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

Wildlife Tours Australia

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'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.

About This Deal


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.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This hostel style accommodation fare price is suitable for Adults 18+ years old and over due to it being shared facilities.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Guests will be asked to check-in by scanning the QR code during the on-boarding stage for contact tracing purposes.
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 1 Nights' dormitory accommodation in Queenscliff with shared facilities
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Admission to Phillip Island Penguin Parade (general viewing)
  • Admission to Koala Reserve, with guided range tour
  • Ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Great Otway National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
  • Entry/Admission - Queenscliff Harbour
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

  • Additional snacks & beverages
  • Meals not indicated

Departure Point
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Departure Time
7:35 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.