Say G’day to the sunrise at one of our favourite cafés in Melbourne before your super friendly Aussie driver/guide meets up with you and whisks you away on the road trip of a lifetime!
This tour is special because unlike all the other touristy tours of this legendary road, you’ll be in a cosy 7-seater van with like-minded people who are after a flexible and more intimate experience of one of the world’s most scenic drives. Yes, we’ll stop at all the popular landmarks but we’ll also lead you to some beautiful hidden stops too!
After driving for an hour or so, we will join the Great Ocean Road by way of a café-cum-nursery. We’ll make a quick stop for a caffeine fix and to admire the native fauna before getting back on the road to enjoy some of the best vistas on the planet. Captivatingly, the road itself was built back in the 1920s by hand and horsepower, by soldiers who had returned from the trenches of World War I.
We guarantee your jaw will be on the floor for much of the rest of the journey as the spectacular views just keep on coming. Whenever you see something you like, just give your driver/guide a shout and we’ll pull over for a quick snap.
Some of our favourite stops include Bells Beach and Lorne for all you surf lovers out there and the stunning boardwalk of Mait’s Rest, where we’ll take a hike and get to grips with the dreamy Australian rainforest.
We’ll also make time for lunch at the popular seaside resort of Apollo Bay and stop for a selfie next to the iconic ‘Great Ocean Road’ sign (built from disused telegraph poles). We’ll enjoy a swim in Loch Ard Gorge (a hidden beach and site of a tragic shipwreck) and we’ll stop to admire the legendary 12 Apostles.
Depending on how many stops we make, we’ll aim to finish up around 4pm and start to head back towards Melbourne, which will take around three hours, with a bathroom stop halfway into our return journey.
It’s a long day but totally worth it to see some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery. The 7-seater van also means that you’ll feel as if you’re with family by the end of your journey.
You’ll say goodbye to your new friends once we reach Melbourne but the experiences you shared today will last a lifetime… Now go home and get some rest, you’ve earned it mate!
Inclusions: Local English speaking driver/guide, transport in a luxury 8-seat van (7 seats for passengers, 1 for your driver-guide), a cup of coffee at a local café, unlimited bottled water on board plus free wifi on board.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, optional lunch (your guide will give you some recommendations for great local seafood haunts), souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: We recommend comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the day. Please keep in mind that the 12 Apostles can be quite windy — even on warm days so we always advise that you bring a jumper/sweater.
This tour will run through rain, hail or shine, so please come prepared!
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 7 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.