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Duration: 9 hrs
Location: Great Ocean Road
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Great Ocean Road - 'Road & Air' Private Tour

 

The Great Ocean Road is one of the premier tourist drives in the world and a must for anyone visiting Melbourne. Victoria’s finest driving route covers over 243 kilometres of stunning scenery offering wildlife encounters with koalas, majestic ocean vistas and wind-carved gorges. The coastal route meanders through charming surf towns and the lush Eucalyptus forest of the Otway Ranges, ending at the dramatic Shipwreck Coast. Here you’ll see the world-renowned 12 Apostles from 60-metre high cliffs above the pounding sea.

The first half of the great ocean road journey you travel ‘by road’ then you board a plane, or helicopter, to complete the journey ‘by air’ over the Otways and 12 Apostles. This spectacular combination gives you the scenic drive along the dramatic coastal road through the surf towns visiting kangaroo laden golf courses and lighthouses and meandering through the various surf towns and villages such as Aireys Inlet, Lorne and Anglesea. Then after lunch you board your flight taking you over the forested Otway Ranges to enjoy one of the most spectacular coastal flights in the world. You will hug the coastline viewing Moonlit Heads, Cape Otway Lighthouse, Joanna Beach, then the famous 12 Apostles region. Here from your birds-eye view you will see the Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Mutton Bird island, Gibson steps and much more.

On your return flight you may spot the odd pod of wales or dolphins as you scan the Southern Ocean then descend back at Apollo Bay. Once on the ground we visit one of Australia’s most highly awarded ice-creameries then head back to Melbourne knowing that you experienced one of the greatest journeys in the world.

 

 

 

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • By Road to Apollo Bay
  • By Air over Otways to 12 Apostles
  • 45 Minute Flight
  • Return inland by Road
  • Most Spectacular flights in the world
  • Gourmet lunch at restaurant
  • Anglesea, Lorne & Apollo Bay 
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Free Morning Tea & Coffee
  • Wild Koala Spotting
  • Hand feed wild parrots
  • Surf Coast Shire
  • Multiple Stops for Photos 
  • Otway National Park
  • No.1 Ice-Creamery
  • Chocolatier Visit and Tasting

 

 

FAQ

How long is the Tour

By flying it reduces the tour to a 9.0 hr trip.

How long is the flight and from where?

The flight is 45 minutes return from Apollo Bay, over the Otway Ranges, to the 12 Apostle region, then return to Apollo Bay

Whats for lunch?

Lunch is either a fine dining seafood restaurant in Apollo Bay or alfresco ‘seafood basket’ brimming with prawns and crayfish at the fish co-op overlooking the bay. Vegetarian meals are catered for.

 

 

 

Is it a plane or Helicopter?

You can fly in either a 3 passenger Helicopter, or a 5 passenger Plane. Please let us know if you have a preference. 

Is there free Wifi?

Yes we have Free Wifi for you whilst on tour.

Do you cater for Children?

Bring your family and your children. It is a long drive up to 11 hours on the road and if you believe your children are capable of the journey then bring them along. If you have children under 4 we must be notified to bring a harness seat for them by law. If you have children between 4-7 we must be notified  to bring a booster seat for them by law.

Do we get on the beach?

Of course. There are a few options to walk on the beach at Loch Ard Gorge and Eastern View. Ask your driver so they can prioritise more time on the beach for you. Unfortunately we usually don’t have time to swim though.

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