The Great Ocean Road private 1 day tour

Melbourne Touring Company

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Travelling on Victoria’s heritage-listed Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest road trips you can have in Australia. Our Great Ocean Road Private fully customiseable tour features amazing scenery, stories and wildlife in a leisurely drive that will have you gasping at every turn.
This 244-kilometre-long stretch meanders through secret bays filled with rock pools, imposing sandstone cliffs, lush rain forests and deserted beaches. Dotted with quaint seaside towns, coastal walks and shipwrecks makes this region immensely popular.
A highlight of the tour is visiting the Twelve Apostles, limestone karsts that rise majestically out of the water off the coast.
We have a fleet of 9, 11 or 13 seater buses for your group and the price is for the driver/guide and vehicle, not per person. The larger the group, the better the value.
The tour is fully customised and pick up is from your accommodation. We stop often and avoid the crowds, living up to our motto of ‘Let the others rush!’.

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Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Rd 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria Australia

The Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway was built in 1939 to commemorate the men lost in World War One, and marks the gateway to this well-known coastal drive. Your guide will take individual, family or group photos with the Great Ocean Road sign hanging from the Memorial Arch in the background, or take your own selfies. A real postcard shot!!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mount Defiance Lookout, Great Ocean Road, Separation Creek, Wye River, Victoria 3234 Australia

A spectacular ocean lookout offering panoramic views of the Great Ocean Road and the first permanent resting place of convict William Buckley. Have your camera ready to take amazing photos of the cliffs hugging the Great Ocean Road and the sweeping ocean backdrop. Ever heard of the Australian saying, “you have two chances Buckley’s and none”? Well, your guide will share with you the fascinating story of William Buckley and his tale of survival against all odds.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Anglesea, Anglesea, Victoria

We stop to look for kangaroos, whilst enjoying complimentary morning tea on the banks of the picturesque Anglesea River. Anglesea is a beautiful seaside village surrounded by forest and coastal scenery, with the vast expanse of sand surrounding the mouth of the Anglesea river being a popular spot for tourists.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lorne, Lorne, Victoria

et amongst tall gum trees, Lorne is an iconic seaside town and a popular destination for many Melbournian’s. We drive up the mountain to a secluded lookout to enjoy wonderful views of the Great Ocean Road. Your guide will take some time explaining about the local Aboriginal culture, food and bush medicines.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mait's Rest, 17km west of Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia

Explore a cool temperate rain forest of Beech trees and Mountain Ash gum trees in the Great Otway National Park. This 20 minute walk along a mixture of boardwalks and gravel paths takes you along a valley floor in part of this ancient rainforest. See the giant rainforest trees - some up to 300 years old - rise up through the mists, creating a canopy for the beautiful array of fern gardens and moss on the forest floor. If you are lucky you may see some of the local natural wildlife inhabitants, including Swamp Wallabies, Koalas, Ring Tailed Possums and Grey Kangaroos.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kennett River, Kennett River, Victoria

Time to spot Koalas in their natural environment, hanging out in the eucalyptus trees and if you’re lucky you can get up close to King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas here. Kennett River is situated in a beautiful setting between the forest and the sea. This spot is always a favourite amongst our guests on our Great Ocean Road tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lavers Hill, Lavers Hill, Victoria

The small township of Lavers Hill is the highest point on the Great Ocean Road and is located inland between Apollo Bay and the glorious Twelve Apostles. If you haven’t already eaten, this is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat. Lunch at your own expense.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Twelve Apostles Lookout, Princetown VIC 3269, Australia

An iconic view. Take your time to soak up the sight of the magnificent limestone sea stacks that rise from the Southern Ocean and form the official Twelve Apostles; currently there are eight Apostles left, the ninth having dramatically collapsed in July 2005.
These monoliths have been created by the constant erosion of limestone cliffs over 10-20 millions years ago; the stormy Southern Ocean and gusty winds have gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs, then arches, until rock stacks up to 45 metres high have been crafted, completely isolated from the shore. View the Twelves Apostles at sunset or sunrise (on our two-day tour) to see the changing colours from dark in the shadows to a brilliant sandy yellow in the full sun. Nature in all its glory.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Victoria 3269 Australia

The Loch Ard Gorge is a favourite stop off point along the Great Ocean Road. The picturesque gorge is flanked by two yellow-washed cliff faces, a smooth bay and inlet of clear, blue water. Wander the trail down to the Gorge, take in the natural beauty and view the location of Australia’s most famous shipwreck - the Loch Ard - and hear its story of loss and survival. Loch Ard Gorge is the start of the Apostles from the opposite end, where you can also see the Razor Back and Honey Pots rock formations.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gibsons Steps, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

Don’t just view these sea stacks from the viewing platform. Let’s climb the 80 steps down to the beach and get up close and personal to the awe-inspiring rock formations. Take amazing photos from the beach looking back to the Apostles to remember your visit to the Great Ocean Road. (please note can be close at differnet times of the year your driver will advise if open)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Colac, Colac, Victoria

Colac is situated on a huge, rich volcanic plain and the area is mainly used for agriculture and pastoral purposes. It is on the way home to Melbourne, so a perfect place to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat if you’re hungry. Colac offers a variety of takeaway cafes, or if you would prefer we can drop you back at your preferred location within Melbourne CBD and you can have dinner at a restaurant of your choice. Dinner at your own expense.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

12 hours

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