Today it’s your chance to explore the stunning world renowned Great Ocean Road.
Pass through and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, on your way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.
At Bells Beach, stop to appreciate this world famous surfing break and to immerse yourselves in a bit of the local surfing culture. This is truly one of the world’s premier surfing spots and attracts board-riders from far and wide. Departing Bells Beach set out along the Great Ocean Road itself, as the experienced driver-guide provides an informative commentary about the road’s history and its place in Australian folklore.
The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself. Absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. Make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.
At the township of Kennet River make a brief side trip into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed.
After lunch in Apollo Bay, follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the spectacular Otway Ranges, where you stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest.
And then it’s onwards to the world famous Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles.
After a few more scenic stops you’ll return to Melbourne.
Overnight in Melbourne.
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