Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour 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.
Your guide will take you to beaches, rainforests and lookouts, displaying the amazing variety this region has to offer.
Small-group tour ensures a personalised experience for each and every guest.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Torquay, Torquay, Victoria
Enjoy an included morning tea at the famous seaside town of Torquay.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Rd 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria Australia
Take a moment to snap a photo of the official start/end point of the Great Ocean Road at the Memorial Arch.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Kennett River, Kennett River, Victoria
Spot some of the furry locals amongst the treetops! Your guide will help you spot the resident Koala Colony.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria
Explore one of the Great Ocean Road's most famous towns while grabbing a bite to eat for lunch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
The most famous location on the Great Ocean Road, you'll marvel at these amazing limestone formations. Your guide will even take you to Gibson Steps for a chance to view them with sand between your toes!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Explore the historic gorge and hear the story of the Loch Ard, which was wrecked here in 1854 with the loss of 52 lives.
Duration: 45 minutes
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Friendly & Informative Guide
- Pickup from Selected Hotels
- National Park fees
- WiFi on board
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
- Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
- Meals other than as stated
Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout.
Your pickup will be between 7am-8am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.
This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 8pm-9pm.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- 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
- Face masks required for travelers 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
- The safety & well-being of our guests and team members is Go West Tours’ highest priority. We continue to monitor all updates from the Australian & Victorian governments and will continue to update & evolve our responses & protocols in line with best practice.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Michael, our tour guide/driver, was very informative, helpful, and kind. Not only was he knowledgeable about the areas to which he took us but also led us through the rain forest, the Twelve Apostles site, and the Loch Ard Gorge. He was constantly helping us by taking our cameras/phones and having us pose while he took the pictures. He even used his own mobile phone to take pictures of me when my camera ran out of memory! He then e-mailed those photos to me. My only regret is that we didn't have a longer time at each of our stops... but that would have made the tour much, much longer.
It is a long day ride, but the scenery is worth it! Driving down the Ocean road to the Apostles had many beautiful views of the coast line, rain forest and and mountain valleys. Just a hint, if you can, the left side windows have he best views of the ocean. I only wish we could have spent more time on more outlooks and beaches. Mike our tour guide/driver tried to make our day full of highlights and he succeeded! The Great Ocean Road, the Apostles, the Gorge, The bonus was the sightings of koalas, and wallabies in the wild.
Tour was long but awesome. Paul was our guide and made the trip interesting.
My only recommendation for the company that was used is that the buses are small and there is very little legroom and no space for bags.
The Great Ocean Road, Otway Ranges National Park and the 12 Apostles'.
It is a long day but most enjoyable, our host and guide 'Sophie' was brilliant, informative knowledgeable and funny. A journey of approximately 600kms [approx. 383 miles] in 12 packed hours, of sights to see, things to learn and memories never to be forgotten
A very well organized tour that takes you to see some amazing sights along an incredibly beautiful stretch of the coastline - the "twelve" apostles were breathtaking. The trip also affords participants a visit into the Australian rain forest, which was a special treat. Cloe was an amazing tour guide and she kept us all on informed, played great music and had a schedule with just the right number of (bathroom) breaks. The only issue - my seat over the wheel well was very cramped.
The trip was great my guide from go west tours Leonie was wonderful the views were as good as California's pacific coast highway the people of melbourne and surrounding areas have been super friendly andy colorado
Excellent day, wonder driver in Daniel T. Weather cooperated, so the views were awesome. Frequent stops, excellent narratives, and wildlife sightings added to this spectacular day. Small group always is a bonus.
This was an amazing trip and Jon was an excellent guide. We enjoyed the whole day and he always told us the best places to go and where to take the best photos. Would definitely recommend this tour
Great trip and well planned
Yazmin our tour guide and DJ was fantastic
Would highly recommend to all Melbourne visitors
Loved this tour front to back. Leonie is the greatest guide! Gave the perfect amount of time at each location and just the right amount of information for each stop and on the way. Found myself coming home to my friends spewing facts about the Great Ocean Road.
When doing a tour it can be the best itinerary but without a excellent guide it doesn’t work . Well ...we had the best guide Clem . Excellent knowledge and excellent fun plus a excellent driver . A full 12 hours tour seeing the great ocean road . Fantastic day
Absolutely spectacular! Yoni from GoWest tours did such a great job showing us the great ocean road! She was very informative about fun facts about animals. Even if you don’t have Yoni the tour is fantastic. Perfect timing between each stops and the 12 apostles (more like 3 now) are just amazing!
Such a great experience! This tour was great. Our driver, Jon was very knowledgeable about the region and history of the Great Ocean Road and Victoria. He provided us with good tips on best spots for pictures, which stops had restroom facilities, where to look for koalas and kangaroo’s. It was a long day/long drive, but was broken up nicely with enough stops to stretch our legs, get snacks/drinks and enough time to take in all the awesome scenery. My only complaint would be about the coach/bus. The seats were VERY cramped and we basically had to hold backpacks on our laps because there was no overhead storage. Not really sure why they called it an Eco-tour either. Everything else was beyond expectations!
It was great to experience the most beautiful scenery of the Great Ocean Road on a safe and well organized tour with James. Well done and I would highly recommend this tour for folks visiting Melbourne.
Very nice tour, our tour guide Daniel was excellent, great personality, lots of information! Ran into 1 Kangaroo off side of the road, 4 Koala Bears in the natural environment, many Parakeets.
My dad and I had an amazing time the other day with Gary at the wheel. The stops were timed perfectly where we never felt rushed, he gave us authentic local tips, and he was a pretty good DJ!
Tour started in Melbourne, picked up at hotel by Tour organiser Go West and the excellent driver...the big softie himself.....Michael C. Stopped at Torquay for a cuppa and a look at the surf and this was followed by stops at a park, where we got to see 2 Koala's in the trees and local parrots. We stopped for lunch and then at the rain Forrest before hitting the absolute highlight and the 12 Apostles. Truly a wonderful sight. It rained on and off, but this did not spoil the enjoyment of the trip, which was enhanced by Michaels excellent knowledge and clear love of the area. Was a bit worried before hand whether to book this trip due to the fires, but there was absolutely no issue. This area of Australia is very much open for business. So support the local economy and book yourself on this fabulous trip.
Mel was undoubtedly the best tour guide this active 77-year old world trotter ever had. She was knowledgeable, caring, and most importantly, she has a great sense of humour and made everyone feel welcomed.
Our tour guide Dan C was super funny and professional. He made sure to complete the agenda and give the group enough time for all activities, he was polite.
Graeme was an excellent tour guide. He imparted many interesting facts throughout the trip and had a amusing playlist of songs. He also had some good suggestions on restaurants at various stops. You're in good hands if you get him.
The tour was excellent. Mel our guide was very good at her job. She was a lot of fun. The fact that we had many stops on a very long day made it a lot more interesting.
We would definitely recommend Go West.
This was the highlight of our Melbourne visit. Adrian , our tour guide, was a great host--- very careful driving , very safe, great time management and above all with a great humor which made this trip the MOST enjoyable one. I would strongly recommend this tour esp with Adrian if you are lucky.
Wonderful day seeing the highlights on the first part of the road from Melbourne. Superb scenery. So glad we saw this amazing coastline. Paul the driver and guide was superb. He gave lots of useful info and was so helpful. We certainly recommend this tour even though it is quite a long day.
Great customer service from the point of booking to the end of the tour. Online support was quick and constructive. Leonie, our driver, tour guide, photographer and friend of the day is awesome. She is very knowledgable, friendly and cheerful which makes the trip full of fun and laughers.
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