If you’re visiting Melbourne and Australia’s state of Victoria, you can’t miss the iconic Great Ocean Road.
But if you don’t have a vehicle and you’re on a budget, don’t worry, there is a cheap Great Ocean Road Tour option for everyone and if you take a day trip tour, it’s the perfect way to plan a 12 Apostles tour that fits your budget.
For most of our time in Australia, we didn’t have a car and being on a working holiday visa in Australia, we were on a budget too and day tours to the Ocean Road were the perfect option for us.
So here is my comparison of the best cheap Great Ocean Road tours from Melbourne.
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Get Your Guide - Great Ocean Road day tours
I love Get Your Guide because it finds you the best deals from local suppliers and they do loads of options for small group sizes too.
There are cheap Great Ocean Road tours leaving Melbourne daily and you can find a great selection of options here .
Viator - Great Ocean Road day tours
I also really like Viator, they have a huge selection of tours, even for the Ocean Road they’ve got extra tour options like surf tours and longer three day trips too.
I also find that because they’re a Tripadvisor company, they work hard to maintain their great reputation and the tours are always a high standard.
Cheap 12 Apostles tour options:
Highest rated Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles tour - £83
I’m not a fan of crowds so I particularly recommend the reverse Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne because the tour takes you to the west of the coast road and starts there where most tours finish. Most other tours start at the east end of the Great Ocean Road, meaning you avoid most of the other crowded tours doing the Great Ocean Road route.
Cheapest Great Ocean Road tour - £69
The Great Ocean Road Sunset tour is the cheapest Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne, with pick-up from your hotel, all fees included and a later departure from Melbourne so you miss the early rush at the first stop and you can enjoy a 12 Apostles tour at sunset because of the later finish.
Seeing the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles at sunset was an unforgettable moment for me during my time in Australia. This coastline is just magical at golden hour when the weather is good, highly recommend doing this if you’re visiting in summer/know the weather will be great.
Cheapest Viator Great Ocean Road Tour - £72
Another great option is this Viator Great Ocean Road tour. specifically for those on a budget at just £72. All entry fees are included in that price and you also get to go koala spotting, have lunch at Apollo Bay and their group sizes are kept small.
Best Value Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne - £99
If you’re happy to spend a little more, the small group Great Ocean Road day trip is £99 and includes a much smaller group of 11 people (usual group size is 24), plus morning tea, coffee and snacks are included, as well as a full lunch.
So you really get a lot for your money on this full day Great Ocean Road tour option from Melbourne.
Day tour that’s perfect for avoiding crowds and limiting contact with others - £297
Although this isn’t a budget option, I would never have found myself writing this a year ago! But with the current international climate, more people than ever are preferring to minimise contact with other people outside their immediate circle.
Australia is a great place to distance yourself from others in nature and that should be the same case for tours provided.
So if you’re looking for socially distanced tours of the Great Ocean Road, this option by Viator guarantees is for groups of no more than 5 travellers, pick up is from your hotel if requested and all other entry fees are included.
Hopefully this article helps you to get the most of your budget for a 12 Apostles tour and experience the amazing day trips to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne.
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