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Posted December 15th, 2013 - 6:48 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Dear all,

I found that take local public transportation quite cheap, return per person only AUS15.20 compare I take local tour normally the cheapest price is $95. If I take a public transport-V/line go to Geelong then take transit bus ahead to Ocean Road of Torquay, Anglesssaa, Lorne Apollo Bay one way. Is it I can stop by each place to take photo or sightseeing then go to next stop by multiple? Does transit bus need to pay money?

Please advise. Thanks.

Posted December 15th, 2013 - 8:15 am by from Colac, Australia (Permalink)
Hi,

I would advise you check the timetable. If you are catching the V/Line bus to go as far as Apollo Bay you will have no time to stop and get of the bus to take photos. I am not sure how many services run each day. If you have a window seat (opposite side to driver) you should be able to get some great shots from the window whilst the bus is travelling as you will be on the seaside of the cliffs. I live one hour drive from Apollo Bay & Lorne. Hope you enjoy the GOR

Stephen

Posted December 15th, 2013 - 2:50 pm by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your useful advise, means prefer me join local tour, right? I find cheaper price join local tour is AU$95/person, quite costly compare take public transport.

regards,
Fion

Posted December 15th, 2013 - 8:35 pm by from Colac, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Fion,

My suggestion if you are wanting to see the GOR, it can be done in one day on a small bus from Melbourne. They stop at all the destinations and will go through to see 12 Apostles etc.
I am not sure of the cost but the buses are usually full(18-22) people. All the buses call into my home town on the way and stop for dinner at the fast food establishments.

I hope you get to see the GOR.

Stephen

Posted December 22nd, 2013 - 1:39 am by from Colac, Australia (Permalink)
Did you get to do the GOR

Posted December 22nd, 2013 - 9:06 am by from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Permalink)
Yupe...i got a car and do the whole GOR

Posted December 23rd, 2013 - 2:19 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
I regret if this is pretty late, but I only saw this post now.

Yes, you can take public transport along the Great Ocean Road, all the way to the 12 Apostles by V/Line.

The service operates only every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The train departs Southern Cross (Melbourne) at 9am to Geelong station, arriving at 9.57am. Transfer to a coach at Geelong station which departs at 10.15am. It does not stop until Apollo Bay for lunch (and to transfer to another coach) at 12.48pm. The connecting coach departs at 1.25pm.

From there, it does not stop until 12 Apostles at 2.40pm, leaving at 3.10pm (hence you have 30 mins for photos and such). Arrives at Lorh-Ard Gorge at 3.15pm, leaving 15 minutes later. It then stops at London Bridge at 3.40pm for 10 minutes, followed by the Bay of Islands at 4pm for 10 minutes. You will then arrive at Warrnambool station at 4.55pm. The train departs Warrnambool station for Melbourne South Cross at 5.16pm.

The return trip will costs you $68.40 full fare. Note that concession fares do not apply in the state of Victoria unless a valid Victoria-issued concession card is shown.

For the timetable,visit this link:

http://www.vline.com.au/pdf/timetables/apollobay.pdf/apollobay

Hope this helps.

Cheers.

Edgar

Posted April 9th, 2014 - 4:36 pm from Melbourne, Australia
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