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The ultimate way to experience it. Take your time to enjoy the iconic Great Ocean Road and add some adventure along the way like a hike, surfing and Mt Biking or just choose the sight-see options. Brief itinerary:

Day 1

  • Pt Addis
  • Morning tea beachside
  • Choose to Canoe, Surf, Sea-Kayak, Stand-Up-Paddle-board or a water falls walk*
  • Lorne (Lunch)
  • Teddy lookout, Lorne.
  • Erskine Falls
  • Afternoon tea beachside
  • Kennett River Holiday Park (stay the night) visit the Koala’s and laze on the beach
  • Wye River pub for dinner & local brewed beer.

Day 2

  • Mt Biking in Forrest (2hr ride)
  • Or Waterfall & rainforrest walk
  • Lunch in Forrest at the Corner Store or the Brewery.
  • 12 Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Grotto
  • The Arch
  • Bay of Islands
  • Afternoon tea stop

More detail: Day 1 Our first stop on the Great Ocean Road (GOR) is Point Addis where you can look out at the spectacular ruggedness of the coastline. We’ll stop at one of the many popular beaches for morning tea. Then it’s time for some adventure, choose from the options, get a lesson from a local operator or have a self-guided experience. Enjoy a well-earned lunch in Lorne from your choice of the many eateries and have a wander through the shops. Head up into the rainforest to marvel at Erskine Falls one of the many waterfalls the region is famous for and nearby enjoy the view from Teddy Lookout. Continue on down the road to Kennett River our stop for the night and have a look for Koala’s and the local birdlife in the trees. Finally finish the day with a quiet stroll along the beach or maybe a swim? For dinner we’ll head to the popular Wye River pub and sample a few ales from the local Prickley Moses Brewery.

Day 2 We’ll head inland to the heart of the rainforest, marvel at the tall timber along the way and seek out some of the region’s spectacular Mt bike trails at Forrest, you’ll have so much fun you won’t be able to wipe the grin off your face all day. Or choose the waterfalls/walk option. Enjoy a feast at the Forrest Corner Store or the Brewery, then drive on to the 12 Apostles, where during a guided walk you can ponder and learn what formed and shaped these iconic features through time. Stop at Loch Ard Gorge where you’ll hear the tail of a shipwreck The Loch Ard, one hundreds which lay below the depth along the Ship Wrick Coast. Continue on to several other popular spots depending on our time. Then finally you can kick back and relax while we head home the inland way.  

Includes: transport, guide, accommodation and morning and afternoon tea each day. *Water activities add cost and must be booked well in advance.   

Costs: $400 each (subject to accommodation availability**)

Booking Date:  TBC

Times, leave Geelong 9am Day 1, return 5-6pm Day 2.  

Minimum numbers apply.

**Additional accomodation options: if needed we can also source accomodation in Apollo Bay at the Eco YHA or other hostels, hotels, etc. This would mean we'd also source dinner locally from one of the pubs or restaurants in town.    

 

What you need:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle (1L >full)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen & sunnies
  • Comfortable clothing (appropriate for the weather for this time of year)
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera
  • Small backpack (for short walks)
  • Larger bag for belongings
  • Sleeping bag

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