Private 2 Day Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road is one of those iconic drives that every tourist and local alike has to take at least once in their lives. Rife with pristine vistas and quiet towns, the road covers 243 kilometres of Victorian coastline between Torquay and Allansford, and features the Twelve Apostles, Bay of Islands and Bells Beach.
It’s one of the world’s largest war memorials and was built by returned World War I veterans in dedication to their fallen comrades. These days, it’s the road trip of a lifetime, which you can drive in part or in full. Whatever you decide, these Great Ocean Road trip ideas will set a benchmark and will leave you wanting more.
Many Great Ocean Road tours and activities can be booked on websites like Viator, Adrenaline and Red Balloon, or when available on discount sites like Groupon.
Here are a handful of popular and unique Great Ocean Road tours and activities.
|Tour||Length||Includions||Price||Where to book|
|Day tour with scenic flight to Twelve Apostles||1.5 hours||Return transfers from Melbourne, day tour along Great Ocean Road, lunch, guide and 15-minute scenic flight||$560 pp||Viator|
|1-day surf tour||1 day||Pick-up in Melbourne or Torquay, equipment, two lessons, coaching, lunch, snacks and refreshments||$125 pp||RedBalloon|
|Scenic flight (2-person minimum)||1 hour||Scenic flight from Barwon Heads Airport to the Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, Anglesea and more with commentary||$420 pp||Adrenaline|
|Hop-on, hop-off tour||Flexible||Pick-up from Melbourne, transport, hop on and off along the route, lunch, park entry fees, snacks||$139 pp||Tourstogo|
|2-day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island||2 days||Pick-up from Melbourne, ferry ride, food, dorm stay at Bells Beach, park entry fees and guide||$265 pp (more to upgrade)||Sightseeing Tours Australia|
|Great Ocean Road – small group tour from Melbourne||14.5 hours||Full-day tour including lunch, koala-spotting, national park and sights, small coach transfers from Melbourne||$135 pp||Viator|
|Skydiving||1 hour||Qualified instruction, safety briefing and equipment||$279 pp||Adrenaline|
|4-day Twelve Apostles walk||4 days||Transfers from Melbourne, three nights’ accommodation, scenic flight over Twelve Apostles, all meals and snacks||$2,125 pp||Viator|
Overnight guided tours give you the time to see all that the Great Ocean Road has to offer without having to worry about driving yourself.
Some of the sites they often include are Lorne, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, Beacon Point, Loch and Gorge, Torquay, Bells Beach, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven Beach, Memorial Arch, Castle Cove, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs, Bay of Island and Port Campbell.
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Those strapped for time or looking to spend a day in Melbourne during their trip can maximise their time with a one-day tour of the Great Ocean Road instead of an overnight tour. These are some of the best.
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