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Great Ocean Road Tour Plus Koalas, Forest Walk and Morning Tea
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Great Ocean Road Tour Plus Koalas, Forest Walk and Morning Tea

By Wine Hop And Scenic Tours
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Ages 4-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 13h
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  • Everything included in the price including morning tea with the exception of lunch and dinner.
What's not included
  • Lunch And Dinner


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • The Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, 44 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Pick up from city centre hotel are agreed city centre pick up point.
Pickup details
  • Pick up from your choice of Melbourne CBD approximately 7am, location and times to be confirmed once booking completed 24 hrs prior to tour. NOTE: If you are a solo traveler or book the day before you may be referred to a convenient central location.
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    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • 44 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 108928P13

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      • Most travellers can participate
      • Please note that we gave language guides via our mobile website. Thanks.
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable Experience
        What an amazing experience riding the Puffing Billy and seeing the Fairy Penguins return from hunting. The way they greet their partners on return should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It is something that cannot be put into words. The Tour Company, Wine Hop and Scenic Tours were the perfect choice. Marty, our Tour Guide made the day extra special and fun. A big thank you to him and the team for looking after us and pointing us in the right direction for the best viewing areas at Phillip Island, the amazing food choices and the video of our train ride. My Sister and I are so impressed with this experience, next trip to Melbourne we will be seeking Wine Hop and Scenic Tours out for the Great Ocean Road tour. Thanks again Marty for a fantastic experience with the Company.
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      4.5 of 5 bubbles226 reviews
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      Fiona K
      Coronado, CA8 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Couples
      What a day! When we booked our trip we were told we would be picked up at our hotel just like a couple of days prior when we were also taking a tour with a different company. We received text day or so before from Matt @(wine hop and coastal tours)saying we had to meet at a location which was a $40 taxi ride at 6:30am. Then after we board and do further pickups the bus drives back past our hotel.
      Since we had such an early start I was really looking forward to the hot tea at our first stop… somehow it became a juice box!
      On returning back to Melbourne we asked that Elisha our driver drop us off close to our hotel and we would walk. She wasn’t able to comprehend that since in her words (she’s not a city girl) that she couldn’t pull over and let us off.
      1st day of the 30yr old driver taking all 24 of us on tour and it showed. She wasn’t very knowledgeable
      She enjoyed talking about herself, and she enjoyed advertising her music. We were told we would arrive back to Melbourne by 7pm and since Elisha didn’t like any of the restaurants at the scheduled stop we voted to drive back. We didn’t arrive back until 8pm and that was without stopping for dinner. Can you imagine had we stopped!
      Ps if you are taller than 5ft tall don’t use this bus company otherwise you will be extremely uncomfortable. Our knees were digging into the back of the chairs. Also the head rest was so tall we couldn’t see straight ahead
      Written 27 February 2023
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      Hi Fiona, Thanks for taking the time to review. A couple of things you failed to mention. 1. You were not happy with the original seat you sat in and at the first stop you just moved someone elses belongings and took their seat. 2. The time back was due to roadworks as the west gate bridge is having in a tunnel built. Other comments in your review are double standards in my opinion. eg complaining about how long it took to get back and then complaining about not being picked up from your hotel as it was a long long way out of the city ($40 taxi fare as you stated), if we picked every person up outside of the city it wouldtake several hours longer before you left Melbourne and the same coming back.This would add hours more time to the trip that you complained about taking so long (8pm). Readers can also see on this very platform other 5 star reviews left for the same tour on the same day. Thanks again for taking the time to review.
      Written 28 February 2023
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      Rini G
      12 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      The drive was very pretty and seeing the apostles and the ocean road was good. The beach we visited was nice. The van broke down which lengthened the beach time, which wasn’t an issue and nobody’s fault. However although the guide seemed to be a nice man, we were not given much information at all re the history of the place, the apostles, or much else, so maybe we could have just driven there ourselves. The ‘koala walk’ had one koala which is ok, but we were not accompanied, so if there were snakes or an emergency we would have had nobody, The toilet stops were horrendous, extremely dirty and could not be used, apart from lunch, when we used the cafe where we ate, Not worth spending so much
      Written 10 January 2023
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      Kay R
      Canberra, Australia1 contribution
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Solo
      Absolutely loved the Great ocean road tour of Wine hop and coastal tours! Kelly was amazing and informative on Australian history and biology. The other solo backpackers were friendly which made the tour memorable. Although I have to call out one incident in the morning prior to the tour. What happened was I was already on my nominated pick up point by 5 am for the 7 am tour, by around 630 am i was wondering where the bus is and messaged the number +61 417 076 885 that i am ready. The man who picked up the phone sounded annoyed and told me there was another email sent out containing the updated pickup point. He then said the bus will go back with everyone on it to just pick me up sounding annoyed and dismissive making me feel guilty for the 10 minute lateness of the trip. I later found out after the tour that the other email was on my spam and that they tried calling me. I would suggest in the future that mobile texting might work better as some emails go to spam and people miss out on unknown callers. I maybe wrong here as well and should have reached out like 1 hour before the pick up time. Other than that it was a fun tour! 🙂
      Written 16 November 2023
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      Venture465405
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      Took this tour on May-11. What a splendid wonderful tour this was. Right from the beginning at 6:40 am to evening at 6:40 pm, Matheu kept entertaining all of us right throughout the tour. Time flew so fast I wish I could relive it again. We loved this 12 Apostles tour and definitely recommend it to all as a must do in Melbourne. Matheu was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information on various things along the way. He recommended Georgie’s for lunch, and we being vegetarian were happy to find a very tasty Vegetarian burger there. Saw a Koala (we saw an echidna too) along the way. The trip stops are well timed and comfortable for older people too. We will definitely be back to try out other tours with Matheu and “Wine Hop and Coastal Tours”. Job well done !!
      Written 11 May 2023
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      TTFNRutland
      Rutland2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Solo
      Brilliant small group (33) tour of the magnificent Great Ocean Road. Itinerary included several stops for picture opportunities, walks and seeing a wild koala in its natural environment.
      Matt, our tour guide/driver hit the right balance between providing tour information, history and humour.
      Thoroughly enjoyed my day.
      Written 3 December 2022
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      ASH_1980_3
      Perth, Australia31 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      A couple of things to highlight if you are considering making a booking -

      As per their website; Pick up and return from your city hotel -
      Pick up is ONLY from a location close too Southern Cross Railway station. Our hotel in the CBD was a 25 minute brisk walk away and no other option was made available too us. The entire bus of 24 passengers were picked up from the one location, with a pick up time of 650am. The bus was 40min late leaving due to other passengers not arriving at the bus ontime. This may have been prevented if other pick up locations were available.

      As per their website; A return stop off at Colac where you can purchase some dinner -
      We drove straight through Colac and only stopped once on the return trip for a toilet break. We didnt get back into Melbourne CBD til after 830pm with the drop off location being at the southern Cross railway station.

      Apart from these "highlighted" points it was an enjoyable tour. The scenery was lovely along the great ocean road and seeing 12 koalas in "the wild" was fantastic.

      The "provided' morning tea was an anzac biscuit and a juice box. It would have been nice to have had a cup of tea or coffee.
      Written 24 February 2024
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      Mintie123
      Fremantle, Australia296 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had a great time on our tour. At first we considered hiring a car, but because of the high prices over Easter and the long hours driving we decided to book a tour. Glad we did! Our driver Harley was friendly, informative and helpful, we enjoyed our time with him. It was a long, long day!! Picked up at 6.30 and returned at 7.30pm. As a group we decided to bypass the last stop to buy dinner and just head straight home to Melbourne. So glad I had read in a previous review to bring snacks along (or you could buy something at IGA supermarket at lunch stop), as we had something to nibble on the long drive home. Morning tea of a juice box and banana bread was provided. Lunch stop you could go and buy what you wanted - we tried the scallop pies, quite nice but drippy!! This was a great way to see some wonderful sights without the stress of driving yourself!
      Written 12 April 2023
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      Raquel R
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      If you are lucky enough to get Jack as a guide you are in for a spectaculat tour. He did an amazing job keeping us exited throughout all 13h and explained everything in a manner that made you want to listen. As for the spots we visitet, I believe that they are key places that you must see if you ever go to Melbourne. They were all absolutely stunning, and thanks to Jack, we also learned their very interesting history. It doesn’t matter if you are alone, young or old, or if you are a family (wouldn’t recommend this for little kids though) this tour is a must.
      Written 8 November 2023
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      jayne p
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2023 • Friends
      A truly amazing tour. Aaron was a knowledgeable guide, who was enthusiastic about the trip and the information he imparted making you feel like it was more than a job. His enthusiasm made it easy to immerse yourself in the trip regardless it was a 12 hour day. It never felt long as he gave tidbit’s of information to keep us entertained. A first rate service made all the better by a guide who wanted everyone to have a great experience. I’d recommend this trip and ask for Aaron as your guide the man is amazing.
      Written 18 April 2023
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      Anuj Shah
      1 contribution
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2023 • Couples
      To spend 10 hours of a 14 hour scenic tour being driven in the back of a bus with no leg room and low seats so you cannot see in front and only a small view on the side yet paying the same price as everyone else in more comfortable higher up seats with large side windows is not really fair!! Especially when you are not told that you will get these seats! When we asked Matt, the driver, all he could reply was ‘’ a bit hard are they?’’ Luck of the draw I guess, you can take the chance and maybe ruin your day ….
      The driver was the guide, he could have done with a colleague/recording to do the commentary which was slightly lacking due to the endless driving.
      The tour said morning tea will be provided, no hot drinks or water, just a carton of juice and a slice of cake outside the bus. Not great considering we were picked up at 6.50am.
      Hope this helps them provide a better experience in the future.
      Written 14 April 2023
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