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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne provided by Go West Tours

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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
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Tour snapshot
Avoid the hassle of car rental on a Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
24
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    24
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
No visit to Melbourne is complete without traveling the Great Ocean Road, home to some of Australia’s most dramatic scenery. Eliminate the hassle of car rental on this tour, which includes stops at Port Campbell and Great Otway National Park. Receive personalized attention from your guide, and access more of the Great Ocean Road than larger bus tours do. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included from most Melbourne hotels.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • 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
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Discover some of Australia's most dramatic coastal scenery with ease
  • Hit Great Ocean Road highlights such as the Twelve Apostles and Gibson’s Steps
  • In a minivan equipped with Wi-Fi, access places that larger tour buses can’t
What to expect
Your Great Ocean Road adventure begins with pickup from central Melbourne hotels, where you board a Wi-Fi-equipped minivan. Travel through the beautiful beach town of Torquay, the official start of the Great Ocean Road. Exploring the semitropical forest of Great Otway National Park. Gaze at the dramatic Twelve Apostles, undoubtedly the region’s most famous natural landmark, during a stop at Port Campbell National Park; upgrade to include an unforgettable helicopter ride over the iconic rock formations. Visit Loch Ard Gorge, the site of a notorious 19th-century shipwreck, and marvel at the dramatic result of erosion at Gibson’s Steps. Stop for dinner (at your own expense) before relaxing during the journey back to your departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover some of Australia's most dramatic coastal scenery with ease
  • Hit Great Ocean Road highlights such as the Twelve Apostles and Gibson’s Steps
  • In a minivan equipped with Wi-Fi, access places that larger tour buses can’t
What to expect
Your Great Ocean Road adventure begins with pickup from central Melbourne hotels, where you board a Wi-Fi-equipped minivan. Travel through the beautiful beach town of Torquay, the official start of the Great Ocean Road. Exploring the semitropical forest of Great Otway National Park. Gaze at the dramatic Twelve Apostles, undoubtedly the region’s most famous natural landmark, during a stop at Port Campbell National Park; upgrade to include an unforgettable helicopter ride over the iconic rock formations. Visit Loch Ard Gorge, the site of a notorious 19th-century shipwreck, and marvel at the dramatic result of erosion at Gibson’s Steps. Stop for dinner (at your own expense) before relaxing during the journey back to your departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Friendly & Informative Guide
  • Pickup from Selected Hotels
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
Exclusions
  • Meals other than as stated
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 7am-8am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 8pm-9pm.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Friendly & Informative Guide
  • Pickup from Selected Hotels
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
Exclusions
  • Meals other than as stated
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 7am-8am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 8pm-9pm.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct. 2021
A note from Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
The safety & well-being of our guests and team members is Go West Tours’ highest priority. We continue to monitor all updates from the Australian & Victorian governments and will continue to update & evolve our responses & protocols in line with best practice.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Torquay
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kennett River
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Apollo Bay
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Twelve Apostles
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Loch Ard Gorge
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Carmen8765
Adelaide, Australia66 contributions
We went on this 1 day tour with our 2 teenage children. The tour is offered by Go West Tour and we highly recommend it. Be prepared it was a very long day though - we were picked up at around 7am and we didn’t get back to the hotel until 9pm. But it was well worth the time. It was a small group tour, with a maximum of 24 people. It was a good size group . Our tour guide was Sherif. He is very friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of information and fun facts about all our destinations while driving us around, and he gave us useful tips as to how to explore each stop as well as what to look for to maximise our experience. The tour bus they use were clean and the seats were comfortable. Even it was a long day , Sherif had made enough stops so we could stretch our legs and went to bathrooms from time to time , and we saw quite a few things during the day too - from beautiful beaches to tropical rain forest , and dramatic land formation ( like The Twelve apostles , Lord Ard Gorge etc) , and we saw Koalas and some beautiful birds too ! Even our teenage children enjoy the tour too ! I highly recommend this tour!
Written 23 April 2022
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terrygowest
Carmen8765, we really appreciate your recommendation, and are delighted that your teenagers enjoyed the tour as much as you did. Thanks so much for trusting us with your booking & best wishes for your onward family travels!
Written 23 April 2022
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Sze Ann Chong
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Had a great time! All the stops were well-timed and we never felt rushed. Although there was bad weather, Tim did his best to ensure we would still get the best experience possible. He was also extremely helpful and friendly!
Written 6 May 2022
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terrygowest
We're delighted to hear that you had such a good time on tour with Tim, despite the uncooperative weather, szeannchong! Thanks so much for joining us on tour & best wishes for your further roaming.
Written 7 May 2022
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Rya C
Tacoma, Washington4 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Daniel T was the tour guide extraordinaire! His great energy & enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge of the area & history was contagious. We had a full bus & everyone seemed to have a great time. Daniel challenged us to try Vegemite ice cream during our stop for lunch at Apollo Bay & gave us lots of cool nuggets of info. We did happen to see some koalas, and saw a kangaroo next to the road. He was more than happy to take photos for us & could moonlight as a photographer if ever needed. His music selections were also phenomenal. It’s a full day, but there were multiple stops along the way, a great chance to explore for 15-45 minutes, depending where we were. Glad we brought sandals (for the gorge) and a jacket. This tour was a great value, especially to get out of the city and explore a beautiful area. Really liked the size of our group - 25, but the van was a little cramped. Drop a row and spread out a bit? I wish we lived closer to do it again in the different seasons. I am sure the other guides with this company are great, but hope you get Daniel T.
Written 12 February 2020
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Scarlett C
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Our guide Tim was very fun and humorous. Overall had a great time exploring the great ocean road! Morning tea was surprisingly served only after an hour +, might want to have breakfast before going. Weather was also very cold especially at the twelve apostles, might want to layer up if you’re going in winter. There were a lot of nature interactions which was a nice surprise
Written 6 May 2022
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terrygowest
shc1997, thanks again for joining us on this our Great Ocean Road tour. We definitely do recommend having breakfast before getting on board as it's a big day with lots to see! Thanks again & best wishes!
Written 7 May 2022
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WHNadal Canon C
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
Feb. 2020
The guide helped our trip to be stress-free, by picking us up from the hotel to dropping us off after the trip ended.

The fee includes the admission fees of the penguin island and the moonlit zoo, and therefore the total package may sound expensive but it's not.

The guide share with us the details on how to get better view to see the penguin (although the map he drew is somewhat unclear), it helps us to get to the right spots at the right time.
Written 2 March 2020
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Christina B
1 contribution
Dec. 2019
My friend booked a private tour for her family and close friends to go on this amazing tour a few days before her wedding. We were a mixed group ranging from 70 years of age down to 4 years old. We took up the whole bus and had the most fantastic day. Our tour guide was Mel from Melbourne #melfrommelbourne...she told us that enough times so we wouldn't forget it but how could we forget her, she was so brilliant and really made the day special. She played fun music, many songs specially selected to suit the journey and kept us entertained even on the longer parts of the journey. I would highly recommend this tour, not only because the the sights are stunning but we all felt the service of Go West Tours as represented Mel was outstanding. A real highlight which was unexpected was the opportunity to go on a helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles (for extra money of course); on the way there Mel asked us if we would be interested in doing the ride and all we had to do is tell Mel on the way there how many of us wanted to go on it and it was sorted by the time we got there.
Written 24 January 2020
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sumgom
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
I compared the facilities with other tour companies in groupon and realised that this will be value for money. Some other companies offering the same with cheaper price, however didn't impress me as found gowest reviews are great beacaue of great customer experiences. Daniel T was great tour guide who has great knowledge as well as impressed us with his humour while guiding us. You won't get bored with him and best part is he recalls your name. The trip was well planned which help us to see everything on time and enjoyed the best experience. The phone operator was nice and informative.
Written 23 February 2020
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River Wong
3 contributions
Feb. 2020
The locations were absolutely amazing. I would recommend it even if the weather isn't perfect because the scenery is breathtaking even if the sky is covered with clouds. I wish we could stay longer at each destination but there's only so much time in a single day trip.
Our bus driver, Jonathan, did a great job driving through and told interesting stories about each of our destinations and some spots that we drove by, even pointing out any points of interest whether it's a building or an animal that we pass by. We're here to have fun, and it's evident that he was here to help us enjoy the trip.
Written 25 February 2020
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Kelsey G
1 contribution
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Absolutely worth a day in your Melbourne itinerary! Action-packed day with awe-inspiring sights and even some up close wildlife if you’re lucky! Simon was very entertaining and always had a fast fact to share along the way, as well as a killer playlist of songs tailored to the route. There is so much to see and the views are absolutely incredible. 10/10 would recommend.
Written 12 March 2022
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terrygowest
We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed Simon's entertaining style of guiding & our "killer playlist", Q3226. Thanks so much for joining us on tour & for your recommendation. Best wishes for your onward journey!
Written 12 March 2022
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maikyo
San Jose, CA2 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Yazmin took real good care of us on this road trip down the Great Ocean Road. She provided energy and all sorts of fun tidbits about all we were seeing. From the history (Tom and Eva), Australian Slang (“Bloody ripper!”), local food recommendations (vegemite ice cream!), random Aussie trivia (“Whirly Willy”) and fun tunes along the drive (“Go West!”). She was also very considerate of her guests as she even provided a little stepping stool to help those who had trouble getting up and down the bus. Small details like this really make a difference and you can just tell she’s having just as much fun doing her job. As for the trip itself, the pictures say it all. Despite the weather, we made the most out of it. There’s a lot to be seen during this trip and I feel like we only just scratched the surface of what Melbourne has to offer but you can’t go wrong booking this trip. I highly recommend it.
Written 18 April 2022
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terrygowest
Thanks so much for your detailed review, maikyo! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed Yazmin's history, trivia, slang & her considerate nature. We really appreciate your recommendation & we wish you every success on your onward journey!
Written 20 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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