To begin the 2016 season, Melbourne Australia Tours is offering a very special discount on one of their most popular tours - the 1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and 12 Apostles Tour!
Starting at an affordable $85 for Adults and $75 for Children and Seniors, this unique tour experience includes FREE pick up from over 100 hotels, motels and hostels around Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, St Kilda and Southbank. Coach pick up will occur between 6.45am and 8am dependant your location and will head direct to the famous beaches of The Great Ocean Road.
A friendly driver and tour guide will accompany the tour group of up to 57 people. Most of the tour guides can speak between 2 to 7 languages and will keep guests entertained and informed throughout the day.
The group will first head to Splits Point Lighthouse. Standing 34 metres tall, the impressive structure has been highlighted in many popular film and TV productions, including the 2003 horror film "Darkness Falls".
You'll be able to take some photos as your tour guide details the history of the towering structure, which was erected in 1891. Once referred to as Eagles Nest Point, Splits Point Lighthouse boasts of a 920 mm focal length lens and has a first order lantern.
Morning tea is usually at Splits Point Lighthouse or Lorne township, over looking the beautiful Loutit bay.
The next attraction is Memorial Arch (Eastern View), dedicated to the 3000 Australian returned soldiers and sailors of the First World War who built the Great Ocean Road. After taking some photographs, it is on to Kennett River where you may be lucky enough to see a koala or two! There are also plenty of opportunities for bird watching as well, including kookaburras, colourful parrots, lorikeets and other native birds.
Around lunch time, you'll be in Apollo Bay, were you can indulge in a delicious lunch at Illuka Restaurant. Choose from Grilled Fish, Roast Chicken or Burgers accompanied by chips and salad; Souvlaki with traditional Greek lamb with lettuce, onions and tomatoes; a Monster Salad meal or anything else you like! (drinks and food are available as part of the package.)
After a hearty meal, the group will head to some of the attractions around town.
The tour will then continue to the 12 Apostles. These magnificent rocks rise majestically on Victoria's dramatic coastline and dominate the Southern Ocean with their beautiful limestone forms. You can choose to fly over the Twelve Apostles as well (time and weather permitting) - it costs is an extra $95 for a chopper ride.
You'll also get to visit Loch Ard Gorge. Take a walk under the shadows of towering limestone cliffs, take pictures of the inspiring Archway and explore the Dumpling Pots and The Razorback. You can also read the romantic tales of The Loch Ard, Australia's much talked about shipwreck.
To conclude the tour experience, there will be a visit to London Bridge and Colac. Hear you can take some more photos and take a rest or dinner (at your own cost).
You'll return to Melbourne between 7pm and 9 pm.
The 1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and 12 Apostles Tour is priced at $85 for Adults and $75 for Children (4-16 years) and Seniors (must be over 60 or retired). The package includes morning tea, a bottle of water, lunch, drink, park fees, FREE pick up and return to your place of stay in Melbourne. Kids age 0-3 are FREE (you must pay for their own lunch and drink).
Bookings are essential; click here to make a booking.
If you would rather extend the trip to 2 or 3 nights - click here for some different tour options. Other locations Melbourne Australia Tours head to include Phillip Island, Yarra Valley, Puffing Billy, Ballarat, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne City and many more exciting options.
Private Tours and Personal Group Charters are also available in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Darwin.
Make your day trip extra special by taking advantage of these great family-friendly tour options. Speak to staff today.
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