Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives with Autopia Tours. Leaving Melbourne you will travel along the surf coast highway through Torquay before stopping to enjoy morning tea at one of Australia’s beautiful southern beaches. Twist and wind along the awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road making the most of every photo opportunity.
Travel to Apollo Bay for lunch (included), with time to cool off by the magnificent Southern Ocean. After lunch stretch those legs whilst exploring an ancient rainforest, and admire some of the world’s tallest trees in the Otway National Park. Travel through rolling hills toward Port Campbell National Park and the breathtaking 12 Apostles. Learn about the tragic tales of the shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. Check out this dramatic coastline and visit the quaint fishing villages nearby.
Reflect on an action packed day full of nature walks, wildlife, surf beaches, incredible rock formations and spectacular coastal views whilst returning towards Melbourne. Stop in the township of Colac for dinner (own expense).
Heading out of Melbourne you will begin your day at a Wildlife Park to meet some furry Australian favourites. Hand feed the kangaroos, see koalas and get up-close and personal with other native Australian wildlife. Travel over the bridge and onto Phillip Island, known for its natural beauty, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife experiences home to a colony of around 32,00 little penguins.
Check out the giant surf at Woolamai Beach and take time to enjoy a tranquil coastal walk. Head to the new marine centre at the Nobbies and stroll the boardwalk to view the majestic rocky coast, home to a colony of Australian fur seals. Take time-out to immerse yourself in the interactive WWF Antarctic Journey, experience this state-of-theart fun, educational and virtual world located beneath the Nobbies centre (optional expense).
View the award winning penguin parade visitor centre and as the sun fades, witness the world’s littlest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable experience.
Travelling with Autopia Tours from Melbourne you head to the Grampians, one of the world's oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges that is rich in Aboriginal history and an abundance of wildlife.
After enjoying morning tea you will travel into the heart of the Grampians National Park and stretch those legs with a walk to the Boroka Lookout where breathtaking mountain views await.
Visit Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and then enjoy lunch at Halls Gaps. Hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death or Balconies and Reeds lookout, experiencing majestic views and scenery.
Have your camera ready for the local kangaroos who come hopping out all around the town of Halls Gap later in the afternoon.
Cool off at the base of Mackenzie Falls. Return to Melbourne, stopping along the way for dinner at own expense.
The Wurrundjeri people called the Yarra River “Birrarung” which means “river of mists”. You too will be enchanted by this mystical valley complete with gourmet delights.
The day begins with a visit to Gateway Estate Farmhouse for a tour of the greenhouse plus platters of fresh fruit and seasonal produce. In the morning you also visit Napoleone Cider House and Brewery for generous samples of delicious ciders and ales as well as the picturesque Yarra Valley Chocolateire and Ice-creamery.
In the afternoon you will visit two of Autopia Tours' favourite boutique wineries, each selected for excellence in customer experience and quality wine tastings.
This fun day tour includes a game of pétanque with a bottle of wine for the winner. Followed by gourmet lunch at Killara Estate Winery. Spend a day with Autopia Tours and experience all this beautiful region has to offer.
Fancy a cheap, fun and friendly Snow Escape, then jump on our Lake Mountain Snow, Waterfalls and Chocolate Tour just 90 minutes from Melbourne. You will experience freezing temperatures, fantastic landscapes and fun times in the snow.
Take a short scenic drive to this picturesque winter wonderland. This family friendly mountain resort guarantees a memorable experience of action and adventure. Once on the mountain, marvel at the magic and revel in snow play, thrilling flying fox, tube runs, exhilarating toboggan slopes and network of world class cross country ski trails. Visiting the stunning Steavenson Waterfall in Marysville and get your taste buds moving with a stop off at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.
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, follow the Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour alongside some of southern Australia’s most beautiful surf beaches, awesome photo opportunities and wildlife encounters. Visiting the stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where we enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples.
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.
The Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour direction enables our passengers to experience the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road in all it’s glory in the reverse direction. By operating this tour in reverse we avoid all the normal tourist masses that visit the 12 Apostles, given our passengers better opportunity to capture that picture perfect photograph without the crowds. This Great Ocean Road reverse tour itinerary will visit all the same key destinations and highlights as our standard great ocean road tour, so rest assured you won’t miss a thing. Plus you get to enjoy a picnic lunch in Great Otway National Park before returning to Mebourne.
Take a short 1/2 day break from the cosmopolitan life. Journey east of Melbourne through the beautiful low mountain range known as the Dandenong Ranges National Park on a classic historical steam ride known as Puffing Billy.
Ride this century-old steam train, through some of the most picturesque landscapes Victoria has to offer. Where ferns grow wild and trees tower over hidden tracks, rolling hills and steep valley forest. This region is home to the famous Puffing Billy Tour and Dandenong Ranges, numerous arts and craft stores and café’s offering delicious homemade products
Journey east of Melbourne on our Puffing Billy Healesville Sanctuary Tour into the beautiful low mountain range known as the Dandenong Ranges. Where ferns grow wild and trees tower over a colonial train tracks hidden in the rolling hills and steep valley forest. Ride century-old train, with an afternoon exploring an Australian Wildlife Zoo nestled in picturesque Victorian bushlands home to over 200 native Australian animals.
Ride the world famous century-old steam train through the most picturesque landscapes, with a relaxing afternoon drinking wine on our Puffing Billy Yarra Valley Wine Tour. Journey east of Melbourne through the beautiful low mountain range known as the Dandenong Ranges. Where ferns grow wild and trees tower over a colonial train track hidden in the rolling hills and steep valley forest. This region is home to the famous Puffing Billy Railway, numerous arts and craft stores and café’s offering delicious homemade product. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a spectacular Yarra Valley backdrop whilst sipping premium locally grown wines. Such as famously known Dominique Portet, Yering Farm and Rochford Wines.