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Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Penguins 2 Day Tour

Get a double-dose of Australian sightseeing with this combined tour that includes 1 day exploring the Great Ocean Road, and another on Phillip Island.
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Highlights

Explore Phillip Island
Visit pristine surf beaches
Witness the magnificent Penguin Parade
Travel along the Shipwreck Coast
Marvel at the 12 Apostles and Lord Ard Gorge
Visit two of Melbourne's most popular destinations

What you need to know

Get a double-dose of Australian sightseeing with this combined tour that includes one day exploring the Great Ocean Road, and another on Phillip Island to view its wildlife up close! Two Aussie travel essentials, both of these destinations are must-visits, and you'll get to witness both firsthand on a comprehensive itinerary spread out over two days with an overnight stay on the Great Ocean Road.

On the first day, depart from Melbourne early in the morning and head out to explore the many incredible views, scenic lookout points and natural highlights of the Great Ocean Road - including the iconic 12 Apostles rock formations - as your knowledgeable and friendly guides provide insight on all the geographical and historic essentials along the way. You'll see why this rugged stretch of coast is widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful scenic drives before ending the day in the coastal town of Queenscliff where you'll spend the night.

Day two sees you taking a ferry across Port Phillip Bay to explore the beaches and coves of the Mornington Peninsula. Finish up your Victorian adventure with some unforgettable wildlife encounters at the Koala Reserve and sunset Penguin Parade in Phillip Island. At the conclusion of your tour, you'll be returned to Melbourne at the end of day two. Ensure you witness two of Victoria's must-see destinations all for a single reasonable price, and book a Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island tour online today.

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Note

  • Tour is currently not operating between 1st June - 31st September 2021

Inclusions

  • 1 x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner
  • 1 Nights’ hostel dormitory accommodation - with shared bathroom facilities
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade - general entry
  • Admission into Koala Reserve
  • Ferry journey across Port Phillip Bay
  • National Park entry fees
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild
  • Experienced driver guide.
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner city pick up and drop off points

Exclusions

  • Any meals not indicated
  • Personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne to Queenscliff

  • Leaving from Melbourne, we’ll make our way to the 12 Apostles to start exploring before the crowds arrive
  • Continuing along the Shipwreck Coast stopping at some magnificent spots along the way
  • We’ll have lunch by the coast
  • See the ancient Otway’s Rainforest and search for local wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy dinner before spending the night in the coastal town of Queenscliff

Day 2: Queenscliff to Melbourne

  • On the second day, we’ll take a ferry across Port Phillip Bay to spend some time exploring and see part of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula
  • Enjoy the afternoon getting up-close and personal with some Australian wildlife at a Koala Reserve and the Penguin Parade
  • We’ll then head to the Nobbies to view the stunning rocky coastline and local seal colony. To cap off the trip, we’ll see the magnificent Phillip Island Penguin Parade spectacle before heading back to Melbourne

Highlights

  • Combine 2 key destinations in a great overnight escape
  • First highlight kicks off with the 12 Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge
  • Drive the famous National Heritage Listed Great Ocean Road
  • Discover the ancient rainforest of Great Otway National Park
  • Pristine surf beaches & quaint seaside townships of Apollo Bay and Queenscliff
  • Enjoy a Ferry journey across Port Phillip Bay, waters home to sales, whales and dolphins
  • Checkout the glorious peninsula as we take a ferry across Port Phillip Bay
  • See an abundance of Australian wildlife on this 2 day journey of discovery
  • Journey to Phillip Island Nature Parks and coastal boardwalks at the Nobbies
  • Enjoy the Penguin Parade at sunset over Summerland beach

Time

  • Departs Mondays at 7:35am and returns at approximately 10:00pm (Apr-Sep) and 12:00am (Oct-Mar)

Duration

  • 2 days

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

What To Bring

  • Water Bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • All weather clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Money for snacks and meals
  • Camera and flashlight
  • Small overnight bag

Additional Information

  • No photography or filming is permitted at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin
  • Basic dormitory style accommodation only applies to Adults 18+ and over. Not suitable for infants or children 17 years old and under
  • Limited storage space on our buses, unable to accept wheelchairs or strollers.
  • Please limit baggage to 1 x 20kg travel bag and 1 small day bag
  • Please notify the tour operator of any dietary requirements or medical conditions prior to departure
  • In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider
  • Upon booking please contact the supplier to confirm the pickup time and location with the contact details supplied on your voucher

Booking Information

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Important notice

Confirmation in the form of an e-voucher will be sent to your email at the time of purchase. Although we do our best to deliver it instantly, occasionally, this may take up to 6 hours for the e-voucher to be delivered. For any queries, please get in touch with us . We're always happy to help.