Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

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Destination Description

 

Great Ocean Road is located on the south west of Melbourne. It is ranked as one of the best ocean drives both in Australia and in the world. Built by returned World War I veterans in early 1900s. Great Ocean Road is one of the must-sees in Australia. It offers a diverse scenery along the journey, from magnificent coastal ocean views, lush Victorian rainforest to restful stopover towns, such as: Lorne and Apollo Bay which provide local residents and tourists with communal beach and other amenities, these towns also hold various festivals throughout the year, e.g. Great Ocean Road marathon.

Towards end of the Great Ocean Road, come to admire the splendid “natural sculptures” - Twelves Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge limestone stack formations. Indulge in the breathtaking views and refreshing breeze, merge with the gorgeous Australian nature.

Highlights

 

  • Picturesque Bells Beach - a popular surfing spot, you can watch surfers riding waves at short distance.
  • Great Ocean Road - 243 km (150 mi) of natural scenery that Victoria has to offers
  • Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay - quaint and tranquil towns with many choices of amenities.
  • Memerial Arch at Eastern View – a large arch with “Great Road Road” sign, photo time to capture this memorable moment.
  • Kennett River - gaze at those lovely koalas and feed Australian native birds.
  • Lush rainforest - experience the diversity of natural scenery in Victoria. There are also cattle and farmland on the sides of the road.
  • Twelve Apostles - famous and spectacular limestone stacks formed by erosion caused by extreme weathers.
  • Loch Ard Gorge - an opportunity to walk down to the beach and dip your toes in the water! This is the location where The Pirate Movie was shot.
  • The Gibson Steps -  steep staircase leading down to the spectacular beach where you can admire those huge limestone stack right from the bottom.
  • London Arch (formerly Bridge, optional) - an offshore natural arch formation which formed a double-span natural bridge due to erosion .

Recommended Schedule

Depart at 8:00 AM and return at 7:30 PM.

 

Price

Mercedes (Up to 7 Passengers): AUD $699

Mercedes (8 - 11 Passengers): AUD $919

 

Optional Activities 

  • Aerial view of Twelve Apostles – Helicopter ride (12 Apostles Helicopters), Cost: $145 / person, Duration: 15 minutes Read More
  • Cape Otway Lightstation — The most important and oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. Cost: Adult $19.50 / Children $7.50. Read More
  • Split Point Lighthouse — A historic lighthouse constructed in 1891 and 2nd oldest on Great Ocean Road,  Cost: Adult $14 / Children $8. Read More

Note: the above activities are provided by third-party service providers.

 

Friendly Reminder Before Your Trip

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Water bottle to keep hydrated, we also provide bottled mineral water.
  • In summer,  bring your throngs (flip flops) and shorts if you plan to take a walk on the beach.
  • Camera to capture beautiful pictures.
  • In all reasons, always bring an extra jumper with you as it can get quite windy at times and also in case weather changes.

Inclusions

  • Transportation cost
  • Travel guide fee 
  • National park entry fee
  • Birding feeding sunflower seeds
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off

 

Exclusions

  • Optional activities costs (e.g. helicopter ride cost)
  • Meal and drink costs