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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$115.69
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Great Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$115.69
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 (118)
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Reviewed yesterday
Unforgettable beautiful experience

We were lucky choosing Stuart's specially designed small group great ocean road day tour. There were only 4 travelers, us and an couple from Canada. We started early at 6:00, Stuart greeted us with a bag of hand picked Aussie style breakfast, we were able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jessicax896
Reviewed 6 days ago
Just the most beautiful coastline you will see!

We had a wonderful day touring the Great Ocean Road with Stuart. This is just a glorious spot on the globe! I am so glad that we detoured to Melbourne specifically to do this. The tour left quite early and we were not met with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GAMomof3boys
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Momof3boys, It was a great day and I am glad you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure having you and your family on board and I enjoyed our chats. The scenery is great , but as you said summer here brings flies. Lorne is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Well planned tour; prickly guide

My family of 4 participated in Stuart’s small group tour of the Great Ocean Road on Friday, December 14th, 2018. We were lucky to have just a small group (our tour included only one other guest, a charming young man from New York who worked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank PsychSP
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you feel the way you do.,but I note you have constructed your review in a way that I cannot win which ever way I answer. If I reply with anything but an agreement with all you have...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018 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!

1  Thank rowena1986
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

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

Reviewed 16 November 2018
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 23 November 2018

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

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4 December 2018|
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.
1 July 2018|
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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....