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Itinerary
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.
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Overview
The Great Ocean Road, running along the southwest coast of Victoria, is one of Australia’s most iconic road trips. This small-group guided tour stops at the route’s most memorable sights, including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Lorne, and the Shipwreck Coast. And the early start time means you beat the crowds—meaning no waiting in line to take photos at popular viewpoints. Lunch in Lavers Hill is included.
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
  • Great value: includes hotel pickup and drop-off, coffee, snacks, and lunch
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing tour; much more than I expected.

Stuart is a very experienced tour guide. Very friendly and his knowledge of the areas he took us to was impressive. The tour is well thought out. The places we visited were interesting and the sights and scenery we experienced were spectacular. Best of all...More

Thank Mauro B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Experience

The tour is very enjoyable. Stuart is very friendly and provided a lot of useful information for the guests throughout the trips. He also answered our questions. He also constantly make sure that we are doing ok too! We would recommend this trip to people...More

Thank Esther P
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Esther for your review. Yes I do like to make sure my guests are OK during the trip. It such a big day and sometimes someone just wants to know someone is looking after them. I am glad you appreciated the extra photo...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Most amazing tour I’ve ever been on!

Stuart was very friendly, took us too the most amazing viewing spots. Lunch was very nice. Highly recommend

Thank Yoshi G
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks Yoshi. thank you for the recommendation and the great review headline. I am very happy it was the most amazing tour for you. I appreciate you taking the time and reviewing my tour. Cheers, Stuart

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile
Kudos to Stuart

Firstz I wasn't overwhelmed by the scenery as I have seen similar ocean views. That said, the views were great and you would have plenty of photo stops. Stuart made the trip smooth and fun. We left earlier and pretty much everywhere we stopped, there...More

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Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review my tour. I appreciate your comments and I am glad I was able to provide you with an enjoyable day out. Cheers.

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Great small tour with all the highlights!

Stuart is a nice and knowledgeable tour guide who manages to hit all the highlights of the great ocean road while still getting us back by 5pm. The views are breathtaking and the van is spacious and comfortable, with snacks, wifi, and charging stations. Highly...More

Thank Harry K
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks Harry, I am glad you enjoyed your tour. We had a good day with a good group and the weather did it's best for winter. I appreciate you taking the time to send in a review. Regards, Stuart

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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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