Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour

14 Hours

Explore the iconic Great Ocean Road on a day trip from Melbourne! Witness the dramatic rock formations of the 12 Apostles and shipwreck coast. Keep an eye out for koalas, kangaroos, and native birds in their natural habitat. This tour combines breathtaking scenery with the chance to spot Australia’s amazing wildlife – all in one unforgettable day!

Charter Tour Price:

Adult (16+): $140 Per Person
Child (0-15): $120 Per Person

Private Tour Price:

Private Tour (1 – 3) Person = $1000
Private Tour (4 – 7) Person = $1200

Group Tour Price:

Small Group Tour (7-13) Person = $1500
Mid Group (14-24) Person = $2500
Large Group (25-33) Person = $3000
Extra Large Group (34-49) Person = $4000

Departure Time: Daily

Between 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Tour Duration: 14 Hours

Meeting point:

Anywhere in Melbourne CBD
Any Hotel in Melbourne CBD
Keilor Downs VIC 3038, Australia

Our Touring Vehicles:

4 Seat European Car
7 Seat Mercedes Van
11 Seat Luxury Van
14 Seat Standard Minibus
14 Seat Premium Minibus
24 Seat Standard Bus
24 Seat Premium Bus
33 Seat Standard Coach
33 Seat Premium Coach
49 Seat Standard Coach
49 Seat Premium Coach


Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne Limo Vans and Buses, your premier tour and transportation company in Melbourne, Victoria. Embark on an unforgettable journey with us as we take you on a breathtaking adventure along the Great Ocean Road and immerse you in the mesmerizing wildlife encounters that await.

Our Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour is a full-day excursion that promises awe-inspiring scenery, unforgettable wildlife encounters, and a glimpse into the natural wonders of Victoria’s coastline. Departing from Melbourne, our expert tour guides and comfortable vehicles will ensure that you have a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Tour Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive along the Great Ocean Road: Departing from Melbourne, we’ll embark on a scenic drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s most renowned coastal routes. As we wind our way along the rugged coastline, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of pristine beaches, towering cliffs, and lush rainforest, with photo opportunities at every turn.
  • Twelve Apostles: Our first stop on the tour is the world-famous Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean. Marvel at these natural wonders as you soak in the beauty of their sheer cliffs and turquoise waters, and learn about the fascinating geological history that has shaped this iconic landscape.
  • Loch Ard Gorge: Next, we’ll visit Loch Ard Gorge, named after the tragic shipwreck of the clipper ship Loch Ard in 1878. Here, you can stroll along the pristine sandy beach, admire the towering limestone cliffs, and imagine the harrowing tales of survival and bravery that unfolded amidst the treacherous seas.
  • Wildlife Encounters: As we continue our journey, keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to spot native Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. From koalas dozing in the treetops to colorful parrots flitting through the forest, and perhaps even a kangaroo bounding across the landscape, the Great Ocean Road is teeming with wildlife waiting to be discovered.
  • Maits Rest Rainforest Walk: Immerse yourself in the ancient beauty of the rainforest with a guided walk through Maits Rest. As you meander along the tranquil walking trails, you’ll encounter towering ferns, moss-covered trees, and cascading waterfalls, while listening to the soothing sounds of native birdsong echoing through the canopy.
  • Apollo Bay: Enjoy a leisurely stop in the charming seaside town of Apollo Bay, where you can stretch your legs, grab a coffee or snack, and admire the picturesque coastal views. Take a stroll along the pristine beach, browse the local shops and galleries, or simply relax and soak up the laid-back coastal atmosphere.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Transportation: Travel in comfort and style aboard our modern fleet of vehicles, including minibuses, vans, buses, and coaches, depending on the size of the tour group.
  • Expert Tour Guide: Our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides are passionate about showcasing the best of the Great Ocean Road and will provide informative commentary throughout the journey.
  • Flexible Itinerary: Enjoy the flexibility to explore each stop at your own pace, with ample time for photo opportunities, wildlife spotting, and leisurely walks.
  • Insurance: Travel with peace of mind knowing that you are covered by comprehensive insurance for the duration of the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Lunch and Snacks: Please note that lunch and snacks are not provided as part of the tour package. We recommend bringing your own refreshments or purchasing food at one of the local cafes or restaurants along the route.
  • Entry Fees: Admission fees to attractions such as national parks, wildlife parks, or visitor centers are not included in the tour price. Please budget accordingly for any additional expenses.
  • Tickets and Entry Fees: Please note that tickets and entry fees to attractions, such as the Twelve Apostles Marine Park, Loch Ard Gorge, and Maits Rest, are not included in the tour price. You may purchase tickets on-site or in advance, depending on availability.

Additional Information:

  • Departure Point: Tours depart from centrally located pickup points in Melbourne CBD. Hotel pickup may be available upon request, subject to availability.
  • Duration: The Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour is a full-day excursion, with an approximate duration of 10-12 hours, depending on traffic and weather conditions.
  • What to Bring: We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery and wildlife encounters along the way.

Book Your Great Ocean Road Adventure Today! Experience the beauty and wonder of the Great Ocean Road with Melbourne Limo Vans and Buses. Our expertly crafted tour promises an unforgettable day of exploration, adventure, and discovery along one of Australia’s most spectacular coastlines. Book your tour today and embark on a journey to remember!


  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Stately homes of Melbourne's inner suburbs
  • Lygon Street, Melbourne's "Little Italy"


Tour Includes

  • Pickup from your choice of Melbourne CBD location
  • Transportation by Minibus, Premium Bus and Standard Coaches
  • Roundtrip airconditioned transportation
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water

Tour Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry Ticket
  • Personal amenities such as hat, caps, sunscreen, umbrella etc

Frequently asked Questions

What's included in the Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour?

Our Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour is designed to show you the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife of this iconic Australian coastline. We provide a comfortable and informative experience with:

  • Professional tour guide: Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will share the history, geology, and ecology of the Great Ocean Road throughout the day. They’ll point out interesting sights, answer your questions, and help you get the most out of your tour.
  • Transportation: Choose from our fleet of minbuses, vans, buses, or coaches depending on your group size and preference. We ensure a clean, comfortable, and safe ride throughout the day.
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities: We’ll take you to key locations known for their native Australian wildlife. This may include koalas in their natural habitat, colorful birds, and even whales or dolphins if we’re lucky!

Please note: Lunch, snacks, drinks, entrance fees, and park admission tickets are not included in the tour price. Your guide will suggest great places to stop for lunch and allow ample time for you to purchase any refreshments or tickets you may need.

What will we see on the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road is a scenic masterpiece, and our tour ensures you see the highlights. You can expect to see:

  • The Twelve Apostles: These awe-inspiring rock formations are a must-see and a natural wonder of Australia.
  • Loch Ard Gorge: A dramatic shipwreck location with a fascinating history.
  • The Otway National Park: Take a short walk through this beautiful rainforest and learn about the unique plants and animals that call it home.
  • Charming coastal towns: We’ll make stops at some of the charming towns along the way, allowing you to browse shops, grab refreshments, or simply soak up the seaside atmosphere.

How long is the tour?

The Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour is a full-day excursion, typically lasting around 12-14 hours. This allows ample time to travel the scenic route, stop at all the key locations, enjoy guided walks, and have breaks for meals and relaxation.

What type of vehicles do you use for the tour?

We offer a variety of vehicles to cater to different group sizes and preferences.

  • Minibus: Perfect for smaller groups of up to 12 people, offering a personalized experience.
  • Van: A comfortable option for mid-sized groups of up to 15 people.
  • Bus: Ideal for larger groups of 20-30 people, providing ample legroom and storage space.
  • Coach: Our largest vehicle, suitable for big groups exceeding 30 people, with features like restrooms and air-conditioning for maximum comfort.

When booking your tour, you’ll be able to choose the vehicle that best suits your group size and travel style.

Do you pick up from hotels?

Yes, we offer pick-up and drop-off services from most major hotels in Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) at designated times. The exact pick-up location and time will be confirmed upon booking.

What time does the tour depart?

The departure time for the Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour typically falls between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. This allows us to make the most of the day and avoid heavy traffic. The exact departure time will be confirmed in your booking confirmation email.

What should I wear?

The weather along the Great Ocean Road can vary, so it’s best to dress in layers. Comfortable shoes suitable for walking are essential, as there may be short walks or uneven terrain at some stops. A hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses are also recommended for sun protection.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We can’t provide food on the tour, but your guide will be happy to suggest restaurants and cafes along the way that cater to various dietary needs. Feel free to let us know in advance if you have any specific dietary restrictions.

Are there any fitness requirements for the tour?

The tour itself does not require a high level of fitness. However, there will be some short walks and uneven surfaces at some stops. If you have any concerns about mobility, please let us know in advance so we can advise you accordingly.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Absolutely! The Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Day Tour is a great experience for children of all ages. The scenery, wildlife, and interesting stops will keep them entertained throughout the day. We recommend bringing along snacks and entertainment for younger

From $140
/ Adult
From $120
/ Child