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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

  • Early departure: beat the crowds and get there before other tour buses
  • Spectacular photo opportunities along the Great Ocean Road
  • Great value: hotel pickup, breakfast, and lunch included
Great Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$109.10
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Great Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$109.11
The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most famous road trips, running along the south-west coast of Victoria. On this tour, make an early start to escape the crowds and benefit from a small group size, meaning no waiting in line to take photos at popular viewpoints. Stop at all the most memorable sights along the way, including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Lorne, and the Shipwreck Coast.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with an early-morning pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, leave the city behind and set out along the south coast of Australia to drive the famous Great Ocean Road.

Pass through Torquay and Anglesea, making a stop to spot wild kangaroos around Bell 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’ll enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the Cozy Mountain Café.

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

Finally, return to Melbourne via an inland route, passing the Colac Lakes and the town of Winchelsea along the way. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great small group tour

This was a very memorable tour down the Great Ocean Road. Leaving Melbourne at 6 AM, we were able to get to the lookout sites before any other tours and had the sites to ourselves to admire the views and take pictures. And, we were...More

Thank a999b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Memorable SMALL group tour!

This day tour with Stuart was the 3rd and last of our day tours in Melbourne. The 1st tour had 23 people, the second 10 and this one 8. The difference between the first and last tour was night and day; comparing Stuart’s personalized service...More

Thank globetrottingNYer
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It is always appreciated when people enjoy the tour and then take the time to review. Thank you for your review and I am glad you had a great day.

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Great tour!

I travel quite a bit and have taken quite a few tours. This was one of the best! Stuart was an amazing guide and driver and provided a very clean and comfortable van for our trip. The size of the tour was perfect. Generally with...More

1  Thank L B
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you LB for your great Review. I like it when you can't say enough good things about the tour. But I think you said quiet a few good things anyway. I do like my little bus and yes it does allow us to get...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Fantastic tour - highly recommended

Having read previous reviews re this tour I can honestly say that I agree wholeheartedly with all the comments regarding the driver and tour guide Stu. Stu really does ensure that the guests on his tour bus are treated well - from the snack pack...More

Thank sarajanehaggerty
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

I would welcome many guests from Townsville if they were as pleasant as you both. It is a treat to have lovely people touring and we did have a great group and brilliant weather. I am so happy you enjoyed your tour and thank you...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018
What a great day seeing some of Australia's finest coastline

Stu picked us up exactly where and when he said, no anxiety there. Obviously he has put a great deal of thought and passenger consideration into this tour. The explanations, comments, direct tour information and information on Australia in general was wonderful; backed with Stuart's...More

1  Thank Graeme S
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks Graeme for your lovely review. It was a great day and you are right, I think everyone did leave as friends. It was a beaut day along the road and the company was enthusiastic and fun. I am glad you and San enjoyed your...More

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18 June 2018|
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Response from globetrottingNYer | Reviewed this property |
we were picked up at our hotel.
Jasmine K
3 June 2018|
Response from Kathy T |
Would like to make a booking for the 4/7/2018 x 2 people. Dani