Melbourne lost the position of the most livable city in the world after being at the top for seven years. That hurts. Well done Vienna. However, we're still the second and doing our best to be back on top. But what really impresses in Melbourne is that despite being livable, vibrant, charming, it also offers a lot of possibilities of day tours giving the tourists the opportunity to get to know a variety of attractions on its surroundings. The top one being the Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, but also much more like the famous cute penguins at Phillip Island, the koalas and kangaroos and so many other Australian wildlife at the Moonlit Sanctuary, riding on the Puffing Billy to see the spectacular views of the Dandenong Ranges, the Yarra Valley with its internationally famous wineries. And we at Hit The Road Tours are very happy to offer you all these options and much more. Just click at the button below to get full description of our tours!
It's amazing how popular and internationally known the 12 Apostles attraction is.
Sometimes we get calls from customers inquiring about the Great Ocean Road tour, the most common question is whether we have a tour to the Twelve Apostles :)
In fact the Apostles are magnificent.
As we arrive there earlier than the large crowds, I usually rush down before my group and stand at the top of the stairs as I like to see the expressions on their faces, their body language when they have the first sight of the formations. The reaction is unanimous: WOW! This is what all of them say: WOW!
One thing is seeing pictures at Google but actually being there, it's a completely different story. That's a common sense among the visitors too.
The 12 Apostles in reality were never 12, they were 9 and the ninth partially collapsed in 2005 and fell down totally in 2009, so what we see there are 8 beautiful limestone stacks. Apparently the name was a marketing strategy to make the place famous using a Christian term.
Regardless the name or the quantity of stacks, it's a place to go. If you haven't been join us on the tour, we'll take you there before the arrival of the large crowds. If you have, then no problem, the place is worth visiting as many times as you can, as it gives us always a feeling of great energy!
Tourism combined with passion for travelling = Flexibility! Another fully booked Great Ocean Road Tour Reverse Itinerary for a small group was planned for the next day. I've checked the weather forecast for Port Campbell before going to sleep on the day before and it didn't look good at all. Maybe it will change, let's see tomorrow - I told myself. Alarm rings at 6am: Twelve Apostles, here we go. Another double check at the weather forecast: torrential rain at the Twelve Apostles between 10 am and 12 pm. OMG! This is exactly the time we have to visit the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Razorback and London Bridge when we travel the reverse itinerary on a Great Ocean Road Tour. That's not fair! Time to take a decision, and it was the best one, saved the day. Customers on board and I tell them: - My dears, I love doing the reverse itinerary on this Great Ocean Road Tour, but my first target is to create some remarkable moments for you, therefore I'll do all I can to take you to the Twelve Apostles when it's not raining. And so we did! First stop at Torquay: sunny, windy and two braves Aussie surfers were paddling their stand up boards. After that we went to Bells Beach, spotted some kangaroos on the way and there we had a great highlight on the day as the sun was shining against the golden cliff while the waves were spraying back hit by the winds. What a view. We love you Bells! It was still dry at Anglasea and Kenneth River when we then crossed Great Otway National Park under torrential rain! Thanks gods of the weather, this is a two hours drive and my tourists are all well protected inside the van! After visiting Port Campbell, London Bridge, the Loch ard Gorge and the Razorback we finally arrived at the Twelve Apostles. Guess what? Blue ski and amazing views! Thanks Great Ocean Road for another lovely tour, when we reversed the reverse itinerary for this small group!
** We would like to acknowledge the Eastern Maar People, the Wadawurrung People and the Bunurong People as the traditional owners people lands on which we travel through and gather on. We also pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.**
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