The Great Ocean Road Tour in Melbourne is an amazing opportunity to experience the breathtaking stretch of coastal road that offers a plethora of natural and beautiful landmarks and sights. Situated along the southeastern coast of Australia, this attraction was built over the course of an entire decade by servicemen, as a memorial to all those who gave their lives during the First World War.
The Great Ocean Road is considered the largest war memorial in the worlds and is regarded as one of the most attractive and popular tourist destinations in southeastern Asia, and the world in general.
Taking the Road tour is one of the best, most unique ways of seeing and experiencing all that The Great Ocean Road has to offer, up close and personal. Some of the most notable and well known highlights of this trip include the Loch Ard Gorge, the 12 Apostles and the Yarra Valley wine tours. The first two are located in the famous Port Campbell National Park, while the Yarra Valley is the region that surrounds the Yarra river in Victoria, 90 kilometers from Melbourne.
Loch Ard Gorge
The beautiful Victorian coastline is known as a resting place for more than 800 ships of all sizes, that have wrecked there. One of the most famous wreck sites is located at Loch Ard Gorge. This site is only a few minutes away from the other famous landmark, The Twelve Apostles. This shipwreck site is the site where the ship named Loch Ard ran aground, killing everyone aboard with the exception of two crew members and passengers, in 1878. The Loch Ard Gorge is an excellent place to relax, pay homage, have a nice picnic or swim.
The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles is a breathtaking series of limestone stacks, which are located all along the Great Ocean Road. Even though this formation is known as the “Twelve Apostles”, there are, in fact, only eight formation remaining, as a result of the erosion of other formations caused by the water that runs below them. This site remains as one of the most popular and beautiful attractions along The Great Ocean Road. For those interested, there are also helicopter rides available to view these magnificent formations from the air.
Melbourne Day Tours
These Melbourne tours represent a great opportunity to view all the interesting features of the Great Ocean Road, without having to worry about missing any of them. The majority of these tours are offered as 1 or 3-Day packages, and they offer a wide variety of themes and activities ranging from bingo parties to ecotourism.
The 1-day classic tour includes the tour of the Spirit Lighthouse, the Otway’s Rainforest, the Bell’s Beach, the Twelve Apostles and more. In addition to these, this tour also offers a picnic lunch in addition to the morning coffee or tea. Tourists also have the option of staying overnight.
The 1-day Great Ocean Road Sunset tour offers almost everything that a classic tour offers, however it departs in the afternoon, with the aim of providing the tourists with a relaxing and warm backdrop for the entire tour.