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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

  • Small-group full-day tour along the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne
  • Spot koalas and kangaroos in the wild at a nature reserve
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell National Park
Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne
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Embark on a thrilling journey along Australia’s most famous coastal drive – the Great Ocean Road. Set out from Melbourne for an 11-hour tour by air-conditioned minivan, stopping along the way at the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Keep your camera to hand as you spot kangaroos and koalas on a rainforest stroll and admire the dreamy landscapes of Port Campbell National Park, including the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience and includes hotel pick-up.
What to Expect
After morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, travel in a comfortable minivan southwest to reach the Great Ocean Road.

Visit highlights such as Split Point Lighthouse, a nature reserve and pristine beaches. Take a walk in a eucalyptus forest at the Conservation Ecology Centre to look for koalas, kangaroos and native birdlife in their natural habitat. Learn about the center’s conservation work that protects wildlife such as koalas and tiger quolls, the biggest remaining marsupial carnivore in mainland Australia. Stop in the pretty town of Apollo Bay to purchase lunch from one of the town’s excellent cafes and restaurants.

Top off your day by visiting the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, both located within Port Campbell National Park. Learn about the geology that shaped limestone rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles, and hear about the Shipwreck Coast and the sinking of the English ship Loch Ard in 1878.

Throughout the day, you'll have plenty of time for photo ops of rugged cliffs, churning waves and charming seaside towns along this scenic stretch of Victoria’s coast. Hear about the region from onboard commentary provided by your knowledgeable driver-guide, and keep an eye out for whales and dolphins offshore, and Australian native animals including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and bandicoots. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.
Reviews (32)
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Reviewed yesterday
Shane was the best!!!

This was a great day trip from Melbourne. Shane was the driver/guide and was the best! He knows the area, share all sorts of great information, made stops for photos, took our pictures for us! He was friendly, outgoing and just the absolute best. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Frank’s the best!

Great day trip, lovely small coach. Fabulous views with just the right amount of time at each stop. Best part of the day was our guide Frank, he was passionate about his city and surrounds, incredibly knowledgeable about the area and generally a really nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Long day but definitely worth it.

This trip was a long day starting at 8am and getting dropped off at 7pm but it was 100% worth it, the sights you see are something else. We had Shane as our driver and he was great, really kept everyone going all day with...More

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Sebastian_Oceania, Owner at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing our tour. Yes, the Great Ocean Road Tours do require a full day outing, but we are really thrilled that you had such a good time. Happy onward travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank all the way!

Frank was AMAZING! We are from Chicago and went for our honeymoon. Frank made us feel like everyone on the tour had been life long friends. He's very knowledgeable, friendly AND made us feel safe (we ran into an small not so safe snake and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jazmin O
Sebastian_Oceania, Owner at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review Jazmin. We are thrilled you enjoyed your day out with Frank and Oceania Tours. Congratulations on your recent marriage, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon.

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Failed to collect

We waited at the appointed time in the area suggested with an excellent view of the surrounding areas so it would have been impossible to have not seen the ‘white Renault’ for our trip. We believe no one turned up to collect us and certainly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sebastian_Oceania, Owner at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

We are very sorry indeed to read this review and to hear about your negative experience. We are very sorry you didn’t get to enjoy the tour with us. When you called two days before we indicated time, place and what vehicle to look for....More

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5 November 2018|
Response from Morgan C | Reviewed this property |
We were stayiing in a hotel in the city centre so we got picked up outside our hotel so dont know about pick up from Cruise Ship terminals