Great Ocean Road - 1 day bus trip (super cheap!)

from: $69.00 AUD per ticket
Book now (via: Eventbrite) ← or: check availability (remaining tickets / dates available)
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Overview and Itinerary:
New To Melbourne invites you to the beautiful Great Ocean Road!! The Great Ocean Rd is one of the most beautiful trips you can do while in Melbourne, you can see Koalas, Kangaroos, get up close with a Kookaburra for a selfie (people do it! haha) and see the beautiful coastline with new friends. It's a must see if you've never been. Also you'll have a chance to take photos and make new friends on the trip that you'll meet at our other events and tours.

● Planned 12.5 hour (1 day) bus trip
● See the magnificent 12 Apostles!
● Loch Ard Gorge (another incredible highlight you won't want to leave)
● Experienced driver & tour Guide to manage times, give some history and assist with your photos
● Anglesea Beach
● Memorial Arch - another highly recognisable / famous spot
● Lunch at Apollo Bay. Lots of local shops only 3 min away from the beach!* Optional (not incl. in trip price):
● Scenic Helicopter Flight
● Alternative spots (in case of closures): The Grotto or Sheoak Falls.

12 Apostles Helicopter flight (optional / not included):
An unforgettable flight - showing a completely different view of the 12 Apostles. You could travel further along the majestic coast to London Bridge. (For prices /. information, please speak to the tour guide).
for more info on 12 Apostles Helicopters, please see:
Ticket prices, dates & sellout:
from: $69.00 AUD (for “Early bird” tickets only) Book now (via: Eventbrite)
As always with our ticketed events: get in early as later tickets become more expensive closer to the event/tour date. Please have your ticket printed or on your phone to display before boarding the bus. Please note: tickets (very) often sell out during busy seasons and puiblic holidays. Once tickets sell out, there are no further tickets released for that tour date/time. We suggest purchasing ahead of time to ensure you get the travel dates you want.
Upcoming Events:

Dec 2023:

Wednesday 27 Dec 9:00PM
9:00PM - 9:00AM

Jan 2024:

Friday 5 Jan 9:00PM
9:00PM - 9:00AM
Friday 19 Jan 9:00PM
9:00PM - 9:00AM
Saturday 27 Jan 9:00PM
9:00PM - 9:00AM

Feb 2024:

Saturday 17 Feb 9:00PM
9:00PM - 9:00AM
Meeting / departure location:
2 depature locations available:
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1: Old Melbourne Gaol

377 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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2: Geelong

McDonald's Geelong Bypass Southbound, 310-312 Plantation Rd, Lovely Banks VIC 3221
*Confirmation Required!*
IMPORTANT: You must make your pickup request at least 3 days in advance of the tour. If you do not provide this warning ahead of time and confirmation, you must meet at the *Melbourne* meeting point.

To request pickup from Geelong, please message the New To Melbourne FB page (or email) and include the tour date on your ticket, ticket/order number, number of tickets you have and the best contact number to reach you on the day. (please note: you must have a ticket before your can request pickup from this location.)
Finish location:
Old Melbourne Gaol
(see above for more details)
Other details:
* Our bus trips are quite cheap, however we do not provide food or drink. We recommend that you bring some snacks with you for the day. You can also buy food and drinks at the stops during the trip.
* Make sure you wear APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND SHOES for walking outdoors and a bottle of WATER. Sunscreen is also recommended, particularly during summer. During winter, bring warm clothes that would be suitable walking around for at least 15 minutes.
FAQ: "Can I pay cash at the bus stop - on the day?":
Generally no (but there's some exceptions). Most of our sightseeing trips sell out and in this case, there is would simply no remaining spare seats on coach. In these cases you will be unable to board.

Attendees should purchase a ticket ahead of time in order to board in the morning.
New To Melbourne (About):
New To Melbourne is a social group for travellers, backpackers, international students and locals. We organise affordable events and bus tours with a focus on having making new friends, having fun and a drink or two and seeing amazing places on a budget.

For all our upcoming (free) events and sightseeing trips, you can find them on our Facebook here:
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Refund policy:
* Our tours must leave on time to ensure that attendees have enough time at each stop. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time (at least!). Traffic delays (road works, public transport issues) can result in you possibly missing the bus. Please plan accordingly.
* No refunds will be given if you miss the bus, please ensure you allow time for travel delays getting to the meeting point.
* Refunds or date transfers made 7 days out from an event / tour date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds or date-transfers made 4 days out will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
* If you would like to request a refund (or date transfer), please submit your request via Eventbrite Eventbrite's Refund feature (do not use email). A quick google search will explain how you can do this.
* Transfer/resell of tickets to another person are not permitted.
* There is occassionally road delays due to things like traffic / road conditions etc. Delays or changes made to the itinerary in these cases are not subject to refunds/ reimbursements.
* Ticket dates can be transferred once, we cannot provide additional date transfers. Once tickets are transferred to another date (or person) they cannot be refunded.
* Breakdown refund policy: Please see the slide-deck below for information on our breakdowns and our refund policy:
Concessions & childrens passes:
Groups above 15 people, please contact us.

For children / concession prices: Our *standard ticket price* is for: children, concession and adults. We do not offer a seperate ticket type for concession or childrens as our standard ticket price is already well below other bus operators concession price (you can check this on Google). Due to the low price of our standard ticket, we cannot our prices cannot be discounted further.
Private group tours:
If you have 15+ people in your group or are looking for a private tour / transfer. Please contact us.

Private tours have the following advantages: Cheaper prices (often), custom itineraries, custom pickup location and more are possible through our private tour service.
We provide private tours for families, hen / bucks parties, birthdays, Christmas or Easter getaways, church / religious groups, sports / hobby groups etc. We provide all kinds of destinations and trip lengths like: 1 day trips, 2 day, 1 night trips or 3+ days to anywhere within Victoria and even interstate. See the slide-deck in the URL below for more information on our private group tours: