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Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour (12 Hour)
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Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour (12 Hour)

By Great Ocean Road Tours
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Ages 12-99
Duration: 12h
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Live guide: English
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Point Addis Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Point Roadknight
  • Entry/Admission - Lorne Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Melba Gully National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Entry/Admission - Crown Casino
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Skydeck
  • Entry/Admission - Australian Open


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Generic Pick up point - 100 Lorimer Street, Docklands, Victoria 3008 Hotel pick up - We can pick up from selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance. Please provide a local mobile contact number on your booking, incase we need to contact you pre-tour. Our standard pick-up time is 7am, however please note that during winter months and for select hotels, the pick-up time might be amended to either 06:30am 06:45am to avoid traffic. Once we have your exact pick-up address (i.e. Melbourne CBD hotel) and the the requested tour date, we can confirm the exact pick up time.
  • Ports:
  • melbourne port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110512P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • NOTE : This total duration spent in the car will be 8-9 hours, as we will travel over 500+ Kilometres. If you suffer from car motion sickness, we do not recommend you choose this tour. We do also a 2 Day Tour with just 4-5 hours driving per day. Please refer to our website for further details
  • Comfy trainers/sneakers are advisable
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Pick up point - Outside Eureka Tower Observation deck underneath the Palm Trees (7, Riverside Quay, Southbank)
  • Hotel pick up - this can be provided from selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance. Some select hotels will require a pick-up of 06:30am - We will notify you if this is the case.
  • Please provide a local mobile contact number on your booking, incase we need to contact you pre-tour
  • 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.
  • Operates in all weather. Please dress appropriately
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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  • SingaporeSusan88
    SingaporeSusan88
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    Comprehensive Private Tour
    The Great Ocean Road is really a must visit. We almost dropped it off our list as one of our group wanted to visit a wildlife park instead. But so glad to choose to take a tour down here. The wildlife is great here as well and feels more natural. Our guide James managed to find a koala in the wild. Now that was an experience, which apparently might not be possible in decades to come due to their dwindling numbers. So sad :(
  • V2177JAmarkg
    V2177JAmarkg
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    Great trip
    As a couple there were so many positives, the driver,accommodation,sights,meals, and the company of fellow passengers, there is no way to put a dollar value on that.
  • KenJoe22
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    Great Ocean Road Tour
    Went on the Great Ocean Road Tour today with our guide, Mark. It was an early morning 1 day trip and well worth it. Mark was very knowledgeable and friendly. We really appreciated the history of each location we visited. He was also very precise and detailed about each stop. We appreciated the coffee/tea and snack provided too! We highly recommend, as the coastline is spectacular!
  • 644austinr
    644austinr
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    Look no further
    Wife and I, 70+ years old, are frequent international travelers and often hire private tour guides. Some work well, some less so. Always looking to research best options. My advice in visiting Great Ocean Rd from Melbourne: your search is over…call/write James. You can see from other reviews all his attributes. What I can add is that our experiences was that even when he can’t give the tour himself he chooses another good guide… and then he, James , worries throughout the tour that all is good even when he’s supposed to be on vacation. In our case, Max filled in for James and was a courteous, attentive, informative, interesting, pleasant driver and guide for our 2-day tour. Together, James and Max teamed up to take care of a last minute hitch that was weather-related… seamlessly. Also, if you can afford the time, I highly recommend the 2-day option to better enjoy, at a more relaxed pace, the beauty and culture of the local stops.
  • closestexit
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    The high point of my trip to Australia!
    My friend and I booked a custom 3-day tour that allowed us to experience the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. Our guide James made sure we got to see all the highlights. He was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the beautiful scenery and trails as well as life in Australia in general. We appreciated the care James took to set expectations when recommending lodging and places for meals which were always excellent. I got to experience many things during my time in Australia but the tour with James was the high point for me. Would highly recommend this company.
  • josephineo265
    josephineo265
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    Wonderful 2 day tour on the great ocean road
    We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day tour on the great Ocean Road! James is the perfect guide. Having driven on this route so frequently, he was able to provide little nuggets of information throughout the trip. The stops were so well planned, we did not feel rushed and this is how trip should be like. The vehicle is also clean and new. Highly recommended to anyone who would like to take a tour on the Great Ocean Road.
  • jx902
    jx902
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    a very fun and relaxing experience!
    We did the two day private great ocean road tour with James and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. James was very welcoming, friendly and professional throughout the whole tour, and we felt extremely at ease in his capable hands. We highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a fun and relaxing journey through the great ocean road!
  • D260YFdanielg
    D260YFdanielg
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    Best experience ever
    Was so happy went on two day tour so we were not rush. Our tour operator James was such a great person with great stories about tour and the country. We got to see the greatest views I have ever seen. Would love to do your again
  • 629valj
    629valj
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    Bucket List - tick tick tick
    Really top notch tour with Stuart. Initial (detailed) discussion with James as we were quite particular about what we wanted to see. Everything was ticked off our list, plus some places we weren't expecting but equally as beautiful. Magic tour. Perfect for a couple. Must do.
  • sailthe77seas
    sailthe77seas
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    Brill
    What a great experience this was. We saw tonnes of wildlife, views were superb. Our guide Stuart was fantastic with our group (different ages) and it was a pleasure to be in his company over the 2 days. We really liked the choice of overnight venue, being Apollo Bay.
  • ezpzylemonsqueezey
    ezpzylemonsqueezey
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    Highly Recommended
    We did this as a shore excursion from Melbourne. We had a full day available as we were trasniting via the spirit of tasmania, so we were able to squeeze in a 12 hour tour. This allowed us to cover much more in one day than if we were to have hired a car from the port and self-driven ourselves. Plus it took a lot of stress out of the day.
  • 554curtz
    554curtz
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    Thanks Stuart!
    We have just finished a great couple of days in the company of Stuart, who took us on a incredible journey over the 2 days. Never a dull moment. Scenery out of this world. We found stacks of wildlife. Meals were not included but he recommended some absolute gems along the way. And not the kind of ones we would have chosen - more hidden away ones - like a local seafood cafe hidden away down by the harbour front away from the masses of tourists. We would never have found it ourselves. The highlight on day 1 was the kangaroo tour. The highlight of day 2 was the rainforest walk. In fact, we liked the first walk so much, he found the extra time to take us to a second rainforest. Almost equally as impressive. Great service. Great tour. Big thumbs up.
  • dannU7273QC
    dannU7273QC
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    Overnight trip.
    My family took a overnight tour along the great ocean road. It was an unforgettable time along the coast helped somewhat by crystal clear blue skies. We particularly liked the 2 rainforests we visited. Absolutely beautiful.
  • benkY4487MJ
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    Tree-Mendous!
    We took 2 days of sightseeing along the great ocean road in the form of a private tour. One day would have just covered the coast, but with the extra day, we got off the main tourist road and discovered some truly beautiful forest areas. It all seemed hidden, so you really need the extra time, a good map, or in our case, a good tour guide who knows where he was going!
  • Jasfromsydney
    Jasfromsydney
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    Nailed it!
    Nothing short of perfection! I own my own tour company in far North Queensland, so I’m a hard one to please and always looking for ways a tour can be improved upon (what can I say, it’s in my DNA), but right from the off, these guys nailed it. Professional, efficient but at the same time fun and friendly. An excellent overall tour experience. Sam was our guide on Day 1, and was really great with our group, but then due to a family emergency overnight, he had to be replaced by James. We were slightly disappointed to hear about the change of guide, as our group were getting along so well with Sam, but James turned out to be equally as good. And it was a seamless changeover. So much so that when James came to pick us up from our overnight accommodation in Apollo Bay, he had already been tipped off by Sam as to exactly what our preferred coffee order was. James showed up on the doorstep, on time with 4 individual takeaway coffee’s, for each member of our group, and a welcoming smile. He was also briefed of our group’s dynamics, including how to handle one of the more ‘difficult’ members of the group. Spoiler alert - it wasnt me!
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Paula R
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May 2023 • Couples
My husband & I took the private Great Ocean Road tour with James, it was everything we wanted and more. James was thoroughly knowledgeable, very personable and professional. Being a private tour he gave us options & asked what we were most interested in. I would use the tour company again in a heartbeat.
Written 21 May 2023
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Thanks Paula for the kind feedback, Hopefully we can welcome you back again on another tour in the future. Cheers, James :) :)
Written 26 May 2023
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nicola s
5 contributions
Jun. 2022
The Great Ocean Road has been on our bucket list. And after having had our holiday to Australia postponed 5 times and delayed by almost 2 years, we thought, as it was our last place to visit on our 3 week holiday, that we would go all out and book a private tour! It really was truly memorable. The cost for my husband and I wasn't over-excessive (around $800 Australian) and we were delivered an A1 tour. James, who was our driver as well as our guide has lived on the road for a long time, so he knew the history and some of the interesting local stuff. The stress of hiring a car and having to do all that driving in one day - no way hooseeee! Do yourself a favour and do it in style - you won't regret it.
Written 28 June 2022
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,905 contributions
Wonderful experience. The sunset view is phenomenal. One can imagine the crowd pre-pandemic. Try go down to the little cove with the sandy beach. It’s another different experience. The guide is super friendly and informative.
Written 1 June 2022
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Megan S
4 contributions
Feb. 2022
Wow. What a road. I had done a small bit of research before I choose to visit this area, I knew the 12 apostles was a must visit, but I wasn’t quite expecting all the bits inbetween. Our guide Michael was just the sweetest man and really looked after my mum (77) and the rest of our group. Always asking if we had everything we needed, well planned toilet stops, thoughtful little touches throughout the day.

I think like most people though, we do wish we had spent longer and opted for a 2 day tour. Time and budget unfortunately did not allow for it. But, we will be back! Hopefully we can pick up from Michael where we left off.
Written 11 February 2022
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Jenny W
5 contributions
Oct. 2021
We took a tour of the Great Ocean Road with this company, direct from Geelong, as at that time we couldn’t start the tour in Melbourne due to restrictions. The flexibility shown to fit in with our location, dietary requirements and interests was top notch. It was a real boutique experience and we didn’t feel rushed at any time.

We particularly enjoyed the walk through the rainforest and the story behind why it was still standing, that James our guide, described to us.
Written 10 October 2021
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Tom W
12 contributions
Jul. 2021
It felt like being shown around by a local. His knowledge of the area was very impressive. He was very laid back and friendly but still maintained a high degree of professionalism in his driving and making sure we were comfortable throughout the tour.

Word of warning though, the one day tour is pretty full on. You need a high degree of stamina to last until the end without dozing off in the back in the car on the way back to Melbourne. If you suffer from ‘tour fatigue’ like my partner, you might be more inclined to take the 2 or 3 day tour. But if you have the energy, you don’t have too many days to spare and you don’t mind a bit of a long car journey, then the one day will be manageable. Just expect to smash out a lot of things in the one day. The one day tour is fast paced and you will probably have a 100+ at the end of it. I took about 126 photos and that is probably about 5 times more than I would normally take on a typical sightseeing day.
Written 20 August 2021
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Steve C
11 contributions
Jun. 2021
A bit more expensive than doing a bus tour but ultimately worth the extra cost for having the tour personalised, going at your own pace and more comfort. A bit disappointed that we had our helicopter flight cancelled due to strong winds, but sometimes these things happy. Better safe than sorry I suppose.
Written 11 August 2021
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bryan r
Geelong, Australia5 contributions
Jun. 2021
Very quick review as i am waiting to board my plane - excellent tour. Would have like an extra day on the coast to see more things, but it was a rushed visit to see the family, who i haven't seen before covid. Guide was friendly and professional. Would recommend. Sorry but time to fly!!!
Written 8 July 2021
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Caroline
Lakes Entrance, Australia18 contributions
May 2021
We had a great day with this company. Pre-tour, we dealt with James whose communication was immediate and thorough. He gave his honest option on car sickness, which was very accurate. Thankfully his recommendation of what to do worked out well and I got through it in one piece. Word to the wise, you do spend a lot of time in the car on the one day tour so car sickness might be a problem for some people. If this sounds like you and you have the additional day up your sleeve, best to pick their 2 day option. Alas, we only had one day, so we had to bite the bullet.

On the day, Aaron was our guide. We got some incredible snaps, as he had a great talent for getting us to great picture spots when there wouldn’t be a lot of people there. I’m not sure if this was by accident or on purpose, but I expect the latter. He was also very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and we got to meet his wife en-route and she came out of her house beside the road, to wave to us and to give Aaron his work packed lunch for the day. It was nice to know we were being driven around by a real local. And because he was local, he really did seem to deliver us to some delightfully quiet but equally picturesque spots along the way.
Written 6 May 2021
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Ricky C
2 contributions
Superb Tour !! Up early to beat the crowds. Stuart has great local knowledge. Breathtaling views, muliple stops for photo opportunities.
Written 4 May 2021
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