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Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne provided by Bilby Travel

Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne
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About
See for yourself why the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most epic road trips. On this full-day private tour from Melbourne, visit the famous Twelve Apostles, the Otways, Bells Beach, and many other must-see spots. Have lunch in Apollo Bay, stop for lots of great photo opportunities, and even see koalas in the wild along this stunning coastal route—all with a private guide to handle the logistics.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road on this private full-day tour
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, Split Point Lighthouse, and more
  • Observe koalas in their natural habitat and hand-feed parrots
  • Includes return transport from Melbourne; upgrade for helicopter tour
What to expect
  • After early-morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, leave the city for the legendary Great Ocean Road and its beautiful beaches, coastal vistas, beachfront towns, and national parks filled with native wildlife. The first stop is Bells Beach, a world-renowned surf spot. Continue to the Split Point Lighthouse, where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet. Stop at Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense) as you admire the views from this lovely seaside town. Next, head into the fern-rich rain forest and see if you can spot any wild koalas in the eucalyptus trees. You may be able to hand-feed parrots in this area as well. A highlight of this trip is the UNESCO-listed Twelve Apostles. Marvel at these massive rock formations, and head down the Gibson Steps to the beach for another perspective. Optionally take a short scenic helicopter flight over the landmark (own expense) before returning to your Melbourne hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road on this private full-day tour
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, Split Point Lighthouse, and more
  • Observe koalas in their natural habitat and hand-feed parrots
  • Includes return transport from Melbourne; upgrade for helicopter tour
What to expect
  • After early-morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, leave the city for the legendary Great Ocean Road and its beautiful beaches, coastal vistas, beachfront towns, and national parks filled with native wildlife. The first stop is Bells Beach, a world-renowned surf spot. Continue to the Split Point Lighthouse, where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet. Stop at Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense) as you admire the views from this lovely seaside town. Next, head into the fern-rich rain forest and see if you can spot any wild koalas in the eucalyptus trees. You may be able to hand-feed parrots in this area as well. A highlight of this trip is the UNESCO-listed Twelve Apostles. Marvel at these massive rock formations, and head down the Gibson Steps to the beach for another perspective. Optionally take a short scenic helicopter flight over the landmark (own expense) before returning to your Melbourne hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29867P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Bay
Duration
10–14 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from private addresses
  • Airports:
  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
  • Avalon Airport, 80 Beach Rd, Lara VIC 3212, Australia
  • Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
  • Ports:
  • Melbourne Station Pier
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Apollo Bay
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from private addresses
  • Airports:
  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
  • Avalon Airport, 80 Beach Rd, Lara VIC 3212, Australia
  • Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
  • Ports:
  • Melbourne Station Pier
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–14 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bells Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Teddy's Lookout
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kennett River
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Twelve Apostles
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Aidah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions
Birthday trip to Melbourne
Dec 2019 • Family
Superb journey with beautiful ocean scenary along the journey. It was very hot day but the colour of the ocean was so clear and beautiful from green, turquoise and blue.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Billy
1 contribution
FREE & EASY
Dec 2019
Leave Melbourne @ 08:00 and it's free & easy to visit most interesting place along Great Ocean Road. Even there is an accident delaying but the driver is so patient to make our journey worth it. My family really enjoy this trip without hiring own transport.
Written 8 December 2019
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MXMITCHELL
Thanks, Billy. Hope to see you in Melbourne again.
Written 9 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

fablejas
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
Fantastic day at Great ocean road
I booked a private tour for my extended family of 8 adults with pick up from suburbs . Max's email response is fast and price is reasonable which led to us choosing him in the end. Richard is our driver for the tour day and he is punctual and patient with my elderly kins. The trip is tiring but he makes stops for us to enjoy comfortably. Also special thanks for stopping by for dinner pickup at macdonald even when we are running slightly late coming back home.
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shireen_Tan_Shiyun
Singapore, null, Singapore4 contributions
Thanks for stopping by to ease the dizzy day
Sep 2019 • Family
Thanks Max for stopping by just in time to feed the wild birds and let us had a good laugh! We realised we don’t feel so nauseas after the bird stop 🙆🏻‍♀️
Written 1 October 2019
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Ellen B
Orlando19 contributions
A Perfect Day
Jun 2019 • Family
My family--2 adults and 4 teens took the private Great Ocean Road Tour. The guide let us decide how long to spend at each stop and how active we wanted to be. There were opportunities to go down to the beach or just enjoy views from the top. Sometimes we did a quick look and at other stops the kids explored more. We enjoyed fish and chips at Apollo's Bay. On the way home we asked the guide to help us find a place to get a quick dinner which wasn't part of the tour and he found a place on the route with lots of options that pleased the whole family.
Written 6 July 2019
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Palllo
Croydon, UK11 contributions
A beautiful trip made perfect by Michael!
Nov 2018 • Couples
My parents and uncle aunty were on a 10 day New Zealand tour in the mid of November.
As they had an early morning flight back to india on the 19th November we decided to book them back to Melbourne on the 17th instead of 18th, keeping a safeguard of one day just incase their flight from Queenstown to Melbourne had any issues.
That gave them a whole day in Melbourne and so we decided to book them on the Great Ocean Road trip. They were staying at the Marriott and the concierge suggested that we book the coach tour for them. After speaking to a couple of coach operators, I felt that this trip would not do justice with 40-60 fellow travellers. A quick search online got me to Bilbytravel website and the promising reviews looked good. A quick chat with Max reassured me that i could trust my parents with them, and I'm glad I did.
Confirmations, bookings all very smooth. Max was very prompt and helpful.
Michael reached on time and made the 12 hour trip for my family one of their most memorable ones. They are avid travellers and could not stop raving about the service provided. Its been two days since their trip and they have messaged me 4 times that I should make sure that I leave a review for Michael. He went out of the way to show them extra bits, was prompt with the first aid kit when my dad was goofing around and fell down and hurt himself. Overall they had an excellent trip.
Thank you Max and Michael for making their trip more memorable and making it easier for me to plan their trip from London.
Written 20 November 2018
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Leonfyy
4 contributions
Beautiful day on the Great Ocean Road
Sep 2018 • Family
My family and I went on a day trip to the Great Ocean Road, and Daniela was our guide. She was so friendly and entertaining, and was able to share plenty of information about the sights, as well as great stories. She truly made the experience lively and fun throughout the long drive.
Written 3 October 2018
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A52ODB
Hong Kong, China14 contributions
Richard did an amazing job!
Travelling in Melbourne in the winter is not without risk. We decided to take the plunge and spend a day travelling the Great Ocean Road. Richard was our guide / driver and did an outstanding job! The day surpassed our expectations. Despite the variable weather, we witnessed the coast line at its best, largely due to Richard’s expertise and navigation. A long but very worthwhile day. Highly recommended.
Written 18 August 2018
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Eugene D
Clinton, CT89 contributions
Spectacular Trip Made Better By A Professional and Fun Guide
Feb 2018 • Couples
We recently completed a private tour of the Great Ocean Road given by Max.

Max met us at the cruise terminal dock on time at 6:30 am to begin our drive out of Melbourne before morning traffic. Max, being an experienced guide did the tour "backwards" to avoid tour busses taking the conventional route. This tactic saved time and avoided tour buses with their hordes of people. This alone was worth the investment.

The tour itself was wonderful. Max has encyclopedic knowledge of the Great Ocean Road and explained the sites to whatever detail we wished. He was engaging and had a sense of humor.

There are too many spectacular sites to mention along the Great Ocean Road the Bilby brochure covers them all. Being a private tour Max will customize the stops, including lunch and bio breaks to the clients desires. Do not hesitate to ask.

I cannot more highly recommend the Bilby Great Ocean Road Private tour. Skip the expensive ships tour and contact Max. He will be happy to serve you.

Finally, thanks to Max for finding my wife's Fit Bit in the back of the car and mailing it back to her. That's great service.

Recommendation -- do not hesitate to go !
Written 22 February 2018
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Dear Eugene and Judith. Thank you very much for the very detailed and positive review, I appreciate that. I enjoyed the day with you and I'm really glad to hear that you had fun too. We had some very interesting conversations about many things which I enjoyed. Thanks and hope to see you again soon.
Written 7 March 2018
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rk4321
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
12 Apostles Tour
Had a great experience during the Twelve Apostles Tour with Bilby Travel, thanks to very friendly attitude of Max, his knowledge of the area and also the flexibility in his approach. The scenery was spectacular most of the way and the luxurious SUV made the trip super comfortable too. We enjoyed it so much that we took another tour with Max-The wineries tour in the Yarra Valley, a couple of days later which turned to be an excellent experience as well.
Written 3 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best Winery Tour!
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Good tour for first timers in Melbourne
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When in doubt, go PRIVATE!
I have taken 3 private tours with Bilby Travel in the past 10 days with Max. As a mother traveling with a 5-year-ol
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What a nice memories with the good tour guide
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Great ocean road family trip
It was a really great an unforgettable experience with your company.The driver Igor was very wonderful.He has provi
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Brilliant service
Cannot thank our driver Richard enough for a great day! Took a mish-mash of family from the suburbs down to morning
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Great Winery Tour!
My friends and I had a great time with Bruce on the Winery Tour! He took us to wonderful wineries and he was very i
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Private Tours Are the Way To Go!!!
Tired of booking "Shore Excursions" while on a cruise and then sharing your activity with 50 other people on a moto
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Highly Recommended!!
We highly recommended Bilby Travel. Max was very friendly and responsive too. During our trip to Mt Buller, i was f
Grandy O
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Family trip in Melbourne
I would love to recommend this tour to anyone who wants to have tour in Melbourne. 2 times and never have bad exper
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