2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour

Join this 2 day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour and see penguins, Apostles, kangaroos and rainforest. Your tour combines Melbourne's two most popular day tours into one action-packed adventure. After a full day exploring the Great Ocean Road you will stay overnight in the seaside town of Torquay with newfound friends. On day two we take the Searoad Ferry across the bay as we make our way to Phillip Island in search of Penguins!


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2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour Highlights

  • The world famous Twelve Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge and the Shipwreck Coast
  • Bushwalk through the Otway’s Rainforest
  • Koala and wildlife spotting
  • Surf Coast beaches, seaside towns and stunning coastal views
  • Historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
  • Overnight in Torquay
  • Ferry to Sorrento
  • Mornington Peninsula Bathing Boxes
  • Australian Wildlife Park
  • Cape Woolamai Surf Beach
  • The Nobbies National Park
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade


Tour Inclusions

  • 1 x night Accommodation
  • 1 x Breakfast
  • 1 x Lunch
  • 1 x Dinner
  • Mornington Tea
  • All Park Entry Fees inc Penguin Parade
  • All Transport inc Ferry Ticket
  • A friendly driver/guide & informative tour commentary
  • Inner city hotel pick up and drop off
  • Audio translation Smartphone app in 10 languages
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by smilemm, California on Wildlife Tours Australia
Great tour!

I took a 2 day tour to Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island and I would highly recommend that to everyone. The scenery was fantastic and you get to see wild wallabies and koalas too.

If you are taking any of their tours I highly recommend you find out if your itinerary includes any animal sanctuaries or nurseries. You will very likely go to an Australian animal sanctuary which is included in the tour price. You will get to pet and feed wallabies and other animals. Don't pay for kangaroo/wallaby encounter at Melbourne zoo if you are taking these tours. It will save you about $30.

If you are taking a 2 day tour keep in mind that the accommodation is going to be a backpackers hostel so make sure to have towel and warm clothes (in winter) with you.

Even though the weather might be good I highly recommend you be prepared for sun, rain, and wind.

by kwalling7, Austin Texas on Wildlife Tours Australia
A Highlight of our Trip to Australia!

My husband and I took the 2 day Great Ocean Road/Phillip Island Tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Driver/Guide Tim picked us up right on time at our hotel and and we began our tour in a van with 5 other people. I cannot include enough positive comments about the knowledge, interest and care Tim showed for our group. He went out of his way to make sure all of our expectations and needs were met. I thought we would be stopping at restaurants along the way to have snacks and meals. However, a real highlight for me was that he truly wanted us to experience the Aussie way of life so we picnicked and had casual take out meals in picturesque locations. He even cooked a typical Australian breakfast for us! I loved it! Throughout the trip, he shared detailed history of this wonderful country and fascinating stories about its culture. He also searched the roadsides carefully to assure we would get to see some of the wildlife firsthand. Our hotel for the night was very moderate, 1960's, but very clean and the management was more than accommodating. We took our tour in November and at times, it was very cold during parts of the trip so I wished for a jacket and gloves. I also wish I had worn hiking/athletic shoes. Overall, I will cherish the memories of this fabulous outing thanks to our fabulous guide!

by Jo B, Slough United Kingdom on Wildlife Tours Australia
Top to do trip!

Went on the 2 day trip to great ocean road, apostles, Maru wildlife park and Phillip island penguin parade. Neil the driver was excellent, always spot on with his timing, always made sure everyone was happy and well catered for, the trip design was great. Overnight in bells beach backpackers with a great barbecue and lovely breakfast the next morning. Really great time, very highly recommended.

by saule1 Vilnius on Wildlife Tours Australia
Tim was the best guide

We've had a great time with Wildlife Tours Australia on 2 day tour to Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island ( 31 Oct., 2015). Highly recommend that to everyone. We went with an excellent tour guide/driver TIM. We traveled to various tour companies on this our visit to Australia and decided that Tim was the best guide. He was so knowledgeable about every site, very friendly and takes care of all the details in order to make everybody comfortable. We love the music he played along the long hours trip. Best Regards, Tim, from six ladies from Lithuania…

by Lisa- M on Wildlife Tours Australia
Absolutely fantastic

I was down in Melbourne for a short visit as my parents came to Australia for the first time. We did the Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road tour and we can highly recommend everyone Wildlife Tours. The tours suit all ages and are very well planned. Both guides were excellent and gave so much additional information about the animals and the landscape.

Itinerary

  • 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour Itinerary | Day 1 - Great Ocean Road

    Westgate Bridge: Great views as we depart Melbourne

    Colac Park: Meet and greet over Morning Tea

    Twelve Apostles: View the almighty 12 Apostles

    Loch Ard Gorge: Be surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs

    Gibson steps: Walk on the beach and be dwarfed by the 12 Apostles

    Rainforest: Guided bushwalk through the ancient Otways Rainforest

    Apollo Bay: Cute seaside town, stop for some refreshments

    Wildlife Spotting: Spot wild Koalas, Kookaburras and Parrots

    Torquay: Surfing capital of Australia! Surf shops and factory outlets

    Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner in Torquay

  • 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour Itinerary | Day 2 - Phillip Island

    Delicious Breakfast: Wake up to a delicious breakfast.

    Surf Beach: Watch surfers and take a morning beach walk

    Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove: Cruise through scenic seaside towns

    Ferry Ride: Lookout for seals and dolphins as you cruise from Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Ferry

    Sorrento Beach: Take a walk and explore the rockpools or photograph the iconic bathing boxes*

    Australian Wildlife Park: Koalas, Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils and various birdlife; a photographers dream!

    Cape Woolamai: Be blown away by the rugged surf beach

    Swan Lake: Wander and spy wetland birds and wallabies from the hidden observation platforms (time permitting)
    Nobbies, Seal Rocks and The Blowhole: Gaze across the rough headland and spot seals sunbathing*

    Summerlands: Observe the thunderous surf beneath the sheer cliff faces

    The Penguin Parade: Watch the magic as the world’s smallest penguins appear out of the surf!

    *Please note: Itinerary may vary slightly depending on group size, group pace and other external factors beyond our control. Activities noted with * This symbol are subject to daylight hour restrictions and will be omitted if time does not permit.

Details

  • What you need to bring?

    • Water bottle
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Warm and cool clothing
    • Rain jacket
    • Towel & toiletries
    • Insect repellent
  • What's Included?

    • Morning tea
    • Accommodation in Torquay
    • 1 lunch and 1 dinner (day1)
    • 1 breakfast (day 2)
    • Wildlife viewing
    • All park entry fees
    • Friendly informative guide
    • Searoad Ferries journey from Queenscliff to Sorrento
    • Courtesy inner city pick up and drop off service
  • Pricing and Package Deal Discounts

    From  
    $275

    Stay overnight along the Great Ocean Road

    a) Tour With Hostel Dorm Accommodation (share bathroom facilities): $275 per person
    b) Tour With Hostel Twin/Double/Single (share bathroom facilities): Extra $100 per room
    c) Tour With Motel Twin/Double/Single (with ensuite bathroom): Extra $175 per room

    ** All Accommodation upgrades are subject to availability, additional surcharges may apply during peak season

    Additional add-ons

    a) 12 Apostles helicopter flight: $145
    b) Penguins plus viewing platform: Adult $35, Child $25
    c) WWF Antarctic Journey interactive experience at the Nobbies Centre: Adult $18, Child $10

    ** One discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with another offer

  • Pick up Times & Locations

    LocationsTime
    Main Meeting Point: Athenaeum Theatre 188 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE7:15am
    Newport Bus Interchange MASON STREET (OPPOSITE LEROY'S CAFE)6:20am
    YHA Melbourne Metro 78 HOWARD ST NORTH MELB6:50am
    Space Hotel 380 RUSSELL ST MELBOURNE6:58am
    Pullman Albert Park 65 QUEENS ROAD ALBERT PARK7:00am
    Ibis on Therry St 15 THERRY ST MELBOURNE7:00am
    Pegasus Apartment Hotel 206 A'BECKETT ST MELBOURNE7:06am
    Base Backpackers 17 CARLISLE ST ST KILDA7:10am
    Immigration Museum 400 FLINDERS ST (MARKET ST ENTRANCE) MELBOURNE7:10am
    Windsor Hotel 111 SPRING ST MELBOURNE7:19am
    Mercure Welcome (hotel guests only) 265 LT BOURKE ST MELBOURNE7:25am
    Vibe Savoy 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST, CNR SPENCER ST MELBOURNE7:32am
    Holiday Inn 575 FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE7:35am
    Crown Promenade Hotel 8 WHITEMAN ST SOUTHBANK7:40am

    * If you cannot find your desired pickup location, please contact our office for a more exhaustive list of locations.* It is strongly recommended that you arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes before departure time. Please be patient and do not panic if your bus is running a few minutes late. If your bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of your departure time, then contact our office on 03 9393 1300

Phillip Island Penguin Viewing Options

Included in your tour is a General Viewing Ticket

Penguins Plus Ticket +$35 Adults +$25 Children

Underground Viewing +$65 Adults +$35 Children

WWF Antarctic Experience +$18 Adults +$10 Children

 

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by smilemm, California on Wildlife Tours Australia
Great tour!

I took a 2 day tour to Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island and I would highly recommend that to everyone. The scenery was fantastic and you get to see wild wallabies and koalas too.

If you are taking any of their tours I highly recommend you find out if your itinerary includes any animal sanctuaries or nurseries. You will very likely go to an Australian animal sanctuary which is included in the tour price. You will get to pet and feed wallabies and other animals. Don't pay for kangaroo/wallaby encounter at Melbourne zoo if you are taking these tours. It will save you about $30.

If you are taking a 2 day tour keep in mind that the accommodation is going to be a backpackers hostel so make sure to have towel and warm clothes (in winter) with you.

Even though the weather might be good I highly recommend you be prepared for sun, rain, and wind.

by kwalling7, Austin Texas on Wildlife Tours Australia
A Highlight of our Trip to Australia!

My husband and I took the 2 day Great Ocean Road/Phillip Island Tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Driver/Guide Tim picked us up right on time at our hotel and and we began our tour in a van with 5 other people. I cannot include enough positive comments about the knowledge, interest and care Tim showed for our group. He went out of his way to make sure all of our expectations and needs were met. I thought we would be stopping at restaurants along the way to have snacks and meals. However, a real highlight for me was that he truly wanted us to experience the Aussie way of life so we picnicked and had casual take out meals in picturesque locations. He even cooked a typical Australian breakfast for us! I loved it! Throughout the trip, he shared detailed history of this wonderful country and fascinating stories about its culture. He also searched the roadsides carefully to assure we would get to see some of the wildlife firsthand. Our hotel for the night was very moderate, 1960's, but very clean and the management was more than accommodating. We took our tour in November and at times, it was very cold during parts of the trip so I wished for a jacket and gloves. I also wish I had worn hiking/athletic shoes. Overall, I will cherish the memories of this fabulous outing thanks to our fabulous guide!

by Jo B, Slough United Kingdom on Wildlife Tours Australia
Top to do trip!

Went on the 2 day trip to great ocean road, apostles, Maru wildlife park and Phillip island penguin parade. Neil the driver was excellent, always spot on with his timing, always made sure everyone was happy and well catered for, the trip design was great. Overnight in bells beach backpackers with a great barbecue and lovely breakfast the next morning. Really great time, very highly recommended.

by saule1 Vilnius on Wildlife Tours Australia
Tim was the best guide

We've had a great time with Wildlife Tours Australia on 2 day tour to Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island ( 31 Oct., 2015). Highly recommend that to everyone. We went with an excellent tour guide/driver TIM. We traveled to various tour companies on this our visit to Australia and decided that Tim was the best guide. He was so knowledgeable about every site, very friendly and takes care of all the details in order to make everybody comfortable. We love the music he played along the long hours trip. Best Regards, Tim, from six ladies from Lithuania…

by Lisa- M on Wildlife Tours Australia
Absolutely fantastic

I was down in Melbourne for a short visit as my parents came to Australia for the first time. We did the Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road tour and we can highly recommend everyone Wildlife Tours. The tours suit all ages and are very well planned. Both guides were excellent and gave so much additional information about the animals and the landscape.

LocationsTime
Main Meeting Point: Athenaeum Theatre 188 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE7:15am
Newport Bus Interchange MASON STREET (OPPOSITE LEROY'S CAFE)6:20am
Travelodge Docklands 66 AURORA LANE DOCKLANDS6:45am
Miami Hotel 13 HAWKE ST NORTH MELBOURNE6:49am
YHA Melbourne Metro 78 HOWARD ST NORTH MELB6:50am
The Nunnery 116 NICHOLSON ST FITZROY6:55am
Space Hotel 380 RUSSELL ST MELBOURNE6:58am
Pullman Albert Park 65 QUEENS ROAD ALBERT PARK7:00am
Ibis on Therry St 15 THERRY ST MELBOURNE7:00am
Discovery Melbourne 167 FRANKLIN ST MELBOURNE7:04am
Pegasus Apartment Hotel 206 A'BECKETT ST MELBOURNE7:06am
Base Backpackers 17 CARLISLE ST ST KILDA7:10am
Immigration Museum 400 FLINDERS ST (MARKET ST ENTRANCE) MELBOURNE7:10am
Habitat HQ 333 ST KILDA RD ST KILDA7:15am
Windsor Hotel 111 SPRING ST MELBOURNE7:19am
Rydges Melbourne 186 EXHIBITION ST MELBOURNE7:22am
Mercure Welcome 265 LT BOURKE ST MELBOURNE7:25am
Adina Apartment Hotel 189 QUEEN STREET MELBOURNE7:28am
Ibis on Lt Bourke 600 LT BOURKE ST MELBOURNE7:30am
Urban Central 334 CITY RD SOUTHBANK7:32am
Vibe Savoy 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST, CNR SPENCER ST MELBOURNE7:32am
Holiday Inn 575 FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE7:35am
Crown Promenade Hotel 8 WHITEMAN ST SOUTHBANK7:40am
Bunnings Warun Ponds Carpark 237 COLAC ROAD GEELONG8:45am

* If you cannot find your desired pickup location, please contact our office for a more exhaustive list of locations.* It is strongly recommended that you arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes before departure time. Please be patient and do not panic if your bus is running a few minutes late. If your bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of your departure time, then contact our office on 03 9393 1300

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