2 Day Great Ocean Road
and Phillip Island Tour
2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour
2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour includes a visit to the Mornington Peninsula by ferry
$340 Hostel Dorm
$400 Private Twin/Double
$455 Motel Style Twin/Double
**Motel Style upgrade will include ensuite facilities, subject to availability at the time of booking.
$340 Shared Dormitory
$400 Private Twin/Double
$455 Motel Style Twin/Double
**Motel Style upgrade includes ensuite facilities
Autopia Tours has received 900+ 5 star reviews
Introducing your 2 Day Great Ocean Road
and Phillip Island Tour
Join our 2 day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour and experience Melbourne’s top-rated destinations. Not only will you visit the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade, but you will also experience the Mornington Peninsula. Yes, that’s right, three destinations for the price of two. Our overnight accommodation is in the heart of Torquay famous for the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro Surf event. Connect to the Mornington Peninsula by ferry across the sparkling Port Phillip Bay. See the Peninsula’s iconic coastlines and colourful bathing boxes before making your way to Phillip Island. This tour is an exceptional experience and is highly rated for being a value for money overnight trip.
- Tour Code: AT-10
- Duration 2 Days 1 Night
- Operates Mon, Weds, & Fri.
- Returns 11:30pm approx
- 1 x Night Accommodation
- 1 x Breakfast
- 1 x Lunch
- 1 x Dinner
- Morning Tea
- Hotel Pick up & Drop off
- All Entry fees included
- Ferry ticket included
- 18 guests Average Group size
- Free Printed Selfie Photo with a Koala A4 size
- **Ensuites for Private rooms subject to availability at time of booking
- Travel directly to the 12 Apostles
- See the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback & Gibsons Beach without crowds of tourists (
- Explore an ancient rainforest at Maits Rest Great Otway National Park
- Journey along the Great Ocean Road stopping to explore coastal villages
- See wild koalas at Kennett River
- Stop at many clifftop lookouts for photos along the Great Ocean Road
- Take the Sea Road Ferry across to the Mornington Peninsula
- See iconic colourful bathing boxes along the stunning Peninsula coastlines
- Visit a Koala Wildlife Park for a selfie & hand feed Kangaroos
toPhillip Island and visit Cape Woolamai surf beach
- Explore the coastal township of Cowes
- Wander the boardwalks of the Nobbies Rocks
- Watch the sunset before the Little Penguin Parade begins
Fabulous 2 days trip – Nat, 2019
“Had a great time on this 2 day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. We were picked up from our hotel by Simon C on and could not have asked for a better guide...“
Enjoy 2 of Melbourne’s most popular destinations staying overnight on the famous National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road, before jumping onto the ferry and transferring across Port Phillip Bay to explore Phillip Island and see the wonder of the Penguin Parade.
Take a trip on the Great Ocean Road, with iconic and magnificent stops such as Loch Ard Gorge, the 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps in Port Campbell. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Great Otway National Park and rainforest, before working our way along this famous and spectacular coastline. Stopping in quaint seaside towns like Apollo Bay, then Kennett River to see koalas in the wild. Dinner will be in the surf capital of Australia Torquay, where we stay overnight.
On day two we say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road beginning with a ferry trip across Port Phillip Bay. On arrival, we then journey along the coastlines of the Mornington Peninsula stopping at a beautiful beach to see the iconic colourful bathing boxes. We then travel to Phillip Island stopping on route to an Animal Wildlife Park for some up-close views of our unique Australian Wildlife. Here we include an additional activity for Autopia passengers (normally valued at $20), enjoy the ‘Close Encounter with a Koala’ experience with a take-home souvenir photo at no extra fee. Once arriving on Phillip Island, we visit the Nobbies Centre to take in some rugged coastal scenery and wildlife spotting before arriving at the award-winning Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Time is available to enjoy the Phillip Island Nature Parks Visitor Information Centre and grab a bite to eat before watching the remarkable Penguin Parade waddle across the shores at sunset.
What to bring
Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Hat & Sunglasses, Warm clothes, Windbreaker, Camera & Comfortable walking shoes, Small overnight bag & toiletries.
Add Eureka & Edge Exp (ET) + $30
Add Penguins Plus Viewing Platform (P+) + $35
Add Penguin Underground Viewing Area (UV) + $65
Add Helicopter Flight over 12 Apostles (FLY) + $145
Where to meet
7:15 Athenaeum Theatre 188 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations
6:50 YHA Melbourne Metro 78 HOWARD ST NORTH MELB
6:58 Space Hotel 380 RUSSELL ST MELBOURNE
7:00 Pullman Albert Park 65 QUEENS ROAD ALBERT PARK
7:00 Ibis on
7:05 Pegasus Apartment Hotel 206 A’BECKETT ST MELBOURNE
7:10 Base Backpackers 17 CARLISLE ST ST KILDA
7:15 Athenaeum Theatre 188 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE
7:20 Windsor Hotel 111 SPRING ST MELBOURNE
7:32 Vibe Savoy 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST, CNR SPENCER ST MELBOURNE
7:35 Holiday Inn 575 FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE
7:40 Crown Promenade Hotel 8 WHITEMAN ST SOUTHBANK
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Cancellations within 14 days or failure to board on the day, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Date change fees apply outside of 14 days $150 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island 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.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
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.
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. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
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 or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
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.
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 a disturbance.
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. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the 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.
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.
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.
General Viewing Ticket is included in your tour price
Upgrade to the Penguins Plus viewing area +$35 for Adults and +$25 for Children
Upgrade to the Underground viewing area +$65 for Adults and +$35 for Children
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Oh, the sights we have seen on this tour- for every stop I found a new favorite. Victoria is blessed with an abundance of stunning vistas, and they were on the forefront of this well thought-out 2-Day tour of the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island. With a very knowledgable tour guide in Peter B., we were able to see & experience the highlights of the 243km stretch of the Great Ocean Road- starting with Gibson steps, the 12 Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge, a short stroll in the Otway Rainforest, an ice cream stop(Award- winning ice cream!), Koalas in their natural habitat, scenic lookout stops, and a nice bbq dinner prepared by Peter B to cap off the first day. I went for a Great ocean road 2 days tour and I couldn't have chose better. The tour was amazing, Darren was a great guide and made the trip very informative and enjoyable. We saw everything the great ocean road has to offer + Phillip island and penguin parade. Small group made you feel like being on a road trip with friends. Moreover, the food was amazing. Definitely recommend. Would love to go back 🙂
2nd day started off with a ferry crossing from Queenscliff to Sorento, then a stop at a farm with all the famous Australian fauna, a mini chocolate factory tour, some swan seeing at Swan Lake, a photo stop for the Pyramid rock, a quick Grand Prix circuit look, a stroll at some beach in Phillip Island, and finally, the highlight of the trip- seeing the Penguin parade.
Now, don't be deceived by the amount of sights we saw in a span of 2 days- it may sound like a packed itinerary, but it never felt rushed, and we had plenty of time to take in the sights and take photos. I'm thinking this is largely owed to our tour guide's extensive knowledge on the ebb and flow of tourism on the Great Ocean Road as he was able to effectively divert our group from mixing in and competing with the hordes of other tourists swarming the sights. Very very impressive.
Aside from the above pros, also worth mentioning are the provisions that came with the tour-morning tea on the first day, lunch, dinner, an overnight stay at Bell's Beach backpackers hostel in Torquay, and family-style Bfast the following day. I must say, the hostel is probably one of the cleanest I've seen, and if you don't mind rooming with your newfound tour friends, it really is great value(compared to upgrading to rooms with ensuite bathrooms at another motel).
And saving the best for last- I have to hand it to our tour guide, Peter B, for making the tour so entertaining and educational and enjoyable, all the while keeping to our schedule(that we never felt pressured to abide by). His knowledge on the Australian people, geography, flora and fauna, and (more importantly) their conservation & preservation is truly the best takeaway a tourist (for this one anyway) could get from a trip like this.
Oh, the sights we have seen on this tour- for every stop I found a new favorite. Victoria is blessed with an abundance of stunning vistas, and they were on the forefront of this well thought-out 2-Day tour of the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island. With a very knowledgable tour guide in Peter B., we were able to see & experience the highlights of the 243km stretch of the Great Ocean Road- starting with Gibson steps, the 12 Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge, a short stroll in the Otway Rainforest, an ice cream stop(Award- winning ice cream!), Koalas in their natural habitat, scenic lookout stops, and a nice bbq dinner prepared by Peter B to cap off the first day.
I went for a Great ocean road 2 days tour and I couldn't have chose better. The tour was amazing, Darren was a great guide and made the trip very informative and enjoyable. We saw everything the great ocean road has to offer + Phillip island and penguin parade. Small group made you feel like being on a road trip with friends. Moreover, the food was amazing. Definitely recommend. Would love to go back 🙂