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Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

  • Private tour from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road
  • Travel along one of the world's greatest ocean drives
  • Pass through the seaside towns of Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay
Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
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Experience the majestic scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this private, customizable tour. Follow the coast-hugging road through landscapes of dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and verdant rain forests, stopping wherever strikes your fancy. Take a stroll around some of the picturesque seaside towns along the way, and be on the lookout for koalas and other native wildlife. Visit the site of a famous shipwreck, and marvel at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder for a dramatic climax to your full-day tour.
What to Expect
See some of the most impressive coastal landscapes on Earth while enjoying the personalized attention of a private guide. After morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel, relax on the drive out of town and through the port city of Geelong, which marks the start of the Great Ocean Road. Pass through the charming seaside towns of Anglesea and Torquay, home to world-class surfing beaches. 
Stop to stretch your legs on the sand and enjoy morning tea in the village of Lorne, and then continue on to the lovely resort town of Apollo Bay, where you’ll savor lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). At any point, you can request to make additional stops to suit your interests.
Sandy beaches give way to the emerald rain forest of Cape Otway National Park, which provides many opportunities to test your koala-spotting skills among groves of eucalyptus and beech trees. You’re also likely to encounter flocks of wild cockatoos and parrots throughout your journey.
As you head further west, the scenery becomes even more majestic with jagged cliffs plunging into the ocean. The drive comes to a dramatic climax at the site of Twelve Apostles — an offshore cluster of giant limestone pillars formed by millions of years of erosion. You’ll also visit the eye-popping Loch Ard Gorge, site of a notorious shipwreck in 1878, and learn why this perilous stretch of coastline is known as Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast.’
After soaking up the spectacular geologic history, relax on the 3-hour return drive to Melbourne. On the way back, you’ll take an inland route to see some of Victoria’s scenic countryside, including the dairy town of Colac.
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Reviewed 7 May 2018
Oceania Tours Great Ocean Road with Fred

We had a great small group tour to Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. While we were skeptical that spending 12 hours in a van would be worthwhile, this far exceeded our expectations, especially because of the enthusiasm and approach our tourguide Fred provided. The summary...More

Thank Ken Z
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Such great feedback - as yes, it is a long day out, and I'm sure others will appreciate having a better understanding of what the day is like. We think that the small tours make a difference as there's much more of a chance to...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Views are Drop Dean Awesome - Driver was in a Rush

The views at the 12 apostles, port campbell national park and the whole coast road were fabulous. The views from the great ocean road are breathtaking and the ride can be a bit scary with hairpin turns. We had the opportunity to feed wild parrots,...More

Thank Mike J
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for the review Mike, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Great Ocean Road. We also appreciate the honest feedback about your tour and I have already followed up on your comments with our guide for the day and we are addressing...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile
Highlight of Melbourne stay

This was a wonderful experience from start to finish and was one of our favourite tourist experiences anywhere ever. The scenery is incredible and we had nice weather to help too, but what really made this memorable was our tour guide / driver / entertainer...More

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Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you Paul, what a lovely review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day out on the Great Ocean Road with Fred and Oceania Tours. See you again one day we hope

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Excellent day trip.

For those who - like myself - are not inclined to do much self-driving and who prefer exploring from the a comfortable city hotel base this is a very good tour that lets you see the wonders of the Great Ocean Road in a one-day...More

2  Thank Jozef O
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

thanks for the review Josef, we sincerely hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Melbourne.

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Highly recommend this trip

Jeremy was our guide for a fantastic day tour on Great Ocean Road who entertained us throughout the day with his very informative commentary as well as giving us unforgettable wildlife sightings. Seeing Koala and Kangaroo so close was wonderful and has given us wonderful...More

Thank Scottie31750
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you very much Scottie ! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day out, the animal spotting is always a highlight. Feel free to post some of your photos on this page! Sebastian

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