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GREAT OCEAN ROAD SUNSET TOUR

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Tour Code: AT-3S

Operates: Daily

(2nd Oct 2017 until 31st Mar 2018)

(8th Oct 2018 until 6th Apr 2019)

Departs:  Melbourne 10:30am

Returns:  Melbourne 11:00pm

Max Passengers:  24

$125A – $95C

Terms & Conditions  

  • Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

  • Small Group Experience max 24

  • National Park Entry Fees 

  • Free chocolate & ice-cream tastings

  • Picnic Lunch on Great Ocean Road

  • Inner City Pickup and Drop-off

  • Professional Driver/Guide

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GREAT OCEAN ROAD SUNSET TOUR & CHOCOLATES

1 DAY TOUR

$125 Adult – $95 Child

 

Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives and finish the day watching the sunset behind the 12 Apostles! Leaving Melbourne around lunchtime, we follow the Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour alongside some of southern Australia’s most beautiful surf beaches, with awesome photo opportunities and Australian wildlife encounters. Visiting the brand new and stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where we enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples. Along the way stop to see koalas in the wild. Take time for a stroll along the beach at Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park – before finishing the day at the iconic limestone stacks the 12 Apostles for a picturesque sunset.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS of a GREAT OCEAN ROAD SUNSET TOUR:

  • NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED GREAT OCEAN ROAD SUNSET TOUR

  • GREAT OCEAN ROAD & CHOCOLATERIE & ICE CREAMERY

  • HISTORIC MEMORIAL ARCH FOR A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY 

  • SURF COAST DRIVE – LORNE, ANGLESEA, APOLLO BAY

  • SHIPWRECK COAST & LOCH ARD GORGE

  • SUNSET AT THE 12 APOSTLES, PORT CAMPBELL NATIONAL PARK

Melbourne

After being picked-up from the City or St kilda, learn a bit of information and history about this cosmopolitan city, before beginning our journey to the Great Ocean Road Sunset tour.

Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Visit the new and stunning Chocolaterie for some delicious free chocolate and ice cream tastings. Watch the art of chocolate making – from hand crafting to hand packing European Chocolatiers.

Memorial Arch

Grab some pictures at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road memorial arch at Eastern View.

Surf Coast

Drive the world famous surf coast and see the beautiful beaches along the way. Enjoy a stunning coastal drive admiring the fantastic sandy coastline.

Koalas at Kennett

See Koalas in their natural habitat at the town of Kennett River. Also catch some friendly lorikeets along with some other wildlife.

Apollo Bay

Enjoy the beautiful of Apollo Bay where you will have some time to check out the beautiful beach and have a rest and refreshment stop.

Great Otway National Park & Rainforest

Drive through the ancient and rare and warm temperate rainforest nestled in the Great Otway National Park. Check out the enormous trees that are native to the area. 

Loch Ard Gorge

 Hear some fascinating shipwreck tales and marvel at the Gorge’s amazing views 

Sunset at the 12 Apostles

 The postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road Sunset tour. View these spectacular Limestone Pillars. Even take this opportunity to grab a helicopter ride for a different view.  

1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour & Chocolates

Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives! Leaving Melbourne around lunchtime we pass through the surf coast to see some of Southern Australia’s beautiful beaches. Twist and wind along the spectacular Great Ocean Road Sunset tour enjoying awesome coastal photo opportunities. Visiting the brand new and stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where we enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples.  Along the way stop to see cuddly koalas in the wild.

Travel to Apollo Bay for la quick break, check out the magnificent Southern Ocean. After the stop stretch those legs whilst exploring an ancient rainforest, and admire some of the world’s tallest trees in the Great Otway National Park. Travel through rolling hills toward Port Campbell National Park and the breathtaking towering limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles. Learn about the tragic tales of the Shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. 

Reflect on an action packed day full of nature walks, wildlife, surf beaches, incredible rock formations and spectacular coastal views heading towards Melbourne. Stop in the township of Colac a small Western District of Victoria for dinner (own expense).

  • Dinner is at own expense
  • Add Eureka Skydeck & Edge Exp. (ET) + $30

What to bring on a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimmers (summer months)
  • Camera
  • Money for dinner
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“Its a great memory forever….thanks very much Autopia! I def recommend it to anyone that want to see a bit more around Melbourne.” Ampay – Netherlands

“We took a one-day-Great Ocean Road tour and our tour guide, Campbell, was super! He was knowledgeable, hilarious, and very entertaining. it was really a fun tour. Although we were picked up very early in the morning, it was sooo worth it. Highly recommended.” Franzi – Germany

“I went on the one day Great Ocean Road tour and Simon the guide made sure the day fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and kept us all entertained!” Kris – England

“The 1 day Great Ocean road tour was fantastic! The tour guide, Teagan, was really great and very friendly. She stopped at all of the sights and gave us ample time to explore.” Yukiko – Japan

At Autopia Tours we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour.  It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home.  Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.

Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.

1. Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Wadawurrung, Gulidjan, Gadubanud, Wathaurong, Djargurdwurung and Giraiwurung people.  Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.  

2. All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide.  We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.

3. All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten.

4. The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.

5. People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation.  There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.

6. Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive towards people.

7. No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause disturbance.

8. Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger, Visitor Centre Staff or Wildlife Victoria Rescue Ph:1300 094 535.

9. If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas.  Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.

10. Bring a water bottle with you on our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour.  Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into landfill.  Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles.  Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.

Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/

Adult Fares

$125
  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
  • Adult prices apply from 13yrs and above
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Child Fares

$95
  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
  • Child prices apply from 4 to 12yrs old
  • Infants not included
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