Tour Code: AT-10
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Operates: Mon, *Wed, Thurs, Sat
(from 1Apr18 – Mon, Wed, Fri)
Departs: from Melbourne 7:00am
Returns: to Melbourne
21:30pm (winter)/12:00am (summer)
Vehicle: Rosa / Coaster
Max Passengers: 24
- Great Ocean Road Mornington Phillip Island Tour
- Meals as Indicated
- All National Park Entry Fees
- Wildlife Park & Penguin Parade Entry Fee
- Searoad Ferry Pass Port Phillip Bay
- 1 Nights Accommodation
- Highly Experienced Driver/Guide
- Informative Tour Commentary
- Audio Translation 10 Languages
- Inner city Hotel pickup/drop off
- FREE Koala Encounter & Photo (valued at $20)
MELBOURNE TO MELBOURNE
GREAT OCEAN ROAD MORNINGTON PHILLIP ISLAND TOUR
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
Enjoy Victoria’s most popular sightseeing destinations with our 2 day Great Ocean Road Mornington Phillip Island Tour… We start our journey by travelling the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road with first being the picturesque limestone stacks of the 12 Apostles, second most photographed sight in Australia. Staying overnight on the famous Great Ocean Road in the town of Torquay home to Quicksilver and Rip Curl brands. Before jumping onto a ferry to cross Port Phillip Bay to explore the beauty of Phillip Island and see the wonder of the Penguin Parade.
TRAVEL THE LENGTH OF HERITAGE LISTED GREAT OCEAN ROAD
SEE THE BEAUTIFUL AND RUGGED SOUTHERN COASTLINE
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AT GREAT OCEAN RD HISTORIC MEMORIAL ARCH
ANCIENT RAINFOREST OF GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK
12 APOSTLES, LONDON BRIDGE & LOCH ARD GORGE
OVERNIGHT STAY IN TORQUAY, KNOWN FOR IT’S FAMOUS SURF BEACHES
FERRY RIDE ACROSS PORT PHILLIP BAY TO MORNINGTON
VISIT AN AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PARK, GET A SELFIE WITH A KANGAROO
FREE ‘CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH KOALA’ & SOUVENIR PHOTO
PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARKS FOR THE PENGUIN PARADE
Loch Ard Gorge
2 Day Best of Great Ocean Road Mornington Phillip Island Tour (Melb-Melb)
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. (L, D)
On day two we say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road beginning with a ferry trip across Port Phillip Bay. We then travel to Phillip Island stopping on route to a 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 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. (B)
Meal key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
a) Dormitory Hostel Shared Bathroom Facilities – $340 p.p
b) Double/Twin Hostel Shared Bathroom Facilities – $400 p.p
c) Sole Use Room Hostel Shared Bathroom Facilities – $460 p.p
c) Private Double/Twin Motel Ensuite Bathroom – $455 p.p
d) Private Sole Use Room Motel w/t Ensuite Bathroom – $570 p.p.
- Add Eureka & Edge Exp (ET) + $27
- Add Penguins Plus Viewing Platform (P+) + $30
- Add Penguin Underground Viewing Area (UV) + $65
- Add Helicopter Flight over 12 Apostles (FLY) + $145
- Warm clothing
- Swimmers (summer months)
- Money for for meals
Most popular pickup locations:
Adina Apartment Hotel – 189 QUEEN ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:28am
Atlantis Hotel, 300 SPENCER ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:31am
Base Backpackers, 17 CARLISLE ST, ST KILDA @ 07:10am
Claremont Hotel, 189 TOORAK RD, SOUTH YARRA @ 06:50am
Coffee Palace (Nomads), Grey/jackson St St. Kilda @ 07:20am
Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2-8 CARLISLE ST, ST KILDA @ 07:11am
Crossley Hotel, 51 LT BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:20am
Discovery Melbourne, 167 FRANKLIN ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:06am
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 123 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:15am
Hilton South Wharf, 2 CONVENTION CENTRE PL @ 07:45am
Holiday Inn, 575 FLINDERS LANE, NEAR SPENCER ST @ 07:36am
Ibis on Lt Bourke, 600 LITTLE BOURKE ST @ 07:30am
Ibis on Therry, 15 THERRY STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:00am
Immigration Museum, CNR FLINDERS/MARKET ST @ 07:45am
Mantra on Russell, 222 RUSSELL ST @ 07:19am
Marriott Hotel, CNR LONSDALE and EXHIBITION ST. @ 07:20am
Mercure Welcome, 265 LT. BOURKE STREET @ 07:21am
Oaks on Collins, 480 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:30am
Pegasus Apart’ Hotel, 206 A’BECKETT ST. @ 07:10am
Peppers Docklands – 679 LATROBE ST DOCKLANDS @ 06:50am
Radisson Hotel, 380 WILLIAM ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:07am
Regent Theatre, 191 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:24am
Rydges Carlton, 701 SWANSTON ST, CARLTON @ 06:52am
Rydges Melbourne, 186 EXHIBITION ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:19am
Somerset on Elizabeth, 250 ELIZABETH ST @ 07:26am
Space Hotel, 380 RUSSELL ST, MELBOURNE @ 06:58am
Travelodge Docklands, 66 AURORA LANE, DOCKLANDS @ 06:45am
Travelodge Southbank, 9 RIVERSIDE QUAY, SOUTHBANK @ 07:40am
Tune Hotel, 609 SWANSTON ST @ 06:50am
Urban Central, 334 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK @ 07:30am
Vibe Savoy, 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST (stand on corner) @ 07:30am
Windsor Hotel, 111 SPRING ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:17am
YHA Melbourne Central, 562 FLINDERS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:35am
YHA Melbourne Metro, 78 HOWARD ST, NORTH MELB @ 06:50am
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
At Autopia Tours we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road Mornington Phillip Island Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to the National Heritage Listed region of the Great Ocean Road and also of Phillip Island and the species that call these places home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
Part of this responsibility is educating our guests on their behaviour and the importance of ensuring the safety 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 Kirrae Whurrong, Gulidjan, Gadubanud, Wathaurong and Boonwurrung 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. First Aid certificate, please report any accident 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. Please respect that although the penguins of Phillip Island have become accustomed to human presence, they are still wild animals and should be given space. We ask that our guests respect Nature Parks’ guidelines for the penguin viewing experience, as these are in place for the safety and comfort of guests and the penguins.
6. 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. The beauty of the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island is easily enjoyed from the trails and this greatly reduces the risk of injury or ecosystem disturbance. The Nobbies region on Phillip Island is a nesting area for many seabirds and can experience large and unexpected wave action also.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Bring a water bottle with you on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road Mornington Phillip Island 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/