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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour) provided by Great Ocean Road Tours

Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour)

Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour)
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Perfect for those visiting via Cruise Ship and want a shore excursion along The Great Ocean Road - We pick up directly from the cruise ship terminal and whisk you down The Great Ocean Road. The tour is an exclusively private tour, 12 hours in duration, which explores the beautiful Great Ocean Road and all that it has to offer, in your own comfy air conditioned private vehicle together with an experienced guide. Visit all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus other must-see attractions inside Great Otway National Park. Visit the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay before embarking on a stunning introduction to Port Campbell National Park. If you have any questions regarding any of our tours, please don't hesitate to Call/text/WhatsApp Great Ocean Road Tours DIRECTLY **As all Cruise Ships operate with different arrival and departure times, please ensure you have allowed enough time for the full 12 hour tour duration.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110512P12
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Local taxes
National Park fees
Transport by private vehicle
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant. Upon dis-embarking your cruise ship, please continue towards the main public car park. Here you find the 'Mr Hobson' restaurant on your left hand side. Your driver will be waiting outside with name of the leading passenger on an A4 sign. We can also pick up or drop off at any CBD, Docklands or Southbank hotel in Melbourne if required. Please contact us if you wish to arrange this.
Ports:
Station Pier Melbourne
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Most travellers can participate
Near public transportation
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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.
Pick up point - Melbourne Cruise Ship Terminal (Station Pier) Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant.
Hotel drop off - this can be provided either back to your cruise ship, or to selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance. Some select hotels will require a pick-up of 06:30am - We will notify you if this is the case.
Minimum age is 8 years
Comfy trainers/sneakers are advisable
Please provide a local mobile contact number on your booking, incase we need to contact you pre-tour
IMPORTANT - Please ensure you have allotted enough time for the full 12 hour tour. This includes allowing enough time to dis-embark the boat in the morning and board the vessel in the evening. We strongly advise having travel insurance for any unforseen circumstances.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Local taxes
National Park fees
Transport by private vehicle
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant. Upon dis-embarking your cruise ship, please continue towards the main public car park. Here you find the 'Mr Hobson' restaurant on your left hand side. Your driver will be waiting outside with name of the leading passenger on an A4 sign. We can also pick up or drop off at any CBD, Docklands or Southbank hotel in Melbourne if required. Please contact us if you wish to arrange this.
Ports:
Station Pier Melbourne
Duration
12h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Most travellers can participate
Near public transportation
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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.
Pick up point - Melbourne Cruise Ship Terminal (Station Pier) Pick up from outside the Mr Hobson Restaurant.
Hotel drop off - this can be provided either back to your cruise ship, or to selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance. Some select hotels will require a pick-up of 06:30am - We will notify you if this is the case.
Minimum age is 8 years
Comfy trainers/sneakers are advisable
Please provide a local mobile contact number on your booking, incase we need to contact you pre-tour
IMPORTANT - Please ensure you have allotted enough time for the full 12 hour tour. This includes allowing enough time to dis-embark the boat in the morning and board the vessel in the evening. We strongly advise having travel insurance for any unforseen circumstances.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul. 10, 2020
A note from Cruise Ship Shore Excursion - Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour (12 Hour)
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    The Great Ocean Road
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • 2
    Bells Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Lorne Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Teddy's Lookout
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Great Ocean Road Tours
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  • 6
    Split Point Lighthouse
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    Mait's Rest
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 8
    Cape Patton Lookout Point
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 9
    Kennet River Koala Walk
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 10
    Castle Cove
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Cruise ship excursion
Dec. 2019
We booked this tour directly, as the private tours aboard our cruise ship were almost 3 times the price this company, and a seat on a bus for the 3 of us, was the same price as this tour. Our friends onboard were very jealous! But their jealousy was only to grow.....

We were slightly nervous to begin with, as the meeting place confirmed to us seemed quite vague. But as promised, as soon as we exited the cruise terminal, there Our guide was, with a easy-to-read-sign, stood next to a sparkling clean car.

And before any of our friends had even managed to set foot onto the bus, we were already in the car and on our way down towards the great ocean road!

The tour was fast paced. They do a shorter tour if you think it might be too much, but we are an energetic bunch, and we wanted to see EVERYTHING!

We bumped into our friends in Apollo Bay at our lunch stop, keen to share stories of all the things we had seen in the morning. They were not so keen - a late departure to their bus due to a few selfish individuals, crammed in the back of the bus, and the stops often dictated by the location of toilets - you get that with cruise passengers sadly. Can’t be helped. We on the other hand could stop as and when we wanted. The tour was at our own pace. So we left Apollo Bay, just as the rest of the bus was spilling out of the bus.

Next, we were heading to the 12 Apostles, with lots of different stops in between.

Strangely, their bus had arrived back at the ferry terminal before us, despite us leaving our lunch destination well before our friends. Well turns out while we were enjoying a rainforest walk, and a few other delights enroute to the 12 Apostles, they were being herded straight to the 12 Apostles and then straight back to the cruise ship. Wow! They missed so much :(

When we got back, we decided to stay quiet and we just felt so guilty for having such an amazing day.

So yes, if you are arriving by cruise ship, make sure you don’t join a shore excursion organised by the cruise line, especially not a bus tour! Take a private tour, and whoever you choose, I’d advise booking it prior to your cruise, as trying to get internet and book something mid-cruise is not easy.
Written December 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Great Ocean Road Tours
tomwC8578JQ
tomwC8578JQ
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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
O1773MCstevec
O1773MCstevec
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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
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
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
Caz1981yy
Caz1981yy
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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
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.
Desperatelyseekingme
Desperatelyseekingme
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Happy
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 s
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
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,
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Better than all the rest
All things being equal, one would fly to the other side of the world and find your relatives waiting for you, who w
Iamnokaren
Iamnokaren
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Well orchestrated 2 day tour
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. Th
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
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