All about the 2 day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

Take our two day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, and Penguin Parade Tour.  See the spectacular 12 Apostles and hear the tragic story of the Loch Ard shipwreck at Loch Ard Gorge, Look for koalas and native birds in the wild, see the coastal townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne, stay overnight stay on the Bellarine Peninsula in a multi award winning Beacon Resort Holiday Park. Encounter Australia’s wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary see wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingos and much more, watch the famous penguin parade as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and go home for the night. 

Take a trip on the Great Ocean Road starting at the 12 Apostles and working along the coastline stopping at some magnificent spots along the way. Enjoy lunch in Apollo Bay, see koalas in the wild, as well as some spectacular scenery along the Surf Coast. Enjoy dinner (included) before spending the night in a town on the Great Ocean Road.  On the second day, finish your journey along the Great Ocean Road before taking a ferry across to Phillip Island to spend some time exploring. Enjoy time getting up-close and personal with some Australian wildlife. To cap of the trip, see the magnificent Penguin Parade spectacle before heading back to Melbourne. 

2 day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour Itinerary - 2 days

  • Day 1 Melbourne to Great Ocean Road
    Depart Melbourne early morning, traveling directly to the 12 Apostles with a morning tea stop in Colac before commencing the journey south.
    At Port Campbell we start our trip along the Great Ocean Road with one of the most recognized photo opportunities of them all, the iconic 12 Apostles. Descend the Gibson Steps where you will be dwarfed by the sheer cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks.
    Next up, we hear the tragic story of the Loch Ard at the spectacular Loch Ard Gorge, before continuing on through the luscious Otway Ranges and rainforest and see some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia.
    Continue on through the coastal townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne. Along the way, there are plenty of stops to take in the breathtaking views and spot the local wildlife including koalas and kangaroos. Dinner included
  • Day 2 Great Ocean Road via Phillip Island to Melbourne
    Early morning transfer to the ferry for our memorable ride across Port Phillip Bay from Queenscliff to Sorrento on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
    Visit the seaside town of Portsea with its famous colored bathing boxes and enjoy the amazing views from Murray's lookout before heading towards Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.
    Get up close and personal with the friendly residents, hand feed kangaroos, and wallabies, learn about the conservation of these loveable native animals. From there travel to Phillip Island where you see the Nobbies, take a stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the spectacular views of Phillip Island's before traveling on to Summerland beach for the nightly penguin parade.
    Home to Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins, Summerland beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the world famous penguin parade.
    Watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and go home for the night.
    Come and enjoy the beauty and native wildlife and make this a journey to remember. Breakfast included
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Real Aussie Says:
Perfect way to see all the main highlights from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. Plenty of wildlife especially the world famous Penguins doing their parade.

2 day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour Price information AUD per person



Tour code: B2DGORMPI
Dorm Share
Double/twin room

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Mondays, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30am from Melbourne CBD and St Kilda accommodation


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal, cultural and weather conditions.
  • It is necessary to reconfirm at least 48 hours prior to departure by calling 1300 286 947
  • Tour is not suitable for passengers under 14 years of age.
  • Photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade.

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