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Great Ocean Road Learn to Surf Day Trip from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Learn to Surf Day Trip from Melbourne

By Dreaming Since
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Ages 6-65, max of 8 per group
Duration: 24h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • All included transport, surf lesson, surf equipment (surfboard and wetsuit), guided tour from a local surf guide and a flexible trip so you can experience the Great Ocean Road the way you want!
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up


Start:
  • Option 1
    Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    Catch the train from Southern Cross Station to Geelong Station for a 9am pick up.
  • Option 2
    Geelong VIC, Australia
    Meet at Geelong Station car park
Pickup details
  • Departure Point: Geelong Train Station Address: Railway Terrace, Geelong VIC 3220 Directions: Pick-up will be from the car park behind the station. For travellers coming from Melbourne, catch the train from Southern Cross Station
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: 36024P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • 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 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36024P4

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    • Dreaming Since
      42
      Australia
      Joined in January 2016
    • 327rileyd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful people, Beautiful place.
      The guys clearly love the coast and are stoked to share it, the local knowledge they shared with us was second to none, I really felt like I got to see the great ocean road from an angle few people get to! I hoped to leave the experience better at surfing but came away with so much more.
      Written 24 November 2021
    • jakeh402
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding experience!
      Had such a great experience with these guys. The staff were so passionate and obviously love what they do. I will be recommending Dreaming Since to anyone wanting to learn to surf or get outdoors.
      Written 23 November 2021
    • 368femkeh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best surf trip ever
      my most beautiful surf trip ever. Nice road trip, with a beautiful sunset. Great surf lesson for a beginner and when you've surfed before. We definitely recommend this trip!
      Written 10 May 2019
    • 00chiarachiara
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      3 amazing days on the Great Ocean Road
      The 3 day surf camp has been one of the best choices I have made during my stay in Melbourne. The trip has been truely amazing. Surf, hikes, barbecues, camping and 12 apostles: could you ask for more?
      Written 25 March 2019
    • sarapapagna
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Ocean Road trip
      absolutely loved it!! learning to surf was fun and the place we went to were stunning 🥰 thank you for this amazing experience, would recommend 10/10 😇
      Written 2 March 2019
    • Inspire02046022575
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience ever
      I had 1 month in Australia and spent 3 weeks on the dream tour: it was the best decision I could have made! Ben and Gemma, our surf instructors, are the greatest travelbuddies you can ask for. And the surfing is so so fun! Since it’s a little group, they can really pay attention to your surfing and you get great advices. I think I really improved my skills during these 3 weeks. Also the atmosphere in the group and the camping life were awesome. You don’t have to worry about gears, they have everything! Besides that I really liked the spots they brought us to. Of course we went to the “must see” places of the east coast, but we also went to some non touristic and yet so beautiful sites. What I also really appreciated was the flexibility: if we liked a campsite for example, we could stay longer than originally planned. Of course we were all on a budget and Ben always does his best to find the cheapest options for us (for ex. buying food in Aldi or find an Airbnb in Sydney).So in conclusion; I had the best time and fell in love with Australia and with surfing thanks to them ! I highly recommend !!
      Written 13 January 2019
    • LiliK1991
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      simply the best
      Three weeks full of joy, adventure, fun, love and great experiences. It was the best decision to join the Dream Trip along the east coast. Every day we spent time in the water, surfing in different spots and saw amazing places, beautiful nature and cute animals! I saw places I wouldn't normally have come to, met people from around the world and had an amazing time with this big family <3 It was a great mixture of sport, nature, relaxation and party. Besides these positive points I have to say that the two tourguides Ben and Gemma did a great job as surf instructors as well as being humanly awesome. It was really hard for me to leave the group in the end I will definitely come back! I really recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in spending a great time, concentrating on surfing and enjoying life.
      Written 23 December 2018
    • Duncan H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So good I did it twice.
      Ben and Gemma are absolute legends the trips super accomodating, fun and both times have been a mega crew. Each day you get to surf, check out some cool stuff and just generally enjoy Australia. Despite not being a beginer the second time round I was keen to come back as the vibes are so good and Ben and Gemma were still full of heaps of great advice so I defintely felt my surfing step up again throughout the trip. Nothing feels commercial, these guys genuinely want you have a great adventure and it's a brilliant way of meeting others when you're out here solo. Theres a good mix of everything in this trip from the surfing, parties and sight seeings, but more importantly the atmosphere these guys create ensures you'll have a great time.
      Written 22 December 2018
    • rafaelgarber2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome day with dreaming since
      We had a great day with Dreaming Since. Benji was the man and was awesome to hang out with for the day. He was very accommodating and flexible about whatever we wanted to do. He picked us up from Melbourne and brought us up to surf the great ocean road. We got lunch and he took us around for some sightseeing. It really was an awesome day. I would 110 percent recommend doing some kind of a tour with dreaming since. You won’t regret it.
      Written 14 September 2018
    • Joyce M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip with amazing people!
      I had such an amazing time on this trip! It’s an awesome way to learn how to surf, meet new people and see the amazing beaches and places along the coast. Everything is so well taken care of, the organization is so incredably nice. Whilst this trip is roughly planned before hand, we got all the freedom during the trip to add or change anything to/from the itenerary. It was a perfect way to travel up the coast, I loved every single part of it!
      Written 5 June 2018
    • saschaandres90
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Dream Trip
      The Dream Trip - 3 weeks east coast surftrip - is the best chance to achieve confidence in surfing and visit all the hot spots along the east coast from Melbourne to Noosa. Due to the small group size (7 people) and 2 surf instructors, you get better at surfing every day! Our instructors at the Trip were Ben & Gemma - both legends! They know their stuff and made this trip epic for me! If you want to improve / learn to surf and having good fun with cool people - this is your way to go! You see all the east coast hot spots like Sydney, Byron Bay, etc. and get the chance to surf famous waves like Snapper Rocks! Even better are the remote places which i would have never visited without Dreaming Since! Thank's to Dreaming Since and especially Ben & Gemma for 3 crackin' weeks - i am totally stoked for my next surf adventure!
      Written 3 June 2018
    • Chloé B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      East Coast trip 3 weeks
      Amazing trip with amazing people! I cannot but be so thankful to have participated to this trip! If you are looking for a fast, easy and funny way to improve your surfing while staying around the best spots on the East Coast, that's your trip! Besides having surfed quite a few times already, I can now proudly say that I know how to surf. I gained a lot of confidence in the water, and this couldn't have been possible without the valuable advices that the instructors gave us from start to finish. Encouraging each other and surfing as a group was also very helpful. Besides having met before, we created a big family and got along with each other really easily. Again, everything was so smooth thanks to the great atmosphere that the instructors contributed to create. To make it short, I would say surfing was made a priority by the organisers, but having lots of fun was the very first one. It is also a great way to discover the East Coast, all the places were worth stopping at. We stayed around amazing spots: National Parks, campgrounds in front of the beach, nice cities like Byron Bay or Noosa, Sydney's beaches... The only thing that wasn't that great was to sleep in tents and on not so nice matresses, but I guess it depends on everyone: I'm a light sleeper. If I'd do it again? Hell yes! What a perfect way to travel around Australia!
      Written 3 May 2018
    • Thomas v
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best surf/road trip you could wish for on the east coast
      I'm always a bit apprehensive when going on a tour with a company, since I don't like being driven around like cattle, getting out of the van/bus, taking your touristy pictures and setting off again. This east coast surf trip was anything but that. From the first day Ben took everyones wishes into account. There is an itinerary sure, but if the group liked or disliked a place for whatever reason we would stay one more night or just head off again in the morning to find the better surf :) Ben Niblett, aka the "Nibbler", is a local who knows all the great spots along the east coast, and will give you options to choose from. This trip is a roadtrip where you just happen to be able to surf every single day along the way, which felt absolutely fantastic :D. Ben is a great person and you knew you could just fall asleep in the van and wake up to be in the next amazing spot to camp and surf. Cannnot recommend the trip enough!
      Written 29 January 2018
    • Manon-Lht
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and authentic!
      I took part of the very first trip and I do not regret booking at all. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover Australia away from the classic tourist trips. If you are into surf you will love this experience that really sticks to the surf spirit. And Ben is a very good surf instructor and a dedicated guide. You'll make great friends, good surf and beautiful memories!
      Written 26 January 2018
    • Angelica S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dreaming since roadtrip
      Had a blast with Ben during my east coast roadtrip with dreaming since. Encouraging and patient teacher who saw everyones need an tried to adjust the lessons even though everyone came with different level of experience. Ben is an amazing person who does everything to make your trip as great as possible. He truly gives 110% to make sure that everyone has a good time. THANK YOU for these memories and this unforgettable trip!
      Written 24 January 2018
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    Star K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    The instructors where so helpful and encouraging. Really made me feel confident on the waves! Would 100% recommend.
    Written 1 April 2022
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    Erin E
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Friends
    Absolutely loved it! I'd never been surfing before and the guys were best teachers, they were dedicated to making sure everyone was having a good time and they succeeded! We spent a few hours surfing then got to go and explore some local water falls and iconic sights of The Great Ocean Road. 1000% recommend booking with these guys, especially if you've never been surfing or to The Great Ocean Road area before!
    Written 19 March 2022
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    Thanks so much Erin! It was such a pleasure to enjoy the day with you all 😁
    Written 20 March 2022
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    Mason V
    Stockton, CA16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    Dom is so friendly and caring that even though I go on the trips by myself, I don't feel any pressure or awkwardness at all, just pure fun and happiness from start to finish. Start with my favorite the surfing lesson, thanks to Dom I can balance on the board until the waves die out. Then the 2 incredible look out spot and a restaurant near by to get toasties and chai latte. Another interesting part is the hike to Phantom Falls, the hike was not that tired until we reach the fall, Dom encourage me to swim to below the waterfall and feel the water, and I glad I listen to him. I have overcome my doubt and enjoy the waterfall to the fullest, shame we couldn't jump from the top though because it was too shallow, you gonna hit the rock so don't do that. Then the art Gallery of the local artists, and I get a cup of beer for a treat from Dom himself, at the nearby brewery who brew there own beer. I could go on and on, but go and experience yourself you won't regret that. Wetsuit and board are provided. Dom also know a lot of about bird and wildlife. He spot a massive 2 meter long stingray near when we walking on the dock
    Written 13 January 2022
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    Thanks so much Mason! I had such an amazing time with you. Great fun!
    Written 20 March 2022
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    EMILY D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Friends
    Can’t recommend Dreaming Since highly enough. If you are after a fun, exciting, adventurous tour down the Great Ocean Rode, these legends will make all your dreams come true!
    Written 23 November 2021
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    Thanks Emily! We had so much fun with you guys! Let's do it again some day.
    Written 23 November 2021
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    Tayah
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021 • Friends
    Had Dom and huey as instructions for the day, were absolute genuine legends! had the best time, we were fortunate enough to see a pod of dolphins playing in the water while surfing, unforgettable experience 🙌 highly recommend to everyone. And the day trip is a must!
    Written 27 March 2021
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    AJ_BJJ
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Friends
    Probably the best tour we’ve ever done! It was super chilled and laid back trip where we got to see kangaroos, stingrays, waterfalls going along the great ocean road and of course do surfing! We were a small group which made the trip even better.
    Hugh and Dom are really friendly and made everyone laugh! My sister and I had our first surfing lessons and Hugh is a great instructor and very helpful! My sister also has a gluten allergy, for which they really made the effort to go and check all the cafes nearby that do gluten free food.
    Written 4 January 2020
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    You legends. Thanks for a great review! We’re stoked you had a good day, it was our pleasure! enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you shredding out in the surf soon! Hugh and Dom had a great day with you too.
    Written 15 January 2020
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