2 Day Melbourne Apostles & Penguins

 

The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island in an unforgettable overnight trip!

 
 

Trip Introduction

 

This overnight tour is perfect for those who cannot decide between travelling the Great Ocean Road or exploring beautiful Phillip Island because if you have two days, you can do both! Our awesome two day trip takes you to the Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Otway Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Bellarine Peninsula and Phillip Island for the famous Penguin Parade! There are wildlife stops en route and lots of time for you to explore the spectacular natural beauty of the area!
 

Trip Inclusions

  • Friendly and experienced tour guide

  • Informative commentary

  • Return air conditioned vehicle transfers from Melbourne to all tour locations

  • Rainforest Experience at Otway Ranges

  • Look for koala's and native birds in the wild

  • The Twelve Apostles, Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge

  • Dinner on day 1, Breakfast on day 2 (please advise of dietary requirements at time of booking)

  • Ferry from Queenscliff to Mornington Peninsula

  • Visit to bathing boxes at Portsea

  • Moonlit Sanctuary

  • A visit to the Nobbies

  • Penguin Parade

  • One night dorm accommodation at Bellarine Peninsula

  • All park entry fees

Day 1

 

After our meet and greet, we hit the Great Ocean Road and get you upclose and personal to the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean. See the impressive lime stone Twelve Apostles, walk down the Gibson Steps, listen to stories about shipwrecks at Loch Ard Gorge and take a walk through the Otway Ranges, a ancient forest of giant eucalyptus trees. Your guide knows a few spots koalas love to hang out so we will go and have a look to see if they're around!

 

After a fun day exploring the Great Ocean Road and surroundings, we head to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. We'll have dinner together and stay overnight so we get make the most of our time on the road together! 

 

Day 2

 

After breakfast, we take a ferry ride from Queenscliff across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula. Dolphins love cruising around in the bay so keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready! The Mornington Peninsula is famous for the iconic Bathing Boxes so we have a little photo stop here. Then we visit award winning eco-wildlife park Moonlit Sanctuary, where you'll get up close and personal to some of Australia's favourite native animals! 

 

Then we make our way to Penguin Island, a truly magical place! Beautiful beaches, a stunning coastline, friendly locals and little penguins, what else could one want in an island?! We take a walk at the Nobbies, an amazing clifftop board walk overlooking Bass Strait. You might see seals here, as the largest group of Australian fur seals live just off the coast! Then... the moment we've all been waiting for... the famous penguin parade! Colonies of the worlds smallest penguins waddle ashore just as the sun sets, and we will be there to watch it! 

 

Our tour departs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday around 7AM and returns between 9:30PM and midnight the following day. If you've got two days and want to be blown away by Victoria's beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife, book your Melbourne Apostles and Penguins tour today!

 

 

Itinerary...

Day 1 - Great Ocean Road

Travel south through Victoria’s second largest city Geelong and onto one of the world’s most famous coastal drives – The Great Ocean Road. We stop at all the best places during this spectacular journey including viewpoints of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the luscious surrounds of the Otway Rainforest to look for koalas and native birds in the wild, the coastal townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne and the iconic Split Point Lighthouse at Aireys Inlet. Our overnight stay is on the Bellarine Peninsula.
 

Day 2 - Phillip Island

Catch the morning ferry from picturesque Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula where you’ll see the famous Bathing Boxes at Portsea and the amazing views from Murrays Lookout. We encounter Australia’s wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary including wombats, koalas, kangaroos and dingos. A nourishing stop at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory then onto Seal Rocks and the Nobbies for a stroll along the boardwalk offering more spectacular views. At sunset we watch the famous penguin parade as hundreds of little fairy penguins make their way across the beach and head home for the night.  

From A$299.00

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Great Ocean Road Day Trip ViewsGroup at ApostlesFerry CrossingPenguin ParadeMaking friends everywhere we go!Taking the ferry acrossChecking out the bathing boxes at MorningtonPhoto stop at London Bridge along the Great Ocean Road

Optional Extras

Overnight Stay Private Room - 2 people: A$50.00

Departure Days

Mon Wed Fri

Pick-up Points

St Pauls Cathedral @ 7.05am

570 Flinders St @ 7.15am

Base Hostel St Kilda @ 7.00am

YHA Melbourne Metro @ 7.10am

Nomads Industry @ 7.05am

Drop off Points

Melbourne CBD between 9.30pm and midnight (daylight savings)

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