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  • Meander38392654919
    3 contributions
    Richard did a great job driving us on a very long but enjoyable day! He pulled into great spots for fabulous views with limited crowds, and provided us with interesting commentary on the Great Ocean Road and the communities along the way. Our stop at the Fishermen's cooperative for lunch was well timed to avoid any crowds and delicious! On our return home, he made sure we spotted kangaroos and flocks of cockatoos! We would definitely recommend using Bilby for a private tour.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • Culture07420955190
    1 contribution
    Driver: Jimmy Chen
    - Jimmy was very energetic and kept the vibes nice during the tour. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable on random facts of Australia and of course the tour itself. It was a pleasure to tour with him
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • 432austin
    Austin, TX1 contribution
    We used Melvin for a private Phillip Island Tour as well as for a private Great Ocean Road tour on a different day.

    Melvin is very easy to communicate with. He responds by email within 24h and is very organized. He also responds via Whats App.

    For Phillips Island, he picked us up at the airport, took us to Nobbies and a couple of hidden spots prior to the Penguin tour. He pre purchased our tickets and told us where to sit and was waiting for us at the end. It was a very long day and it was wonderful to fall asleep with no worries on the way back to the hotel. After a long flight, having everything taken care of was a big relief.

    For Great Ocean Road, I think Melvin went above and beyond for us as the trip was about twelve hours total. Melvin knows the best spots, how to avoid the large buses, has keen eye to find then Koalas, and knows every km of the road.

    For both tours, Melvin is wonderful to talk too. He knows a lot about the area and Australian history. It was easy to chat with him for a couple of hours at a time.

    For the Great Ocean Road especially, I highly recommend booking Melvin instead of driving yourself so you can enjoy the scenery vs worry about the road. Also I recommend booking Melvin so you know you will have a good experience vs trying to save some money on a less expensive option. His Mercedes van is very comfortable. He provides water and usb chargers. He drives very well on the windy roads so you feel safe. You are paying for peace of mind to know you will have a good experience regardless of traffic, rain, etc. He will get you the best trip you can have regardless of the unforeseen and you will not be stressed.

    I would recommend doing a 2 day tour in Great Ocean Road vs 1. There is just so much to see. We may try to do that next time.

    Melvin is also great for tips in Melbourne in general. We won’t hesitate to use him again on our next trip to Melbourne.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Paula R
    1 contribution
    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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  • bhaustx
    Austin, TX29 contributions
    A full day of amazing sights and sounds. Our guide, Adam, was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. He made the experience a 12 out of 10. Worth every penny for a private car experience.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Lauri C
    1 contribution
    James was fabulous and informative start to finish!! He picked us up in his clean, spacious and comfortable minivan from Melbourne CBD. We left at 6:30am to avoid the crowds at all the main stops!! He knew all the great places for food, coffee and clean bathrooms! James gave us great commentary at each stop filled with history and experiences. Highly recommend James!!
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • Jack Ackerman
    6 contributions
    The Great Ocean Road was one of the best tours we ever did. We saw plenty of Kangaroos and we actually saw a Koala bear walking down the main street in Apollo Bay. Dandy was our driver, he knowledgeable and very entertaining. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Mary M
    Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
    Together with my elderly mother and teenage daughter, we had an informative and fun tour of Melbourne. Our guide was Jasmine and she was fantastic. A superb driver, flexible waiting for us as we stopped off at an enticing cake shop walking Acland St and so interesting with her local knowledge. It was a great day for all three of us, even in the rain! Thank you Jasmine.
    Written 16 April 2023
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  • AustinT
    11 contributions
    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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  • ben b
    1 contribution
    I was going to the Australian Open in Jan 2024 and wanted to take advantage of being in Melbourne and see some of the south coast scenery. I called a few tour companies, but I was late in planning the trip and all of them were booked for my available dates. I called Mark and he was booked as well, but he set me up with Peter who was a former tour guide that was now working part time. Mark handled all the details and everything went as planned. We did the trip in the reverse order of all the tour busses so we avoided all the crowds and had great day. Peter was great and we got to see the 12 (7 actually) apostles and all the beautiful cliffs and beaches along the south coast as well as some close encounters with koalas and kangaroos in the "wild". It was a great day and a highlight of the trip. Thanks to Mark for setting it all up and Peter for all his local knowledge on the tour and his recommendations for Melbourne places to see.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • susan m
    28 contributions
    The weather was a bit soul destroying, but our guide James kept us in high spirits. I can only imagine how beautiful this place would be in the summer time. At least with the 2 day tour, we had the luxury of waiting for gaps in the weather rather than getting soaked to the bone at each location. It was torrential. Bring a rain coat is my only advice.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • mark g
    5 contributions
    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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  • ezpzylemonsqueezey
    Alabama14 contributions
    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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  • tony
    United Kingdom144 contributions
    We recently took this private tour on a blustery winters day. Thankfully we dodged the rain. Partly down to luck and partly down to James (our guide) and his timing as he switched things around and used satellite on his phone to check the incoming weather storm patterns - very smart!

    The extra hour was certainly worth it as it is quite a long way down to the start of the road, and an even longer way back to Melbourne.

    I would absolutely recommend this company to family and friends. All in all, a great tour. Thanks, Tony & Sue :)
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,047 contributions
    The Great Ocean Road is not all that far from Melbourne and if you get a wriggle on 9 hours is plenty of time to see it. The two main features are the 12 Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge, which are not very far apart. The roiling waters of stormy Bass Strait batter the coast unceasingly, see it while you can
    Written 27 December 2020
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