Great Ocean Road Closure – Mount Defiance

The Great Ocean Road will be closed to all traffic from the 28th of May until the 31st of May.

During this period, the following services will be provided.

Services to Geelong

From Apollo Bay

Services from Apollo Bay will run inland direct to Geelong.

The bus will depart Apollo Bay at the normal times of:

Depart Apollo Bay 6.00 9.47 14.45
Inland to Geelong Inland to Geelong Inland to Geelong
Arrive Geelong 8.35 12.32 17.30

From Wye River

A shuttle bus will depart Wye River, Kennett River and Skenes Creek at the times below and connect with the above Geelong bound bus from Apollo Bay.  If customers require wheelchair access, then they should call McHarry’s first.

Wye River 5.15 9.02 14.00
Kennett River 5.20 9.07 14.05
Skenes Creek 5.40 9.27 14.25
Apollo Bay 5.50 9.37 14.35

Customers who get on the bus between Wye River and Apollo Bay will not be able to get off between Lorne and Grovedale.

From Lorne

Buses will depart Lorne at the normal times and run via the normal route through to Geelong.

Depart Lorne 6.50 10.37 13.42 15.35
Normal Route Normal Route Normal Route Normal Route
Arv Geelong 8.35 12.32 15.15 17.30

Services from Geelong

Two buses will leave Geelong, one to Lorne, and the other to Apollo Bay.

To Lorne

Buses will depart Geelong at the normal times, and run via the normal route through to Lorne.

Depart Geelong 10.05 11.45 14.50 17.40 21.45 (Fri)
Normal Route Normal Route Normal Route Normal Route
Arrive Lorne 11.47 13.27 16.32 19.20 23.21 (Fri)

To Apollo Bay

Buses will depart Geelong at the normal times and run inland to Apollo Bay.

Depart Geelong 10.05 14.50 17.40
Inland to AB Inland to AB Inland to AB
Arrive Apollo Bay 12.53 16.01 20.23

From Apollo Bay, a shuttle service will meet this bus and service the following communities:

Apollo Bay 13.25 16.10 21.00
Skenes Creek 13.30 16.15 21.05
Kennett River 13.50 16.35 21.25
Wye River  13.55 16.40 21.30

If you require further information, please contact us by

  • Email info@mcharrys.com.au,
  • Phoning us on (03) 5223 2111 (7am to 5.30pm Mon-Fri),
  • Phoning Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight),
  • By fax (03) 5221 4823,
  • In person at 6 Reeves Court, Breakwater (7am until 5.30pm Mon-Fri),
  • PO Box 273, Belmont 3216