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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour)
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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour)

By Great Ocean Road Tours
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AU$580.00
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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
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Skydeck


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant. Upon dis-embarking your cruise ship, please continue towards the main public car park. Here you find the 'Mr Hobson' restaurant on your left hand side. Your driver will be waiting outside with name of the leading passenger on an A4 sign. We can also pick up or drop off at any CBD, Docklands or Southbank hotel in Melbourne if required. Please contact us if you wish to arrange this.
  • Ports:
  • Station Pier Melbourne

  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110512P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pick up point - Melbourne Cruise Ship Terminal (Station Pier) Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant.
  • Hotel drop off - this can be provided either back to your cruise ship, or to 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.
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Comfy trainers/sneakers are advisable
  • Please provide a local mobile contact number on your booking, incase we need to contact you pre-tour
  • IMPORTANT - Please ensure you have allotted enough time for the full 12 hour tour. This includes allowing enough time to dis-embark the boat in the morning and board the vessel in the evening. We strongly advise having travel insurance for any unforseen circumstances.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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 Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour)?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110512P12

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  • 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
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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.
  • J6699TZpaular
    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.
  • closestexit
    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.
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    nicolasC2298GB
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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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    Itravel0ne
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    Sunset tour with GoWest
    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.
  • 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.
  • Q1612QJmegans
    Q1612QJmegans
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    Wish we had more time
    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.
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Alabama14 contributions
Jul. 2022
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.
Written 4 July 2022
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Hakone-machi, Japan7 contributions
Dec. 2019
We booked this tour directly, as the private tours aboard our cruise ship were almost 3 times the price this company, and a seat on a bus for the 3 of us, was the same price as this tour. Our friends onboard were very jealous! But their jealousy was only to grow.....

We were slightly nervous to begin with, as the meeting place confirmed to us seemed quite vague. But as promised, as soon as we exited the cruise terminal, there Our guide was, with a easy-to-read-sign, stood next to a sparkling clean car.

And before any of our friends had even managed to set foot onto the bus, we were already in the car and on our way down towards the great ocean road!

The tour was fast paced. They do a shorter tour if you think it might be too much, but we are an energetic bunch, and we wanted to see EVERYTHING!

We bumped into our friends in Apollo Bay at our lunch stop, keen to share stories of all the things we had seen in the morning. They were not so keen - a late departure to their bus due to a few selfish individuals, crammed in the back of the bus, and the stops often dictated by the location of toilets - you get that with cruise passengers sadly. Can’t be helped. We on the other hand could stop as and when we wanted. The tour was at our own pace. So we left Apollo Bay, just as the rest of the bus was spilling out of the bus.

Next, we were heading to the 12 Apostles, with lots of different stops in between.

Strangely, their bus had arrived back at the ferry terminal before us, despite us leaving our lunch destination well before our friends. Well turns out while we were enjoying a rainforest walk, and a few other delights enroute to the 12 Apostles, they were being herded straight to the 12 Apostles and then straight back to the cruise ship. Wow! They missed so much :(

When we got back, we decided to stay quiet and we just felt so guilty for having such an amazing day.

So yes, if you are arriving by cruise ship, make sure you don’t join a shore excursion organised by the cruise line, especially not a bus tour! Take a private tour, and whoever you choose, I’d advise booking it prior to your cruise, as trying to get internet and book something mid-cruise is not easy.
Written 17 December 2019
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