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2 Day Combo - Great Ocean Road Adventure and Melbourne Highlights with River Cruise

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park, City, St Kilda, Brighton Bathing Boxes, Free WiFi on coach

Highlights

Dramatic, powerful, dangerous, and majestic. How can words describe some of the world's most impressive coastline? Your day with Gray Line extends from golden sandy beaches to the stark brutality of wave-torn cliffs backed by mountain ranges reaching skywards from the sea. In this primeval country where man pales into insignificance, the power and majesty of nature reigns supreme in this awe-inspiring ocean landscape. Join a cruise on the Yarra River taking in the view of the city skyline from a different perspective. Continue on our afternoon Melbourne Highlights coach tour.

Inclusions

  • National park fees
  • Aussie-style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons and vegemite with crackers
  • On-coach video
  • Free WiFi on coach
  • Complimentary GPS commentary available in Japanese and Mandarin available daily

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • Please bring a windbreaker and walking shoes
  • There are no hotel pickups available for Melbourne Highlights with River Cruise - please make your own way to the Melbourne Day Tour Centre
  • At times beach access may be closed due to beach erosion and unsafe sea conditions

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Great Ocean Road
  • Views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from West Gate Bridge
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road's Surf Coast
  • Enjoy an Aussie-style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, vegemitem and crackers - old-fashioned hospitality in delightful surroundings: what a treat!
  • Surf beach resort of Lorne
  • Precipitous coastal cliffs, long sandy beaches, and rolling surf
  • River inlets and fern gullies
  • Stop at picturesque Apollo Bay - a popular holiday destination
  • For those that have not prebooked lunch, there are numerous eateries location along the main street
  • Otway National Park - fern gullies and eucalypts make up this beautiful Australian rainforest
  • Port Campbell National Park's rugged coastline, "The Shipwreck Coast" with many stops including...
  • Gibson's Steps - gain a unique perspective of the stunning Twelve Apostles from the water's edge
  • Huge stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles from the boardwalk lookout
  • Perhaps take a breathtaking helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (own expense)
  • Island Arch and Razorback - grand architecture carved by surf
  • Loch Ard Gorge - site of the tragic shipwreck of the "Loch Ard"
  • Port Campbell - holiday resort and fishing village
  • This powerful coastline provides scope for stunning photography
  • Return directly to Melbourne enjoying an on-board Australian movie "All The Rivers Run - 1"
  • See the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from West Gate Bridge.


Melbourne Highlights with River Cruise
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Yarra River
  • Spectacular views of the city skyline
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Melbourne Park - National Tennis Centre
  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Docklands - waterfront development
  • Etihad Stadium at Docklands
  • Bolte Bridge - spectacular city overview
  • Port Melbourne by the sea
  • Travel by the beach to trendy St Kilda
  • Explore Acland Street in St Kilda - a vibrant cosmopolitan mix of funky bars, eateries, shops and acclaimed patisseries
  • Perhaps enjoy a local favourite - afternoon tea or coffee and continental cake (own expense)
  • Fashionable suburbs of Elwood and Brighton
  • Brighton bathing boxes - a functional remnant of a bygone era (photo stop)
  • Fitzroy Street in St Kilda - lively with its restaurants and bars
  • Albert Park Lake - site of the Formula One Grand Prix.

Pickup & Starting Points

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