Churchill Island: A Piece Of The Past

Churchill Island: A Piece Of The Past

Churchill Island is a peculiar location in Melbourne’s surrounding area. It’s a place that has been frozen in time, remaining the same since it was settled in 1801. It was in this time that Lieutenant James Grant and his crew of the Lady Nelson felled the island’s trees and began cultivating the island’s land. The soil was planted with wheat, corn, potatoes, peas, coffee beans, apples, peaches and nectarines “for the future of our fellow men,…

The Place Where All Nature Comes Together: The Nobbies

The Place Where All Nature Comes Together: The Nobbies

Victoria is home to a wide variety of beautiful nature. From rainforests to mountains, and from whales to kangaroos, all can be found in the Southern state. Even among all of these marvels, the Nobbies stand out as a truly unique piece of nature. Its combination of wildlife and scenery is something that will certainly stick with you for a long time. The Area The area surrounding the Nobbies Centre is uniquely breath taking, both…

The Penguin Parade – A Marvel Of Nature

The Penguin Parade – A Marvel Of Nature

                                                                                                                                            History Phillip Island has always been an important place for the people of Australia. For thousands of years, the Aboriginal peoples of Australia made good use of the island. Its position in the ocean close to the mainland makes it a place where many forms of wildlife come together, and is therefore a great source of food. The local wallabies, fish and muttonbirds often made for a nice dinner. In the…

The Budding Wildlife Of Moonlit Sanctuary

The Budding Wildlife Of Moonlit Sanctuary

One of Australia’s many charms is it’s expansive range of wildlife. The island’s unique climate and long isolation from the rest of the world lead to many one-of-a-kind animals and ecosystems all over the continent. Since the inhabitable areas of the country were quickly claimed by the many European settlers, the native animals lost a lot of their natural habitats and some even went extinct within a few decades. Fortunately, the welfare of animals is…

Apollo Bay – The Ideal Oceanside Lunch

Apollo Bay – The Ideal Oceanside Lunch

Perhaps the most popular and well-known town along the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is a town with many faces, and an important stop on our Great Ocean Road Tour. Being on the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay has its share of beautiful nature, charming character and delicious foods.  Rainforest on the Waves As is the case with many of Australia’s coastal towns on the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is lodged between the Southern…

Twelve Apostles – The Pinnacle of the Great Ocean Road

Twelve Apostles – The Pinnacle of the Great Ocean Road

The Twelve Apostles is a real marvel of nature, and also the peak of our Great Ocean Road Tour. The Twelve Apostles were first known as “The Sow and Piglets” by whale hunters in the 1800’s, the name was changed in the 1920’s, to appeal to future tourists. An observant eye may note, however, that there were only ever 10 rock stacks. Since the original counting two stacks have collapsed, with the last one going…

Lorne – An Icon of the Great Ocean Road

Lorne – An Icon of the Great Ocean Road

  Our Great Ocean Road Tour will pass through the Picturesque town of Lorne, local favourite seaside getaway. It can be found wedged between lovely beaches and the dense Great Otway National Park. The town is therefore known for its sensational walks and instagrammable vistas. “GO” Road Stop The Great Ocean Road is a very popular destination for many, but for motorcyclists especially. The sublime route itself, combined with some stunning stops make it a…

Stories of the Great Ocean Road: Loch Ard Gorge

Stories of the Great Ocean Road: Loch Ard Gorge

Loch Ard Gorge is one of the Great Ocean Road’s main attractions. It is a location with a beautiful, but tragic history. In 1878 it was the set for Australia’s most famous shipwreck. On the night of the disaster the passengers and crew had been having a party. After in excess of two months at sea without sighting land, the following day they expected to sail through the heads of Port Phillip Bay and into…

Whale Season on the Great Ocean Road

Whale Season on the Great Ocean Road

Whale Season on the Great Ocean Road While the weather is certainly much cooler during Melbourne’s winter months, this period is still a fantastic time to visit the Great Ocean Road. Not only is the Great Ocean Road much quieter and the crowds at the famous locations much smaller, but the ocean swells are also much more powerful and spectacular. Guests on our Great Ocean Road day tours also have a real chance of spotting…

The Best Great Ocean Road Tour

The Best Great Ocean Road Tour

Here at Otway Discovery Tours we often get asked “which is the best Great Ocean Road tour?” and “which tour should i choose?” so we thought we would put together a guide on all of our tours and the differences to make the decision easier for you! 1 day great ocean road tour This is the classic tour, when people think day trip on the Great Ocean Road this is what comes to mind. On…