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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$105.78
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Great Ocean Road Day Tour
From US$105.78
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 (112)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Great Ocean Road. It starts early which is a plus so we could beat most of the crowds. Twelve Apostles stop was still busy but easy enough to navigate and take photos. We stopped multiple times and each...More

Thank kevinmarshall2011
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Kevin, I am glad you had a great day and enjoyed your tour. Sharing the knowledge sometimes is very rewarding especially when you ask questions and show an interest so I am glad you appreciated the chats and info shared during the day. Cheers.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Hospitality and Seamless Trip!

It was a great time together exploring the Great Ocean Road. Stuart was prompt, on-time and always full of knowledge wherever we went to. I appreciated his passion for the area and his knowledge about all the different sites along the Great Ocean Road. Even...More

Thank Stephen V
Stuart B, Manager at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review Stephen. I am glad you enjoyed your day. I am still trying to control the weather. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great small group your

This is a must do tour for the area! The views are spectacular. Stuart was fantastic! We started early and got back by 5pm which was nice. It had been a rainy day, but Stuart kept watching the forecast and got us to places before...More

Thank Boston-yankee
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Karen, just as you said huh?? Thanks for the review. we had a great day and I was only too happy to help with your requests. Thanks for the questions and laughs. I enjoyed your company. Safe travels and enjoy Tassie. Stuart

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent small group tour

We just spent a wonderful day with Stuart in a small group tour of the Great Ocean Road. We had an early start and were ahead of the crowds. What we liked: our guide was very organized, the lookout points he brought us to were...More

2  Thank Susan L
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Susan L.. I appreciate you taking the time to review my tour. The Great Ocean Road is an all weather road but we can still try to beat the rain and the weather when we can. I am glad you enjoyed the tour, our...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Perfect Day, Perfect Tour

"Stuart" was our driver and guide. He was prompt in picking us up and had great commentary all day. This is a small group tour which means you're in-and-out quickly...and you see more. The breakfast box had several treats in them. Lunch was at a...More

1  Thank Climber710584
Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks Climber for your great review. I am glad you enjoyed the return through the farmland. It is a couple of minutes longer that the roadwork full freeway and much more enjoyable I think. Driving through this area leads to more conversations and interest as...More

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1 July 2018|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
We also contacted the company by mobile.
17 June 2018|
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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....
Jasmine K
3 June 2018|
Response from Kathy T |
Would like to make a booking for the 4/7/2018 x 2 people. Dani