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Great Ocean Road Adventure - Private Tour - Reverse provided by Great Private Tours

Great Ocean Road Adventure - Private Tour - Reverse

Great Ocean Road Adventure - Private Tour - Reverse
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About
Our unique itinerary ensures you avoid the crowds by travelling in a reverse 'direction' missing the bus crowds and enjoying the softer morning light. We head straight to the 12 Apostles for a mid morning spectacle before exploring the coastline. On the way we drop in at a local 'Chocolate Farm' for Australian farm experience and some coffee or sweets. Your expert guide will take you down to the beach along the Loch Ard Gorge and explain the dramatic shipwreck story. Then we wind our way through Otway Ranges taking in a Rainforest walk before settling into our seaside cafe and enjoying a fresh, locally inspired gourmet lunch. After lunch we take you to one of the best ice-creameries in Australia. Afterwards traverse the Surfcoast Shire along the coastal road that meanders through beach towns and cliff edges, stopping at significant photo sights. along the way. You will discover our unique wildlife of wild Koala's in Kennet River and Kangaroo's at the Anglesea golf course.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 150287P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Enjoy a fresh, seasonal seaside cafe /restaurant lunch with sides and a beverage. Vegetarians catered for
  • Morning tea & coffee, or hot chocolate, at a local chocolate farm.
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Gorge Chocolates
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
Duration
11h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick-up from your hotel or other accommodation in Melbourne. Please email me where you are staying and we will confirm your pick up. Steve
  • Airports:
  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier (Melbourne)
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Enjoy a fresh, seasonal seaside cafe /restaurant lunch with sides and a beverage. Vegetarians catered for
  • Morning tea & coffee, or hot chocolate, at a local chocolate farm.
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Gorge Chocolates
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick-up from your hotel or other accommodation in Melbourne. Please email me where you are staying and we will confirm your pick up. Steve
  • Airports:
  • Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier (Melbourne)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gorge Chocolates
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Port Campbell National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Loch Ard Gorge
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Great Otway National Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Melba Gully National Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Apollo Bay
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Kennet River Koala Walk
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Lorne
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Split Point Lighthouse
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
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Robin F
1 contribution
Best way to see Australia!
Dec. 2019
Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GBAllen
4 contributions
AUZ2019
Dec. 2019 • Friends
What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
Written 15 December 2019
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Patty M
6 contributions
Great Ocean Road One Day tour.
Jan. 2019 • Friends
Our guide Steven Andrew picked us up at our hotel in St. Kilda at 7:30 am and got us to the far end of the Great Ocean Road first, to see the 12 Apostles before the big tour buses would arrive. On the way we stopped at a cool little coffee shop for our caffeine fix and a muffin (include). We had an uncrowded visit at the Apostles view point and Steven helped with the group photos. We eventually stopped at all of the main sights including an amazing gulch which has a jungle like rain forest with huge trees and thick with large ferns. Lunch was at the seaside village of Apollo, where Steven took us to one of this favorite restaurants, the Bayleaf (included). He also directed us to a great ice cream shop, with extra creamy ice cream. As we continued east, Steven made a point of keeping us on schedule so that we would be back in St. Kilda at a reasonable time. We really enjoyed the chance to see Koalas in the wild. We had a Koala spotting contest which was easily won by Steven. Steven 4+, American tourists 2. It's harder to spot them than it looks. We ended up at the sign that marks the beginning of the Great Ocean Road and heard the history of the project. Steven also gave us stories about each of the stops we made which helped us understand the history and current situation. We got back to our hotel in St. Kilda by 6:30 pm in time for our happy hour. The 4 of us agreed that our private tour with Steven Andrew made for a great day and was a good value.
Written 25 January 2019
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Hi Patty, Thanks so much for your review, so pleased you had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Getting back for Happy Hour is always crucial, and takes skill and experience to schedule the day exactly!. Making sure that i win the Koala spotting competition en-route is also a key requirement of my job and glad I was up for the challenge. Hope to see you again in Australia Steve
Written 28 February 2019
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Ignasia I
1 contribution
Amazing tour, Amazing guide
Dec. 2018 • Family
Late review but here goes, brought the family to tour Melbourne on the 12th of December. Steve our guide for 2 days was very knowledgable about the history and stories of where we went, which was the Great Ocean Road, Dandenong Ranges and the Puffing Billy steam train.

Steve was also very flexible. It was raining on the 2nd day of our tour, and it was the day of our visit to the Dandednong Ranges. The experience itself was very mystical, sometimes eerie even, with mist, rainfalls, and with the occasional streaks of sunlight seeping in from the branches of the trees. Also because it was raining, Steve made some on the spot decision making of what kind of activities our group could do (indoor stuff). Some include going to a cherry farm, and getting some genuinely amazing cherries, and to some of the wineries.

Could not go wrong booking Great Private Tours for your next visit.
Written 8 January 2019
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Hi Ignasia, Thanks for your response, yes it was a mystical day in the Dandenongs with the mist and the Aboriginal sculptures set in the forest and so glad you liked the micro changes we made whilst on the road. Being dexterous whilst on the road with the itinerary is always important and having 'other options' in an areas visiting is an important part of a guides job...glad i passed. Thanks again and p.s I love that photo of you two next to the seafood basket by the beach on the Great Ocean Road Warm Regards Steve
Written 28 February 2019
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Vishwesh M
1 contribution
A Truly Amazing Experience...
Dec. 2017 • Family
My parents and I went on two trips with Great Private Tours - Great Ocean Road and Philip Island with Dandenongs. It was my parents' first visit to Melbourne and I was very keen on making it a special and memorable experience for all of us, and it couldn't have gotten any better than this amazing experience we had with Steve! Steve was a fantastic tour guide - he was very understanding, accommodating and adaptable - he closely listened to me and helped me tailor the trips as per my needs and interests.

To begin with, Steve has an ocean of knowledge - from different species of animals, to technical details of flora and fauna, to history and details of each and every place we visited, to even in depth photography! Steve literally knows the nook and corner of any place we visited, and always has the best suggestions for us, driven purely by our interests. Apart from taking us to the gems of places, Steve also took us to the best spots for photography, best restuarants, and he was always willing to click pictures for us.

Steve was able to help us with just about anything and he made sure that my family and I could have the best experience - he was also very considerate and helpful with our dietary preferences. Steve is a great and fun to be with companion, and my family and I were always in a conversation with Steve. I had various surprises planned for my parents, and Steve was not just supportive of my ideas, he even helped me surprise my parents!

Overall, my family and I had a lovely two days, great touring experience and an absolutely brilliant time! Steve completely understood the pulse of the situation and what exactly I was looking for, and I would love to recommend Great Private Tours to everyone!
Written 11 January 2018
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Hi Vishwesh, Thanks for such a glowing review i really appreciate it. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this tour together for you and your family and playing my role in the 'surprise' that you created. Creating unique itineraries for guests makes my job more interesting and the more bespoke a tour is the more engaging it is to conduct. As i said, i think you are also a budding tour guide in the making and the care and attention you put into looking after your parents is highly admirable. Lets do it again...soon! Best Regards Steve
Written 15 January 2018
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TBentsen
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
First Class Experience - Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninusla
Aug. 2017 • Friends
Can't tell you how happy my group was with the Great Private Tours experience! We were visiting from the US (Los Angeles and New York) and for many of us it was our first time to Melbourne or Victoria. Steve set up a multi-day itinerary including both the Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula. In addition to knowing all the best spots to visit, he offered a wealth of information on a range of topics - everything from wine to wildlife to culture. The wealth of historical background Steve had to share gave each experience depth and context. He also knew where to take the best pictures (very important!) and were to find hidden, off the beaten path spots away from the big tour groups (also very important to my group). We also appreciated Steve's adaptability covering everything from bespoke luxury experiences to outdoor/adventure-style experiences - we were lucky enough to do both on this trip. If there was a sixth star on TripAdvisor, I would give it to Great Private Tours!!
Written 27 August 2017
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Thanks Ty, it was such a pleasure hosting you and your VIP group here in Melbourne and meeting you all. I look forward to doing it again next time your here. Warm regards Steve
Written 29 August 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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