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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.
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour ever

Amy picked us up from our hotel for our day drive on the Great Ocean Road. She was very informative on the history of the road and very accommodating on taking the time to point out great scenic photo opportunities. She took us to the...More

Thank george J
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review George. Feel free to add some of your photos to this page for others to admire! We hope to welcome you back again one day.

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Amazing Great Ocean Road Tour With FRED!!!!!!

If you owned a tour company in any country and you wanted someone to represent your company and your country you would want Fred to be your guy. Not only did he give a great tour, he was also the best tour guide that we...More

Thank Brandon G
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely and enthusiastic review Brandon ! We are very lucky to have a team of energetic guides like Fred, we are glad you had a such a great time on the Great Ocean Road. Hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Thank you Frank!

My parents and I just spent the day on this tour of the Great Ocean Road and we were not left disappointed. Obviously the views and sights are breathtaking/beautiful (especially on a sunny day which we had) but the tour was really made by our...More

Thank Bethany M
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thanks for your lovely words Bethany, we are thrilled you had such a good time and thanks for spreading the word !

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, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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, 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

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