Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
from £78.97
Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour 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. Small-group tour ensures a customized experience with your expert guide.
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In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
12 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Victoria 3231 Australia

Explore the Great Ocean Road on this award-winning day tour to Melbourne's most popular day touring destination.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Rd, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3221 Australia

In the Great Otway National Park we will view wild koalas, as well an enjoy a guided tour of the cool temperate rainforest.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Port Campbell National Park is home to the icons of the coast, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge & Gibson's Steps.

Duration: 2 hours

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

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Go West Tours, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

We are the tour operator of this service.

Duration: 12 hours


  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Great Otway National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Go West Tours


  • Meals other than as stated

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You may choose a pickup from the available list or the following locations: Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Regent Theatre (191 Collins Street). Pickup is only available from the listed hotels.

Your pick up information including exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

Please contact our reservations team 24-48 hours prior to your tour date to confirm your booking details.

This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9:00pm.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio guides available in Mandarin, German, and French, among other languages
  • Vehicles carry a maximum of 24 guests
  • All touring vehicles are fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Exact pickup time and location will be confirmed after a booking is placed
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2020
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.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
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.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2019
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.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
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.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
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.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
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.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
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.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
It was a very nice tour with a great guide (Jon, very funny and very experienced guy). The tour was good value for money.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
A very long excursion but well worth the time. James did a great job of keeping us entertained and giving us plenty of stops to break up the driving. He was very patient with us also!!!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Well organised, Rachel did a great job, as driver, host, and very informative guide. Full marks to Go West Tours
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Jon was the driver of our tour.. excellent job! Jon was humourous and attentive along the way... thumbs up for his tour.. totally enjoyed it!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Ricky really was an amazing tour guide - full of energy and told great stories. The tour was great - loved seeing the beautiful great ocean road and highly recommend it to anyone!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
This was just a fabulous trip. Ricky rocks :) The route, stops, snack, lunch and dinner stops along with the lively commentary and personal touches were brilliant. Special mention for Ricky who is absolute legend. Highly recommend people to go for this.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Jon was a great driver and guide. This is a long tour. We got back around 9pm. But everything was amazing. Great scenery, plenty of breaks and photo stops. As our group got back on time or early, we got a few extra breaks. 12 Apostles is the last stop, but it is worth it. Very windy, but it is the Southern Coast. Was lucky to be in the single seats as that is the coast side.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Great day with a great guide who knew the history well. Lots of great spots to stop and look at. Well worth the money
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
James was very friendly from the start. He is very informative about every location you'll go to! Bus was comfy! We got the front seats and the best seats on the whole bus. Would highly recommend them!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
The only disappointment was the weather. Great drive with lots to see from the coast to the rainforest!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Mel was our tour guide and she was so friendly, funny, and full of local knowledge. It was such a fun and informative trip, with lots of fantastic sceneries to see and stories to hear along with matched music!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
This tour was everything I asked for! Stuart was an amazing guide who took us to many spots along the Great Ocean Road, ensuring there was something for everyone. We stopped at a gully and did some easy hiking to a small waterfall, walked along the 12 apostles, and had a lovely lunch along the water in a beachside town. Stuart was full of fun factoids about each little town we passed and about the wildlife and history of the region. He made an effort to make sure our entire group got to see a wild koala! At the 12 apostles you are given the opportunity and time to take a helicopter flight over the coastline, ~$145aud, but so totally worth it! It was everything I could have asked for and more.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
Go west tours are so great. Its a long day but so worth it. There are times for naps so dont worry. Our tour guide Mel was brilliant and really good craic. The views are breathtaking!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
Highly recommend this tour, it’s a long day but worth it. We were lucky enough to have a fantastic guide Stefan who really went above and beyond!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
Awesome and attentive tourguide that tried to involve everyone during the entire trip. He had funny stories and made our trip comfortable and relaxing. The ocean and the cliff were beautiful!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Cloe was extraordinary. She informed and entertained us while driving us on the Great Ocean Road. She showed us beautiful places. Thank you, Cloe!
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019

In Brief

Melbourne, Australia
12 hours

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