Great Ocean Road Tours
Great Ocean Road Tours
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Great Ocean Road Tours - private touring company operating daily tours along the Great Ocean Road. Whether you are travelling solo, with a partner, friends or family, we have a comfy vehicle to suit - max 5 guests / min age 12 years. We offer a range of multi-day tours, from 1 day up to 6 days. Aside from the different tour options on our website, we also offer tours to Phillip Island if you wish to create a customised tour.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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SingaporeSusan88
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
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 :(
Written 24 November 2023
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Thanks Susan, I'm always thrilled when we manage to spot a koala on the tour. It is however sadly becoming harder and harder. Their numbers are down from 82,000 (2018) to 57,000 (2023) which is a drastic drop, and it is predicted they will become extinct in New South Wales by 2050. It just goes to show the devastating effect climate change is having on our wildlife in Australia. I hope your family had a safe trip back to Singapore. So lovely to meet you all. Thanks, James
Written 1 January 2024
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mark g
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 18 October 2023
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KenJoe22
Arcadia, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
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!
Written 29 May 2023
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Thank you for the positive feedback So glad you had an enjoyable day out James :)
Written 1 January 2024
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AustinT
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written 25 May 2023
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Thanks Austin, Firstly my apologies I was not able to be there on your tour date - especially as you had specifically requested me personally in advance. I am glad Max was able to deliver a great tour experience for you. I am very selective over which guides I select for tours, as, on occasions, like most tour companies, we do have to rely on partner guides incase of illness or injury (or in this case - vacation!). Each tour experience is just as important as the next. I appreciate that people have often booked the tour well in advance and that it is a a bucket-list activity for most. So I want to ensure that the experience that our guests receive, lives up to the expectation. I will pass on your positive comments to Max. Many thanks, James :) :)
Written 26 May 2023
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Paula R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 21 May 2023
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Thanks Paula for the kind feedback, Hopefully we can welcome you back again on another tour in the future. Cheers, James :) :)
Written 26 May 2023
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Erica T.
New York City5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
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.
Written 18 December 2022
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H Erica, Thank YOU so much for a great 3 days. It didn't even feel like work. You and Swati were great company and I loved showing you some of my favourite places in Victoria. I hope you haven't been too affected by the big freeze in USA since you have gotten back. All the best for your future travels. Never.Stop.Exploring. James :) :)
Written 26 December 2022
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Josephine O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
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.
Written 7 December 2022
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Hi Josephine, Thank you for the positive comments. And also a special thank you for the present you bought me. That was very thoughtful. I will send through a photo of the finished article once completed :) Please tell your friends in Singapore all about us :) :) Thanks, James
Written 26 December 2022
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jx902
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
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!
Written 22 November 2022
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I am glad it came through as relaxing. We do avoid the weekends and public holidays, as well as get on the road early to ensure we miss the the crowds. I believe this is what makes for a great tour. Its calming for you, but also for me as well :) Warmest regards, James
Written 26 December 2022
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Daniel G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
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
Written 17 September 2022
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yes, please do come again. There is so much to see on the Great Ocean Road, we can different routes and see different sights. Many thanks again, James :)
Written 26 December 2022
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val j
Boston Heights, OH5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
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.
Written 17 August 2022
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So glad Stuart was able to give you a great tour, and you managed to get the Great Ocean Road ticked off your bucket list. Next on the list......! Regards, James
Written 26 December 2022
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