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Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

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    What to Expect
    See some of the most impressive coastal landscapes on Earth while enjoying the personalized attention of a private guide. After morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel, relax on the drive out of town and through the port city of Geelong, which marks the start of the Great Ocean Road. Pass through the charming seaside towns of Anglesea and Torquay, home to world-class surfing beaches. 
    Stop to stretch your legs on the sand and enjoy morning tea in the village of Lorne, and then continue on to the lovely resort town of Apollo Bay, where you’ll savor lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). At any point, you can request to make additional stops to suit your interests.
    Sandy beaches give way to the emerald rain forest of Cape Otway National Park, which provides many opportunities to test your koala-spotting skills among groves of eucalyptus and beech trees. You’re also likely to encounter flocks of wild cockatoos and parrots throughout your journey.
    As you head further west, the scenery becomes even more majestic with jagged cliffs plunging into the ocean. The drive comes to a dramatic climax at the site of Twelve Apostles — an offshore cluster of giant limestone pillars formed by millions of years of erosion. You’ll also visit the eye-popping Loch Ard Gorge, site of a notorious shipwreck in 1878, and learn why this perilous stretch of coastline is known as Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast.’
    After soaking up the spectacular geologic history, relax on the 3-hour return drive to Melbourne. On the way back, you’ll take an inland route to see some of Victoria’s scenic countryside, including the dairy town of Colac.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Local guide/driver
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above
    • Cruise ship passengers: please note you must be over-nighting in port due to return time variations
    • Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking
    • This tour is available in English plus German, Italian, Spanish, (or Portuguese subject to availability) at an additional cost
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 7 September 2019

    To start with, Fred, our tour guide is simply the best! Our family of six ranging from 18+ to 80+ had such an amazing tour about two weeks ago and we're convinced it's just because we'd Fred, who's not only very knowledgeable about whatever information...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Sebastian_Oceania, General Manager at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

    On behalf of everyone at Oceania Tours, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience of travelling along the Great Ocean Road. We all agree that Fred is a credit to our business, and we appreciate all the extra measures he takes...More

    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    We did the Great Ocean Road with the best tourguide of Australia! 12hours drive just flew by! Fred was amazing, super professional and a great storyteller! This tour is super worth it, landscapes that just took our breath away and the best part was definetly...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TeresaGuerra
    Sebastian_Oceania, General Manager at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    On behalf of our fabulous guide Fred and everyone at Oceania Tours, thank you for taking the time to share your kind words of appreciation with the Trip Advisor community. It is only with wonderful passengers like yourselves that a tour becomes truly magical. We...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2019

    What an absolute blast of a tour! My Mom and I had ventured from Sydney to start our month of travels in Australia, and what a wonderful way to set the tone for our trip. If you can get in a request, you MUST ask...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jasmine M
    Sebastian_Oceania, General Manager at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Dear Jasmine, On behalf of Shane and everyone at Oceania Tours, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Every day is different for our fabulous team and Shane has asked me to pass on his appreciation for making his day...More

    Reviewed 4 December 2018

    I recently went to Australia and had two days in Melbourne, (and a bunch in Sydney and Cairns) on one day I did the Great Ocean Road and on the other I went to Phillip Island for the penguin parade. However they were done with...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank jdk613
    Sebastian_Oceania, Owner at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

    Wow ! Thank you so much for this highly valuable feedback. It's great to hear about the little details that you appreciated on your day out with Oceania Tours. This really helps to ensure that we are creating a wonderful experience for each passenger on...More

    Reviewed 1 October 2018

    Amy picked us up from our hotel for our day drive on the Great Ocean Road. She was very informative on the history of the road and very accommodating on taking the time to point out great scenic photo opportunities. She took us to the...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank george J
    Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

    Thanks for the lovely review George. Feel free to add some of your photos to this page for others to admire! We hope to welcome you back again one day.

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    31 August 2019|
    Response from TeresaGuerra | Reviewed this property |
    No, just 5 minutes walks. But it's 12 hours drive
    Mary S
    10 August 2019|
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    Response from Jasmine M | Reviewed this property |
    Most likely not as there is so much to see. If you do the tour privately it could be possible, but you may feel quite rushed and won’t enjoy the experience.. Not to the fullest it can be anyway!
    17 May 2018|
    Response from Paul O | Reviewed this property |
    I think so
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