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The Great Ocean Road private 1 day tour
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The Great Ocean Road private 1 day tour

By Melbourne Touring Company
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About
Travelling on Victoria’s heritage-listed Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest road trips you can have in Australia. Our Great Ocean Road Private fully customizable tour features amazing scenery, stories and wildlife in a leisurely drive that will have you gasping at every turn. This 244-kilometre-long stretch meanders through secret bays filled with rock pools, imposing sandstone cliffs, lush rain forests and deserted beaches. Dotted with quaint seaside towns, coastal walks and shipwreck stories makes this region immensely popular. A highlight of the tour is visiting the Twelve Apostles, limestone karsts that rise majestically out of the water off the coast. We have a fleet of 7-seater and 11-seater buses for your group and the price is for the driver/guide and vehicle, not per person. The tour is fully customized and pick up is from your accommodation. We stop often and avoid the crowds, living up to our motto of ‘Let the others rush!’.
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AU$1,200.00
per group (up to 11)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 11h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We Pick up from all Melbourne CBD Hotels and serviced apartments.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 181691P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        The Great Ocean Road private 1 day tour price starts from AU$1,225.24. Discover and book The Great Ocean Road private 1 day tour on Tripadvisor
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        • Melbourne Touring Company
          97
          Australia
          Joined in January 2017
        • anzw2023
          0 contributions
          Mornington Peninsula Winery and Lunch Tour - very enjoyable day!
          Thank you John for organising this private winery and lunch tour for us and our driver Michael on the day. It was a very enjoyable day, visited couple wineries, a brewery and lunch at the Cup Estate.. Great wine tasting and hospitality! The food at The Cup Estate was superb! Highly recommended!
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          Best experience 2023
          I had an amazing time in rosebud for a wine tour with the amazing John and Mark. They played a significant role in my birthday weekend and topped it off, everyone invited enjoyed it and we can’t stop talking about the amazing experience we had. I recommend booking with John and Mark I assure you won’t be disappointed.
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          Written 6 September 2023
        • V7316DYharrym
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          University day trip
          We had a great time, we took tons of photos and we even got to visit McKenzie Falls aswell, on the way back we even saw some deer and kangaroos.
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        • KarimahS7
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          Exceptional Day Trip to Grampians National Park
          Organising our university day trip with John was very smooth. Communication via email and phone calls was efficient, he arrived early on campus, ready for departure, and he even made accommodations for us with requested stops. The Grampians National Park blew us away (literally!) Despite the rain, we embraced the adventure of a lifetime, thanks to John and Melbourne Touring Company. Set at very affordable price with safety always ensured, 10/10 highly recommended! We loved the experience so much that we are now using Melbourne Touring Company for all our university day trips!
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          ROTARIANS HAVING FUN
          I organised a 4 day itinerary for 19 friends prior to attending the 2023 Rotary International Convention. John was so easy to work with, suggesting the itinerary and lots of flexibility. We did a bit of everything from wineries and a delicious degustation lunch at The Cups Estate. We enjoyed the afternoon floating in the Peninsula Hot Springs. The next day, we made our way down to Phillip Island via the Millionaire's walk at Sorrento, and fish and chips at San Remo. On the island, we enjoyed Nobbys head, Panny's chocolate and of course, the amazing penguin parade. The third day, we explored Walhalla gold mining town, with a local historian, and the long tunnel with a different tour guide. The fourth day, we checked out the beautiful Dandenongs, starting with a Puffing Billy ride. Back into Melbourne on Thursday afternoon.
          Written 10 June 2023
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          Great service, happy customer
          We had an amazing full day trip to Mornington Peninsula with driver and tour guide John. John helped us with the itinerary, was calm and patient and provided us with great insights throughout the trip, including suggestion for an amazing lunch in a local place.
          Written 25 March 2023
        • gabrieldukes2902
          0 contributions
          Very Satisfied Customer
          MTC provided us the best and most flexible way to manage our group of 28 people. John was great with idea and Neil Allan, our guide and driver was the best fella for the job. We booked a City Tour on Day 1, Yarra Valley day tour on Day 2 and The Great Ocean Road on Day 3. The journey were pleasant and accommodative by Neil, food at the Boat O Craigo vineyard was superb at the Yarra and we even had the Wave Restaurant opened on their day off at Port Campbell during our Great Ocean Road trip arranged by John. Overall, if we were to be doing this again, i will book MTC.
          Written 23 March 2023
        • 478maxinew
          0 contributions
          Late summer in the Grampians
          Craig, our driver & guide, was very interesting and informative. Beautiful scenery with a mix of trees,geology & wildlife. Mackenzie falls had plenty of water flowing through it, which put a ‘cherry’ on a great day.
          Written 1 March 2023
        • pauldeearr
          0 contributions
          Mornington Peninsula Day Trip - John and Lawrence were fantastic.
          We were a trip organized by UniLodge, going down to the Mornington Peninsula for the day. John and Lawrence took us to the Rocky Creek Berry farm for a pick-your-own-punnet, to the Arthurs Seat Lookout for a roundtrip on the cable-car, down along the Millionaire's walk for stunning bayside views (from Sorrento to the east all the way to the Bellarine Peninsula on the other side), then we had lunch together at the Point Nepean Historical Quarantine Facility before capping off the trip with a walk to the backbridges and London Bridge rock formation. John and Lawrence were patient, informative, and very accommodating, and I was especially fond of the stories they told as well. I'll be keen on a trip with this company again in the future. :)
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        • raghunandhanr2017
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          They go the extra mile
          The bus trip was smooth and comfortable. John was an amazing driver and made sure everyone felt comfortable.
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        • 753shraddham
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        • ZacPoutakidis
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          This service was amazing! There were 12 of us down at the Peninsula for my brothers bucks party over a weekend, and the Saturday was entirely spent with the driver John who took great care of us. His recommendations were exceptional and he was great to have a chat with. Would recommend for any big or small group heading down there looking for an activity.
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        • chrisbooey
          0 contributions
          Unreal service! Unreal Tour!
          We had a Bucks tour around the Mornington Peninsula last weekend with John and he was absolutely unreal with the group. The organisation beforehand, communication and hard work selecting venues was second to none and I can’t recommend John and MTC enough. John is fun, down to earth and the perfect person to look after your group. You won’t be disappointed.
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        judyisreadytogo
        Boulder, CO119 contributions
        Jan 2024 • Friends
        Terrific drive — don’t miss it. Even with a little bit of rain, it was a stellar day-out. We took the shorter route - 9 hours instead of twelve, and it was just right. Stopped first at the Twelve Apostles, before the crowds got there — in fact, we were ahead of the crowds all day, which made it much more enjoyable. Don’t miss it!
        Written 19 January 2024
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        Chris F
        14 contributions
        Apr 2023
        Fantastic tour!!!
        The most stunning scenery throughout the trip.
        Great guide (Red) , we had a lot of fun (dad jokes and sing alongs) keeping us entertained throughout the 14 hour long trip.
        Couldn’t fault it. An unforgettable day!
        Small coach, only 24 people. Plenty of stops for food and comfort breaks.
        Written 10 April 2023
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        Ivy N
        1 contribution
        Oct 2023 • Friends
        We went on a school trip with Torrens University
        to the Great Ocean road and had John as our driver and private tour guide. He was very knowledgable and informative about the various stops we had through out the 12 hour trip. I would definitely love to go on another trip with Melbourne Touring Company and learn more about what Melboune has to offer!
        Written 2 November 2023
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        1 contribution
        Oct 2023 • Friends
        I had an amazing experience with the touring company on the Great Ocean Road day trip! The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The trip was full of facts about the aboriginal flora and fauna, history about the road formation and William Buckley. The itinerary was well-planned, allowing us to see all the highlights. Overall, a fantastic day out with friends!
        Written 2 November 2023
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        Seaside11550048464
        2 contributions
        Nov 2023 • Family
        We had an amazing day. Great driver full of information and we took heaps of photos. Would recommend this company to everyone.
        Written 8 November 2023
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        Oct 2023 • Friends
        The trip to the Grampians Day Trip were excellent from the Torrens Uni. The bus driver told us about the history of Melbourne and was knowledgeable about many different things. It was fun
        Written 2 November 2023
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        Aleza Rea O
        1 contribution
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        The trip is so memorable! Our coach/tour driver gave us a lot of tips and information about AU and this area. Highly-recommended.
        Written 2 November 2023
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        Danielle W
        Cambridge, MA4 contributions
        Our group had the best time on the tour with Pete. He was very knowledgeable and funny. Best part of our trip in Australia. Highly recommend!!
        Written 4 January 2020
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        Samuel L
        1 contribution
        Dec 2019
        Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable, loves his job. He made our family trip more fun. Totally recommended!
        Written 28 December 2019
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        Chris
        1 contribution
        Dec 2019 • Family
        We had a tour with John for our entire family of 4, and we all had a great time. He was knowledgeable, funny, reliable and very genuine. As the tour requires travelling over long distances, it was important that John is a safe and reliable driver and he proved to be one. We were really satisfied with him. He knew where to find wild animals which made the tour extra enjoyable. I would highly recommend John to my friends and will definitely come back soon!
        Written 24 December 2019
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