2018: Cruise Ship Seabourn Encore January 18

From AUD $179.00
  • Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: P2N1WJ
Great Ocean Road

Departure -  8:00am from Station Pier, Port Melbourne - full details will provided on booking

Return - approximately 8:30pm

This totally unique Great Ocean Road experience travels in the reverse direction to avoid the crowds and infuses the very best of the local produce artisans into our day. Don't just see the Apostles. The complete experience!


Our journey begins from Melbourne and heads inland through the country towns Winchelsea and Colac (brief bathroom stop here and quick stretch of the legs). Our guides will tell you all about Melbourne and the regions
history as we build to our arrival at the Apostles. Even our Aussie guests tell  us they learnt things they never knew about our country!


Our first 'official' stop is at a fabulous small family run chocolate factory where you can enjoy a barista
made coffee, tea or hot chocolate (the best we've ever tasted - 6 varieties!) - included - as you sample their excellent range of hand made chocolates. Stroll the grounds and say hello to their farmyard animals as you enjoy your drink....

Only a short trip then before arriving at the 12 Apostles. We will spend at least two+ hours exploring this region including, Gibson StepsLoch Ard GorgeIsland Arch and Razorback. You will be armed with all the knowledge and stories you need to fully appreciate this wonder as you explore this at your leisure. We fully guide our guests across all these regions as we recount the stories of survival and tragedy of the early settlers voyages to Australia.

Freshly prepared lunch (drink included) at a wonderful new cafe featuring local produce in the seaside village of  Port Campbell.

After lunch we go Kangaroo spotting in the wild.

Heading back along the Great Ocean Road as we leave the Shipwreck Coast, we encounter the cool temperate rainforest of the Otways and its towering Mountain Ash Eucalypts and ancient Tree Ferns. Can you imagine this is what all of Australia looked like over 200 million years ago?!

Arriving at the town of Apollo Bay, come with us to try the Australia's most awarded ice-creams. Once again, a
family run business (we specifically seek out the best to support), they have won over 300 awards nationally from this one and only location. Sample as many as you like. All made from natural ingredients on the premises.

Choose your favourite scoop (included) to enjoy as you stroll the village and its beaches.

Our journey then takes us along the most beautiful stretch of the Great Ocean Road where it hugs the cliff faces and sweeps along the beaches through Kennett River to Lorne. We will make multiple stops here (we always choose the best based on the prevailing lighting on the day) to get you the best photos

It's along here we will  go searching for Koalas in the wild and, if we're
lucky, have the multitude of native birds join us (some may even land on you!) from King Parrotts to Crimson Rosellas, Kookaburras to Cockatoos...

Memorial Arch, just before Anglesea, is where we will pay homage to those who built the road and tell the story of the true meaning of the ANZAC tradition.

We will then head up to a beautiful viewing point above Anglesea to enjoy the sun as it lowers on
the horizon, catch a last glimpse of the road before we head home and enjoy a selection of fine local cheeses whilst sipping on your choice of a locally produced glass of red or white wine. What a way to finish the day!



Chocolate samples and your choice of barista made coffee, tea or real hot chocolate

·   Freshly prepared lunch to order (and drink) focusing on local produce

·   Ice cream tastings and scoop of your choice

·   Local cheese selection and condiments to share

·   Glass of local wine (Pinot Noir /Chardonnay)

·   Complimentary bottled water, snacks and sweets throughout the day.