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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne provided by AAT Kings

Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne
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Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
If you take only one road trip in Australia, it has to be the Great Ocean Road—a dramatic coastal route running along the south coast of Victoria. This tour is ideal for those short on time, taking in the GOR highlights in just one day and stopping at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Apollo Bay, and Port Campbell.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Drive the most scenic stretch of the world-famous Great Ocean Road
Spectacular photo ops: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Apollo Bay
Look and learn: live commentary as you travel so you don’t miss anything
Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip bus transportation from Melbourne
What to expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned bus, leave the city behind and set out along the south coast of Australia to drive the famous Great Ocean Road. See the Twelve Apostles, the dozen rock pillars that stand just offshore. As you walk along the sea cliffs, you have an incredible view over the rocks, but you can also climb down to the beach for a closer look. Back on the bus, listen to your guide’s live commentary as you approach Loch Ard Gorge, named after the 19th-century British ship Loch Ard that was wrecked along the coast, leaving only two survivors. Next up is a stop at Port Campbell for a lunch break. (Lunch is own expense). Afterward, make a stop in Apollo Bay, one of the most photographed bays along the route, for tea (own expense). Lastly, make a stop at the famous London Bridge for a photo op. On return to Melbourne, cross the West Gate Bridge. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2230M4
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Professional expert Local Guide • Your local guide will bring you to the best lookouts and photo stops along the Great Ocean Road • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air conditioning and restroom • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking • Beat the crowds and arrive at the Twelve Apostles before other tour groups! • No staring at bushes and missing out on spectacular views on high set luxury vehicles • Japanese and Mandarin Audio commentary available- must be requested at time of booking • Your expert guide will bring you where you may see koalas in the wild
Exclusions
Food and drinks- stop for lunch (own expense) throughout the day • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park • Entry/Admission - Apollo Bay
Duration
11h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia The AAT Kings Day Tour office is located at Federation Square, corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional expert Local Guide • Your local guide will bring you to the best lookouts and photo stops along the Great Ocean Road • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air conditioning and restroom • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking • Beat the crowds and arrive at the Twelve Apostles before other tour groups! • No staring at bushes and missing out on spectacular views on high set luxury vehicles • Japanese and Mandarin Audio commentary available- must be requested at time of booking • Your expert guide will bring you where you may see koalas in the wild
Exclusions
Food and drinks- stop for lunch (own expense) throughout the day • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park • Entry/Admission - Apollo Bay
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia The AAT Kings Day Tour office is located at Federation Square, corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Children 17 yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult
During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Japanese and Mandarin language devices must be requested at time of booking. Please call the supplier to confirm. Availability not guaranteed
Weather on the Great Ocean Road is unpredictable, please come prepared for all weather
Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. Note: There is limited access at Loch Ard Gorge due to the staircase, however there are other lookouts available.
If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
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 50 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Twelve Apostles
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Loch Ard Gorge
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Port Campbell National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    London Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Melbourne Central
  • You'll end at
    AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours
    Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    The AAT Kings Day Tour office is located at Federation Square, corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street.
    See address & details
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Jill C
10 contributions
Amazing Scenery on the Great Ocean Road Tour
Mar 2020
This Tour was exactly as descibed by AAT Kings.
Pick up was on time, and the coach was clean and comfortable.
WOW! The Great Ocean Road scenery is amazing!
Our driver Liam and his talk was fun and informative.
One of the best coach trips we have ever done, and we have loads of photos to remind us of a great day!

We Highly Recommend this tour with AAT KINGS.
Written 7 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your positive review of our Great Ocean Road tour. Our Driver Guide Liam is a great guide that loves sharing his knowledge of the region and Australia in general. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HTJ
4 contributions
Great trip!
Jan 2020
This trip was absolutely wonderful, one of the must see scenic places in a lifetime.  The driver/guide Paul's talk was fun, informative about the places and the life in Melbourne, I enjoyed the best fish and chips for lunch recommended by him. He took us a spot to be able to see wild Koalas, red parrots, also pointed a place we can see wild kangaroos in a distance on the way.  It was a full day long trip but the coach was comfortable, had some short stops for the toilets and an ice cream.
One of the best coach trips I've ever done.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi again Hitomi, We love that you have been able to supply a review of all 3 tours you have done with us. This can be quiet a long day and we are glad we were able to make you comfortable for the journey. We are a little jealous of the delicious fish and chips and ice creams mentions, we will certainly need to stop by the Great Ocean Road again soon :)
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The Traveling Coeliac
Dublin, Ireland345 contributions
Wonderful Day
This was one of the most amazing trips. It was a long day but we'll worth it. There were plenty of stops and there wasn't too much hanging around which was great. We saw the 12 apostles, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge which was just stunning and stopped off in two little towns to get food and snacks which was also lovely. Liam was an excellent tour guide and it was great to do the trip in reverse to avoid the crowds..... And flies!!!
I'd highly recommend this trip!
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good day grainner_313, Thank you for leaving this lovely review in regards to your experience travelling with us on to the Great Ocean Road. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the journey that Liam took you on. We do not believe our reverse direction tour helped you evade the flies :P but it definitely helps to avoid the crowds!! We appreciate the time you took to leave us your kind words. Travel safely,
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Anders J
Akersberga, Sweden5 contributions
AAT Kings ride 2 february Melbourne Great Ocean Road
Feb 2020 • Couples
Thanks Richard for a great day along The Great Ocean Road! Fantastic views and very comfortable and modern coach. Also a good history lesson during the day. Highly recommended tour. Best regards from The Swedes.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there 899andersj, Thanks you for leaving us this lovely review of your day with Richard along the Great Ocean Road. We will be sure to pass on your regards from The Swedes :) Enjoy the remainder of your time in Melbourne.
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buster142018
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Great Ocean Road Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour. Steve the AAT driver/Guide was first class, his knowledge was great. This made the trip very enjoyable and interesting. Would highly recommend this tour
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi buster142018, Thanks for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day trip to the Great Ocean Road. We love your term "first class" to describe our driver/guide Steve, as we do believe we have the best guides in the business. Enjoy the remainder of your travels,
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Laurence Aled
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
An amazing tour that has to be experienced first hand
Jan 2020
The great ocean road trip was an amazing experience that has to be experienced first hand. We travelled first to the 12 appostles, then Loch Ard gorge, Port Campbell for lunch and then drove down the great ocean road through the temperate rainforest to Apollo Bay, the memorial arch and back to Melbourne. We saw wild Koalas, kangaroos, parrots and an Echidna along the way.
Our driver, Paul, gave a great commentary and was very knowledgeable about all the stops and points of interest. The coach was very comfortable and was driven smoothly and safely so we could all relax and enjoy. Paul managed to avoid most of the crowds by doing a reverse tour and his local knowledge allowed us to find and experience wild koalas up close.
Highly recommended!
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi laurencealed, Thank you for taking the time to leave us 2x wonderfully worded reviews for the 2 most popular destinations Victoria has to offer. And how lucky to have gotten our guide Paul for both tours. Sounds like you had a great day along the Great Ocean Road, and what a special sight to see some wild animals along the way, even an Echidna. We operate all our Great Ocean Road tours in the reverse direction to avoid crowds, we are glad you enjoyed this aspect of the itinerary. Many thanks again laurencealed, travel safely.
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roglawrence55
Salt Lake City, UT141 contributions
Fantastic !!
Dec 2019 • Friends
We did the drive ourselves over 2 days. So glad we did our research beforehand, we saw it all, very busy at the 12 Apostles, but did not detract from the view at all. Other stops were less busy, but not all highlights were were signposted (Razorback for one). Absolutely breathtaking and so uncommercialised.
Written 5 January 2020
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imhere47
California7 contributions
Spectacular Views!
Dec 2019
We absolutely loved the tour and the incredible views! Our driver Roger was a great guide with all kinds of information of Australian history, geography and animals. Highly recommended!
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello imhere47, We are glad you had a great day with Roger along the Great Ocean Road, we think Roger has some of the best jokes around and the amount of knowledge he has is beyond us. Thanks for leaving us a review of your experience :)
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Naresh
Allen, TX1 contribution
Horrible Driver - Unfriendly, rude, not knowledgeable, stay away from this one!
This was our final tour of our trip to Australia, and the one I was most looking forward to.

Our bus was ok, but from the get go, we realized this was a tour operator with zero organization skills. We got to the rendezvous point at 7:35 am - a whole 10 minutes before planned departure. We were told that there’d be a restroom and breakfast break on the way, and hence decided to wait for departure. Sadly, departure did not happen till almost 8am and our first stop was a whole 90 minutes later. When we did get to the stop, it was clear that our driver was clueless as to what was available in terms of breakfast choices, and gave use very little useful information. It felt like we were on our own.

The rest of the tour was more of the same - driver was rude and offensive - had belittling comments on women, which I found very offensive (when he was passing a slow car, he said something to the effect that he was trying hard not to say anything about the fact that the driver was a woman).

We skipped a whole attraction, stopped at fewer stops than planned, and the whole thing felt rushed.

Only positive - nice bus.
Everything else in my view was a negative - poor directions from driver on where to go, what choices were available, etc. He was only keen on getting back to Melbourne, and was rushed about everything from asking the passengers for drop off locations (totally skipped one family behind us till we reminded him)

Not what I was expecting from TripAdvisor recommended trip, but goes to show that the Viator ratings are meaningless.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi nramamur, This is clearly a very disappointing review. We would like to offer an apology for the behaviour you experienced on the Great Ocean Road tour. From your description the tour departed on time as per our schedule of an 8am departure. We do have a meeting time of 7.45am to ensure all passengers arrive on time and do not miss the departure if they get a little lost. The morning tea scheduled stop was also on time as it is a 90min drive from our departure, this is halfway between our main departure point and the first attraction (12 Apostles). Our GPS records show, that the guide did however follow the tour schedule and all itinerary stops. Again we do apologise for the way in which our guide portrayed himself on the day and the discomfort this has caused you. We will be addressing this feedback with our team to ensure better performance in the future, as we certainly expect our guests to be comfortable and respected during their travels with us. We sincerely thank you for bringing this to our attention, we are glad you at least enjoyed the coach itself.
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Ian G
South Ayrshire, UK26 contributions
Great Ocean Road
Nov 2019 • Couples
Our Great Ocean Road trip 22/11/19 was excellent and in no short measure because of our driver/guide Paul. His knowledge of the tour and area meant we had ample time at each stop, the busy day never felt strained or rushed and Paul kept us entertained and informed all day. If recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne to consider using AAT King's for sight seeing trips.
Written 27 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi C9815QViang, Thank you kindly for your recommendations. We are glad to hear that you had a great day along the Great Ocean Road with our superstar guide Paul. We look forward to seeing you again in the future
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