The Great Ocean Road by Land and Air
Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Spend a day exploring one of the greatest driving routes in the world, with its world-class surf breaks, quaint seaside towns, deserted coves and towering cliffs, before boarding a private helicopter and seeing this spectacular landscape from the air.
This privately guided tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road allows you to experience this incredible stretch of coastline from the ground and from the air. This morning you will be met at your accommodation by your private guide and will head out onto the road, bound for Bells Beach with its big waves and towering cliffs. This is one of Australia’s most iconic surf breaks, hosting one of the country’s most prestigious surf competitions since 1973.
After morning tea on the cliff top overlooking Split Point Lighthouse, the coastal beacon that has aided many a seafarer who have sailed the trecherous "shipwreck coast" you will wind along the Great Ocean Road on the search for sleeping koalas and local wildlife that call this area of natural beauty home.
Next stop is the seaside town of Apollo Bay, backed by forests of gum trees and surrounded by one of the Great Ocean's Roads most renowned beaches. Here you will enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at the seaside town's most acclaimed restaurant "La Bimba". Leaving the quaint vacation town behind, you’ll drive one of the more scenic stretches of the Great Ocean Road, bound for the towering rainforest of the Great Otway National Park emerging from the dense undergrowth to witness one of nature's marvels, The Twelve Apostles.
After an invigorating day touring Australia's most famous road, you will board your private helicopter for a scenic 75 minute flight along the coastline, passing by Lord Ard Gorge, Moonlight Head and Cape Otway Light station as you continue towards the dizzying lights of Melbourne.