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Private Two Day Great Ocean Road Tour provided by Great Ocean Road Tours

Private Two Day Great Ocean Road Tour

Private Two Day Great Ocean Road Tour
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Last updated: Jul. 10, 2020
A note from Private Two Day Great Ocean Road Tour
We have implemented precautions over and above our normal sanitation routines to provide Covid-Safe protocol. We use commercial grade sanitiser on our vehicles between every experience. We provide our guests with hand sanitiser and sealed bottled water. Gloves and masks are available upon request.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110512P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Local taxes • National Park fees • Bottled water • Driver/guide • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Transport by private vehicle • Entry/Admission - Point Addis Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway • Entry/Admission - Teddy's Lookout • Entry/Admission - Lorne Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Story • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point • Entry/Admission - Mariners Lookout • Entry/Admission - Anglesea Golf Club • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest • Entry/Admission - Melba Gully National Park • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge • Entry/Admission - London Bridge • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Visitor Centre • Entry/Admission - Federation Square
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Accommodation • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse • Entry/Admission - ArtVo
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick up - this can be provided from selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance.
Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Pick up point - Outside Eureka Tower Observation deck (7, Riverside Quay, Southbank)
Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We can drop you off in Federation Square or directly back to your Hotel
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Local taxes • National Park fees • Bottled water • Driver/guide • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Transport by private vehicle • Entry/Admission - Point Addis Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway • Entry/Admission - Teddy's Lookout • Entry/Admission - Lorne Visitor Information Centre • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Story • Entry/Admission - Mount Defiance Lookout • Entry/Admission - Kennet River Koala Walk • Entry/Admission - Cape Patton Lookout Point • Entry/Admission - Mariners Lookout • Entry/Admission - Anglesea Golf Club • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest • Entry/Admission - Melba Gully National Park • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge • Entry/Admission - London Bridge • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Visitor Centre • Entry/Admission - Federation Square
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Accommodation • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse • Entry/Admission - ArtVo
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick up - this can be provided from selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance.
Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Pick up point - Outside Eureka Tower Observation deck (7, Riverside Quay, Southbank)
Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We can drop you off in Federation Square or directly back to your Hotel
Duration
2 days
Return details
Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We can drop you off in Federation Square or directly back to your Hotel
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 12 years
Please dress applicable to weather conditions
Comfy trainers/sneakers/footwear is advised
Near public transportation
Pick up point - Outside Eureka Tower Observation deck (7, Riverside Quay, Southbank)
Hotel pick up - this can be provided from selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance
Please provide a local mobile contact number on your booking, incase we need to contact you pre-tour
Most travellers can participate
We wish to advise larger groups of 4 or 5, that our luggage capacity is limited, so we recommend 1 x airplane cabin-sized bags per person. For groups of 3 passengers or less, 1 x standard size suitcase & 1 x cabin-sized bag per person is acceptable.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
42 stops
Day 1
Melbourne to Apollo Bay
Day 2
Apollo Bay to Melbourne via the...
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Susan
Greater Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Happy
Mar. 2021
Smoothly run tour. Our guide made us feel at ease. It’s a curved road but he was a safe capable driver.

It was a simple process to book. Paid a small deposit to book the date out, and then we paid half way through the tour. No pressure for upfront payment, which we had from other tour operators. You soon learn what is more important to them the cash or the customer.

Staying overnight in Apollo Bay and waking up for sunrise of the local beach was magical.
Written March 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,386 contributions
Better than all the rest
Dec. 2020
All things being equal, one would fly to the other side of the world and find your relatives waiting for you, who would take you everywhere you wanted to go. This happens only rarely. In Victoria, the alternative is the private two-day Great Ocean Road Tour. There are many things to see. The 12 Apostles, despite being battered by incessant surf, remain upright. The Loch Ard, a sailing ship, was wrecked in the Loch Ard Gorge. Miraculously, two seafarers survived the boiling surf. The Great Ocean Road is Victoria's top tourist attraction, it's worth seeeing,
Written December 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellen
San Diego, CA21 contributions
Well orchestrated 2 day tour
Mar. 2020
We loved this tour. The 2 days gave us a bit of extra time to see the road and we felt less pressured with time. The scenery was jaw dropping. Everything was really well organised, including the breakfast, lunch and dinner venues, which were ultimately our decision as to where we ate, but we went with the recommendations and they were all extremely good. An easy five out of five.
Written December 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bryan B
1 contribution
Guide makes the trip
Nov. 2019
I decided to take the 2 day, 1 night great ocean road thinking it would be similar to California's Big sur. It was not that. It had a similar vibe but it's much more laid back with greater space between places worth stopping. The trip I took ended up being a little rainy/blowy which hampered the trip somewhat in spots. Sightseeing is less interesting in strong cold winds.

With all that said - it was fantastic thanks to James. He always kept us entertained with some great stories of his interesting life. The trip was tailored towards things we'd find interesting or entertaining and there was plenty of room to adjust the schedule as the day went on so long as you reached certain key milestones on time (meant to keep you on pace to reach the overnight location in Apollo Bay).

Despite some slim pickings for food (small coastal towns tend to be like that) he knew exactly which places were worth going to and it was some of the better food in Australia I had.

Favorite parts: James, Parrots at kennett river, Food, rainforest

Least favorite: Melbourne weather, many of the sightseeing stops on the bland side.
Written February 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yuchen
Hong Kong, China14 contributions
Enjoyable trip
Jan. 2020
We had a little difficulty in finding their contact details, but once we were in contact, we were provided with excellent information all the way up until the tour, including itinerary (which we could tweak) and recommendations on where to stay (spot on), even advice on how to getting to the city from the airport a few days before the tour.

Tour was really well put together. Stops well spaced apart. Very varied. Missed all the traffic. Nice car for the journey. Really excellent job.

Even after the tour, James was a valuable source of local information, hints and tips of what to do and where to go. Now that’s service!
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carolina
6 contributions
2 day adventure!
Nov. 2019
Wow! What a tour! We are still talking about this tour with our friends despite being back home 2 weeks now! The road was mesmerising. The scenery was just.....well words fail me. James was our guide. He clearly knows the area well and some of the more ‘colourful’ locals - some of whom were enjoying the Melbourne cup day in one of the towns we passed through (which is a horse race) a bit too much *glug glug*

The tour had everything, and was set at our own pace - which is at a snails pace! We wanted to really enjoy each stop and not be rushed.

Our overnight stop was in Apollo Bay. Watching the sunrise over the beach is also something I’m going to remember for a long time. Best sunrise I’ve ever seen. Such a beautiful town and setting.

Booking the tour was easy and the final payment we made on the tour, which we preferred rather than paying for the whole tour upfront.
Written November 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noriza Mansor
Johor Bahru, Malaysia11 contributions
Koalas, kangaroos and mind blowing scenery
Jul. 2019 • Family
My family and I did a private 2 day tour with James. It was very varied. Almost like one of those quiz shows where everything goes past you on a conveyor belt, and then you have to try your hardest to remember everything you have seen and done in the day. But just replace the cuddly bear with real koala bears!

So yes, It’s an action packed tour that’s for sure, certainly value for money and far less stressful then driving yourself (and other family members who I will not name! *cough* mother-in-law *cough*)
Written August 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HelenR
Jyväskylä, Finland4 contributions
I don’t normally write reviews but......
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Ok, so I’m time poor. I don’t normally have the time review places I visit. But I had to mention this tour. It was exceptional. We choose the 2 day option, after discussing a few of the details with James over the phone. I recommend this rather than rushing head in to book. That way you can really work out what Tour is best for you. We were surprised by the diversity of the road. We were just expecting nice ocean vistas, but it is so much more than that, and James really customised the tour to suit us. Highly Recommended.
Written April 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

all American hero
Arizona City, AZ36 contributions
Koala heaven
Mar. 2019 • Couples
We choose a two day tour as we had a bit of time up our sleeves. This allowed us the opportunity to stay in Apollo Bay which was really nice. It also meant we had a bit more time to venture out wildlife spotting. We got some great pictures of a koala, as we was making he way down a tree (very lucky). Even luckier was the fact that we were the only ones there to watch it happen, as we had ventured off the main road onto a hidden dirt road where there is a thriving koala population. I guess that’s the beauty of a private tour and a guide who knows the area well.

To be honest, there are so many excellent elements to this tour, I would be here all day writing about them, so I’ll just say one thing - this tour will undoubtably enhance your time along the great ocean road and hopefully like us, it will end up being the highlight of your time In Australia.

Australia is a fabulous place. And great ocean road IMO in itself is worth the journey over from the states. Thank you James for a great 2 days.
Written March 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GreatOceanRoad_Tours
Dear AllAmericanHero (although i think your real name might be keith - but i guess ''AllAmericanhero'' sounds more exciting!), Well its shame you didn't have time to sit down for a few more hours to write up your experience ;) You are right, there is so much to see on the road (as well as in the hinterlands). We are often asked by potential customers, should i choose the 1,2,3 or 4 day tour? Having lived on the road for many years and operating these tours on a daily basis, we would recommend the two day tour being the best of both worlds. The one day tour in all honesty is quite rushed with a lot of time spent in the car (although it is the ONLY option for many people). But, if you can spare the extra time, then in our opinion, the two day tour is definitely the pick of the all the tour durations that we offer. P.s. i'm glad you managed to capture some good pictures of the koala. All that way over from the states and not being able to tell the kids you saw a koala would have been unfortunate. But with the koala population sadly endangered now at only 80,000 with numbers still dwindling, it becomes more of a challenge each year to find them - luckily we know some great spots to find them, but please keep them a secret shhhhhhhhh! Safe travels, Great Ocean Road Tours
Written March 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raffa
Toledo, Spain15 contributions
Koala heaven!
Dec. 2018 • Couples
Loved our two day tour. We decided after doing some of our own research, a two day tour was going to be more rewarding and the extra day allows you to see more of the great ocean road. We only had one prerequisite for our tour guide - find us some koalas!!! And boy did he?! We were taken to 3 seperate locations and were lucky to find koalas. Fantastic wildlife and the scenery is just out of this world.
Written January 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Raffa, Thank you so much for taking time to review your tour experience. Yes, we actually live on the great ocean road ourselves, so we know the best spots for koala's. Infact, we often recieve text messages from local residents when they know we are conducting a tour, to keep us up to date on any local local sightings each day. And the koala's can turn up in the strangest of places sometimes - last week we had a large male wondering along the Apollo Bay's main central shopping strip past all the shops to the absolute amazement of some Japanese tourists!! All the best for 2019, Great Ocean Road Tours
Written January 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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First Class
It felt like being shown around by a local. His knowledge of the area was very impressive. He was very laid back an
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Loved It
A bit more expensive than doing a bus tour but ultimately worth the extra cost for having the tour personalised, go
bryanrQ7049BS
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Private touring
Very quick review as i am waiting to board my plane - excellent tour. Would have like an extra day on the coast to
shannonp479
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Beautiful Sights and the BEST way to travel
My family had the pleasure of joining James on a private 3 day Great Ocean Road tour in April 2021. James was easy
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Take a tour and save your time
The Great Ocean Road was constructed by workers on "suso" (sustenance wages) during the Great Depression of the 193
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Discovering the hidden treasures long the great ocean road
We had a great day with this company. Pre-tour, we dealt with James whose communication was immediate and thorough
rickyc491
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Tour
Superb Tour !! Up early to beat the crowds. Stuart has great local knowledge. Breathtaling views, muliple stops for
timkyria
timkyria
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Very good
I did the 1 day tour. The great ocean road is an absolute must, but probably more justified to see it over 2 days.
619jeffry
619jeffry
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One day to see it all
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 se
619jeffry
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Save the hassle and take a tour
When you have limited time and don't really know where you're going, taking a tour is a good option. On this tour,
GeorgeyPorgeyPandP
GeorgeyPorgeyPandP
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Flexible given the circumstances
I had booked a 2 night/3 day tour about 6 months prior to my arrival in Australia, but in the upcoming week of the
DelRuth
DelRuth
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One of our better private excursions
After some sub-standard private tours we took in Sydney (I’ll be having words with my travel agent when I return fr
JJCC1
JJCC1
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What a trip!
We were fortunate to have 3 days to see this fabulous road. Most, it would appear rush down in one day. I just don’
DrChoNYC
DrChoNYC
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Exceptional Tour
12 hour full day tour review : Negative : It’s a long day out (lots of driving). I didn’t get a bit car sick. Fli
1958Sharon
1958Sharon
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6 Stars!
We’ve taken many tours in many places over the years and this was one of the best. James is very knowledgeable, kin
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