I decided on ATWAD Great Ocean Road (GOR) tour because it seemed to be more value for money, promising small tour groups of maximum 10 passengers with more meals provided and more stops than other available tour operators.
It was a long day trip that started picking all 9 of us up from 7.10 am and we only returned to Melbourne CBD past 8 pm. Although it was tiring, it was a great day out taking in all the breathtaking sights along GOR. Furthermore, we had morning tea with Vegemite, Crackers and traditional Lamington Cakes at a sheltered area near Bells Beach, quite a nice experience to kick-start the day. Proper sit-down lunch and dinner were also included in the tour, and I must say the lunch was great!
Doug our guide was also knowledgeable and approachable. With a small tour bus and group, it seemed like we could stop by at many more scenic spots for photo-taking that other big tour buses could not. The only grouse I had of ATWAD was its pre-tour service. They practically ignored my email queries till I arrived in Australia and called them up personally. I even had to follow up with calls to confirm the day of my tour and the time and venue of the pick-up point, although I had left my Australian mobile number with them and they promised to confirm via phone the day before. So 1 star less due to the (lack of) pre-tour service, else it would be perfect...
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