Melbourne is a beautiful city, but there’s more to it than just the bustling streets and skyscrapers. The surrounding countryside offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and outdoor activities. If you’re looking for some fun things to do outside of the city limits, a short or long road trip along the Great Ocean Road is just what you need.
The roads are long and winding, and you can take your time exploring the beautiful landscape and popular destinations along the way. There are plenty of options for your next Victorian adventure so where to start? We’ve put together a few of our favourite Great Ocean Road adventure tours so you can hit the ground running.
The Twelve Apostles are located in Port Campbell National Park on the Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide. The 2km of coastline is one of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks and is certainly worth a visit. Spectacular tours are offering incredible views along this section of the coastline including road tours of the Twelve Apostles as well as 12 Apostles Helicopters tours.
Short on time? No worries, there are plenty of other adventure tours closer to Melbourne so you can still experience a taste of Victoria’s richness whatever your travel plans.
If you are still deciding what adventure tours you should try near Melbourne, you can’t miss Apollo Bay. Apollo Bay is where the hills meet the ocean, it’s one of the most beautiful landscapes to explore along The Great Ocean Road.
It’s one thing to experience the scenery from the ground and another from the air. Take a helicopter ride over the bay and across the Wye River to see some of the most breathtaking sights in the area. If you’d like to experience more adventure tours in Victoria by helicopter, plane or balloon, check out some of our other air tours.
The Great Ocean Road offers wonderful opportunities to see Australia’s native wildlife in their natural environment. Take a tour of Wildlife Wonder’s Sanctuary to see koalas, bandicoots and more. Get on board the Warrnambool Tours Whale Express to go whale watching. Follow a guided Kangaroo Tour at the Anglesea Golf Club to learn about their lifecycles, habits and more. Or even climb on a Spring Creek Horse Riding Tour through the bushlands.
For an animal lover, it doesn’t get better than that! Check out more of our nature and wildlife tours.
If you’re a food and wine lover, don’t worry The Great Ocean Road offers plenty of great options. One option we’d recommend that’s tucked away in Apollo bay is The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse.
You’ll find yourself in craft beer heaven with over 100 beers on offer. Head there for a tasting of local beer, wine and some locally produced cheese and dips. The brewhouse also offers budget-friendly accommodation, so you don’t have to worry about driving.
There are so many great adventure tour options to choose from you can’t go wrong. But we also understand that although you would love to experience The Great Ocean Road, you might working to a budget or strict travelling schedule. If that’s the case, or you’d simply like the best recommendations from a local, head over to one of our visitor information centres near you.
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.