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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel by comfortable minicoach on this majestic stretch of Victoria’s coastline, taking in Kennett River, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, Port Campbell National Park, Gibson's Steps, the Twelve Apostles and more. Enjoy frequent stops for views of stunning white-sand beaches and towering cliffs, plus leisurely walks to see koalas and other native wildlife. Small-group tour ensures a customized experience with your expert guide.
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    The Great Ocean Road
    Stop: 7 hours -
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    Great Otway National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Port Campbell National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Loch Ard Gorge
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Twelve Apostles
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Go West Tours
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
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  • Avoid the hassle of car rental on a Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne
  • Discover some of Australia's most dramatic coastal scenery with ease
  • Hit Great Ocean Road highlights such as the Twelve Apostles and Gibson’s Steps
  • In a minivan equipped with Wi-Fi, access places that larger tour buses can’t
What to Expect
Your Great Ocean Road adventure begins with pickup from central Melbourne hotels, where you board a Wi-Fi–equipped minivan. Travel through the beautiful beach town of Torquay, the official start of the Great Ocean Road. Exploring the semitropical forest of Great Otway National Park. Gaze at the dramatic Twelve Apostles, undoubtedly the region’s most famous natural landmark, during a stop at Port Campbell National Park; upgrade to include an unforgettable helicopter ride over the iconic rock formations. Visit Loch Ard Gorge, the site of a notorious 19th-century shipwreck, and marvel at the dramatic result of erosion at Gibson’s Steps. Stop for dinner (at your own expense) before relaxing during the journey back to your departure point.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You may choose a pickup from the available list or the following locations: Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Regent Theatre (191 Collins Street). Pickup is only available from the listed hotels.

Your pick up information including exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

Please contact our reservations team 24-48 hours prior to your tour date to confirm your booking details.

This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9:00pm.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We both enjoyed the trip despite the weather! It was a great way to sample the wonderful scenery and Ricky, our driver, kept up a good banter throughout, making sure that we learnt about the places we saw.
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A very beautifull trip and a very friendly tour operator...special Mike C! Mike has explaind every thing with entusiasm. Wonderful landscapes all day. Martina e Stella
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Very nice places and views. Maybe more time in some of them would be necessary. The guide very friendly and well informed.
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Ricky was a very funny and informative, really good tour guide. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to spend great day in a welcoming atmosphere. Best Regards Fabienne and Eliane
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We picked this tour for our family of 4, as we did not want to drive while visiting Australia. Sam, our tour guide, was amazing. Our 8 year old suffers from motion sickness, and Sam befriended him and let him ride up front the entire trip. He kept him fully distracted during
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks very much for your review, SuSu022001. We're glad to hear that Sam looked after your family so well, especially in light of your 8yo's travel sickness. As regards comment about our evening time meal break location in the town of Colac, we too wish that the food options in Victoria's regional towns were at a higher level. Unfortunately, we're not aware of any other locations that are better placed to serve our guests in the evening, and we do feel it is appropriate to offer guests an opportunity to stretch their legs & grab a bite to eat at this point in the day. Should we turn up a better option in the future, you can be assured we'll make an adjustment to our itinerary! Thanks very much for joining us on tour & best wishes to you & your family for your onward travels.
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By: Go West Tours
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Colchester, United Kingdom
The Great Ocean Road
We both enjoyed the trip despite the weather! It was a great way to sample the wonderful scenery and Ricky, our
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Gro K
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Did a full day Tour with the guide Daniel T. Im not normally a fan of these tours, but Daniel had vast amounts of
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Great day out at Phillip Island with the best guide - Leonie!
My friend and I had such a great day out with Leonie - we saw all the animals from Kangaroos to Penguins, had a
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Nice places not enough time to see them
The places you visit in this tour are really beautiful but the time left to see them is too short. The bus and
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Great Ocean Road on Monday
A very beautifull trip and a very friendly tour operator...special Mike C! Mike has explaind every thing with
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Ricky and friends
Ricky, our tour guide, was incredible at making the tour completely enjoyable. His knowledge about everything on
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Brasilia, DF
Go West Tours didn't refund me for the canceled trip to Wilson's Promontory
I had a good time in the tour to Phillip Island, but the tour to Wilson's Promontory was canceled by GO West
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Amazing guide and awesome tour
The beat part of this tour was definitely our tour guide driver, Adrian, thanks for the amazing tour! His
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Taipei, Taiwan
Got to check out those waddling little things
Thank you so much Leonie for bringing us such an amazing tour. The little penguins are definitely the highlight of
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Sydney, Australia
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Superb experience! You get what you paid for. It was a fun filled packed adventure from morning till afternoon. We
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Interesting Penguin Parade
Leonie was a great guide. We saw penguin parade in Philip Island and a variety of animals in Moonlit Sanctuary.
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georgia b
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Lovely experience at Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley is a must do trip for who loves wine. The wineries are beautiful, great views and delicious
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Michael M
A full day of fun
I took the full day Great Ocean Road tour and thouroughly enjoyed it. Our guide Ricky gave entertaining and
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Federal way
Thank you Juliet
Amazing tour, enhanced and enriched by our amazing tour guide, Juliet. We visited three wineries. Two provided us
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Had a super great day. Juliet was an amazing guide. Very friendly, fun, organised and informative. Would recommend!
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