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Private Great Ocean Road Tour with Local Guide / Reverse tour Recommended provided by Marks Melbourne Private Tours

Private Great Ocean Road Tour with Local Guide / Reverse tour Recommended

Private Great Ocean Road Tour with Local Guide / Reverse tour Recommended
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, 6 Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, 6 Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Great Ocean Road
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Twelve Apostles
    Stop: 70 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Gibsons Steps
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Apollo Bay
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Kennett River
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lorne
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
7 reviews
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Leo
1 contribution
Dec 2019
The Twelve Apostles is an absolutely must, some stay longer but I did a day trip with Mark the tour guide and it was phenomenal.

The weather was perfect, the sun was nice and warm and the views breathtaking.

We stopped to see some birds, cockatoos, parakeets and other 10 different species I have no clue what they were. All I know is that they were gorgeous and if you wanted you could interact with them. I had a blast!

We were driving down the Great Ocean Road and I spotted a Koala, we stopped and there were many!! Including a mommy with its Koala baby, what a precious moment!
That couldn’t have happened if we were in a tour bus.

We saw Kangaroos in the wild, maybe 10 of them, one was about 6 feet tall and stared us down. I had my Kangaroo hat on and felt fearless, what an adventure!

Bottom line: this is one of the most beautiful places in the world and you have to see it.
You do not want to rush your way in a packed bus with school kids, you want to take your time, take your selfies and appreciate life at its best. I’ve hired guides many times before, Mark is by far the best of them all.
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Leo for the great review. Yes it was an enjoyable day and I have fond memories of taking the 3 of you all around the Great Ocean Road. And of course the koalas & kangaroos & other wildlife add to the magic of the day. And the weather was near perfect too. Regards Mark
Written 4 February 2020
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MarleneL7
New York City, NY58 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Mark was waiting for us at the designated time and following his advice, we beat the bus tours to the 12 Apostles. While there are no longer 12 Apostles, it is absolutely beautiful and Mark knew the places to take us to get a full perspective of this area. Mark's knowledge about the area, and his soft spoken enthusiasm, made us more aware of how precious this iconic landmark really is. Following Mark's advice, we had a wonderful lunch at Apollo Bay, and he took us to a number of beaches that were absolutely beautiful. It is a shame not to stick your feet in the water.
Mark took us to a golf course, where we saw over 300 kangaroos, us close and personal. His knowledge of nature, was well appreciated while visiting the sites.
Mark was cognizant of our time restraints, as we were on a cruise, and got us back
to the ship in plenty of time.
Written 22 January 2019
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Thank you for the review. Avoiding the coaches and buses as much as possible always makes the touring a more enjoyable experience. We always endeavour to give our guests a quieter and more relaxed tour away from the busier places. Glad you enjoyed the day so much. Regards Mark
Written 11 February 2019
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Tony
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Fantastic trip!! Thanks for Mark’s excellent itinerary arrangements and hospitality!! Managed to beat the traffic and see all what I want to :-)
Written 4 February 2020
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imaginetoo
Bethany Beach, Delaware4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We passed the most beautiful day in recent memory in Melbourne yesterday (February 13, 2019) with your tour guide, Simon.

He is extremely knowledgeable. We not only learned about the Great Ocean Road construction but also the stories of the Apostles, how to best maneuver the helicopter line, the lineage of the kangaroos, the snakes, the history of Australia in bits and bites. (including some information on current events in your country). We came away feeling like our day trek gave us a completely new marvelous perspective on Australia.

Simon was as hospitable a guide as we have ever met from any of our world travels. He was always at the ready, helping us to navigate the various terrain, was very helpful with my husband in a wheel chair. He even gave us postcards to remind us as to what we had seen. The three of us were laughing and learning the entire twelve hours. We had a simply wonderful day. Many many thanks for your guidance.
Written 15 February 2019
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Thank you for the great feedback about the Great Ocean Road and Simon, your guide for the tour. Simon is always well prepared and being a true local, knows what to show our overseas guests. Happy to hear you were so pleased with the Great Ocean Road Tour . Regards Mark & the team
Written 5 April 2019
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Buckeye
5 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Only being in Melbourne a couple of days we wanted to do as much as we could. Marked worked very hard to assure us of a great experience. Not only were the sights he chose outstanding but he made sure we got to see Kolas and Kangaroos. Mark was knowledgeable, personable and made sure we were completely satisfied. I have already recommended him to my partner and our travel agent. We will use him again.

Carl
Canton Ohio
Written 20 January 2019
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Thank you for the review of the 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour Carl.The weather was great and we saw plenty of kangaroos and koalas over the time.Staying overnight certainly gives you the time to fully enjoy the experience and ambience of the entire coastline. Regards Marks Melbourne Private Tours
Written 6 February 2019
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Basketmiracle
49 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My husband & I traveled to Australia for the first time on vacation in Oct. 2018. We had limited time in Melbourne & wanted to visit the Great Ocean Road. I searched online & found Mark's Melbourne Private Tours. So glad I found Mark! He was an absolute delight to work with. He was early for our pick up time at our hotel. And he has very extensive knowledge of the Great Ocean Road & Australia in general. We learned so much from him. We traveled with Mark all day & saw the following things during our travels with him in his very comfortable Mercedes Benz people mover!

During our adventures with Mark we visited, Bells Beach, Lorne, Kennett River, GOR, Apollo Bay, 12 Apostles, Port Campbell, Loch Ard Gorge, Geelong, & Cape Otway Lighthouse.

The highlight of our trip with Mark was seeing the Great Ocean Road & the Koala's in the wild at Kennett River. Mark even brought bird seed so we could also hand feed the birds where we saw the Koala's in the wild. We also loved seeing the Kangaroos as well! That was a lot of fun. We also enjoyed a lunch of fish & chips at Apollo Bay.

I would highly recommend going on a Tour with Mark! When I come back to Melbourne I would definitely look Mark up again for another tour! Next time I would like to go see the Penguins!
Written 9 January 2019
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Thank you for your 5 Star review. The Great Ocean Road Tour is everybody's favourite tour as you get to see so much in one day. From beaches to Lighthouses to wildlife to the Apostles to stunning countryside, you see it all. The 12 Apostles is now rated the Number 1 Sight in Australia to visit.! Hope to see you all in Melbourne again Soon! Regards Mark
Written 29 January 2019
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krits1985
Mumbai, India1 contribution
We spent 2 days with Mark doing the Great Ocean Road and Yarra Valley Winery tours and I must say we had an excellent time. We could tell that Mark genuinely loved showing us around and knew the area well. He customised the tour to do exactly what we wanted and was very patient with our group when we would all want different things. We felt that we ended the tours with a new friend. I highly recommend having you’ll use him for your entire visit because he’ll have some fun surprises for you everyday :)
Written 21 December 2018
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Thank you for your great review Krits 1985. It was a pleasure to show you and all your family around Melbourne,The Yarra Valley and of course,The Great Ocean Road. Hope NYE in Sydney on the harbour was fantastic too! Regards Mark
Written 7 January 2019
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Top Shelf!
I contacted Mark in regards to arranging a tour of Melbourne and Phillip Island in late April 2022. Although he wa
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A Great Day with Mark!
We had a group of 9 in port on a cruise ship and Mark tailored a private tour for us based on specific sights and a
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Mark was the best!
My husband and I did a five-hour tour with Mark. He is very knowledgeable about Melbourne and Australia. We wante
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A wonderful tour
Our tour was brief and seamless. Mark was right where he said he’d be, right on time when we got off our ship in M
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Don’t Miss His Tour
We had a private tour with Mark yesterday. WOW! Such a smart sweet man. We saw all of Melbourne which is his hometo
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Best Tour Guide EVER!
Amazing tour guide - the best! Mark has a unique ability engage a diverse group at the same time. 4 adults plus 6 M
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We spent the most wonderful day in Melbourne under Mark’s expert guidance. There were 14 of us, we were picked up a
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Amazing Trip!
We utilized Mark for a private wine tour of the Yarra Valley and it was wonderful. He has a clean comfortable car a
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Trip in January
Mark was an absolutely amazing tour guide! He picked us up from the airport and was waiting for us upon arrival. He
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Fantastic time in Melbourne with Mark
We landed in Melbourne after a very long 24 hours of traveling and were greeted quickly by Mark and Nick at the air
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Your best way to experience day tours in Melbourne
I decided to go with Mark after extensive research and reviewing feedback from other travelers. I am glad that I ch
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Great
Mark was a wonderful guide. Showed us all around Melbourne included an animal sanctuary and Brighton Beach. We als
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Marks Melbourne tours
We had two lovely days with Mark . We toured wineries and had a wonderful lunch at a winery . On day two, we went t
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