We’ll get an early start to beat the crowds to the world famous 12 Apostles. But this journey isn’t all about the destination: the Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most iconic road trip with rolling hills, lush rainforest and spectacular coastal scenery. You’ll get to experience it all from the comfort of our air conditioned minivan.
Pick up from Melbourne CBD
Small group of no more than 10 to ensure a comfortable and relaxed day
All the main sights including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the Gibson Steps
We get there early to beat the crowds
Coastal hiking - approx 60 mins, easy/moderate
We cater to all fitness levels
Transport from Melbourne; friendly and knowledgeable adventure tour guide; transport back to Melbourne; a Facebook status to end them all
What to Bring:
Activewear and shoes you’ll be comfortable hiking in; swimwear and a small towel; warmer/cooler clothes to change into; sunscreen, hat and sunglasses; snacks and water
Pick up from St Paul’s Cathedral (corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets)
Pick up at 6:30am, return 6:30pm(ish)
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The early bird gets the best view
We pick you up in Melbourne CBD, hitting the road bright and early to beat the masses. The Great Ocean Road is a truly spectacular drive and is worth the trip in itself: beautiful rainforest, rolling hills and more beaches than you can poke a stick at. From the window of our comfortable van you’ll witness the immense power of the southern ocean and you’ll understand why this is called the Shipwreck Coast.
The main attraction
The 12 Apostles are Melbourne’s premier tourist attraction but not many get to experience hiking the last few kilometres by foot. We’ll set off from Princetown and make our way along the Great Ocean Walk. You’ll never forget the first moment you the 12 Apostles appear before you: giant stone monoliths, carved by the raging ocean over millions of years. This is pretty much pretty much the photo opportunity of a lifetime!
Beaches and beasts
After a bite to eat we’ll check out some of the famous beaches along this stretch of coastline and of course we’ll stop for a swim if the weather’s good.
This area is also well known for its koala population so we’ll stop and say hi to these furry cuties – an essential experience for any visitor to our shores.
If you’re looking for relaxing things to do in Melbourne, you’ve come to the wrong place. From coastal hiking to mountain biking, and sea kayaking to finish off the day, Mornington Peninsula Coastal Active Adventures pack more punch than a Schwarzenegger film.
We kick off the day with a hike in Sherbrooke Forest and a walk in the Redwood Forest near Warburton. By this point, let’s face it, you deserve to relax – so the rest of the afternoon is spent indulging in the best food, wine and scenery around.