Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives with Autopia Tours. Leaving Melbourne you will travel along the surf coast highway through Torquay before stopping to enjoy morning tea at one of Australia’s beautiful southern beaches. Twist and wind along the awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road making the most of every photo opportunity.

Travel to Apollo Bay for lunch (included), with time to cool off by the magnificent Southern Ocean. After lunch stretch those legs whilst exploring an ancient rainforest, and admire some of the world’s tallest trees in the Otway National Park. Travel through rolling hills toward Port Campbell National Park and the breathtaking 12 Apostles. Learn about the tragic tales of the shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. Check out this dramatic coastline and visit the quaint fishing villages nearby.

Reflect on an action packed day full of nature walks, wildlife, surf beaches, incredible rock formations and spectacular coastal views whilst returning towards Melbourne. Stop in the township of Colac for dinner (own expense).

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 12/01/18 - 31/03/19

    Daily: 07:15am - 09:00pm

Tour highlights:
  • Memorial Arch
    Learn the history of the building of the Great Ocean Road and take your photo beside the iconic archway.
  • Aireys Inlet
    Enjoy a delicious cafe lunch in this charming seaside town, choices to eat in or take your food down to the beach in good weather.
  • Lunch in Apollo Bay
    Stroll through an ancient rainforest and breath in the fresh air while you marvel at the tallest species of eucalyptus.
  • The 12 Apostles
    You will emerge on the dramatic Shipwreck coast to take in the awesome 12 Apostles, spend 40 mins on the boardwalks snapping the perfect shot or just gaze at the waves surrounding these limestone stack formations.
  • 12 Apostles
    Hear the dramatic shipwreck story surrounding this gorge and take time to venture down to the beach or walk out along the top to view the crashing waves at Island Archway.
  • Colac Park
    As we return to Melbourne through country roads, we stop in the town of Colac where dinner can be purchased at own expense.
  • London Bridge

Autopia Tours is the recognised market leader in small group adventure tours throughout Victoria and beyond - with over 30 years experience in providing small group adventure they know what you want.

Autopia Tours are very proud of the driver guides, they are the heart and soul of the company. The Aussie driver guides are all very knowledgeable and love showing off such a beautiful country. The informative commentary will be a highlight of your tour. Like you, the tour guides are world travellers, have sense of adventure and do not take life to seriously.

The maximum group size is 24 passengers. Unlike competitors you will not be squeezed amongst 50 other travellers as group sizes are small, so you can relax, enjoy your tour and talk to your fellow passengers in comfort.

Autopia Tours believe life is all about unique experiences. Whether it is seeing koalas up close in their natural habitat, swimming in one of Victoria's pristine beaches, watching penguins come ashore at sunset or hiking through the Grampians Autopia Tours can take you there. Autopia Tours are all about providing treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

Membership:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
Great Ocean Road, Peterborough, Victoria, 3270

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