Surf Coast, Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell National Park
Tour code: 396
Operates: DAILY, Departs: 8:00 AM, Returns: 7:30 PM
National park fees, Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers and free WiFi on coach (subject to wifi equipped coach availability)
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The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's great drives, a dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic coastline, also known as the Shipwreck Coast. Your day on the Great Ocean Road extends from Geelong to Bells Beach through Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay. After your lunch stop you continue on through the Otway National Park, to the rugged beauty of the Twelve Apostle National Park and the Twelve Apostles themselves, is there really twelve? To Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell shaped by the wild Southern Ocean this coastline will not fail to impress. Got your camera?
- Views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from West Gate Bridge
- Torquay and the Surf Coast
- Spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road
- Surf beach resort of Lorne
- Precipitous coastal cliffs, long sandy beaches and rolling surf
- River inlets and fern gullies
- Stop at picturesque Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense) - perhaps a walk along the beach
- Otway National Park - fern gullies and eucalypts make up this beautiful Australian rainforest
- Port Campbell National Park's rugged coastline, "The Shipwreck Coast" with many stops including...
- Gibson's Steps - gain a unique perspective of the stunning Apostles from the water's edge
- Huge stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles
- You may take an optional helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (own expense)
- The Island Arch and Razorback - grand architecture carved by surf
- Loch Ard Gorge - site of the tragic shipwreck of the "Loch Ard"
- Port Campbell - holiday resort and fishing village
- This powerful coastline provides scope for stunning photography
- Return directly to Melbourne enjoying an on-board Australian movie "All The Rivers Run - 1"
- See the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from West Gate Bridge.
Please bring a windbreaker and walking shoes.