Melbourne Tours
Private Great Ocean Road - The Ultimate Aussie Adventure
5

Private Great Ocean Road - The Ultimate Aussie Adventure

By Localing Private Tours Melbourne
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
from
$614.17
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guarantee

Ages 5-95
Duration: 11–12 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
More


  • Scenic drive through rolling hills and local bushland
  • Gourmet morning tea
  • Tutored wine tastings and cellar door experiences
  • Fascinating stories and unique insights
  • Entry/Admission - Localing Private Tours Melbourne
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Airport pick-up (Available from +$150 AUD total)
  • Luxury upgrades like gourmet dining, helicopter transfers or an overnight / multi-day experience (by arrangement)
  • Foreign language guides (+$250 AUD total)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all central hotels and locations. Your host will typically be at the concierge desk 15 minutes before your tour's departure.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Station Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, 6 Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13922P7

        • Children under 5 are free
        • Airport pick-up/drop-off available for an extra $150AUD
        • This is not a group tour done in private - it is a private and fully customisable experience. Itineraries vary regularly and most interests, preferences and limitations can be accommodated.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13922P7

        Reserve your spot

        Similar experiences

        Itinerary
        • 1
          Stop by an Aboriginal centre for a gourmet morning tea with an Aussie flavour. Hear didgeridoo, learn to throw a boomerang and check out indigenous art from around the country. Admire world class surfers in Torquay, the home of Rip Curl and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Be consumed by the scents and sounds of native eucalyptus forests. Learn about the 700 different varieties of gumtree, about wallabies, carnivorous snails and early explorers. Enjoy a cafe style lunch in the backstreets of Apollo Bay, away from the tourist droves, or try something more elegant at a seaside seafood restaurant. Feed wild parrots, spot koalas high in the treetops and search out a mob of local kangaroos. Take a guided walk at the Apostles and hear the stories which have granted the ‘Shipwreck Coast’ its perilous title. Break up the journey home with a stop for afternoon tea and some delicious Aussie treats (or skip the whole thing entirely and return on a spectacular scenic charter flight).
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Localing Private Tours Melbourne
          624
          Australia
          Joined in October 2013
        • ChrisPenny75
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Newcomer's Best Introduction to Melbourne
          Booked through my travel agency, I was delighted to find this was a one-to-one tour with Kieran who is a mine of information. I could not have experienced what Kieran showed me while providing a fascinating commentary on each section of the city and environs. Walking through the city centre with such a knowledgeable guide was a privilege. Thank you Kieran for a memorable experience. On your recommendation I did go to the Rennie Ellis exhibition in the State Library. Great!
          Written June 4, 2024
        • Connector32746443015
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Yarra Valley
          It was such a great experience! We went out to Yarra Valley and had an amazing wine tasting, lunch, and a really cool Gin tasting! It was such a great day!
          Written May 14, 2024
        • O1190SYjudyc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First visit to Melbourne
          Great half day tour if you want to experience the local Melbourne culture and food. Our guide, Nick, was awesome and showed us many hidden gems (and this was after we explored it on our own and thought we’d seen most of it - we were wrong). Would highly recommend this tour.
          Written April 21, 2024
        • 477stevem477
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Philip Island Penguin Parade not to be missed
          To experience this phenomenon was truly magical aided and abetted by our guide Joe who was able to enlighten an already glorious experience.
          Written April 15, 2024
        • 477stevem477
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great wines, great scenery and fabulous guide
          Joe took us on a special journey through wonderful countryside, great nature reserve and fabulous wineries. A fantastic day to finish an epic visit.
          Written April 15, 2024
        • Barbara B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour with Marlene of Wilson’s Promontory.
          Excellent tour with our guide Marlene of Wilson’s Promontory. A hike to The Great Drift was excellent and Squeaky Beach is a beautiful.
          Written April 13, 2024
        • Roam53491783442
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't Hesitate to Book
          Aaron, was such a brilliant tour guide, he was born in Melbourne and really knows his food (I work in the business, trust me.) He took us to really interesting suburbs and places we would otherwise not have found. He really listened to what we liked and made the tour totally bespoke. He also went to so much trouble to ensure we got the best out of our stay when we left him by giving us a comprehensive list of places to go. Plus he is a really nice guy to spend time with! Don't hesitate to book.
          Written April 7, 2024
        • JSG8911
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Taste of Melbourne
          Kate was our guide for the day. She did an amazing job of showing us Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. We learned so much and had such an incredible experience. Would definitely recommend this tour
          Written April 4, 2024
        • Marianna M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          City to Country Private tour with Joe from Localing Tours*****
          City to Country Private tour with Joe from Localing tours was absolutely brilliant. We had a walk around Melbourne, tasted cheese and went to five different wine tastings. Joe was funny, patient and kind.
          Written April 2, 2024
        • sosnik
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic 3 days
          Was great spending 3 days with Pat! Energetic and knowledgeable guide - loaded with amazing ideas of wineries and view points.
          Written April 2, 2024
        • Marianna M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Localing Private Experiences a fabulous day out
          Localing Private Experiences has provided us with a fabulous day out. A mini walking tour of Melbourne, cheese and wine tasting plus the opportunity to see art and buy local fruit. Thanks go to Joe our amazing, funny and friendly guide.
          Written April 1, 2024
        • Stagle
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          WOW
          James Hilditch was an amazing guide for two straight days with our family. We saw it ALL and then some. It was hanging with a close friend seeing it like a local. The city of Melbourne, the beaches, the sanctuary, the special cafes and lunch spots, surfing at Bells Beach and the football at MCG! What else could you ask for. Six stars all around for James and Localing!
          Written April 1, 2024
        • G6404WFirenem
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful day on the Morningside Peninsula
          We’ve just finished a full-day tour of Melbourne and the Morningside Peninsula with Marlene. What a day! From the vibrant Queen Victoria Market, to marmots at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, a winetasting at Quealy Winemakers, and a walk along Shire Hall beach, Marlene gave us a very nice overview of the area. She was warm and friendly and responsive to our interests. And she answered our many questions about life in Australia. She was just a delight. Thank you!
          Written March 31, 2024
        • Ggeza
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          We missed the essence of the town.
          The private guide was not prepared for St. Patrick's day and other turbulent events that half of the city was closed that day.
          Written March 24, 2024
        • alaskarails
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This is definitely a “Must Do”
          Marty was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing. He designed the trip “on the fly” to meet our needs. Additionally, I am a disabled traveler and Marty took extremely good care of me. EXTREMELY good care of me. We had the most incredible time at Victoria market. Drop dead awesome! We had a wonderful time visiting the graffiti alleys and botanical gardens. Marty is a “stop and smell the roses” kinda of guy so we had lovely stops for coffee as well as ice cream. He was soooo knowledgeable about the city, its buildings and history. I give my unqualified recommendation regarding Marty as well as the company. This is definitely a must do!
          Written March 20, 2024
        See all 624 reviews
        These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

        Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

        Popular mentions

        5.0
        5.0 of 5 bubbles55 reviews
        Excellent
        55
        Very good
        0
        Average
        0
        Poor
        0
        Terrible
        0

        Diane
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        If we could give Josh more than 5 stars we would. We truly felt like we were spending the day with a friend who was very knowledgeable about the area and was excited to show it off to us. He tailored everything to fit our needs and made us feel very special along the way. We highly recommend this tour group!
        Written January 28, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Sarah S
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Couples
        We had the pleasure of exploring The Great Ocean Road one day and then touring Melbourne the next with Bianca. What an absolutely amazing tour she created for us! She is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and answered our endlessly questions with ease. She knew a couple secret spots to make the tours memorable (koalas and a cool train bar). It was more like traveling with a good friend than a tour guide. Would love to work with her again one day...highly recommend!
        Written January 20, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Chitown girl
        Chicago, IL17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        Marlene made our three day adventure on the Great Ocean Road the most wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable about the beautiful important and usual stops along the way but she also researched ideas to best suit our interests (small wine, cheese and art stops!) The journey was beautiful and informative. Her driving skills were amazing particularly with all the narrow country roads and construction. The four of us are so appreciative of Marlene's patience and good humor. (Husband, wife and two "children" in their 20s. None of the "who was with you" apply"
        Written May 5, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hey mate, we appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We're very pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your adventure in the Great Ocean Road with Marlene. She's just so wonderful, and it is our great pleasure to have her in our team. Never be a stranger if you're ever back in town!
        Written May 24, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        ageek
        USA2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        If you're wondering whether the 11-12 hours required to take this trip are worth it, just do it. This was one of the most unbelievable landscapes we've seen, and we've been to some of the world's most beautiful coastline drives.

        Pat was our driver and guide, and really let us drive on pace, interest, and mood of the tour. He was great to talk with and also relaxed if we just wanted to stare at the coast line. I would highly recommend requesting him if you're considering working with Localing. Pickup was perfectly on time in a nice Lexus sedan, and his driving and narration was excellent.
        Written March 4, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Haley C
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Our tour was excellent because of Marty - ask for him! My husband and I booked the all day Great Ocean Road tour on our honeymoon. Marty's local knowledge helped us avoid traffic and he adapted the day to fit in what we wanted to prioritize. On an all day excursion, the driver can really make or break your experience considering we're all in the car together for over 8 hours of driving! Marty was full of energy, good stories, local lore, and fun facts about the sites (12 apostles, construction of the road, rainforest stops, etc). He also left us with excellent Melbourne food/drink recs. Marty went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day on our honeymoon!
        Written February 21, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Mike Hammer
        Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        We were fortunate to have Marlene as our guide. The Great Ocean Road tour is a long day trip but Marlene made it really fun finding spots that we could stop and see Australian native birds, koalas, and kangaroos. She has an amazing ability to spot ability to spot koalas on the roadside, we saw more than 10 on our excursion! Our visits to local, authentic locations were just fantastic and added much to out tour. Marlene was wonderful and explained things very well and that made for a very special day.
        Written February 21, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Roberta L
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        We enjoyed two full days tours with Localined Private Tours 0412386788. The tours were the Great Ocean Road and full day Melbourne food Safari. It was fantastic. Our guide, Sam Gudgeon, gave us 2 wonderful days. Sam was personable, attentive, informative,and adaptable. We highly recommend Sam and the tour company.
        Written January 9, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Nancy W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        We loved traveling with Adam. He is our favorite tour guide ever. The whole family enjoyed his company, and he made the road trip along the Great Ocean Road an exciting and comfortable journey.

        We also explored the penguins on Philiip Island. We highly recommend Adam for family adventures!
        Written April 9, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hi Nancy! So sweet of you to take the time to leave us a fantastic review. We're very pleased to know you enjoyed your Great Ocean Road experience with Adam. And the penguins to top it all off - so fun! I hope you never be a stranger if you're ever back in town.
        Written April 24, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Andrea
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great tour with Sam our private guide. He has a lot of interesting information about the history of this part of Australia as well as nice stories about Australian life incl. the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Although our helicopter flight back must be canceled, he drove us safely the long way home. Excellent day!
        Written January 20, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Judith S
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        The trip was out of this world, but our guides, Jeremy and Michael made it extra special. They were terrific and so knowledgeable of the area. We stopped at a lovely cafe on the way and had the most delicious scones and coffee and then walked over to the lighthouse in the area and took in the incredible view. The coast is gorgeous. Taking in the Apostles was so worth it. Mother Nature is amazing. Also, went to an animal reserve and fed emus, kangaroos, wallabees. Had a chance to pet some of them as well. Stopped for lunch in a coastal community and had a chance to enjoy the company of our wonderful guides. They were the best!!! Thank you Jeremy and Michael.
        Written January 17, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thanks for the lovely review guys. We're so pleased you had a lovely time with Jeremy and Michael, they're amazing!
        Written January 19, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Showing results 1-10 of 51

        Private Great Ocean Road - The Ultimate Aussie Adventure provided by Localing Private Tours Melbourne

        All Melbourne HotelsMelbourne Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Melbourne
        All things to do in Melbourne
        Day Trips in Melbourne
        RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars