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Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour provided by Great Ocean Road Explorer - Private Tours

Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour

Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour
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About
We are specialists in private touring along The Great Ocean Road. We know The Great Ocean Road better than most and focus specifically on ONLY The Great Ocean Road. So we know the best areas for wildlife spotting, unique areas that other tours don't visit and local knowledge that other tour guides simply can't offer. Our vehicles are air conditioned, privacy and tinted windows, USB charging ports, plus free wifi and bottled water. During this 12 hour tour, we visit all the major landmarks including The Twelve Apostles, Maits Rest, Split Point Lighthouse, Loch Ard Gorge, Kennet River. We also make stops to search for animals in their natural habitat, including kangaroo's, koala's and wild parrots. NOTE : 9 of the 12 hours is in-car-touring, so If you suffer from car sickness, we do recommend you choose the 2 day tour Departs Melbourne 7am, Returns 7pm If you have any questions regarding any of our tours, please don't hesitate to Call/text/WhatsApp us DIRECTLY us .
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  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85420P6
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
  • 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 Visitor Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Story
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point
  • Entry/Admission - Mariners Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Cove
  • Entry/Admission - Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - London Bridge
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
Duration
12h
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 Our standard pick-up time is 7am, however please note that during winter months and for select hotels, the pick-up time is 06:30am. 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.
  • 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
  • **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
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
  • 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 Visitor Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Story
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point
  • Entry/Admission - Mariners Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Cove
  • Entry/Admission - Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - London Bridge
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
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 Our standard pick-up time is 7am, however please note that during winter months and for select hotels, the pick-up time is 06:30am. 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.
  • 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
  • **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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Jul. 2020
A note from Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Great Ocean Road
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Bells Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Point Addis Marine National Park
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Split Point Lighthouse
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Great Otway National Park
  • 5
    Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Teddy's Lookout
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Lorne Beach
  • 7
    Lorne Visitor Information Centre
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Great Ocean Road Story
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Lorne Pier
  • 9
    Mount Defiance Lookout
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 10
    Kennet River Koala Walk
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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4.5
6 reviews
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Chen M
1 contribution
Tour
Oct. 2021
We took a private tour with great ocean road explorer. Guide was good (so sorry I forgot name). We saw many things in the 12 hours. Many animals, such as koala and kangaroo. Beautiful sights. Especially 12 apostles. Beautiful. We ran on the beach. Ate the local foods. Very fun time.
Written 5 November 2021
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Barb D
5 contributions
Excellent tour but wearing masks was annoying
Apr. 2021
It was a very well executed tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Car was better than we were expecting. And the road is incredible. However I would have to rate at 3 stars as it was very annoying having to wear masks for the whole time in the vehicle (due to covid). I understand there is a pandemic on, but surely on a private tour this wasn’t necessary? The guide said it was the legal requirement, but to be honest, I think we had paid enough for the tour, to warrant deciding on whether we should have to wear them or not. I just think we need to move on with life and get back to normal. End of rant!
Written 14 August 2021
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Dear Barb, Thank you for your honest feedback. Firstly, aside from the wearing mask, I am glad to hear you still thought the tour was excellent. In regards to the mask wearing, we hate it just as much as you do, but we are legally are required to adhere to the laws that Australia that are currently in place. This also means we have a legal obligation to passengers that we carry in our vehicles to ensure that they follow the necessarily protocols, regardless of how much they might have paid for a tour. Wearing a face mask will help on a tour can help prevent the spread of infection and prevent both guides and passengers alike from contracting any airborne infectious germs. When someone coughs, talks, sneezes they could release germs into the vehicle that may infect others nearby. Face masks are part of an infection control strategy to eliminate cross-contamination. We hope that masks will not be required in the not too distant future, but whilst the Australian government makes its mandatory, we have no other option but to follow the rules. We can't wait for life to resume to normal. We hope you stay safe during these uncertain times. Jamie, Great Ocean Road Explorer
Written 25 August 2021
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Darren
7 contributions
Excellent
Nov. 2019
Booked this private tour through our hotel concierge. He billed it as being a bit cheaper and more relaxed than other private tour operators in a non-branded car (I.e. not a flash Mercedes). But the car was extremely comfortable - I can’t imagine a Mercedes being any better, except for the image of people wanting other people to be see them stepping out of a Mercedes possibly. Yes those people really do exist! Instagram idiots I like to call them!!

The car also had WiFi connectivity which was useful as my wife had to do some work on the road. It also had separate air controls which was handy as we were visiting during a very hot day. And our guide, well I’m not sure if anyone would have known the road any better to be honest given that he was a local.
Written 10 January 2020
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Hi Darren, Thank you for the glowing review. People that have grow up or lived on the Great Ocean Road tend to be slightly less tense and are generally more relaxed than those from the big smoke. I'm glad this came across on the tour as I think it provides a sense of calm, as we cruise along this magnificent road. The other reason why we are perhaps a bit calmer than others, is that we hit the sightseeing spots before everyone else. This makes a huge difference to the tour, as you experience parts of the road as they are 'supposed' to be experienced - no surrounded by dozens of other tourists armed with self-sticks! And i'm glad you liked our Kia Carnival Platinum. Sure, its not a Mercedes, but as you point out, is very comfortable, especially when you are 2 or 3 in number (a bit less so when there are 4 or 5 guests) as then the 3rd row is utilised, although this is still perfectly acceptable for any 6 footers, just more squeezing in and out of the car. We don't sugar coat things. We enjoy what we do and like to be honest and open. Thanks again Darren!
Written 15 February 2020
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Bustos
Guanajuato, Mexico9 contributions
Great Ocean Road Drive
Oct. 2019
We had travelled across multiple time zones to reach this destination. The Great Ocean Road was at the top of our list, so we wanted to get it right. We used this company based on a friends recommendation.

Our guide Jamie, was a local, but also super professional, friendly and very knowledge of the area. In early stages of planning, we had initially thought of doing the drive ourselves, so I’m so glad my friend interrupted our plans when he did. There is absolutely no way we can have replicated the tour that we received. It was just incredible.

Big thanks from the Bustos family (travelled 7/10/19)
Written 7 October 2019
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Thanks for the kind words. It was an absolute blast showing you guys around the Great Ocean Road. And all that after that long (and severely delayed) South American flight. You all did an amazing job despite the jetlag! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Australia. Jamie, Great Ocean Road Explorer
Written 15 February 2020
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Liberte, Equalite, Fraternite
Paris, France10 contributions
The Great Ocean Road in one day
Aug. 2019
We had heard the great ocean road should be done over 2 days, but to put it simply, we didn’t have the time. With this private tour however, it went for slightly longer than some of the other (bus) tours and it felt like we really maximised our time at each stop.

We are both quick at seeing what we want to see, and then moving onto the next sight. So this worked well, as our driver was always there ready to show us the next place. It also helped that we didn’t have to wait for 50 people to get on and off a bus at each stop. I can imagine that would become tiresome. As it was just my husband and I, we were out of the vehicle at the each sight within seconds of our arrival. Some stops we were only there for a matter of minutes, some stops a bit longer.

Overall, if you can, I’d go for the 2 day option, but if you are really pushed for time, at least be safe in the knowledge that yes it is technically possible to get around and see everything in just the one day. Just expect to be very tired by the end, as it is a very long day.
Written 21 August 2019
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Hi Bella, Thank you for taking the time to review our experience with us. Yes, the 2 day tour is preferable to maximise your experience, but with the 1 day tour, we aim to get you around as many of the key sights as we can. And if guests are quick at each stop, as it sounds you were, it allows you to see one or two more sights than our standard itinerary.
Written 15 February 2020
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Jules
Stockholm, Sweden15 contributions
Five stars without a doubt
Feb. 2019 • Family
We found Great Ocean Road Explorer to be a great option to choose. Vehicle was clean and comfy. Our guide Jamie was down to earth and very friendly. He knew the road very well so we always felt safe and secure.

There were some amazing stops along the way. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it is a very long day. I will touch on that now......

Yes, the 1 day tour is very long. You are really stuck in the car for about 9 hours over the entity of the day, although the tour is broken up so you do get out quite often to visit the attractions along the road. And Jamie was very flexible on the stops, so rest room and snack breaks is no issue. It comes down to timing. If you have the time, then I’d recommend doing a 2 day tour. Jamie tries to suggest that to all his guests, but he said the majority of tourists visiting Melbourne, simply don’t allow enough time, and thus only left with time to do a one day tour. And the great ocean road is not really a place you can miss.

Most of the tours I imagine would follow a similar tour pattern. I mean, there is only one direction to go right?! But Jamie seemed to plan it so we missed the big buses and visited one or two other places which weren’t on our tourist map, had no sighnposts and to be honest, I think most people would have no idea are even in existence.

So all in all, great tour, great company to tour with, BUT.....if you have time, choose the two day tour and do yourself a favour!
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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