Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
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Stop At: The Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Victoria 3231 Australia
Explore the Great Ocean Road on this award-winning day tour to Melbourne's most popular day touring destination.
Duration: 7 hours
Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Rd, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3221 Australia
In the Great Otway National Park we will view wild koalas, as well an enjoy a guided tour of the cool temperate rainforest.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Port Campbell National Park, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
The Port Campbell National Park is home to the icons of the coast, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge & Gibson's Steps.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Explore the historic gorge and hear the story of the Loch Ard, which was wrecked here in 1854 with the loss of 52 lives.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia
The most famous location on the Great Ocean Road, you'll marvel at these amazing limestone formations.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Go West Tours, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
We are the tour operator of this service.
Duration: 12 hours
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels
- National Park fees
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - Great Otway National Park
- Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
- Entry/Admission - Go West Tours
- Meals other than as stated
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Audio guides available in Mandarin, German, and French, among other languages
- Vehicles carry a maximum of 24 guests
- All touring vehicles are fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi
- Exact pickup time and location will be confirmed after a booking is placed
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
This tour was everything I asked for! Stuart was an amazing guide who took us to many spots along the Great Ocean Road, ensuring there was something for everyone. We stopped at a gully and did some easy hiking to a small waterfall, walked along the 12 apostles, and had a lovely lunch along the water in a beachside town. Stuart was full of fun factoids about each little town we passed and about the wildlife and history of the region. He made an effort to make sure our entire group got to see a wild koala! At the 12 apostles you are given the opportunity and time to take a helicopter flight over the coastline, ~$145aud, but so totally worth it! It was everything I could have asked for and more.
Mel was our tour guide and she was so friendly, funny, and full of local knowledge. It was such a fun and informative trip, with lots of fantastic sceneries to see and stories to hear along with matched music!
Our tour guide Ben was great! He was very knowledgeable and shared some fun stories about Australia’s geology and history. We were able to see a lot of different sites along the Great Ocean Road. My only complaint is that there isn’t enough time spent at certain stops, but I understand the time constraints of trying to do the tour in one day.
Go west tours are so great. Its a long day but so worth it. There are times for naps so dont worry. Our tour guide Mel was brilliant and really good craic. The views are breathtaking!
Cloe was extraordinary. She informed and entertained us while driving us on the Great Ocean Road. She showed us beautiful places. Thank you, Cloe!
It was amazing and pleasant trip. I went this tour with the tour guide Mr. Adam of GoWest. He was really kind and friendly to every guest he had, and gave us good explanation whenever we visited beautiful spots and ran the program very well in amicable manner. I really appreciate that. Moreover, the scenery was beautiful and amazing! We found the koalas at the side of river and went into the forests. It was really good time. Also the company prepared a kid-seat for my son, and it was helpful to us to have a safe journey..
Amazing experience, scenic natural beauty at its best, our tour guide Juliet was very good and quite helpful had an awesome time
Brass was a great driver/guide and the bus was good too. Very comfy. Sufficient time was given for everything and all sites were covered with enough time.
Our tour guide Ricky was awesome! One of the best tours I have experienced. Definitely a must do if your visiting Melbourne.
There must be better ways to spend your time in Australia. Our tour was a 14(!) hour bus ride punctuated by a few stops, some mildly interesting. The 12 Apostles were really about 6 or 7 Apostles, since several have collapsed. The geologic formation is interesting, but not worth the long ride. I've seen more spectacular coast drives, including Hana Highway on Maui and Highway 1 in California. We saw Koalas, which is probably why I gave this two stars. Our guide was not especially knowledgable, nor informative. The lunch provided was uninteresting. The "dinner", which we had to buy ourselves, was a stop at a cluster of diners ranging from bad (McDonalds, KFC) to horrible (a noodle place). Since we knew what the franchise fast food places were like, we tried the noodle place, and regretted it.
The ride is long, the road is narrow and curved. You can probably get motion sickness. But the views are amazing and the the 12 apostles are impressive.
This road is about 80% inland and except for the 12 Apostles area is not that scenic. It can't hold a candle to the coastal highway in California, for example. Our guide was knowledgeable and likeable. Lunch was mediocre.
Our guide,Stephan was excellent! His knowledge was impressive. He was extremely accommodating and patient with the groups request. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Our tour guide Stephen was amazing. I felt very nauseous early on during the trip and was accommodated at the front of the shuttle. We were given ample time at each stop for pictures. I recommend this tour— you get to see marvelous views of the ocean, a walk through a rain forest and a walk along a nice park.
My Wife and I booked our tour based on the weather when in Melbourne. Our tour was from the opposite direction and great way to avoid the crowds. Our guide Yazmin was very entertaining and informative. Good lunch and had an awesome day out along the Great Ocen Road
We had a perfect trip along the Great Ocean Road on Boxing Day, there were plenty of stop offs and the final stop at Lockards Gorge was our favourite. We also got to see wild koalas :)
The group had 22 of us. Our guide and driver Amy was excellent. She was very friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable and she played great music! It's a tiring whole day affair with a lot of time on the road but then it does take a full day to properly see all that needs to be seen on the Great Ocean Road, and this tour makes sure of that. There were lots of opportunities to take beautiful photographs. I would have preferred if the seats on the mini-van had more legroom as it was a bit cramped but otherwise, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would highly recommend this tour from Go West.
Bryce was a real Gem. Friendly and professional his friendly demeanour made the tour thoroughly enjoyable.