Boutique 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Walk with Gourmet Lunch a Full-Day Guided Touring Experience

Boutique 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Walk with Gourmet Lunch a Full-Day Guided Touring Experience
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$166.61
Duration: 1 day
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Inspiring one day travel experience to the Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park. Travel in a small group of only 12 people allowing your guide to best showcase incredible coastlines, koalas and Australian wildlife. Optional gourmet dining experience of locally sourced seafood and produce at The Bay Leaf Cafe. Maximize your time in Melbourne whilst creating lasting memories with your loved ones. You can also choose to upgrade and guarantee yourself reserved seating at the front of the vehicle for added comfort and best views. (optional extra).

Leaving Melbourne, we cross the West Gate bridge on our way to our first stop the seaside town of Angelsea for a chance to stretch your legs and grab a coffee.  From here we follow the Great Ocean Road past winding cliffs, before arriving at the Memorial Archway marking the gateway to this famous coastal drive. Here you have the photo opportunity to get that postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road sign, then make your way down to the beach for your first coastal walk.

Next stop we will the beautiful and popular seaside town of Lorne. Head up to Teddy's Lookout, highly regarded as one of the best lookouts on the Great Ocean Road. Here, walk out to two stunning lookouts offering unique perspectives of the Great Ocean Road.

Continue your journey along the most scenic part of this drive with a photo opportunity at Mount Defiance. Stop for an extended break from the road at Kennett River to spot for koalas, wild parrots and crimson Rosella's in the wild. An incredible wildlife experience where you can almost be guaranteed a koala sighting!

Our lunch stop is in the pretty coastal town of Apollo Bay, where you’ll have time to explore the shops, beaches and purchase some lunch. Guests who choose the gourmet lunch option will be escorted to The Bay Leaf Cafe where guests can select from a hand-picked menu of local seafood and produce inspired dishes. 

After lunch we drive through the Otway ranges and stop for a beautiful bushwalk through a temperate rainforest showcasing an ancient world once known as Gondwana. Here you will see one of the best living examples of what dinosaurs would have seen 180 million years ago. You will also discover the amazing Mountain Ash, the 2nd largest species of tree in the world reaching heights of over 300 feet. Then journey through the Ayre river wetlands making your way towards the amazing limestone coast and the 12 Apostles.

Next, one of the highlights of the day and exclusive to Melbourne Boutique Tours, enjoy a hike along the Great Ocean Walking track for your first glimpse of the impressive limestone stacks standing strong in the thunderous Southern Ocean. Walk the last 500-meters of this inspiring trail offering stunning views of the 12 Apostles. The Great Ocean Walk then leads you to Gibsons Steps where you have the opportunity to make your way to the beach below towering sheer cliffs and marvel at the scale of the coastline. Then take some time to explore the network of boardworks with various vantage points overlooking the world famous 12 Apostles.

Next take a walk down the steps onto the beach of Loch Ard Gorge, where you'll be mesmerized by one of the most beautiful and brutal beaches in Australia, the site of the shipwreck of the Loch Ard. 

Finally we’ll make our way back to Melbourne with a stop off at Colac for a chance to buy some dinner on the return journey.

Inspiring one day travel experience to the Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park. Travel in a small group of only 12 people allowing your guide to best showcase incredible coastlines, koalas and Australian wildlife. Optional gourmet dining experience of locally sourced seafood and produce at The Bay Leaf Cafe. Maximize your time in Melbourne whilst creating lasting memories with your loved ones. You can also choose to upgrade and guarantee yourself reserved seating at the front of the vehicle for added comfort and best views. (optional extra).