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Twelve Apostles Sunset Tour

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Get that Photo: 12 Apostles Sunset Tour

This Great Ocean Road 12 Apostles Sunset Tour is the best way to experience the 12 Apostles without all the usual crowds, finishing the day with one of the most spectacular sunset backdrops imaginable! This trip also includes an extra sweet stop at the ever more popular Chocolate Factory on the Great Ocean Road!

Your day will include the following highlights;

  • Great Ocean Road Chocolatiers and Ice-creamery
  • Historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
  • Surf Coast beaches, seaside towns and stunning costal views
  • Koala and wildlife spotting
  • The world famous Twelve Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge and the Shipwreck Coast


April to November

  • Melbourne every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Departure times: between 9:00 – 11:00am approx. 

December to March

  • Melbourne every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Winter departure times: from 11:00am approx.
NOTE: Pick-up times will vary with day light saving changes and the time of sunset.
What is Included:
  • Park Entry Fees
  • A friendly driver/guide
  • Informative tour commentary
  • Inner city hotel pick up and drop off
  • Audio translation Smartphone app in 10 languages
12 Apostles Sunset Tour
12 Apostles Sunset with friends

What you need:
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm and cool clothing
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Coral Safe Sunscreen on your travels
  • Camera/Phone/Go-Pro
12 Apostles Sunset Tour Itinerary:

This tour is perfect for those who would prefer a later start to the day and miss the normal tourists crowds found heading out earlier. Depart the city at a civil time of 11am*, and wind your way along all the main sights fair behind the main the tourist crowds. You will arrive at the Twelve Apostles in time for the sunset, have your cameras ready for an undisturbed view!

*times vary as sunset becomes earlier and the change in daylight saving times.
12 Apostles Sunset Tour: The start of the Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles Sunset Tour: Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch

First stop is the Great Ocean Road Chocolatiers for some free samples of their delicious creations, they also boast award winning Ice Cream! Lunch can be purchased here at own expense or you are welcome to bring your own food to have on the bus. 

Next stop in many eyes is the start the Great Ocean Road; the Memorial Arch. Time for those selfies, group pictures and a lesson on the history of the soldiers who built this road and dedicated it to their fallen comrades.

12 Apostles Sunset Tour
12 Apostles Sunset Tour: Koala Spotting

Along the journey you will be making stops to look for Koalas hanging out in the wild, as they are exactly that, wild, we cannot guarantee where they will show up, but our knowledgeable guides know all the best spots.

12 Apostles Sunset Tour
12 Apostles Sunset Tour: Port Campbell National Park

Next you travel to the Port Campbell National Park you will head down to Loch Ard Gorge. This is the site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks. Learn of the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva and then take time on the beach to look for the caves.

This is also where you will find rock formations such as Island Archway, Razorback and the ‘Salt and Pepper Shakers’..

12 Apostles Sunset Tour
The perfect ending to your 12 Apostles Sunset Tour

As the last rays of the lowering sun are still in the sky you will walk out to the Twelve Apostles.Walk the boardwalks and breath in the fresh air coming up from the Southern Ocean as the sun slowly sets behind these breathtaking Limestone Rock formations. Once the sun has dropped purple clouds glow over the striking vista.

Having soaked in the beautiful views you will head back to the bus for our return journey. Stop for dinner (own expense) in a country town along the way. Relax and take in the countryside as the city lights of Melbourne begin to appear ahead.

Note: Itineraries may change due to weather or other circumstances
Important Information
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • Food can be purchased on stops during the tour or bring your own
  • Child rates apply to children between 0 and 12 years
  • To maximise the comfort of your journey, no luggage storage facilities are provided and it is recommended you bring a small daypack no bigger than 5kg

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 0% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee
  • Date Changes up to and including 7 days in advance will incur a $25 Wildlife Tours Australia admin fee


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Reducing their Carbon Footprint:
  • Renewable Energy: The Get Lost Travel Group depot in Melbourne is powered by 100% solar energy.
  • Offsetting Carbon Emissions: 100% of all transport emissions are offset with their partnership with not-for-profit Greenfleet (see below).
  • LED Lighting: The majority of lighting used by Get Lost Travel Group’s offices and depots is LED. This has reduced consumption by 65%.
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Commitment to Wildlife:
  • Koala Clancy Foundation: The Get Lost Travel Group are proud sponsors of the Koala Clancy Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation passionate about the health and well-being of wild koalas.
  • Wipe for Wildlife: Get Lost Travel Group, we have chosen to Wipe for Wildlife at the workplace, using only recycled toilet paper and tissues supplied by Who Gives A Crap.
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They plant native biodiverse forests to offset carbon emissions on behalf of individuals and businesses and help fight the impacts of climate change. Since 1997, Greenfleet have planted more than 9.4 million native trees across over 500 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand. 

Note: Wildlife Tours Australia does not currently hold Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia.

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We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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