2 Day Great Ocean Road
and Phillip Island Tour
2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour
$440 Basic Dormitory (shared)
$525 Standard Double (ensuite)
$610 Standard Single (ensuite)
Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.
Children aged between 6 and 17 years old are required to stay in a shared private room and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult.
Basic Dormitory and Single Room fares apply to Adults 18+ over.
Introducing your 2 Day Great Ocean Road
and Phillip Island Tour
Join our 2 day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour and experience Melbourne’s top-rated destinations. Not only will you visit the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade, but you will also experience the Mornington Peninsula. Yes, that’s right, three destinations for the price of two. Connect to the Mornington Peninsula by ferry across the sparkling Port Phillip Bay. See the Peninsula’s iconic coastlines and colourful bathing boxes before making your way to Phillip Island. This tour is an exceptional experience and is highly rated for being a value for money overnight trip.
- Tour code: GORPI2
- Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
- Operates: Mondays (all year)
- Departs: 7:35am
- Returns: 10pm-00:00am approx
- 1 x Nights accommodation
- All National Park fees
- Australian wildlife, in the wild!
- Ferry journey across Port Phillip Bay
- 1 x breakfast, 1 x dinner
- Select inner city pick up / drop offs
- Expert road crew, with commentary
- Average group size 18 guests
Standard rooms subject to
availability at time of booking
- 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
Fabulous 2 days trip – Nat, 2019
“Had a great time on this 2 day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. We were picked up from our hotel by Simon C on and could not have asked for a better guide…”
Enjoy 2 of Melbourne’s most popular destinations staying overnight on the famous National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road, before jumping onto the ferry and transferring across Port Phillip Bay to spend the day getting up close with Australia’s diverse wildlife on Phillip Island.
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. (L, D) Driving Distance: 460km.
DAY 2 – Queenscliff to Melbourne
On day two we say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road beginning with a ferry trip across Port Phillip Bay. On arrival, we then journey along the coastlines of the Mornington Peninsula stopping at a beautiful beach to see the iconic colourful bathing boxes. We then travel to Phillip Island stopping on route to an Animal Wildlife Park for some up-close views of our unique Australian Wildlife. Once arriving on Phillip Island, we visit the Nobbies Centre to take in some rugged coastal scenery and wildlife spotting before arriving at the award-winning Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Time is available to enjoy the Phillip Island Nature Parks Visitor Information Centre and grab a bite to eat before watching the remarkable Penguin Parade waddle across the shores at sunset. (B) Driving Distance: 300km.
What to bring
1 Litre Water Bottle, 15kg soft luggage or small overnight bag, any medications you usually take, ensure you pack appropriately, all weather conditions, warm jacket, thermals advisable for the colder months, sturdy comfortable walking/hiking shoes with tread, hat, sunscreen & sunglasses, swimmers, towel & toiletries, camp torch/headlamp, camera.
- Add Penguins Plus Viewing Platform (P+) + $65 Adult / $35 Child
- Add Penguin Underground Viewing Area (UV) + $80 Adult / $40 Chil
- Add Helicopter Flight over 12 Apostles (FLY) + $155 pp Adult or Child
Where to meet
7:35am Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations.
- 6:20 – Newport Bus Interchange, Mason St, Newport
- 6:50 – YHA Metro, 78 Howard St, North Melbourne
- 6:55 – Space Hotel, 380 Russell St, Melbourne
- 7:00 – Pullman Albert Park, 63-65 Queens Rd, Albert Park
- 7:00 – Ibis on Therry, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne
- 7:05 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
- 7:10 – Base Backpackers – 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda
- 7:10 – Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collin St, Melbourne
- 7:15 – Windsor Hotel – 111 Spring St, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
- 7:20 – Mercure Welcome, 265 Little Bourke ST, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
- 7:25 – The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne
- 7:30 – Crown Promenade – 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
- 7:30 – Holiday Inn, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
- 7:35 – Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup location, so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
Upgrade to the Penguins Plus viewing area +$65 for Adults and +$35 for Children
Upgrade to the Underground viewing area +$80 for Adults and +$40 for Children
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