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Ocean Road Tours

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Melbourne, Australia
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About Ocean Road Tours
Why share the Great Ocean Road with 25, 35 or 55 people when you can travel with a Small Group (8), for a Day Tour of the Iconic Great Ocean Road. You depart at 6 am to be ahead of the other tour groups return by 5pm and HAVE MOST LOOKOUTS ALONE. .Our small group allows more options and flexibility and we do extra photo stops as well. You see all of the Great Ocean Road sights between Torquay and the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge including Memorial Archway, Lorne and more. You search for Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild, You will see the best views of the Great Ocean Road, her stunning beaches and Rugged Coastlines. You will get a Breakfast/Snack pack and a selection of Aussie Themed meals for Lunch and meet Native Birds. Fun and informed commentary, including Indigenous and European Histories and we know when to be quiet. Included are ; Cold Water, USB Chargers, WiFi, Air-conditioned Bus. City, Southbank, Dockland pick ups (cond apply). Visit our web site for full details.
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This small-group tour of the Great Ocean Road departs and returns early from Melbourne so you arrive before other tour groups and avoid the crowds at most lookouts. Capacity is limited to eight passengers, with premium service that includes lunch and snacks. Spend a full day of sightseeing including the Shipwreck Coast, with more stops than usual plus extra time to linger at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
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Kevin A wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
It’s only recently that my partner and I had the time to slow down and enjoy life and with COVID restrictions now freeing up, we were desperate to get out an explore the countryside. We chose a mini adventure with Ocean Road Tours to chill out and take in some areas of our state we hadn’t been to before. Being early risers, we were delighted when our guide Stewart picked us up early, and on time! With a complimentary snack box and a coffee to start the day, it was just what we needed to start off on our journey. The spectacle and grandeur of the country side was quite amazing, bought to life by Stewart’s knowledge of the countryside and its history. He’s certainly knows his stuff and paced his narration giving us time to just take it all in as we went. We pulled up here and there to stretch our legs and take in a breeze; it was all so relaxing! We had lunch at a quaint little mountain café with the surrounding trees inhabited with many native birds and wildlife. We saw Kangaroos and Koalas in the bush as we drove on in our comfortable bus but the climax of the tour for us was seeing the 12 Apostles and Lach Ard Gorge, particularly with Stewart filling us in on the history of these great landmarks. His stories, knowledge and friendly service combined to make this a most memorable experience. We feel so lucky we made the decision to book this tour.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours
Responded 21 Apr 2021
Thanks Kevin, I thought we had a great day out and your amazing review has re-enforced that. The weather looked after us for this time of year and I enjoyed our chats along the way. I always try to let people know they are welcome to chat and ask questions and some do and some are happy to just sit and take in the scenery. Our chats were amazing. You even encouraged the other quests to jump in the chats and before long we were all involved. We certainly covered some topics and I think every one was a little sad at the drop off. I hope you all went for a cool drink to finish off a great day. Thank you for your fantastic review. Hi to L for me.
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Craig M wrote a review Mar 2021
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We have been to the Great Ocean Road before, but decided to learn a little more and support a local tour business at the same time. The tour is excellent. We had a beautiful day and it was a lot of fun. We were looked after very well and could not have asked for anything else in this kind of tour.The guide was very enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. With fantastic views and many photo opportunities, this is a trip well worth doing with this local tour company. Thank you.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours
Responded 19 Apr 2021
I like this review because it is from people who have travelled this road before. It is sometimes the same ole same ole when we visit holiday spots year after year. When you Get to see them from another perspective??? wow. how different and so much better do they look.. Thanks Craig for coming on my tour and writing a great review.
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Kathryn S wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
We have never been to the Great Ocean Road and this certainly the tour to go on. We loved the early start as the morning light was so much better and getting back early gave us time to visit the Botanical Gardens. Our snack pack was good and the Lunch was very nice. Water on offer all day as well. The bus is spotless and COVID-19 clean. Our Guide was fun, friendly and informative. There were very few people on the coast so we made every opportunity to get out and see the scenery at the many stops we did. This was a fantastic day, we will do it again.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours
Responded 19 Apr 2021
Thanks Kathryn. I appreciate you taking the time to post such a lovely review.
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Paul D wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fantastic, from start to finish we have had such a great day. The early start is great if you want to avoid the traffic, catch the sunrise, and see some amazing views in the morning sun. The breakfast packs provided were a really nice touch, and the lunchtime food was also pretty good. Stuart knows all the good spots to see the morning wildlife that you will not see on a regular timed trip. ( they will all be hiding from the sun by then). Saving to Apostles until last is also the better way to do it, if your looking at the reverse itinerary I recommend you do not. Throughout the day we were feed so much knowledge and information. Thanks once again Stuart - Paul and Natalie
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Response from Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Hi Paul and Natalie. Thanks for your great review. I am so happy you both had such a great day. We really snuck in a couple of times with brilliant timing for some sunshine didn't we? Some of the best lighting is Early and we sure had that. I enjoyed your company and thanks for your review. Cheers.
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Anthony S wrote a review Mar 2020
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An all round great day trip. The small group and early start meant we missed the crowds and saw animals that would probably be under cover later in the day. Our driver guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and a mine of interesting information. There were many stops along the way, some just for a photo of the scenery (we got to see the early morning sun light up the sandstone cliffs) and others where we had time to explore a little, especially at the 'big' attractions such as the Twelve Apostles. Again, our guide gave us tips as to how best to use the time we had. Besides the seascapes, the drive takes you through the lush Otway forest in complete contrast to what you might expect. We were picked up and dropped back off very close to our Melbourne city centre hotel and given a snack pack to keep us going until the lunch stop (I can recommend the Aussie burger for lunch but don't order it with Aussie fries - the helping was massive!!) or to peck at throughout the day. A plentiful supply of bottled water was also available on the bus. It is a long day but well worth it as the Great Ocean Road is stunning. The bus was very quiet on the way back into Melbourne on the freeway!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Stuart B, Owner at Ocean Road Tours
Responded 6 Mar 2020
What a great review, thanks Heaps Anthony. Those Aussie Burgers are brilliant and very popular. I am glad you had a great time and appreciated the way the tour operates. Cheers, Stuart :)
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