to Port Fairy before visiting Tower Hill Reserve where we are likely to see Emus, Koalas, Kangaroos and Echidnas. We then start the Great Ocean Road with the impressive limestone stacks of the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands. London Bridge is next before ‘Loch Ard Gorge’, the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. We retell the entire story from the calm voyage, the tragic wreck, the courageous survivors and their ultimate fate. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artifacts, photos and documents from the ‘Loch Ard’ contained in our treasure chests. Twelve Apostles is close by, here we explain the creation of these limestone stacks and the constant wearing away of this coastline. Our journey then takes us into the Otway National Park and through to Apollo Bay and Skenes Creek where we arrive at your 4 star accommodation set high on a hill with great views overlooking the Southern Ocean. These private villas set within native forest offer the perfect environment to relax and unwind. Tonight’s dinner is at the award winning ‘Chris’ at Beacon Point’. This modern, Greek-Australian restaurant is a famous attraction in the area as well as being a superb restaurant with incredible views. The third day sees us leave our tranquil overnight setting to have breakfast in Apollo Bay. Our first stop is within the Otway National Park at ‘Maits Rest’. This is a 1km walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully discovering trees and ferns. We then turn towards Melbourne and travel along a very scenic section of the Great Ocean Road en route to Kennett River for a fantastic viewing of wild Koalas in their native setting. We also visit many scenic spots for photos and tell numerous stories behind the making of the road. We stop for lunch at the largest of the seaside villages, Lorne. After lunch we drive along the surf coast and take in the surf culture of the region with a visit to Torquay and Bells Beach. Our journey then takes us through the historic gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Geelong before we travel from the west over the ‘West Gate Bridge’ and escort you to your hotel and welcome you to Melbourne.

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What people are saying about West Gate Bridge

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The whole 2 day experience was wonderful! Pierre, our guide was easy going, friendly, accommodating and a wealth of knowledge. The tour was exactly as described and all advertised locations were visited with the history or a story forthcoming. There was a small group of 6 in our case. The overnight accommodation at Beacon Point Ocean View villas was unique with amazing views. The dinner at Chris's was superb! Breakfast (also included) was a good variety and plentiful servings in a very pleasant little cafe. Definitely recommend Australian Natural Treasures(ANT) touring company! Magic and moments rather than names and numbers!

William was brilliant. He gave a fascinating and detailed commentary throughout the trip and spared no effort in ensuring everyone on the trip was involved and informed. The places we visited were simply awesome, and gave experiences that will never be forgotten. The geology was truly amazing! It was a long day but we enjoyed every minute.

Lots of wonderful views of the great ocean road. The guide took us to all the best viewpoints with an interesting and informative description of each.

Belle journée pour découvrir le principal sur la route de la great ocean road. mais patience car le chemin est long.

Go west tours !!! Luke tour guide. Very helpful, funny, and the tour is a MUST!