Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
The Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour departs from Melbourne at around 10am and returns in the evening. Melbourne hotel transfers are included. Visit Loch Ard Gorge, Apollo Bay, Gibsons Steps & The Great Otway National Park before viewing the 12 Apostles at sunset.
- Return transfers
- The 12 Apostles
- Victoria’s Surf Coast
- Koala spotting
- Great Otway National Park
- Loch Ard Gorge
- Gibsons Steps
- Apollo Bay
Melbourne Pickup Times
Apr-Oct: 9:00-10:00 AM
Nov-Mar: 10:00-11:00 AM
When booking you will be prompted to select your hotel and given a pick-up time.
Please note you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.
Traveling with Children
Unfortunately we do not cater for prams or strollers.
We are able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge.
Please let us know in the notes when booking.
Our Sunset Great Ocean Road day tour leaves Melbourne a few hours later than the Great Ocean Road tour and offers spectacular views of the 12 Apostles at sunset. It also has fewer stops as time is shorter.
Departing Melbourne at around 10.00 am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length. We pass by and learn a little about Victoria’s second-largest city, Geelong, as we make our way towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beachside towns and powerful swells.
We make a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road.
At the township of Kennett River, we break for lunch (at your own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalyptus trees to locate local koalas in their native habitat. There is a large koala population here and numerous sightings are guaranteed. From here, we travel onwards through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park.
Our first stop is Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.
As the sun approaches the horizon we make our way to our final sightseeing destination. Prepare to be amazed by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colours of the sky and the land transform in the evening light.
We break up the homeward journey with a dinner stop (at your own expense) in the regional town of Colac. We then continue on, enjoying views of the illuminated city as we again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne.
Meal Breaks (at own expense)
On all of our tours, meal breaks are made at appropriate times an we always try to make sure that there are opportunities to select for a range of meal providers.
You will always be able to access vegetarian and gluten free options as well.
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour times
As the time that the sun sets changes significantly during the course of the year, our return time throughout the year also varies significantly.
- Pickups are between 9 am – 10 am (April-October) and 10 am – 11 am (November-March)
- Arrives back in Melbourne between 9 pm – midnight depending on the month
Departure Times & Locations
When booking you will be prompted to select your hotel and given a pick-up time. If your hotel does not appear in the list please meet the tour at the default departure point.