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Great Ocean Road 12 Apostles Tour
4.5

Great Ocean Road 12 Apostles Tour

By Melbourne Australia Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 45 per group
Duration: 12h
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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • enjoy a bottle of water on us.
  • Entry/Admission - Lorne
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
What's not included
  • we provide free bottle of water


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    The Village Melbourne, 167 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    near the corner of Elizabeth st Melbourne (less than 5 mins walk from queens victorian markets) (7.20am)
  • Option 2
    575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    be waiting outside 5 mins before pick up (7:30 am) Between Dowie lane and Spencer street Melbourne.
  • Option 3
    26 Ailsa St, Laverton VIC 3028, Australia
    Shell petrol station near mcdonald (7:45am)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 138886P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Terms and conditions: • If you are not able to partake in a tour on the date and time you have booked, you should contact us as far prior to this date and time as possible. * full refund if book more than 7 days of departure date. • Cancellation within 7 days of departure date of the tour will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. • Cancellation within 48 hours of departure date or a failure to show will result in full tour price forfeiture.
    • please provide your email address so we can send you your travel information
    • 1. Once made the booking let us know where you are staying? 2. please read the pick up location and times where we pick up from around Melbourne
    • Note: As the tour location is own and operator by Victorian Government on rare occasion we might need to change the itinerary by doing it in another way or work with whatever the Victorian government has advise us
    • Group sizes will vary from tour to tour....
    • Times are getting back to Melbourne from this tour may vary from 7pm to 9pm on average.
    • Please note we also pick up at BP southbound Geelong Bypass at 7:45-8am
    • customers are welcome to bring their own food or can buy food along the tour as per their own personal needs (we just ask you keep it wrap up or put in a container to be respectful of other guests)
    • We strongly recommend the following: Dont book your tour date to the great ocean road the same day/night you have to take a flight or other forms of transport overseas etc. We take no responsibly for missing your flight. etc.
    • times may vary due to the fact the drive is over 500 kms or especially During peak holiday seasons this includes times it may take to get to the great Ocean road, each place we visit and how long we are there at each location just talk to the guide of the day as their may be unforeseen issues on the great ocean road that day.
    • Wild kangaroo and koalas: during the tour we will go visit the places that are on the itinerary that have koalas/kangaroos but please understand we can't 100 percent guarantee you will see them every time as these animals are wild and like to be left alone, and kangaroos can travel up to speeds of 60 kms per hour.
    • if you have any medical issues and your not sure please ask us as each person conditions are different.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You’ll have 3 starting options
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    • 1
      Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 2
      Anglesea Golf Club
      Stop: 20 minutes
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    • 3
      Memorial Arch at Eastern View
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    • 4
      Kennet River Koala Walk
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 5
      Apollo Bay
      Stop: 45 minutes
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    • 6
      Twelve Apostles
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    • 7
      Loch Ard Gorge
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Melbourne Australia Tours
      340
      Australia
      Joined in May 2011
    • pkxya
      0 contributions
      13 Pax Custom Tour of Melbourne and Great Ocean Rd. 5 stars!
      Writing this review and recommending Colin and his team at 'Melbourne Australia Tours' is truly a pleasure! We arranged a 13 pax custom tour of Melb and surrounding region for our overseas family guests. It included custom city day trips (Brighton beach + Shopping days) + a 2 day Great Ocean Road tour as well as airport transfers. We were in the midst of our own wedding planning and Colin and his team UNDERSTOOD how time poor we were and continued to keep us up to date. They were also very accommodating to our questions and requests - Colin has become more like a trusted advisor by the end. The driver Jacob was bilingual (English/Mandarin) and made a great impression on our family. He made great recommendations (scallop pie, Apollo bay beer) and looked out for the elderly members of the family group. Highly commendable! Many thanks Colin and your team. You truly care about the service you provide and do right by your clients. For anyone considering a custom tour of Melbourne please don't hesitate to reach out to Colin and support local small businesses who actually care about their service.
      Written 28 January 2024
    • FarAway00320745236
      0 contributions
      Positive feedback
      The overall experience was really good and would hight suggest this tour to everyone who so ever trying to plan a day !!
      Written 17 January 2024
    • 218nahiann
      0 contributions
      A highly enjoyable trip!
      I had an amazing time at the Great Ocean Road trip. The staff were very lovely and gave us sufficient time in each location to explore the place. The driver and the trip organiser also ensured that I got off at a location that was convenient for me. Overall it was a really enjoyable trip and I would highly recommend for others to try.
      Written 26 December 2023
    • CarolMogano
      0 contributions
      Perfect place to have lunch! We recommend the Baconberry bagels
      Finally got to visit Carter's in Waterloo Rd, Hinckley, near Iceland. We had coffees and Baconberry bagels, yummy! I love the decor inside. We sat on two big comfortable armchairs, very comfortable. The waitress, Baiba, was friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back, maybe for cocktails next time.
      Written 26 May 2023
    • Navigator14436406537
      0 contributions
      Best in business
      Tour was well organized. Great guide with excellent planning. Awesome view points/look outs. Very good accommodation, well placed and comfortable. We had no complaints and the owner was easily approachable in case of queries
      Written 29 April 2023
    • ramav_13
      0 contributions
      Wonderful great ocean road experience
      Recently, my family and I had the most wonderful time on the great ocean road. Colin arranged a private tour for us on short notice. Vadim, our guide and driver, was very very professional, engaging and flexible. He created a customized itinerary meeting all our needs. The vehicle was also very comfortable. I would highly recommend Colin and Vadim for arranging tours in Melbourne. Thanks Colin and Vadim for creating life long memories!!
      Written 17 April 2023
    • alexis s
      0 contributions
      Wildlife tours Great Ocean Drive
      Simon C was our guide and he was so knowledgeable about the Great Ocean Drive. The one day tour was very well paced and the time was so well used. Simon cares deeply about the Ocean View Drive and his enthusiasm is infectious.. He was attentive to our needs and made the day one to remember.
      Written 1 March 2020
    • 863maggieh
      0 contributions
      Fun filled day
      Kamal, our driver and guide, was great! He was knowledgeable, funny, flexible and a safe driver. We were able to see all sorts of wild animals along the way to the penguins. I liked that there were so any other things to do on this tour that included chocolate, koala, kangaroos, wallabies, alpaca, tazmanian devils, and lots more. The Maru Wildlife Park was a bit more like a zoo except for being able to walk into the kangaroo enclosure. The finale of the Penguin Parade was definitely the highlight. It would have been worth it to go on a tour just for the penguins!
      Written 10 February 2020
    • rimmekus7
      0 contributions
      Average type tour
      Had good parts and some boring parts. Penguin parade was great but Maru Wildlife Park was so-so.....unless you have never seen a wallaby or koala up close. Total trip was 12 hours and over four hours was riding in a bus.....not for people who want to be on the go all day long.
      Written 3 February 2020
    • travelbug342014
      0 contributions
      Great tour, great guide.
      We had a great time on our tour. Kamal lead the tour and was super entertaining and also considerate of all guests. We had a wonderful time.
      Written 30 January 2020
    • gloucesterinfo
      0 contributions
      Great Ocean Road Tour
      This is a great way to view the Great Ocean Road and learn the history of the area. There were a number of stops along the way to get out and see interesting areas.
      Written 25 January 2020
    • 555shilpap
      0 contributions
      Family trip
      Thanks to our tour guide and driver Neil, we had a very pleasant and comfortable trip. Travelled with family elderly parents, 2 kids 11 and 3, husband and me on 22/01/2020. We were on time and he accommodated everyones personal requests. Highly recommend. Office staff very friendly too when I had trouble booking online. Shilpa
      Written 22 January 2020
    • 972kayl
      0 contributions
      Koalas and Kangas and Penguins, oh my!
      My friends and I had a wonderful day interacting with wildlife in Australia on this tour. Liam, our tour guide, dedicated at least 12 hours to make our tour enjoyable and educational. He was amazing! We purchased the extra opportunity to touch a koala and have our pictures taken with “Misha” who appears to have slept through the encounter. We fed and petted kangaroos and fed them cups of food which some grabbed on to. The penguin experience was most interesting and the best part was seeing them from the boardwalk after they had crossed the beach and were returning to their burrows. Be prepared with warm clothing! We were super cold and this was after buying extra layers at the gift shop. The tiny penguins are delightful. Thanks Liam for an extra special experience!
      Written 18 January 2020
    • jinks333
      0 contributions
      To dark
      Very enjoyable day, lots to enjoy and see, but until the night came to see the penguins it was very disappointing, very cold and windy we waited for so long and it was gone 9-15pm and to dark to see anything and it was only the last bit we some penguins going into there homes on the beach.
      Written 12 January 2020
    • manlau88
      0 contributions
      friendly and helpful guide
      Great tour, the guide pick us up on time and good arrangement for the day. He's friendly and very helpful. We experience lots fun and do recommend for anyone to join this day tour !
      Written 1 January 2020
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    Jona A
    3 contributions
    Dec 2019 • Family
    Overall experience is good. Wayne our tourist guide/driver was polite and kind. The duration of stay for each stop was quite enough to enjoy each view. A few negatives is with regard to how the seating inside the bus was coordinated. Most tourists never moved and tried to reserve their seats before each stop leaving a few to end up seating at rear side and separate from their family like us of 5. Then since we’re seated at the left side of the bus, we’re not able to enjoy the ride along Great Ocean Road, our view was hillside and the tourist us didn’t bother to open their curtains so we can see in full view the ocean. In our next travel to those places we will probably bring our own car and drive up there to avoid these hassles of group tours.
    Written 1 January 2020
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    Overall experience is good. Wayne our tourist guide/driver was polite and kind. The duration of stay for each stop was quite enough to enjoy each view. answer thanks for the feedback about the driver. A few negatives is with regard to how the seating inside the bus was coordinated. Most tourists never moved and tried to reserve their seats before each stop leaving a few to end up seating at rear side and separate from their family like us of 5. Answer: We have trial both ways give seat allocation and left it the way you did that day.... We give seat allocation then we get feedback that we should leave people choose their own seats, so we are always happy to look at both sides again.... Then since we’re seated at the left side of the bus, we’re not able to enjoy the ride along Great Ocean Road, our view was hillside and the tourist us didn’t bother to open their curtains so we can see in full view the ocean. In our next travel to those places we will probably bring our own car and drive up there to avoid these hassles of group tours. answer: I seen the photos which i seen you posted on trip advisor they look really good... I think you seen nice views... so i am little confused here.
    Written 2 January 2020
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    Steve F
    Corona, California, United States8 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    The tour stops were beautiful and well worth the drive. I’m not so sure about the tour company. We were in a 12 person van with no company markings at all. We got off on a wrong foot when one couple was late. We even left without them, then we’re located at the wrong pick up spot. This caused a 40 minute delay to our start. It was annoying that the tour company decided to go back and get them at the inconvenience of 9 other passengers. I’d recommend the trip and the price was much better than other companies, but our experience on the Penguin Parade was much better.
    Written 2 January 2020
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    The tour stops were beautiful and well worth the drive. I’m not so sure about the tour company. We were in a 12 person van with no company markings at all answer: we had to use an independant contract driver that day as we run out of vans and drivers. We got off on a wrong foot when one couple was late. We even left without them, then we’re located at the wrong pick up spot. This caused a 40 minute delay to our start. It was annoying that the tour company decided to go back and get them at the inconvenience of 9 other passengers answer: The couple was advice like all to meet at the location we try to contact them through all means and they reply to us when our driver was almost out of the city... when we found them as they were in the wrong spot we did the right thing as we need to do the right thing by all clients and go get them... I just imagine if it was you in the wrong spot and we didnt go back and get you? I’d recommend the trip and the price was much better than other companies, but our experience on the Penguin Parade was much better. Thanks for the feedback... I dont think we should be getting a 3 stars for doing the right thing. . Management
    Written 2 January 2020
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    midnight_flames
    Varna, Bulgaria5 contributions
    My husband and I took this tour on Jan., 22nd. The weather was not very good, there were gusty winds but the views were definitely worth it. Lindsay was our guide, he is a great guy- so informative, so passionate about history and nature, so attentive to our group.
    Highly recommend both the tour AND the guide!
    Written 31 January 2020
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    Mannyico
    4 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Family
    We did the reverse tour and It was an excellent experience with Lyndsay as our tour guide and driver. He explained a lot about the story of the great ocean road. He rewarded us by stopping on the place bay of martyrs that are not on the itinerary of the tour. Excellent driver and kept his promise... and on time. A tour to remember!!! Highly recommended when in Melbourne...
    Written 15 January 2020
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    ratna ayu param... u
    2 contributions
    Mar 2020 • Friends
    Love this tour. The owner Collin change our booking date but so cooperative and give us free lunch for that, so lucky. Our driver Kamal was so nice, a bit cringe but that makes him funny.
    We took a lot of photo on the 12 apostle and late to come back to the bus and made everyone angry :(, because we just given 45 min times, for me is not enough but i think its okay because you get to see other place also, just a bit rush in every place.
    They gave us plenty water, comfy small bus.
    Thanks so much.
    Written 5 March 2020
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    THanks for the great review... Also the photo you have put up is a great pic..... take care and be safe now.
    Written 6 March 2020
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    prezgoetze
    Pittsburgh, PA35 contributions
    Dec 2022 • Couples
    We had a fantastic time with Vadim. He picked us up from station pier and kept in contact with us as soon as we made the reservation and the day before so we were confident he was going to be there. He was informative and fun to listen to. He was willing to listen to what we wanted to see and customized the experience. Highly recommend!!!!!
    Written 30 December 2022
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    Thank you very much for your kind words. I am pleased that my staff member treated you so well. I want to thank you for creating work for our team ans the tourism industry with the places you visited while on the Great Ocean road. Happy travels and happy new year to you and your family. Colin Founder
    Written 31 December 2022
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    Lyka
    1 contribution
    Jan 2020 • Friends
    What better way to spend my 2.5 days in Melbourne than with a day tour like this? Very scenic is the view. Well organised and promptly paced tour. I personally like road trips, so the distance of 600kms covered is alright. The coastal road is windy, hence, my lavender balm became really handy. Tour guide Neil is a local bloke who definitely knows his job; he would occasionally highlight places or things whenever he spot something interesting along the way - this I feel is a great takeaway with this travel because I get be acquainted with the charming towns even more profoundly.
    Written 5 January 2020
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    Chitra S
    2 contributions
    The day trip to Great Ocean Riad was very well organised from the start to the end. We thoroughly enjoyed the road trip. The ride was in a comfortable bus, the bus driver was very professional , and we had ample time at the designated stops. We also had a nice lunch stop with ample time.. Greatly recommend for families and friends.
    Written 4 January 2023
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    Thanks for the nice review and creating work for my team and the tourism industry. Thanks Colin
    Written 8 January 2023
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    diu p
    1 contribution
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    Absolute nightmare! 730am - 830pm. 13 hours in total from pickup to dropoff. Spent roughly 8.5 hours on the bus including a long axx toilet break of around 45 minutes. 5 hours sightseeing includes 6 stops. 40 minutes at a chocolate shop. 20 minutes of seeing a few kangaroos far in distance and 40 minutes of seeing a koala up in the tree sleeping. Another two 15 minutes stop at a lookout and the Great Ocean Rd Sign. The highlight of the tour which is the 12 Apostles. I only got to spend 45 minutes. However we are supposed to have 60 minutes per the itinerary. And last but not least, I was left behind by the driver because I was late by 10 minutes. What is the whole point of the tour if you dont get to enjoy the 12 Apostles view. Might as well skip one or 2 stops. If you are traveling in group please rent a car and go explore yourself rather than joining this horrific tour. Solo traveler maybe. Please dont set your expectations too high though.
    Written 28 December 2023
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    Thank you for the review. Let's talk about your experience 1. You complain you were left behind actually the driver knew you were late so to be balance the driver was kind enough to give you more time while the other people that were on the bus. Could go to the next location which is 5 mins from the 12 apostles 2. As for seeing wildlife on the tour we do our best but can't promise it 100 perfect as wildlife won't come to you. 3. Timing during Christmas to new year this is our holiday season where traffic on the road is very busy also the trip is about 600 kms. Times may vary on our terms and conditions that you agree to. 4. the times on the itinerary are a guide times may vary My apologies for your experience but we don't agree with as others on the bus gave a 5 star review.
    Written 30 December 2023
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    lindseygotcha
    Plymouth, UK55 contributions
    Beautiful scenery on a sunny day. Plenty of time at each location but involves a bit of walking so be mindful if not fully mobile. Our driver Alan 1 was polite & friendly. Great interaction with the group & knowledge. Well worth seeing & if lucky you'll see wild koalas & kangaroos like i did.
    Written 22 February 2020
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