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Bendigo, Echuca & The Mighty Murray

Bendigo, Echuca & The Mighty Murray

By Around And About
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 1-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 12h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Paddlesteamer Emmylou Boatel Entry
  • Bendigo Tramways Entry
  • Central Deborah Gold Mine Entry
  • Entry/Admission - Central Deborah Gold Mine
  • Entry/Admission - Bendigo
  • Entry/Admission - Echuca
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Bendigo

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Please wait on step of main entry to church on Flinders Street. (This is on the corner of Swanston Street, Opposite Federation Square, and diagonally opposite Flinders street Station) Please be ready 5 minutes prior to your pickup time.
Pickup details
  • We pickup from most city and St Kilda hotels and hostels. Drop off is only in Melbourne city.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8771P9

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • If you are a solo traveller (1 person) contact us for availability.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • 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 11 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      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: 8771P9

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      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Around And About
      • Ray H
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour
        We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary was well-planned, with several stops for walking and hiking in interesting places, toilet stops, and lunch breaks on both days. The guide was respectful, knowledgeable and experienced. Touring the Great Ocean Road in 2 days is a good way to really enjoy the beautiful scenery: it doesn't feel rushed. This is quite an active tour (lots of walking). Morning tea on both days is a light snack. It would have been helpful to know that breakfast stops are not included; you need to provide your own or ask the driver to stop somewhere so you can pick something up. The chocolaterie stop was a nice surprise with generous free chocolate samples! Our only complaint was that music not to our taste was played nonstop during the drive.
        Written April 22, 2024
      • D2611WLjoannab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour!
        Absolutely incredible tour! Our tour guide Walter was really informative, and we did so many stops seeing all the high points of the Great Ocean Road. Would highly recommend
        Written April 9, 2024
      • runnawaywithme
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bad trip
        Our guide Walter was not friendly and his driving skills is horrible. Basically just drop you here and there with various spots like a driver, but a poor one. Would not recommend if you want to enjoy a laid-back holiday.
        Written April 9, 2024
      • fayg915
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magnificent trip
        A wonderful tour seeing many picturesque views. Views from Mt Macedon were fantastic. Picnic at Hanging Rock was simply amazing and at times felt eerie being aware of the actual filming been done there. Daylesford was lovely and lavender farm was beautiful too. Many thanks Walter for your expert knowledge and for the little extras that you did for the 4 of us on your tour.
        Written March 17, 2024
      • 0blaked
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Go Walter
        What an amazing experience. Walter was a fantastic driver and was extremely welcoming. We had ti change our plans last minute and Walter worked hard to make this happen. Will definitely be using again.
        Written March 11, 2024
      • Maps65823142788
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour to see everything the great ocean road has to offer!
        Great trip with so many stops, Walter was great and really enthusiastic and wanted us to see all the best bits! Be prepared to get up early for the trip!
        Written March 5, 2024
      • freespirit8872023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Penguin parade
        Terrific day of koalas and the penguin parade. Nice tour of Phillips Island. The penguins emerging from the ocean at night and making their way to the burrows was enchanting. Seeing ignorant tourists shoving their camera phones in the penguins faces despite being repeatedly told not to by park rangers was disgusting.
        Written February 11, 2024
      • Trek08274118645
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        very recommendable
        we had a good time on this great trip interesting stops with enough time to explore some informations from driver/tourguide, fortunately not talking too much, so you can hang on your own thoughts and enjoy the views thank you Walter
        Written December 20, 2023
      • JUINI
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Definitely a great choice and a must-go tour!
        It’s great that we visited the Great Ocean Road the whole way from Torquay to Warrnambool. All of the amazing landmarks along the coast, awesome beaches, stunning scenery at the lookout, and wonderful birds’ singing and enormous natural species in the rainforest have been all carved in our memory. Walter, our tour guy, did a wonderful job of leading us spying all the gorgeous views, plants and animals all the way. We even saw koalas and wallabies walking along the road. Once in a life time, you must come and experience here.
        Written November 25, 2023
      • davidsV9541ZL
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great wildlife and scenery
        It was a great trip, filled with scenery and wildlife. We were able to see wild platypuses, as well as stunning views along the coast on the Great Ocean Road. The additional side trip (extra add on) to Wildlife Wonders, at the recommendation of our guide, was well worth it and a highlight of our entire trip to Australia. We had originally signed on a group trip, but the other couple cancelled so they gave us a private trip rather than cancel us. Excellent stay in Forrest at a little country inn, very cozy little place with cockatoos in the garden.
        Written November 18, 2023
      • katelnewman
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An incredible 4 day custom tour!
        Booked a 4-day custom tour with Around and About and couldn't recommend enough! Walter was so accommodating, fun, and a joy to be around. We had a group of wildlife photographers and Walter was never fussed when we took a bit longer at a stop or if we decided to make changes to the intended route. He was very punctual, knew a lot about the surrounding areas of Melbourne and was always happy to help. His vehicle is spacious, comfortable and always very tidy. An absolutely incredible experience - 10/10!
        Written October 8, 2023
      • wishfuldowns2
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to see the Great Ocean Road
        It's a really good itinerary, fantastic sights, good pace, and a great variety of things to do and see. Small tour group made for easy access and help taking pictures with the two of us. YHA night accommodation in Appolo Bay was nice and comfortable. We really enjoyed this trip... so worth doing.
        Written June 15, 2023
      • YVONNE Y
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Disappointing trip
        The service was over rated. The around about tour to philips Island The bus was small n stuffy and very uncomfortable throughout the long journey. The driver speaking can't be clearly heard behind. The fish & chip we ate for lunch was very disappointing 😞 and very pricely rated. It is worse than singapore Fish & co. 😕  The penguin hardly be seen with paying such a price.
        Written June 6, 2023
      • Tgamb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Tour
        Our guide Walter was very knowledgeable and took us to some fabulous wineries! Nice small group, only 8 of us, which was very manageable.
        Written May 28, 2023
      • nicolawI8147BN
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        amazing trip and would recommend to anyone. Walter was amazing and knew so much about everything!! The penguins were incredible x thankyou for a once in a lifetime experience
        Written April 19, 2023
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      3.5 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
      Very good

      Keith S
      East Kilbride, United Kingdom14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020 • Couples
      Excellent trip, enjoy the view of the countryside out of Melbourne.Lucky enough to see a Kangaroo! The visit to the beautiful Murray river on a paddle boat is lovely as is Echuca. Also the trip on a vintage tram is a treat. There is also a very interesting and informative tour of the Deborah gold mine,
      All this done by a professional, friendly and informative guide. Would highly recommend, everyone so friendly, would love to come back!
      Written February 27, 2020
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      Melanie B
      Regent Park1 contribution
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Do bother booking with this company as they having staffing issues and they will just cancel your trip.
      We are holidaying from Brisbane and booked for the 1.1.23 and they cancelled without explanation. I had to ring to find out their reason which was simply put ‘a staffing issue’.
      Surely from June to January they could rectify their so called Staffing Issue
      Written June 23, 2022
      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 taking the time to share your frustration that we cancelled your tour 5 months prior to departure. We strive to deliver excellence service and tours throughout Victoria, however sometimes due to various circumstances we fail. We sincerely apologise that we had to cancel your tour. We are only a small family business with a very small staff. Due to conflict with staff Roster ,we have cancelled your tour 5 months prior to departure. Christmas day and New Year Day are normally blocked off in advance, however your booking came through before they were blocked out. We thought we could service your booking but when we became aware that we couldn't, we had to cancel it. Once again sorry we couldn't deliver on this occasion. Hopefully you will give us another chance in the future so that you can experience our wonderful service that we normally offer. All the Best, Hope you get to enjoy your time in Melbourne, the best city in Australia.
      Written June 24, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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