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Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour provided by Melbourne Small Group Tours

Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour
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  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
Firstly, we depart Melbourne a bit later than most of the other tours that head down the Great Ocean Road from our convenient central pick up location. After all who really wants to be part of a coach convoy, or spend hours driving around the city picking up other passengers? Our aim is to be well behind all the crowds in the big busses. This also gives you time for a leisurely breakfast in Melbourne and to get to our central pick up point. The action starts in the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea, which is also the beginning of The Great Ocean Road, just over an hour’s drive south west of Melbourne. Here we stop for morning tea by the beach. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and cake all included. Now it’s time to travel one of the most scenic and famous roads in the world. You will stop at the memorial arch as well as many other scenic photo opportunities along the way. Visit Lorne and stop at Teddys lookout for stunning views of the coast line (one of those stops that only a small bus can access). Your guide is also an expert at spotting local wildlife and along the way will find wild Koalas and always be on the lookout for wild Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and some of our colourful parrots and birds. You will stop in Apollo Bay for lunch where you get time to explore one of the Australia’s most beautiful coastal towns. Lunch is up to you, dine in or take away from one of many fine cafes, restaurants, fish and chip shops or famous Apollo Bay bakery with its award winning scallop pies. Or if you prefer, bring your own lunch for a picnic on the beach. In the summer months you can even bring bathers and a towel for a dip in the Southern ocean. Next your guide will take you for a Rainforest walk amongst some of the oldest and tallest ecosystems on earth – the Great Otway National Park cool climate rainforest. Finally we reach the spectacular Port Campbell National Park, home of the the world famous and breathtaking 12 Apostles. You will also have time to explore Loch Ard Gorge, where ocean water tumbles through sheer limestone cliffs and go for a walk on the beach at Gibson steps. During the winter months, witness the sunset over the Southern Ocean. We then head for home inland via the western district farming town of Colac where we sit down to dinner at a traditional Aussie country pub (included) before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Melbourne.
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Important information
Inclusions
Convenient central pick up location • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Aussie Pub Dinner Included • Morning tea with freshly brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate cake and buscuits • Small-group tour, maximum of 11 guests • National Park fees included • Return transfers to your Melbourne accommodation • Locally owned and operated • Bottled water • Air-conditioned vehicle • Complimentary hand sanitiser provided.
Exclusions
Lunch at own expense. Many options to choose from in Apollo Bay
Duration
13h
Departure details
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Directions: Meet at the front of the Rendezvous Hotel. Please be at the location 10 mins prior to departure. We will drop you back at your accommodation in central Melbourne, the Docklands or Southbank. Just tell your tour guide on the day where you are staying.
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We can drop you off to you City or Southbank accommodation or tram/train stop
Inclusions
Convenient central pick up location • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Aussie Pub Dinner Included • Morning tea with freshly brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate cake and buscuits • Small-group tour, maximum of 11 guests • National Park fees included • Return transfers to your Melbourne accommodation • Locally owned and operated • Bottled water • Air-conditioned vehicle • Complimentary hand sanitiser provided.
Exclusions
Lunch at own expense. Many options to choose from in Apollo Bay
Departure details
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Directions: Meet at the front of the Rendezvous Hotel. Please be at the location 10 mins prior to departure. We will drop you back at your accommodation in central Melbourne, the Docklands or Southbank. Just tell your tour guide on the day where you are staying.
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We can drop you off to you City or Southbank accommodation or tram/train stop
Duration
13h
Return details
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We can drop you off to you City or Southbank accommodation or tram/train stop
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Children must be aged 4 to 14 to receive child fare. At time of booking, please type children's ages into comments box
Due to local seating legalities, Infants (0 to 3yo) can not be accepted on tour
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Popular mentions

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Ron S
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Nice Trip
The tour guide was excellent. There were a lot of beautiful sites to see. We enjoyed the commentary given by the driver as we traveled through the countryside. You could see very well out of the van windows.
Written 19 June 2020
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hugh m
3 contributions
enjoyed our trip
Mar 2020
it was quite a long day but we crammed a lot in. Travis was full of energy and interesting knowledge and kept us informed of what and where we were going, found us some nice places to stop and as well as the main attractions he found us a tree with a Koala in it an other additional points of interest. Finished off in a Pub half way back for our evening meal.
Written 25 March 2020
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JSN
3 contributions
Must do. Great Tour!
Feb 2020
Lizzy was our guide. One of the best guides we've ever been on a tour with.
I traveled with my elderly mom. Lizzy was very considerate throughout. She went out of her way to make sure the whole group was comfortable.
The tour itinerary is well planned. No iconic spots were missed.
As per our request, she nicely blend in our helicopter ride too, without delaying my fellow passengers in any way.
Best tour, people. Highly recommended!
Written 24 March 2020
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Jacqueline N
1 contribution
Cannot recommend highly enough!
Mar 2020 • Couples
What an amazing day tour this was. Travis was a great guide - both personable and knowledgeable. The sights were breathtaking and this is a not to be missed tour!
Written 16 March 2020
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Judith C
1 contribution
excellent
Mar 2020
Really enjoyed it. Loved having dinner on the way home. Travis was a great guide and a safe driver. Nice bunch of people to spend the day with. Will recommend this trip.
Written 16 March 2020
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Gerard
1 contribution
Best 12 Apostels Tour ever!
Mar 2020
This tour was amazing, Travis is a natural host and made everyone welcome. He was entertaining and very knowlegable . We were 10 from different countries and at the end of the trip we were family. Travis set us up for a dinner at a pub on the way home and the food was tops! I would love to do this trip again, but of course with Travis!
Gerard St Jean, Nanaimo BC, Can
Written 15 March 2020
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Janet M
2 contributions
Attentive, fun tour guide
Mar 2020 • Friends
Travis is the owner-operator of Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour. He made this long day in a van entertaining and informative. He has boundless energy and wonderful story-telling skills. He knows where to stop to have a good chance of seeing a koala or two in the wild, which we were lucky enough to experience. The views around the 12 apostles area are quite stunning. The cliffs in that area are very unusual, at least to me. Growing up near an ocean, while the views were beautiful, were not especially unique. The rock and cliff formations were the scenic delights for me personally.
Written 13 March 2020
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Lois B
Newbury, UK4 contributions
Small and perfectly formed
Mar 2020
This is a tour must do, from Melbourne, if you are struggling to decide which tour to chose look no further, a great way to see the great Ocean road and twelve apostles.
We took the tour to celebrate my husbands birthday , a later start small tour, we left at 9 am, which was just as well as our flight was delayed the evening before, from Tasmania. The great thing about the later start was we missed the worst of the traffic, and did not see another tour bus.
we saw wild Koala bears at Kenneth river, then on two the iconic stops, Ending with a pub dinner, the van was comfortable and modern, Travis the tour guide ( and owner of the company) was great, making sure we all had a good time. We cannot praise this tour enough, thanks for a wonderful trip. Lois
Written 5 March 2020
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r0bb2014
Washington, UK6 contributions
The tour to beat all the other small group tours
What a wonderful way of spending a day, exploring the great ocean road and more with a small group of ten people from different parts of the world.
Our host Travis was excellent, very knowledgeable, humorous, organised and engaging.
The tour was very well planned mixing up the whole day with a lots of interesting things to do.
Rounded off with. Great dinner a
T a local Australian pub.
Written 5 March 2020
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Bruno
1 contribution
Beautiful and spectacular tour
Feb 2020
I recommend to all !!!!!!! - amazing trip, excellent guide with knowledge of the whole coast, beautiful nature throughout the trip
Written 29 February 2020
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A4302CMpaulae
A4302CMpaulae
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Great Day out on the Great Ocean Road
I hate organised tours but lacking our own transport we had no option if we wanted to go along the great ocean road
whooieloo
whooieloo
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An amazing day!
Travis of Melbourne Small Group Tours is a fabulous guide! I did the Great Ocean Rd tour and the day was magical. A
themice
themice
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Great day on the Great Ocean Road
We came to Melbourne specifically to see the Great Ocean Road. I did not want to take a big bus tour and this fit
happylinch
happylinch
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Well spent day
Despite many good reviews, nobody's perfect. Good tour with Travis as our guide of the day. He will explain all abo
Abby R
Abby R
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Highly recommended
My overseas visitor and I enjoyed this tour very much. Travis is a kind and thoughtful host. In particular, I liked
carolineking8
carolineking8
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Great Ocean Road Trip
What a fantastic day trip .Dont waste time if you want to see the 12 Apostles ,Great Ocean rd rainforest koalas etc
yvopat10
yvopat10
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Great ocean road tours
We had such a wonderful and marvellous time on this tour. Our guide Damon was so informative and accomodating from
LilHirsch
LilHirsch
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What a fabulous day!
Our small group tour became a private tour when the others cancelled. It was us and Fy, our guide. The day was amaz
johnhQ1400JN
johnhQ1400JN
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Awesome day on the great ocean road!
Spent a nice day touring the coast on the great ocean road. It’s a long day but worth the time. Many stops along th
Paul C
Paul C
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Great trip good value great scenery
Took 12 hours; well paced: very knowledgeable and accommodating guide; rain forest unique and interesting: 12 Apost
janiceloh7
janiceloh7
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Scenic GOR tour
The tour started with great coffee and cakes, followed by many stops along the GOR. We enjoyed ourselves and the lo
maikoham
maikoham
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perfect tour👍
This tour made us very satisfied,perfect guide and perfect driving.Mr.Travis is very kind.My best recommend. 英語のツア
maviscys
maviscys
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Excellent Itinerary and Tour Guide
We had the Gtreat Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles tour. Travis was our guide and he was just terrific. He was help
Jacqueline M
Jacqueline M
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Great Ocean Road magic
I’d highly recommend this small group day trip. It’s a long day, but excellent value for money. There is spectacula
EuniceC764
EuniceC764
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Wonderful journey
Travis is a great tour guide, cook (provides morning tea and yummy home-made CAKE), photographer (always help us ta
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