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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

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icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

Overview

Spend a full day exploring the landmarks of the Great Ocean Road. Watch the sunset at the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation, pass the Otway Ranges and spot koalas, explore landmarks in Port Campbell National Park and more. Known as one of Australia's most beautiful drives and one of Victoria's most popular destinations, the Great Ocean Road offers great photo ops of coastal scenery, picturesque seaside towns and pristine wilderness—a must-do excursion from Melbourne.
  • Full-day Great Ocean Road tour with sunset
  • Learn about the history and wildlife of Victoria's coast from the knowledgeable guide
  • See koalas in their natural environment
  • Take in the Shipwreck Coast including Loch Ard Gorge
  • Stop at the Twelve Apostles in time for the sunset
  • Includes selected hotels pickup and drop-off in Melbourne
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Friendly & Informative Tour Guide
Pickup from Selected Hotels
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
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Food & Drink
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout.

Your pickup will be between 9am-10am (April-October) & 10am-11am (November-March) depending on which hotel you selected.

Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9pm-12am depending on the season.

Depart Melbourne in the morning via Westgate Bridge, the longest bridge in Australia, with sweeping views of the city and Port Phillip Bay.

Pass Geelong, Victoria’s second-largest city, as you make your way towards the Surf Coast known for lovely beachside towns and powerful surf. During a short stop in Anglesea, stretch your legs by strolling along the Anglesea River before continuing your scenic journey.

Soak in the breathtaking coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road as you drive and during frequent scenic stops, including a photo op at Eastern View where the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch stretches over the road.

Have time to purchase lunch in Kennet River or Lorne. Afterward, take a walk through a wilderness refuge with eucalyptus trees that shelter wild koalas. Look for the koalas in the trees napping or munching on leaves—the large population of koalas virtually guarantees multiple sightings.

Continue by coach through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park. There you see iconic rock formations starting with Loch Ard Gorge. Hear the story of the shipwreck at Loch Ard in 1878 and view other rock formations with amusing names such as Dumpling Pots, Razorback, and Island Archway. Then head to the Twelve Apostles before sunset to watch the sky change colors over the majestic rock formation.

On the return to Melbourne, expect a stop in the town of Colac for dinner (own expense).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Anglesea
Take a quick break in the idyllic seaside town of Anglesea, a favourite holidaying spot for locals due to its quiet atmosphere and stunning beaches.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
Take a special photo at the start/end point of the Great Ocean Road
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kennett River
Home to a wild colony of Koalas, Kennet River is situated amongst the lush green forest of the Otway Ranges. During Winter you will have additional time here for lunch.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Loch Ard Gorge
Explore and learn the history of the Loch Ard, the most famous ship of the 'Shipwreck Coast'.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Twelve Apostles
See the world famous 12 Apostles during a stunning sunset - a must see! If you have enough time, our guide might able to squeeze in a visit to the Gibson Steps!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go West Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bigger busses with more room and reclining seats are required." See review
  • "It was quite cold and breezy so would recommend layers and wind proof jacket," See review
  • "The day was long, but the views were worth it!" See review

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Bucket list checked
PHOEBE_Y
, Apr 2020
Perfect weather at the perfect spot for the perfect sunset. A tour allows you being in the nature. Long trip but totally worth it!
star-5
Spectacular view
Kaori
, Mar 2020
Highly recommend sunset tour. I have been to 12 apostle daytime as well but sunset is more spectacular and speechless! The guide, Joel was super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I had good experience on this tour.
star-5
Impressive views the entire way
Kim_D
, Mar 2020
I absolutely loved this sunset tour. Joel was our guide and he did a nice job telling us some of the history associated with the land marks. The 12 Apostles was a perfect finale to our trip. Sit on the left side of the bus for best views!
star-5
Wonderful!
Toshi
, Mar 2020
We had a great time during the entire tour, especially at the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles. The guide Corey was also very kind with very detailed explanations and good sense of humor. It was absolutely a wonderful experience full of lovely memories.
star-5
Beautiful sunset!
Marietta_P
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide, Ricky, is second to none! Excellent tour! Gave the best narratives, nice music and all the information one needs to know on the itinerary.
star-5
views
ada
, Mar 2020
Stunning views, great guide...I am sorry I can't remember her name but it is the tall girl from Netherlands with an Aussie accent.
star-5
The best day trip ever
Marat_N
, Mar 2020
This trip was amazing! The views were fantastic. Although the weather got worse by the end of the day and we couldn't enjoy the sunset in its brightest, it was totally worth it. Our guide Chris was incredibly helpful and provided us with all relevant facts, details and funny stories without being annoying or too much. Even the tunes that accompanied us in the car had carefully been chosen to correspond to the atmosphere of the exact place. It was definitely one of the best experiences in my life.
star-5
Coastal Beauty
Greg_D
, Feb 2020
Great scenery, Glenn was a well informed and enthusiastic guide. Even with showers at sunset it was a breathtaking experience.
star-4
Long day but worth it
Frances_Janet
, Feb 2020
We were the last to be picked up so had to squeeze into the back seats as the bus was full. Quite comfortable seats but sometimes struggled to hear some of the commentary. Weather not great but views still outstanding and enjoyed our pizza and fizzy wine picnic while waiting for the sunset. It was quite cold and breezy so would recommend layers and wind proof jacket,
star-5
good experience
MUOY_L
, Feb 2020
Good experience to great ocean road and good guide to explain. we have a really nice trip, see a beautiful sun set

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