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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and Platypus paddle

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We spend a day along the great ocean road, we then head inland and visit some amazing spots.

We also go looking for the Platypus. We take a 1 km walk into the forest and then we paddle out on to Lake Elizabeth to se if we can find any platypus swimming around.
This is a amazing way to start the day.
We also visit the Redwood plantation as well as a waterfall.

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Day 1: Shipwreckcost and Surf coast Day 1 Great ocean road

Stop At: St Paul's Cathedral, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
We depart Melbourne nice and early to avoid all the traffic and other tour buses.

We have a 2 big day ahead of us.
Duration: 1 minute

Pass By: Cafe La Hoot, 1 Willis St, Winchelsea VIC 3241, Australia
Travel through a little country town

Stop At: McDonald's Colac, 261 Murray St, Colac VIC 3250, Australia
We stop at the town of Colac for a bathroom and coffee break.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Arch, Great Ocean Rd, Port Campbell VIC 3269, Australia
Our first stop on the Great Ocean road
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, west of Port Campbell on Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
Visit the famous London Bridge
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, Port Campbell foreshore, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
This is another bathroom stop.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Enjoy 2 lookouts plus take the step down into the gorge.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Rd & Booringa Rd, Princetown VIC 3269, Australia
It is now time to take a walk along the board walk to view the 12 apostles.

Helicopter flights over thew apostles are available at an extra cost.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yatzies, 5225 Colac-Lavers Hill Rd, Lavers Hill VIC 3238, Australia
Time for lunch.
Enjoy the gardens and parrots while eating lunch (own cost)
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mait's Rest, 17km west of Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia
A walk through the rain forest
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, 100 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia
travel through the coastal holiday town of Apollo Bay

Stop At: Cape Patton Lookout Point, Great Ocean Road, Kennett River, Victoria 3234 Australia
Ocean lookout and photo opportunity
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kennett River, Victoria Australia
Time to look for koalas and parrots in the trees
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lorne Beach, Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia
enjoy the beach and the local shops
Last stop on the great ocean road, before traveling inland to Forrest
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Otways Loft, 42 Station St, Forrest VIC 3236, Australia
Forrest is our stop for the night,
We check into our accommodation (included)
Time to relax and have dinner (own cost)

Duration: 13 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Forrest Accommodation

Your Accommodation Is Included, We Make Use Of 2 Different Properties .

Day 2: Otway Forest Day2 Great Ocean Road

Stop At: Lake Elizabeth, Kaagnlang Rd, Forrest, Victoria Australia
We head down to thew lake before sunrise to start our paddle looking for the platypus
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Forrest Brewing Company, 26 Grant St, Forrest VIC 3236, Australia
Breakfast time (own cost)
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: The Redwoods, Beech Forest, Victoria Australia
explore the wonderful redwoods in the Otway
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest Road, Beech Forest, Victoria Australia
Enjoy the waterfalls
Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Colac Visitor Information Centre, Corner Queen & Murray Street, Colac, Victoria 3250 Australia
travel through the town of Colac

Stop At: Cafe La Hoot, 1 Willis St, Winchelsea VIC 3241, Australia
Bathroom stop and leg strech
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Arrive back in Melbourne around 4pm
Duration: 1 minute

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you are a solo traveller (1 person) contact us for availability.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Around And About is following all recommendation and local laws regarding the Covid-19 situation.
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Platypus paddle tour
  • Entry/Admission - Otways Loft
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Elizabeth

  • No meals or drinks included

Departure Point
St Pauls Cathedral/Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most accommodation in Melbourne city and St Kilda.

We only drop off in Melbourne city.

If coming from the suburbs our main pickup point is St Paul's cathedral, Finders Street.

Departure Time
6:15 AM

2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.