Great Ocean Road & Helicopter Journey

By land and by air – the ultimate way to experience the breathtaking coastline of the Great Ocean Road

From observing surfers ride the wild waves of Bells Beach to soaring high above one of Australia’s natural icons in a private helicopter, there’s so much to see and do on Acacia’s adventurous Great Ocean Road & Helicopter journey.

After morning tea set high on the clifftop at Split Point lighthouse, tour the Great Ocean Road in comfort as it winds along the coast. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife, from koalas to native parrots then flick through your Australian fauna selfies over a delicious two-course lunch at Apollo Bay’s acclaimed La Bimba.

Following lunch, the road turns inland through the towering rainforest of the Great Otway National Park emerging at one of nature’s marvels, the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and the breathtaking Shipwreck Coast.

After an invigorating day touring the Great Ocean Road, indulge in the ultimate finale by boarding a private helicopter for the scenic 75-minute flight high above the dramatic coastline and fertile rainforests before touching down in the heart of Melbourne.

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Highlights

  • Experience the very best of the Great Ocean Road from the sky in a private helicopter flight from the Twelve Apostles to Melbourne
  • Port Campbell National Park including The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe koalas and native parrots in the wild at Kennett River
  • Lunch showcasing the quality local produce of the Great Ocean Road
  • Great Otway National Park


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 75-minute helicopter flight (Twelve Apostles – Melbourne) including vehicle transfer to hotel
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

08:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address

(Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 9 – 10 hours



Great Ocean Road Private Tour

An unforgettable journey along one of the world’s great coastal drives

One of the world’s great coastal drives, the journey along the Great Ocean Road takes you past windswept beaches, through ancient rainforests and along rugged coastline to the iconic Twelve Apostles – an unforgettable experience.

Your journey begins at Bells Beach – Australia’s celebrated surfing mecca and home to the world’s oldest and most prestigious surfing event, The Rip Curl Pro. Spot mobs of lazy kangaroos basking in the morning sun and pass through seaside towns before arriving at Split-Point Lighthouse for a morning tea with panoramic views from the cliff-top.

Continue along the Great Ocean Road to the seaside hamlet of Kennett River, where you can get up close to colourful native parrots and observe wild koalas dozing in gumtrees.

Following lunch in the popular coastal village of Apollo Bay, continue touring as the road forges inland through the lush verdant gullies and towering ancient forest of the Great Otway National Park.

The dramatic coastline of the Shipwreck Coast brings you to the highlight of the day – the rugged splendour of the Twelve Apostles. Stroll cliff-edge boardwalks for the perfect vantage point to see these magnificent limestone stacks rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. Venture on to Loch Ard Gorge – one of the most dramatically beautiful beaches in Australia – and discover tales of tragedy and heroism at the site where the Victorian-era clipper famously sunk in 1878.

Conclude your Great Ocean Road private tour with a relaxing and comfortable journey back to Melbourne through the rural townships and open farmland of Victoria.

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Highlights

  • Port Campbell National Park including The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe Kangaroos, Koalas and native parrots in the wild
  • Lunch in the pretty seaside hamlet of Apollo Bay
  • Lush fern gullies and rainforest of the Great Otway National Park


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

08:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 11 – 12 hours



Melbourne Lifestyle Private Tour

Understand life in one of the world’s most liveable cities with lunch at a leading Melbourne restaurant

Gain an insight into everyday life in one of the world’s most liveable cities by tapping the inside knowledge of an expert local guide. Venture into inner-city neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct personality – from the bohemian beachside playground of St Kilda, hipster-friendly Fitzroy, or the elegant Victorian splendour of Albert Park.

Begin your tour with a visit to the Queen Victoria or South Melbourne market for an insight into Melbourne’s famed liveability. Wander bustling meat, fish, and dairy halls sampling fresh oysters, artisanal cheeses and pastries, or browse unique, locally designed merchandise.

Visit colourful St. Kilda and browse Acland Street’s famed cake shops and eclectic boutiques. Admire heritage-listed buildings including the Palais Theatre and Luna Park before a walk along Brighton Beach to see the colourful bathing boxes that lace the shoreline. Return to central Melbourne via the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit encircling Albert Park Lake taking in panoramic views of the city skyline.

Discover Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways and arcades on foot. Walk cobbled stone streets to find hidden bars, gorgeous boutiques, art galleries and the incredible urban street-art the city is known for.

A city simmering with culinary creativity; Melbourne’s chefs have gained international reputation for excellence in experimenting with pristine local produce. Conclude your tour with a casual yet sophisticated lunch at one of the city’s leading restaurants before returning to your hotel.

Melbourne day tours don’t get much better than Acacia’s Melbourne Lifestyle Private tour.

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Highlights

  • Meet local stall holders and taste exquisite produce at bustling Queen Victoria or South Melbourne Market (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Bohemian St Kilda and the colourful Brighton Beach bathing boxes
  • Melbourne’s icons of Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Royal Exhibition Building, and The Shrine of Remembrance
  • Uncover street art and hidden gems in Melbourne’s vibrant laneways precinct
  • Enjoy lunch with beverages at one of Melbourne’s culinary hotspots


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

09:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 5 – 6 hours


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Melbourne City Private Tour

A half-day tour of this eclectic, stylish city including key attractions, laneways and arcades

Acacia’s private Melbourne city tour offers magnificent riches for the curious willing to lose themselves in hidden laneways and behind unmarked doors. Benefiting from an insider’s view, your Acacia guide will uncover unforgettable surprises tucked around every corner. From intricately detailed Victorian arcades to the technicoloured graffiti daubed on the brick walls of cobbled Hosier Lane, there’s so much to see and do.

Between sightseeing, grab an espresso while meandering Melbourne’s cosmopolitan laneways, then duck into cutting-edge art galleries and independent boutiques.

Learn fascinating insights about the city’s storied history, from gold rush fever to renegade bushrangers.  Admire the impressive dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, the oldest surviving example of its kind.

Taste the finest the city has to offer while perusing the rich and varied stalls of Queen Victoria Market then let Acacia whisk you to the bohemian seaside haven of St Kilda, where anything goes. Snap yourself posing by the iconic bathing boxes of Brighton Beach and return to your hotel refreshed by sea air.

Melbourne sightseeing tours with Acacia Tours are the perfect way to orientate yourself with the city and uncover its hidden gems.

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Highlights

  • Melbourne’s icons of Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Royal Exhibition Building, and The Shrine of Remembrance
  • Highlights of Melbourne’s street art scene
  • Enjoy fine coffee in Melbourne’s vibrant laneways and arcades
  • Produce tasting at the bustling Queen Victoria or South Melbourne Market (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Bohemian St Kilda and the cake shops of Acland Street
  • Colourful Brighton Beach bathing boxes


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

09:00am (Morning) or 01:00pm (Afternoon) from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 4 – 5 hours


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