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Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

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    What to Expect
    See some of the most impressive coastal landscapes on Earth while enjoying the personalized attention of a private guide. After morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel, relax on the drive out of town and through the port city of Geelong, which marks the start of the Great Ocean Road. Pass through the charming seaside towns of Anglesea and Torquay, home to world-class surfing beaches. 
    Stop to stretch your legs on the sand and enjoy morning tea in the village of Lorne, and then continue on to the lovely resort town of Apollo Bay, where you’ll savor lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). At any point, you can request to make additional stops to suit your interests.
    Sandy beaches give way to the emerald rain forest of Cape Otway National Park, which provides many opportunities to test your koala-spotting skills among groves of eucalyptus and beech trees. You’re also likely to encounter flocks of wild cockatoos and parrots throughout your journey.
    As you head further west, the scenery becomes even more majestic with jagged cliffs plunging into the ocean. The drive comes to a dramatic climax at the site of Twelve Apostles — an offshore cluster of giant limestone pillars formed by millions of years of erosion. You’ll also visit the eye-popping Loch Ard Gorge, site of a notorious shipwreck in 1878, and learn why this perilous stretch of coastline is known as Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast.’
    After soaking up the spectacular geologic history, relax on the 3-hour return drive to Melbourne. On the way back, you’ll take an inland route to see some of Victoria’s scenic countryside, including the dairy town of Colac.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    11h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Local guide/driver
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above
    • Cruise ship passengers: please note you must be over-nighting in port due to return time variations
    • Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking
    • This tour is available in English plus German, Italian, Spanish, (or Portuguese subject to availability) at an additional cost
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Awesome tour through an incredible landscape. We went into every important spot. We had Leo as guider and he was so nice, knowing the answer of every question and always with additional info about the place we were by.
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    The tour was great!! Martin our guide did a wonderful job making sure we saw what we came on the tour for and was full of great information, and kept it fun! Would do another tour with this company for sure! Eric
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    To start with, Fred, our tour guide is simply the best! Our family of six ranging from 18+ to 80+ had such an amazing tour about two weeks ago and we're convinced it's just because we'd Fred, who's not only very knowledgeable about whatever information of the trip per se, but
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    Response from Sebastian_Oceania, General Manager at Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
    Responded 7 Sep 2019
    On behalf of everyone at Oceania Tours, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience of travelling along the Great Ocean Road. We all agree that Fred is a credit to our business, and we appreciate all the extra measures he takes to ensure every tour is enjoyed by all. Fred has asked me to pass on his sincere appreciation for your kind words and has said it is the passengers who make the best tour. Thank you for choosing Oceania Tours to showcase the magical sights of the Great Ocean Road. We wish you all the best for your onward journey and hope to see you travelling with us again soon.
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    We did the Great Ocean Road with the best tourguide of Australia! 12hours drive just flew by! Fred was amazing, super professional and a great storyteller! This tour is super worth it, landscapes that just took our breath away and the best part was definetly going to the
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    Response from Sebastian_Oceania, General Manager at Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
    Responded 4 Aug 2019
    On behalf of our fabulous guide Fred and everyone at Oceania Tours, thank you for taking the time to share your kind words of appreciation with the Trip Advisor community. It is only with wonderful passengers like yourselves that a tour becomes truly magical. We wish you all the best for your future travels and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.
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    What an absolute blast of a tour! My Mom and I had ventured from Sydney to start our month of travels in Australia, and what a wonderful way to set the tone for our trip. If you can get in a request, you MUST ask for Shane. An absolute gem to tour with. Brilliant conversation,
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    Response from Sebastian_Oceania, General Manager at Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
    Responded 3 Sep 2019
    Dear Jasmine, On behalf of Shane and everyone at Oceania Tours, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Every day is different for our fabulous team and Shane has asked me to pass on his appreciation for making his day out with the ‘crazy Canuk crew’ one to be remembered. Best wishes for your future travels and we hope to welcome you back to Melbourne again soon.
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