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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel by comfortable minicoach on this majestic stretch of Victoria’s coastline, taking in Kennett River, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, Port Campbell National Park, Gibson's Steps, the Twelve Apostles and more. Enjoy frequent stops for views of stunning white-sand beaches and towering cliffs, plus leisurely walks to see koalas and other native wildlife. Small-group tour ensures a customized experience with your expert guide.
  • Avoid the hassle of car rental on a Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne
  • Discover some of Australia's most dramatic coastal scenery with ease
  • Hit Great Ocean Road highlights such as the Twelve Apostles and Gibson’s Steps
  • In a minivan equipped with Wi-Fi, access places that larger tour buses can’t
What to Expect
Your Great Ocean Road adventure begins with pickup from central Melbourne hotels, where you’ll board a Wi-Fi–equipped minivan. Travel through the beautiful beach town of Torquay, the official start of the Great Ocean Road, and stop to observe wild koalas at Kennett River. Break for lunch at a restaurant overlooking Apollo Bay before exploring the semitropical forest of Great Otway National Park. Gaze at the dramatic Twelve Apostles, undoubtedly the region’s most famous natural landmark, during a stop at Port Campbell National Park; upgrade to include an unforgettable helicopter ride over the iconic rock formations. Visit Loch and Gorge, the site of a notorious 19th-century shipwreck, and marvel at the dramatic result of erosion at Gibson’s Steps. Stop for dinner (at your own expense) before relaxing during the journey back to your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You may choose a pickup from the available list or the following locations: Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Regent Theatre (191 Collins Street). Pickup is only available from the listed hotels.

Your pick up information including exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

Please contact our reservations team 24-48 hours prior to your tour date to confirm your booking details.

This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9:00pm.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:30pm
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Great Otway National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Go West Tours
  • Meals other than as stated
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio guides available in Mandarin, German, and French, among other languages
  • Vehicles carry a maximum of 24 guests
  • All touring vehicles are fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Exact pickup time and location will be confirmed after a booking is placed
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our guide, Joel has made very detail expressions along the tour. He was also familiar with many private views that was really gorgeous! This tour left unforgettable memories of the great ocean road for me and my friend. I appreciated “Go West” and Joel made...More

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Reviewed today

We were lucky to have Vic as our driver and guide. She was knowledgeable and had an awesome personality. She made sure we were properly brief of the places we were going and cracked little jokes along the way. Thank you for the hospitality! :)...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I was initially put off with the idea of going on a very long bus ride but boy did I change my mind. This is some of the best scenery in the world and it's relatively comfortable in a small coach bus with a friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank vulcantheterrible
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful day today. The views were spectacular. Rachael who was our guide kept us engaged with anicdotes and stories through out . The music tracks were great . Big thank you 🎉 to Rachael and Go west for making this our holiday...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnomaBB
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I initially had a tough time choosing which tour to book for the Great Ocean Road but I'm glad I stuck with Go West! Leonie was our tour guide and she was super knowledgeable, funny and friendly. I really appreciated the coffee and cake at...More

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15 October 2019|
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Response from RashiPandey17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They have a list of hotels! You can check with them! Its either the hotel or a place very near to the hotel! I think russel street should be included! But please confirm with them
23 September 2019|
Response from Andrew W | Reviewed this property |
You can choose your pick up location when booking. Somerset on Elizabeth is one of the locations. Did so for my trip.
18 September 2019|
Response from Babette L | Reviewed this property |
Looks like it operates on New Years Day but not on Christmas Day. I would check the GoWest website and email them to be sure.
Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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