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Our unique itinerary ensures you avoid the crowds by travelling in a reverse 'direction' missing the bus crowds and enjoying the softer morning light. We head straight to the 12 Apostles for a mid morning spectacle before exploring the coastline. On the way we drop in at a local 'Chocolate Farm' for Australian farm experience and some coffee or sweets.

Your expert guide will take you down to the beach along the Loch Ard Gorge and explain the dramatic shipwreck story. Then we wind our way through Otway Ranges taking in a Rainforest walk before settling into our seaside cafe and enjoying a fresh, locally inspired gourmet lunch. After lunch we take you to one of the best ice-creameries in Australia.

Afterwards traverse the Surfcoast Shire along the coastal road that meanders through beach towns and cliff edges, stopping at significant photo sights.

along the way. You will discover our unique wildlife of wild Koala's in Kennet River and Kangaroo's at the Anglesea golf course.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gorge Chocolates, 1432 Princetown Road, Cooriemungle, Victoria 3268 Australia

Stop at this local farmgate chocolate stop for tea/coffee/hot chocolate as we get the maps out explain the days journey.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Port Campbell National Park, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

Iconic limestone stacks rising 50-60 mtrs from the ocean floor and dramatic cliff edges

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia

Walk down to the Gorge and hear about the heroic rescue of the tragic wreck of the Loch Ard.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Rd, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3221 Australia

Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. Descend into the ancient tree ferns and majestic Mountain Ash loop walk for a step back in time

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Melba Gully National Park, 5 Melba Gully Rd, Lavers Hill, Victoria 3238 Australia

We avoid the crowds again by visiting a more quiet, tranquil part of the Otways, for a short (optional) 15-20 minute walk in amongst the rainforest and ancient tree ferns with magnificent towering Eucalyptus trees.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Stop for locals, seaside cafe/restaurant for lunch, then a stroll to the famous ice-cream store and a walk along the magnificent beach.
Lunch is an a la carte menu.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kennet River Koala Walk, Grey River Road, Kennett River, Victoria 3234 Australia

We take you up a back road to see wild Koalas in the tree's in their natural habitat and explain their unique biology.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lorne, Lorne, Victoria

A short walk along the foreshore of this bustling seaside town, the hub of the Great Ocean Road, watching local surfers and beach goers.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Rd 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria Australia

We retell the story of how this magnificent road was built by returning serviceman from WW1 and how it was a visionary project in its day. Walk down to the beach for distant views of the lighthouse.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Split Point Lighthouse, Federal St, Aireys Inlet, Victoria Australia

Amazing views from the viewing platforms of the beaches and ocean, and the lighthouse as its stands as a sentinel that protects the ships from this dramatic coastline.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Anglesea Golf Club, 1 Golf Links Rd, Anglesea, Victoria 3230 Australia

What is more Australian then watching Kangaroos feed and hop about on the local golf course as players play through? Get out and take photos of these unique marsupials.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

Sit back in comfort and style as we drive you back to Melbourne after experiencing on of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Lunch - Enjoy a fresh, seasonal seaside cafe /restaurant lunch with sides and a beverage. Vegetarians catered for
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Morning tea & coffee, or hot chocolate, at a local chocolate farm.
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Gorge Chocolates
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up from your hotel or other accommodation in Melbourne. Please email me where you are staying and we will confirm your pick up.


  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia


  • Station Pier (Melbourne)

Departure Time
7:30 AM

11 hours 30 minutes

Voucher Info
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The 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.

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