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Private Great Ocean Road Express Tour (9 Hour Tour)
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Private Great Ocean Road Express Tour (9 Hour Tour)

By Great Ocean Road Tours
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AU$500.00
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Ages 8-99
Duration: 9h
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  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Your own dedicated Personal driver & Guide
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
  • Entry/Admission - Bells Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
  • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Devil's Elbow
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Rocks
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point
  • Entry/Admission - Carisbrook Creek
  • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Carisbrook Waterfall
What's not included
  • Meals and beverages


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our default meeting place is outside Eureka Tower Observation Deck - located at 7, Riverside Quay, Southbank 3006 by 7am. If you would like to be picked up directly from your hotel, please contact us in advance of your tour so we can confirm if a direct pick-up is possible. We can pick up from most Melbourne CBD, Docklands and Southbank hotels. We can also pick up from Avalon Domestic Airport. (There are some hotels that we cannot pick up from or they maybe outside of the CBD radius)
  • 100 Lorimer St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia Please wait at the designated pick up time, by no later than 7am.
  • Ports:
  • Docklands Park, 1-91 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • 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: 110512P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to travel
  • 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.
  • 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

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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How much is Private Great Ocean Road Express Tour (9 Hour Tour)?
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Bells Beach
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    Pass by
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    Mount Defiance Lookout
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#37 of 237 Outdoor Activities in Melbourne
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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
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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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    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.
  • J6699TZpaular
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    Looking for a fantastic tour, choose Great Ocean Road Tours. We saw wildlife in abundance & incredible natural beauty.
    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.
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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.
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    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!
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    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
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    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.
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    sailthe77seas
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,811 contributions
Dec. 2020
The Great Ocean Road is not all that far from Melbourne and if you get a wriggle on 9 hours is plenty of time to see it. The two main features are the 12 Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge, which are not very far apart. The roiling waters of stormy Bass Strait batter the coast unceasingly, see it while you can
Written 27 December 2020
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Andres Rodriguez
Costa De Los Pinos, Spain25 contributions
Aug. 2019
We were determined to see the great ocean road, even if we didn’t really have enough time to see it all. So we choose this half day tour option. It’s worth mentioning though, that this tour does not stop at the 12 aspotles - although they do make this abundantly clear when you go to book. Kudos to them for that.

Still, we got to see the main coastal section of the great ocean road and many other things to boot :
Bells beach - amazing surfing beach. Saw almost 50 surfers!
Kangaroos in the wild - our first roo sighting, very special
Morning tea - homemade scones and tea at a tiny local cafe
Lighthouse visit - amazing views
Memorial site - where they first started building the road. Great for photos.
Lorne - super cute town
Museum - sounds boring but actually very interesting with short history of the road
Teddy’s - great lookout point over the road and out to sea
Waterfall - sorry I can’t remember the name but it was a stunning walk to the falls
Koala walk - managed to see a few koalas in the wild. Pretty cool.
Hand fed wild parrots - bit scary at first, but once you realise they don’t bite it’s ok lol
Lookout over Apollo bay - sorry I don’t know the name.

We had a look around Apollo Bay, had quick lunch and then headed back inland. Was quite interesting to drive through the forest and some of the local farming region. They’ve had heaps of rain, I guess as it winter so everything is lush and green. Fortunately it only rained for a short period during our tour. Best to bring a rain coat just incase.

If you are super short on time, this is a great tour. I would have loved to have go all the way to the end. Maybe next time when I have more time.
Written 23 August 2019
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Frank v
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Sep. 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderfull time! James was very friendly and professional. The car was very luxueus and clean.
Written 30 September 2019
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