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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

  • 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 Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$108,31
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Great Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$108,31
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.
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.
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1 - 5 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Not as memorable

Many toilet stops and but he drove through the nature parks and offered just a stop but absolutely no walk through within park like other Operators. Drove us around an empty plot with no kangaroos in sight too. Too hurried and he was rushing us...More

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

Thanks for your review Veggiemight. I am sorry you did not like some aspects of my tour. Unfortunately I cannot guarantee wildlife, I wish I could. You only had to ask to have the Wi-Fi reset as it has an auto time out function. Did...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank a999b
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. Didn't that rain come down hard at the 12 Apostles? the weather wasn't great, but I think we made up for it with some great chats and a bit of fun along the way. Yes the Barramundi is a...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 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 5 weeks 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

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1 July 2018|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
We also contacted the company by mobile.
17 June 2018|
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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....
Jasmine K
3 June 2018|
Response from Kathy T |
Would like to make a booking for the 4/7/2018 x 2 people. Dani