Catch a light plane from Melbourne down to Cobden (20 mins from Bellevue) and see the magnificent coastline along the way! The plane lands at Cobden Airport (20mins from Bellevue). From $750 for up to 6 passengers.
OPTION 4. Public Train and Private Car with Tour (approx 6 hours)
Take the VLine Train from Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) to Camperdown train station (3hrs) where you are met by a local guide. Visit the Arch and London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, the world famous Twelve Apostles and Gibsons Steps Beach. Have lunch in Port Campbell and a walk around Loch Ard Gorge. Guests are then transported back to Bellevue Farmstay.
OPTION 5. Public Train and Public Bus with Tour (approx 6 hours)
Take a VLine train from Melbourne (Southern Cross station) to Geelong Railway Station (1 hour), where you can connect with a VLine bus which will drive you around the Great Ocean Road/Surf Coast section (approx 5hrs). This is a great way to travel because you are up high in the bus for great viewing, although allow for plenty of travelling time! You'll exit at Port Campbell, where a driver can meet you and bring you back to Bellevue. For bus timetable visit www.vline.com.au
OPTION 6: Public Train (3.5 hrs)
Three times a day (morning, lunchtime and evening) there is a VLine train leaving from Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) to Camperdown Station. There are then four options to travel from Camperdown Railway Station to Bellevue Farmstay (another 30 mins).
a. Bus (www.vline.com.au)
b. Local Timboon Taxis (www.timboonbikehireandtaxis.com)
c. Local Tour Operator
d. Hire a car in Camperdown and drive yourself for this last portion.