Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour | chocolates
Late morning departure including a visit to a boutique chocolaterie and the 12 Apostles at sunset
$130 Adults $100 Children 0 – 12 years
*Cancel anytime for free
if you book online
$100 Children 0 – 12 years
*Cancel anytime for free
if you book online
Introducing your Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives and finish the day watching the sunset behind the 12 Apostles! Leaving Melbourne around lunchtime, we follow the Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour alongside some of southern Australia’s most beautiful surf beaches, with awesome photo opportunities and Australian wildlife encounters. Visiting the brand new and stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where we enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples. Along the way stop to see koalas in the wild. Take time for a stroll along the beach at Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park – before finishing the day at the iconic limestone stacks the 12 Apostles for a picturesque sunset.
- Tour code: GORS-B
- Operates: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat (Oct-Mar)
- Departs: 11:30am
- Returns: 00:00am
- Duration: 12:30 hours
- WiFi & water on board
- Chocolaterie tasting
- Hotel pick up / drop offs
- 18 Guests average group size
- Expert driver/guide with commentary
- Audio translation in 10 languages
- Romantic sunset views over the iconic 12 Apostles
- Visit the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie for tastings
- Stop at Memorial Arch Great Ocean Road Sign
- Explore Apollo Bay Coastal Village
- See every vantage point of the 12 Apostles Lookout
- Explore Loch Ard Gorge, Island Archway & the Razorback
Sunsets & Chocolate mmm – Tracey, 2019
“Super fun day on the Great Ocean Road with our tour guide John, who was friendly, knowledgeable and… “
Experience the utopia of the 12 Apostles at sunset, encounter wildlife and sweet delights with us on our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour. Journey along Australia’s spectacular coastal drive at the Great Ocean Road. Snap some poses at the historic Memorial Arch. Taste the distinct sweetness of handmade chocolates. Delight in the natural beauty of
the picturesque coastal towns of Lorne, Anglesea, and Apollo Bay. Stroll along the beach at Loch Ard Gorge and bask in the sunset at the iconic 12 Apostles.
Begin your Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
We leave Melbourne around lunchtime and drive along the scenic Great Ocean Road. Relish the moment as we wind our way along one of the world’s thrilling and spectacular coastal drives. Enjoy the amazing coastal vistas of pristine beaches and raging surf waters of the Southern Ocean. Take your time to take some amazing shots of the scenery under the sign of the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, learn about the history of the road.
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
We visit one of Victoria’s best chocolate factories, the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery where you can have free samples of their handcrafted chocolates and ice creams. Enjoy the sweet delights as you watch chocolatiers creatively crafting the best chocolates and ice creams with passion. Shop some goodies for your loved ones or try a cup of their hot chocolate.
Coastal Villages & Koalas
We drive through the resort coastal townships of Anglesea and Lorne and travel to the picturesque town of Apollo Bay on the east side of the Cape Otway for a quick break. Travel through the Great Otway National Park to see the towering ancient trees, beautiful wildflowers and lush vegetation, various varieties of lovely birds, and different species of exotic wildlife.
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour Highlight
Feel and breathe the salty southern ocean breeze as we head to Port Campbell National Park for the breathtakingly towering limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles. Feel the sand between your toes as you take a walk to the scenic and charming Loch Ard Gorge. Hear the tragic tale of the Loch Ard shipwreck and learn more about the coast’s other maritime tragedies. Get lost in the sandy beaches, roaring surfs, and majestic cliffs.
Finally, the heart and soul of the Great Ocean Road sunset tour and adventure! Witness the changing colours of the sky and sea as the sun slowly sinks behind the giant limestones to be one with the southern ocean. Relish the moment and drown yourself in the experience of one of Australia’s most beautiful southern sunsets. Try to resist your urge to take the best photos of the sunset at the 12 Apostles.
Return to Melbourne
When you reflect on your Great Ocean Road sunset tour, it’s going to be full of action, adventure, and sweet delights. On our way back to Melbourne we stop by the town of Colac, a small western district of Victoria for dinner. This time, meals are at your own expense.
Wear warm/cool clothing, hat, sunscreen, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Please also bring your own water bottle and money to purchase lunch and dinner. Take your camera with you as well as your passion for fun and adventure.
Inclusive of this Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour package is all entry fees and chocolate tastings. We provide you with a friendly, entertaining, and informative tour guide. Our experienced bus driver picks you up and drops you off at your inner city hotel.
Adventure with us, create unforgettable memories and take some amazing shots of the journey. However, be always reminded of the main purpose of the trip — to experience the great view and to have fun.
What to bring
Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Hat & Sunglasses, Warm clothes, Camera & Comfortable walking shoes.
Where to meet
11:30am Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St Cnr Market St Melbourne.
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations.
11:00am Holiday Inn, 575 FLINDERS LANE NEAR SPENCER ST.
11:05am Immigration Museum, CNR FLINDERS/MARKET ST MELBOURNE.
11:20am Windsor Hotel, 111 SPRING ST MELBOURNE.
11:25am Space Hotel, 380 RUSSELL ST MELBOURNE.
11:30am The Village Melbourne, 167 FRANKLIN ST MELBOURNE.
11:35am Pegasus Apartment Hotel, 206 A’BECKETT ST MELBOURNE.
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup location, so as not to delay or miss your tour.
This tour qualifies for FREE Cancellations if you book via our website. Change your travel date or cancel your tour any time up until 24hrs prior to departure and receive a full refund. Failure to board tour will result in 100% loss of ticket If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions: Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
If you book via our call centre, a 3rd party website or a travel agent your booking is subject to the following conditions:
Cancellations within 48 hours or failure to board on the day of tour, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Cancellation within 2 to 7 days prior to departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price. Date change fees apply outside of 7 days $25 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Great Ocean Road Sunset 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, with specific acknowledgement to the Wurundjeri people. 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 Great Ocean Road Sunset 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.
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