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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Express Tour (9 Hour)
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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Express Tour (9 Hour)

By Great Ocean Road Tours
About
This is the perfect tour for Cruise Ship Passengers wanting a shore excursion. You will be picked up directly from Melbourne's Cruise Terminal (Station Pier) and whisked off straight to the Great Ocean Road. This 9 Hour Tour showcases the main coastal section of the Great Ocean Road, from Aireys Inlet, all the way up to as far as Apollo Bay. The tour then cuts inland through the inland townships of Forrest and Birregura back to Melbourne. ***NOTE : This tour does NOT include the 12 Apostles*** Whilst other operators sell tours throughout Victoria, we specialise in only The Great Ocean Road, so you are safe in the knowledge you have an expert tour guide who knows the area inside out.
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$337.24
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 8-99
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Your own dedicated Personal driver & Guide
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
  • Entry/Admission - Bells Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
  • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Devil's Elbow
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Rocks
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point
  • Entry/Admission - Carisbrook Creek
  • Entry/Admission - Kennet River
  • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Carisbrook Waterfall
What's not included
  • Meals and beverages


Start:
  • Melbourne Terminal, Station Pier, Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
    Please wait at the designated pick up time, underneath the Palm Tree's located next to the main entrance of the Eureka Tower Observation Deck by no later than 7am.
Pickup details
  • Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant. Upon dis-embarking your cruise ship, please continue towards the main public car park. Here you find the 'Mr Hobson' restaurant on your left hand side. Your driver will be waiting outside with name of the leading passenger on an A4 sign. We can also pick up or drop off at any CBD, Docklands or Southbank hotel in Melbourne if required. Please contact us if you wish to arrange this.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Melbourne Cruise Ship Terminal (Station Pier)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110512P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to travel due to long travel distances involved.
    • We wish to advise larger groups of 4 or 5, that our luggage capacity is limited, so we recommend 1 x airplane cabin-sized bags per person. For groups of 3 passengers or less, 1 x standard size suitcase & 1 x cabin-sized bag per person is acceptable.
    • Please dress according to the local weather conditions. A comfy pair of shoes, waterproof top and warm top is recommended.
    • IMPORTANT - Please ensure you have allotted enough time for the full 12 hour tour. This includes allowing enough time to dis-embark the boat in the morning and board the vessel in the evening. We strongly advise having travel insurance for any unforseen circumstances.
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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    • Great Ocean Road Tours
      83
      Australia
      Joined in July 2018
    • Allan65tel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible 2 day tour
      We loved this experience. 2 day is certainly the way to go. There is much more to see and do than we expected. We just thought it as a road with pretty views of the sea. Boy were we wrong ! Easy booking experience and James our guide was very accommodating, especially for my wife who needed regular rest room stops. A great 2 days out on the Great Ocean Road.
      Written May 23, 2024
    • SingaporeSusan88
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Comprehensive Private Tour
      The Great Ocean Road is really a must visit. We almost dropped it off our list as one of our group wanted to visit a wildlife park instead. But so glad to choose to take a tour down here. The wildlife is great here as well and feels more natural. Our guide James managed to find a koala in the wild. Now that was an experience, which apparently might not be possible in decades to come due to their dwindling numbers. So sad :(
      Written November 23, 2023
    • V2177JAmarkg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip
      As a couple there were so many positives, the driver,accommodation,sights,meals, and the company of fellow passengers, there is no way to put a dollar value on that.
      Written October 18, 2023
    • KenJoe22
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Ocean Road Tour
      Went on the Great Ocean Road Tour today with our guide, Mark. It was an early morning 1 day trip and well worth it. Mark was very knowledgeable and friendly. We really appreciated the history of each location we visited. He was also very precise and detailed about each stop. We appreciated the coffee/tea and snack provided too! We highly recommend, as the coastline is spectacular!
      Written May 29, 2023
    • 644austinr
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Look no further
      Wife and I, 70+ years old, are frequent international travelers and often hire private tour guides. Some work well, some less so. Always looking to research best options. My advice in visiting Great Ocean Rd from Melbourne: your search is over…call/write James. You can see from other reviews all his attributes. What I can add is that our experiences was that even when he can’t give the tour himself he chooses another good guide… and then he, James , worries throughout the tour that all is good even when he’s supposed to be on vacation. In our case, Max filled in for James and was a courteous, attentive, informative, interesting, pleasant driver and guide for our 2-day tour. Together, James and Max teamed up to take care of a last minute hitch that was weather-related… seamlessly. Also, if you can afford the time, I highly recommend the 2-day option to better enjoy, at a more relaxed pace, the beauty and culture of the local stops.
      Written May 25, 2023
    • J6699TZpaular
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Looking for a fantastic tour, choose Great Ocean Road Tours. We saw wildlife in abundance & incredible natural beauty.
      My husband & I took the private Great Ocean Road tour with James, it was everything we wanted and more. James was thoroughly knowledgeable, very personable and professional. Being a private tour he gave us options & asked what we were most interested in. I would use the tour company again in a heartbeat.
      Written May 20, 2023
    • closestexit
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The high point of my trip to Australia!
      My friend and I booked a custom 3-day tour that allowed us to experience the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. Our guide James made sure we got to see all the highlights. He was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the beautiful scenery and trails as well as life in Australia in general. We appreciated the care James took to set expectations when recommending lodging and places for meals which were always excellent. I got to experience many things during my time in Australia but the tour with James was the high point for me. Would highly recommend this company.
      Written December 18, 2022
    • josephineo265
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful 2 day tour on the great ocean road
      We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day tour on the great Ocean Road! James is the perfect guide. Having driven on this route so frequently, he was able to provide little nuggets of information throughout the trip. The stops were so well planned, we did not feel rushed and this is how trip should be like. The vehicle is also clean and new. Highly recommended to anyone who would like to take a tour on the Great Ocean Road.
      Written December 7, 2022
    • jx902
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      a very fun and relaxing experience!
      We did the two day private great ocean road tour with James and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. James was very welcoming, friendly and professional throughout the whole tour, and we felt extremely at ease in his capable hands. We highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a fun and relaxing journey through the great ocean road!
      Written November 21, 2022
    • D260YFdanielg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience ever
      Was so happy went on two day tour so we were not rush. Our tour operator James was such a great person with great stories about tour and the country. We got to see the greatest views I have ever seen. Would love to do your again
      Written September 17, 2022
    • 629valj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bucket List - tick tick tick
      Really top notch tour with Stuart. Initial (detailed) discussion with James as we were quite particular about what we wanted to see. Everything was ticked off our list, plus some places we weren't expecting but equally as beautiful. Magic tour. Perfect for a couple. Must do.
      Written August 17, 2022
    • sailthe77seas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brill
      What a great experience this was. We saw tonnes of wildlife, views were superb. Our guide Stuart was fantastic with our group (different ages) and it was a pleasure to be in his company over the 2 days. We really liked the choice of overnight venue, being Apollo Bay.
      Written August 1, 2022
    • ezpzylemonsqueezey
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended
      We did this as a shore excursion from Melbourne. We had a full day available as we were trasniting via the spirit of tasmania, so we were able to squeeze in a 12 hour tour. This allowed us to cover much more in one day than if we were to have hired a car from the port and self-driven ourselves. Plus it took a lot of stress out of the day.
      Written July 4, 2022
    • nicolasC2298GB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Private Tour
      The Great Ocean Road has been on our bucket list. And after having had our holiday to Australia postponed 5 times and delayed by almost 2 years, we thought, as it was our last place to visit on our 3 week holiday, that we would go all out and book a private tour! It really was truly memorable. The cost for my husband and I wasn't over-excessive (around $800 Australian) and we were delivered an A1 tour. James, who was our driver as well as our guide has lived on the road for a long time, so he knew the history and some of the interesting local stuff. The stress of hiring a car and having to do all that driving in one day - no way hooseeee! Do yourself a favour and do it in style - you won't regret it.
      Written June 28, 2022
    • Itravel0ne
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset tour with GoWest
      Wonderful experience. The sunset view is phenomenal. One can imagine the crowd pre-pandemic. Try go down to the little cove with the sandy beach. It’s another different experience. The guide is super friendly and informative.
      Written May 31, 2022
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