Great Ocean Road Day Tours from Melbourne

Nothing says Australia quite like a road trip along the coast. Our memorable Great Ocean Road private luxury vehicle or bus tours depart Melbourne and take you along this a National Heritage listed site in style and comfort. This stretch of road winds along the Southern Ocean, passing through kicked-back seaside towns and prominent landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles – a series of striking limestone formations that shoot 50m out of the sea.

What you will see on your private tour

Starting in the CBD, this private tour takes you over the Westgate Bridge where you’ll learn the history behind this Victorian icon, before passing through the state’s second largest area, Geelong, and finally arriving on the Great Ocean Road. Soak up the sun, sand and surf as you pass by the myriad beaches and bays. First, you will visit Bell’s Beach in Torquay which has an international reputation as one of Australia’s best surf spots, and is just as impressive to see from the sideline.

Indulge in some iconic Australian Freshest Seafood over lunch at Apollo Bay. Continuing our journey among spectacular landscapes you will see some unique Australian animals in their natural and not so natural habitats. We’d just love you to see koalas in the wild. These amazing animals will impress anyone and we can almost guarantee you will see one or two along your way. Unlike large bus tours, we offer a flexible and relaxed experience, taking time to stop and appreciate little things along the way. Our friendly guide will stop to let you take unforgettable photos next to koalas. And, of course, feed some birds.

The wildlife sighting continues with the Maits West Rainforest trail, a wooden boardwalk that passes through an ancient forest to a 300-year-old Myrtle Tree.

Finally, one of the most famous places in Australia: 12 Apostles! Breathtaking view of stones coming right out of the ocean. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the Gibson Steps on the beach to see how huge and monumental they are. Then, enjoy a view from the top. We also definitely recommend you take a scenic helicopter flight among these giants. Tired, but happy, our friendly guide will take you back to your hotel.

Make your booking today

To book one of our day tours from Melbourne, contact us by emailing or picking up the phone and calling (03) 9999 9747. You can also leave your details in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Note: Upon your arrival in the CBD ask our friendly guide to book the best meat and wine or seafood restaurant for you on Melbourne Esplanade to make your day even better.

Price from: 
per person

Inclusions & Highlights:

  • your private touring vehicle with personal guide
  • hotel pick-up 
  • bottled water and fruits along the way
  • West Gate Bridge, Geelong
  • Torquay and Bells Beach Walk  
  • Split Point, Anglesea
  • Lorne, Ernskine Falls (Special for private tour, but optional)
  • Kennett River: koalas and parrots in a wild
  • Apollo Bay
  • Otway National Park and Rainforest Walk
  • 12 Apostles and Gibson Steps
  • drop-off back to Melbourne at your hotel

We recommend extra:

  • 12 Apostles Helicopter Scenic Flight: $145pp

Special! Delicious Fresh Seafood Lunch in Apollo Bay with a discount! 

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