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Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night provided by Great Ocean Road Explorer - Private Tours

Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night
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from AU$708.34 per adult (price varies by group size)
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Last updated: 9 Jul. 2020
A note from Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night
We have implemented precautions over and above our normal sanitation routines to ensure Covid-Safe protocol. We use commercial grade sanitiser on our vehicles between every experience. We provide our guests with hand sanitiser and sealed bottled water. Gloves and masks are available upon request.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Join us on an exclusively private 'Highlights Tour' to explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road (and optional city tour) and all that it has to offer, in your own personal vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide. We are experts on The Great Ocean Road, focussing on ONLY this area. We visit all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus other must-see attractions including Maits Rest and Great Otway National Park. Stay overnight in the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay before a visit to the Twelve Apostles. Tour departs Melbourne 10:00am. Returns back to Melbourne on the following day at 4pm. All our vehicles are comfy air conditioned, with privacy shades, UV tinted glass, USB charging port. Plus free wifi & bottled water. *We also offer an upgrade with an Optional 2 hour walking tour of Melbourne CBD
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85420P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Local taxes • National Park fees • Bottled water • Driver/guide • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Bells Beach • Entry/Admission - Point Addis Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway • Entry/Admission - Teddy's Lookout • Entry/Admission - Lorne Beach • Entry/Admission - Lorne Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Story • Entry/Admission - The Lorne Pier • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Mariners Lookout • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest • Entry/Admission - Erskine Falls • Entry/Admission - Lorne Swing Bridge • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road • Entry/Admission - Anglesea Golf Club • Entry/Admission - Castle Cove • Entry/Admission - Melba Gully National Park • Entry/Admission - Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell precinct and foreshore • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell Scenic Lookout • Entry/Admission - London Bridge • Entry/Admission - Bay of Martyrs • Entry/Admission - Bay of Islands • Entry/Admission - Cape Otway Lightstation
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel Accommodation
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please ensure you are at the pickup point at least 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. If you cannot find your pick up from the supplied list, please contact us to check if a pick up is possible. Please note that we only pick up from Melbourne CBD, Docklands or Southbank area. If no hotel accommodation pick up is required or you are outside of this area, please make your own way into Melbourne CBD and meet outside Eureka Tower foyer (7 Riverside Quay) at 7am Address: Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria 3006
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Local taxes • National Park fees • Bottled water • Driver/guide • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Bells Beach • Entry/Admission - Point Addis Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway • Entry/Admission - Teddy's Lookout • Entry/Admission - Lorne Beach • Entry/Admission - Lorne Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Story • Entry/Admission - The Lorne Pier • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Mariners Lookout • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest • Entry/Admission - Erskine Falls • Entry/Admission - Lorne Swing Bridge • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road • Entry/Admission - Anglesea Golf Club • Entry/Admission - Castle Cove • Entry/Admission - Melba Gully National Park • Entry/Admission - Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell precinct and foreshore • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell Scenic Lookout • Entry/Admission - London Bridge • Entry/Admission - Bay of Martyrs • Entry/Admission - Bay of Islands • Entry/Admission - Cape Otway Lightstation
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel Accommodation
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please ensure you are at the pickup point at least 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. If you cannot find your pick up from the supplied list, please contact us to check if a pick up is possible. Please note that we only pick up from Melbourne CBD, Docklands or Southbank area. If no hotel accommodation pick up is required or you are outside of this area, please make your own way into Melbourne CBD and meet outside Eureka Tower foyer (7 Riverside Quay) at 7am Address: Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria 3006
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 12 years (we are unable to provide booster seats)
A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
A maximum of 5 people per booking
Pets are not permitted
We wish to advise larger groups of 4 or 5, that our luggage capacity is limited, so we recommend 1 x airplane cabin-sized bags per person. For groups of 3 passengers or less, 1 x standard size suitcase & 1 x cabin-sized bag per person is acceptable.
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
37 stops
Day 1
Melbourne - Apollo Bay
Day 2
Apollo Bay to Melbourne via the...
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Czechmate
Pilsen, Czech Republic29 contributions
Action Packed 2 Day Private Tour
Sep. 2019
We travelled as 2 couples. We took the 2 day option. On balance, we feel we made the right choice. 1 day would perhaps be a bit rushed whilst we just didn’t have the time for 3 days. Too much to see in Australia!

We were kept busy on both days with a really good mix of sightseeing and wildlife.

Jamie was our guide. He looked after us well. Gave us honest opinions of where to stay, where to eat, and took us to some of his favourite areas. I took some great photos. I wanted to include some with my review but I am a technophobe so sadly I’m not able to download them.

The car was very comfortable. All in all, an excellent experience.
Written 19 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Czechmate, Sorry you were no able to share your photos, but no problems. just as long as you enjoyed the tour. Duration wise, we do normally recommend the 2 day tour as the 'ideal' amount of time to see the great ocean road. That said, the most frequently booked tour is our 1 day tour, as people simply don't have the time to spare a full 2 days to the area - which i admit is a shame. But with the 1 day tour, we just choose the best bits and aim to give the widest scope of sightseeing as we can, from wildlife to landscape. Thanks again for your valuable feedback. Jamie, Great Ocean Road Explorer
Written 15 February 2020
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lei wei
5 contributions
Private Tour
Jul. 2019 • Friends
We took private tour with Great Ocean Road Explorer company for 2 days. My friend also did this trip last year with the same company. That time she had Jamie as the driver and had a great time. This time, Jamie was already booked, so I was a bit sad to hear that. Instead we had different driver called Phil - we called him ‘Big Phil’. He was very kind and sweet and made our holiday on great Ocean Road very special. We enjoy our time. Thank you. Li & Bo
Written 28 July 2019
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Teo
6 contributions
Try the scallop pie!
Apr. 2019 • Friends
I took this tour with 3 friends. We were due to self drive, but didn’t realise it was Grand Prix weekend, so all the cars had been hired. Luckily, our concierge managed to put us in contact with these guys. We were given a great tour, despite the short notice. We had a couple of places on our wish list, and Phil our guide was able to tailor the tour to our liking. Our overnight stay was in Apollo Bay - which we had to pay for separately). A beautiful little town. Really special watching the sunrise here in the morning (if you can drag yourself out of bed that early).

I will also mention the bakery we visited for lunch. Phil recommended we try a scallop pie. I don’t mind scallops, but found the idea of them being in a pie a bit weird. But I went with his recommendation. So yummy. Then I followed his recommendation for their deserts....chocolate cheesecake. Wow. Thanks Phil. I am now struggling to fit into my holiday clothes lol.

However you get here, just get here if you can. It is truly a special part of the planet.
Written 24 April 2019
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Jack
County Londonderry, UK34 contributions
Awesome!
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Great two day private tour. We got to see such a wide range of things over the 2 days. Heaps of wildlife in their natural setting, interesting fauna (that’s geek word for plants) and some great scenery both on the coast and inland. Oh and be sure to have a scallop pie at the bakery stop. Yum!
Written 18 January 2019
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Scotty
15 contributions
Two magical days
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Mesmerising Road. Full of twists, turn and hidden surprises. Phil our guide was a real character. Knew his local history and sure knew the locals along the road. He seem to wave at every second person we cam across! Loved the tour, loved the road, wish I could move Downunder!
Written 14 January 2019
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George salmond
Philadelphia, PA15 contributions
Brilliant Tour for our honeymoon
Jan. 2019 • Couples
We choose the two day which we felt was the perfect amount of time to experience the road on our honeymoon in Australia. And we would certainly choose this company to tour with as well. Thanks Jamie for a fabulous time and for looking after us so well :)
Written 5 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

williamgore
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Superb tour
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We choose on the 2 day tour after deciding that the express tour was too rushed, but we were worried we might miss our flight if we had chosen their 3 day tour. If you have time, i would certainly recommend the 3 day tour, but we still really liked our 2 day escapade down the great ocean road. The tour was as we expected, as was a nice way to see the road and the local area. The guide was very pleasant, polite and offered a great service.

We had to pre-book our own accommodation in Apollo Bay prior to the tour departure. We were not sure where to book, but the company messaged us with some advice on the best options (no he wasn't on commission!).

All in all, a good tour.
Written 18 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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