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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

Highlights
  • Enjoy a spectacular road trip and photo ops on the famous Great Ocean Road
  • Leave early to beat the crowds and big tour buses to the top sights
  • Small group of just eight people ensure a more personalized experience
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Great Ocean Road Day Tour
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Great Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$115.81
Overview
This small-group tour of the Great Ocean Road departs and returns early from Melbourne so you arrive before other tour groups and avoid the crowds at most lookouts. Capacity is limited to eight passengers, with premium service that includes lunch and snacks. Spend a full day of sightseeing including the Shipwreck Coast, with more stops than usual plus extra time to linger at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with early-morning pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, head out the city bound for the famous Great Ocean Road.

Pass through Torquay and Anglesea, making a stop to spot wild kangaroos around Bells Beach and admire the views from Fairhaven Beach. Continue to Lorne and make a photo stop at Apollo Bay before arriving in Lavers Hill, where you enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the Cozy Mountain Café.

After lunch, drive through the wild bushland of the Otway Ranges to arrive at one of the Great Ocean Road’s most photographed landmarks—the Twelve Apostles. Nearby, visit Loch Ard Gorge on the Shipwreck Coast and learn how this notorious stretch of coast earned its nickname.

Finally, turn inland for your return to Melbourne, passing the Colac Lakes and the town of Winchelsea along the way. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Reviews (115)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect excursion!

This small group tour of just 7 people was the perfect way to see the Great Ocean Road. We left early, beat the crowds and was home by 5pm to enjoy the evening! Perfectly planned and thought out!

Thank rowena1986
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Rowena. A great review. You hit the nail on the head. I appreciate you taking the time to review the tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect way to see the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles!

Touring the Great Ocean Road and seeing the breathtaking scenery of this area is one of those experiences that you'll likely never forget. It is just beautiful. And Stuart and his company the Great Ocean Road Tour is the perfect way to see it. Instead...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E_Lee_07
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe I looked in here,and there was no response!!! I replied to your fantastic review last week but I don't know where it went to. Your review has been posted on Facebook and my Web site. That's how much your review affected me....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Great Ocean Road. It starts early which is a plus so we could beat most of the crowds. Twelve Apostles stop was still busy but easy enough to navigate and take photos. We stopped multiple times and each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevinmarshall2011
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Kevin, I am glad you had a great day and enjoyed your tour. Sharing the knowledge sometimes is very rewarding especially when you ask questions and show an interest so I am glad you appreciated the chats and info shared during the day. Cheers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Hospitality and Seamless Trip!

It was a great time together exploring the Great Ocean Road. Stuart was prompt, on-time and always full of knowledge wherever we went to. I appreciated his passion for the area and his knowledge about all the different sites along the Great Ocean Road. Even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen V
Stuart B, Manager at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Stephen. I am glad you enjoyed your day. I am still trying to control the weather. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great small group your

This is a must do tour for the area! The views are spectacular. Stuart was fantastic! We started early and got back by 5pm which was nice. It had been a rainy day, but Stuart kept watching the forecast and got us to places before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Boston-yankee
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Karen, just as you said huh?? Thanks for the review. we had a great day and I was only too happy to help with your requests. Thanks for the questions and laughs. I enjoyed your company. Safe travels and enjoy Tassie. Stuart

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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't do the Phillip Island tour. We did enjoy the Great Ocean Road Tour immensely though.
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
We also contacted the company by mobile.
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure this will be OK, we got picked up at our hotel in St. Kilda without even asking.........enjoy your trip....
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