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Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour

Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour

By Great Ocean Road Tours - Private Tours
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 12-99
Duration: 12h
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
  • Entry/Admission - Bells Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Point Addis Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Split Point Lighthouse
  • 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 - Mait's Rest
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Cove
  • Entry/Admission - Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Gibsons Steps
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - London Bridge
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Skydeck

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please ensure you are at the pickup point at least 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. If you cannot find your pick up from the supplied list, please contact us to check if a pick up is possible. Please note that we only pick up from Melbourne CBD, Docklands or Southbank area. If no hotel accommodation pick up is required or you are outside of this area, please make your own way into Melbourne CBD and meet outside Eureka Tower foyer (7 Riverside Quay) at 7am Address: Eureka Tower, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Victoria 3006 Our standard pick-up time is 7am, however please note that during winter months and for select hotels, the pick-up time is 06:30am. Once we have your exact pick-up address (i.e. Melbourne CBD hotel) and the the requested tour date, we can confirm the exact pick up time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85420P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.**
  • We do NOT recommend this tour if you suffer from car motion sickness, as 8-9 hours of the tour is in the vehicle. We cover over 500+ kilometres of road in order to reach the furthest point (12 Apostles)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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How much is Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour?
Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour price starts from ₹ 30,579.82. Discover and book Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour on Tripadvisor
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Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Private Great Ocean Road Full Day Tour - 1 Day Tour on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85420P6

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Great Ocean Road Tours - Private Tours

#1 of 5 Tours & Activities in Port Campbell
  • susanmE9158DK
    Perfect Private Tour
    The weather was a bit soul destroying, but our guide James kept us in high spirits. I can only imagine how beautiful this place would be in the summer time. At least with the 2 day tour, we had the luxury of waiting for gaps in the weather rather than getting soaked to the bone at each location. It was torrential. Bring a rain coat is my only advice.
  • RodS856
    Highly recommended. Wonderful tour.
    My wife and I did this small group tour in Jan 23. The trip exceeded our expectations in every respect. Our guide, Pierre, was first class and went out of his way to ensure everybody had the best time. The accommodation was excellent, meals were great and the scenery was magnificent. It was very relaxing to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery which seemed to get better and better. Finishing the tour with the Grampians was also wonderful and very relaxing. Pierre was an absolute gentleman and his knowledge of the area and its history was exceptional. Highly recommend this tour. It won’t disappoint.
  • jakehC2537WG
    A must do
    We had an amazing time. The driver James was super lovely, well informed and made our tour a better experience all round. All the sights that we stopped at were amazing and had plenty of time to really enjoy each place, without feeling rushed. It also helped that we arrived at most stops and had them to ourselves.
  • alexbJG
    12 Apostles and more……
    My family and I loved this tour. Easy to book. Seamless pre-tour with the guide getting in direct contact a few days prior with helpful suggestions on what to pack etc. and we had his contact incase we needed to text him. So even before our trip, we were all ready and set. The tour was just what we had hoped for. We got to spend as much time as we wanted tat each location. As soon as we said we were bored with one location…..whooooosh we were whisked off to another. Breathtaking scenery. Brilliant tour. Private is definitely the way to go.
  • happygoluckyben
    Just the best!
    We had such a blast along the coast with James as our guide. He was always checking up on us, letting us know when the next good coffee place was coming up or the next (clean) restroom was (ps there’s some not so nice public rest rooms on the road so be warned). Plus a very safe driver. Before I go on, (and I do sometimes go on trust me!) I would just say anyone reading this who are thinking of doing the tour, they should really think about booking directly. We got a great offer and the direct communication we had upon booking was second to none - with recommendations of where to stay, what to wear, suggestions, tips, etc. This was really helpful for us in terms of preparing for the trip. He really knew the area and the traffic flow which made for a really comfortable tour. He also took us out to a quiet secluded area so we could try and spot some wild kangaroos. Low and behold we found a big male kangaroo (apparently called a buck) coming down the river for a drink (or perhaps something to eat) **SEE PHOTO!** The 1st day we stopped by Bells Beach. I have no interest in surfing, but it was great to watch the locals…..well……do what locals do I suppose. Great visit to a local chocolate shop. It had its own squat toilets - and standard ones to. And I’m sorry I’m trying not to turn this into a guide to the toilet stops on the great ocean road lol. Later in the afternoon we visited erskine falls (i think that is how you spell it anyway). Despite the heavy rain we encountered, this was still fun. Overnight stop was in Apollo Bay, which was really charming in a seaside kind of way. Accommodation you do have to book yourself, but we did follow advice from James about which hotel to book (he gave us some great options). The brew house was a great option for dinner. We tried their ‘Parma’. Apparently it what the locals normally eat if given the chance. Second day was just as good as the first, but completely differently scenery. Rainforest, farming country and rock formations were very much the order of the day. We stopped for lunch at the cutest little cafe before making our slow (but long) was back to Melbourne, thinking could we have had a better tour? Probably not, hence my title. Thanks for reading. Your are now excused ;)
  • Q4205DKjennyb
    Thank you
    I'm not one to write reviews but thought i would just share my positive experience of this tour company. Excellent from start to finish. Our guide James was very friendly and a very safe driver. Thanks from Jen & the boys x
  • 113barbd
    Grampians private tour
    We had really wanted to visit the Grampians but were struggling to find someone who get us out there, as we had a long lost relative we wanted to connect with. We took a tour which incorporated the great ocean road. It was a lot of driving, and perhaps I probably would have chosen to do it over 4 days, but sadly we didn’t quite have that extra time. The trip was very varied.
  • MissySueD
    Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island Over 3 days
    We were very happy with the services of great Ocean Road Explorer. I knew they would be good on the great Ocean Road, given that would seem to be their main market, but they still gave us an excellent tour to Phillip island as well. They were also quite flexible when we contacted them, as we wanted a ‘day off’ to explore Melbourne, so we did the tour to phillip island on the Monday, explored Melbourne by ourselves on Tuesday, and then went on the 2 day portion of the tour to the great Ocean Road on Wednesday and Thursday, which all worked out well. We also saved quite a bit of money by booking directly (via a combination of phone and email) which is always a nice little bonus.
  • Simone_Kenkel
    Best part of our trip!
    My husband and I travelled on vacation to Australia with our parents and spent amazing two days along the Great Ocean Road. James was impeccable! Professional, friendly, polite and knows the region in details. From Melbourne to Apollo Bay, he drove us and provided to us incredible experience out off the common touristic tours. We visited all the sites, beaches that the others tours do, but with a unique experience. James customized our tour so everyone could experience it despite my parents (elders) age restrictions. The younger ones and the older ones, all of us had an amazing time. James referred an excellent restaurant for our dinner night at Apollo Bay! I would definitely use James services again and strongly recommend him to any one visiting the region.
  • Pininterest
    Outstanding private tour
    We choose to do a 3 day private tour. I think the average person would be happy with 2 days, but we had extra activities that we wanted to do that we had read about (I.e. zip lining and horse riding) which Jamie fitted into our schedule seamlessly, with use of the extra 3rd day. Very good indeed.
  • Asia_embassador
    Great Ocean Road
    Discovering a totally new place with someone who really know it, and plans everything around what you really like and want to see, is priceless. Jamie was a great ambassador for the road and its rich history - which we were completely and naively unaware of prior to the tour. We saw new things, tried new foods (that we don’t see so much in Asia) and Jamie helped create some unforgettable memories for myself and my family.
  • Czechmate123
    Action Packed 2 Day Private Tour
    We travelled as 2 couples. We took the 2 day option. On balance, we feel we made the right choice. 1 day would perhaps be a bit rushed whilst we just didn’t have the time for 3 days. Too much to see in Australia! We were kept busy on both days with a really good mix of sightseeing and wildlife. Jamie was our guide. He looked after us well. Gave us honest opinions of where to stay, where to eat, and took us to some of his favourite areas. I took some great photos. I wanted to include some with my review but I am a technophobe so sadly I’m not able to download them. The car was very comfortable. All in all, an excellent experience.
  • Beijing_girl21
    Private Tour
    We took private tour with Great Ocean Road Explorer company for 2 days. My friend also did this trip last year with the same company. That time she had Jamie as the driver and had a great time. This time, Jamie was already booked, so I was a bit sad to hear that. Instead we had different driver called Phil - we called him ‘Big Phil’. He was very kind and sweet and made our holiday on great Ocean Road very special. We enjoy our time. Thank you. Li & Bo
  • fabbydabbydozzy
    Super company to tour with
    We were a bit apprehensive as to which company to choose to take us down the Great Ocean Road as there seemed to be quite a few options available. Our minds were put to rest the moment we were picked up by our guide. Our tour was jam packed with so many different components, I had to look back through my photos to remind myself of all the different places we stopped at over our 2 day tour. And of course, the big sights like the 12 apostles were impressive, but I was just in awe of the road in general. And the smaller, lesser known stops were equally as impressive. The area is just an incredible place. It deserves, in my opinion, to be put as the number 1 must see in Australia, just behind the Great Barrier Reef and the blue mountains. I would also perhaps suggest spending a day or two in Melbourne, which we much preferred to Sydney. Overall, I would certainly recommend any of my friends and family heading out to Australia in the future to use Great Ocean Road Explorer as their go-to-company. We felt safe throughout the tour, the car we travelled in was comfy and we were given the flexibility to pick and choose where we wanted to stop as we travelled along the road.
  • Idontwantausername88
    Try the scallop pie!
    I took this tour with 3 friends. We were due to self drive, but didn’t realise it was Grand Prix weekend, so all the cars had been hired. Luckily, our concierge managed to put us in contact with these guys. We were given a great tour, despite the short notice. We had a couple of places on our wish list, and Phil our guide was able to tailor the tour to our liking. Our overnight stay was in Apollo Bay - which we had to pay for separately). A beautiful little town. Really special watching the sunrise here in the morning (if you can drag yourself out of bed that early). I will also mention the bakery we visited for lunch. Phil recommended we try a scallop pie. I don’t mind scallops, but found the idea of them being in a pie a bit weird. But I went with his recommendation. So yummy. Then I followed his recommendation for their deserts....chocolate cheesecake. Wow. Thanks Phil. I am now struggling to fit into my holiday clothes lol. However you get here, just get here if you can. It is truly a special part of the planet.
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6 reviews
Very good

Barb D
5 contributions
Apr 2021
It was a very well executed tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Car was better than we were expecting. And the road is incredible. However I would have to rate at 3 stars as it was very annoying having to wear masks for the whole time in the vehicle (due to covid). I understand there is a pandemic on, but surely on a private tour this wasn’t necessary? The guide said it was the legal requirement, but to be honest, I think we had paid enough for the tour, to warrant deciding on whether we should have to wear them or not. I just think we need to move on with life and get back to normal. End of rant!
Written 14 August 2021
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Dear Barb, Thank you for your honest feedback. Firstly, aside from the wearing mask, I am glad to hear you still thought the tour was excellent. In regards to the mask wearing, we hate it just as much as you do, but we are legally are required to adhere to the laws that Australia that are currently in place. This also means we have a legal obligation to passengers that we carry in our vehicles to ensure that they follow the necessarily protocols, regardless of how much they might have paid for a tour. Wearing a face mask will help on a tour can help prevent the spread of infection and prevent both guides and passengers alike from contracting any airborne infectious germs. When someone coughs, talks, sneezes they could release germs into the vehicle that may infect others nearby. Face masks are part of an infection control strategy to eliminate cross-contamination. We hope that masks will not be required in the not too distant future, but whilst the Australian government makes its mandatory, we have no other option but to follow the rules. We can't wait for life to resume to normal. We hope you stay safe during these uncertain times. Jamie, Great Ocean Road Explorer
Written 25 August 2021
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Liberte, Equalite, Fraternite
Paris, France10 contributions
Aug 2019
We had heard the great ocean road should be done over 2 days, but to put it simply, we didn’t have the time. With this private tour however, it went for slightly longer than some of the other (bus) tours and it felt like we really maximised our time at each stop.

We are both quick at seeing what we want to see, and then moving onto the next sight. So this worked well, as our driver was always there ready to show us the next place. It also helped that we didn’t have to wait for 50 people to get on and off a bus at each stop. I can imagine that would become tiresome. As it was just my husband and I, we were out of the vehicle at the each sight within seconds of our arrival. Some stops we were only there for a matter of minutes, some stops a bit longer.

Overall, if you can, I’d go for the 2 day option, but if you are really pushed for time, at least be safe in the knowledge that yes it is technically possible to get around and see everything in just the one day. Just expect to be very tired by the end, as it is a very long day.
Written 21 August 2019
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Hi Bella, Thank you for taking the time to review our experience with us. Yes, the 2 day tour is preferable to maximise your experience, but with the 1 day tour, we aim to get you around as many of the key sights as we can. And if guests are quick at each stop, as it sounds you were, it allows you to see one or two more sights than our standard itinerary.
Written 15 February 2020
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Stockholm, Sweden15 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
We found Great Ocean Road Explorer to be a great option to choose. Vehicle was clean and comfy. Our guide Jamie was down to earth and very friendly. He knew the road very well so we always felt safe and secure.

There were some amazing stops along the way. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it is a very long day. I will touch on that now......

Yes, the 1 day tour is very long. You are really stuck in the car for about 9 hours over the entity of the day, although the tour is broken up so you do get out quite often to visit the attractions along the road. And Jamie was very flexible on the stops, so rest room and snack breaks is no issue. It comes down to timing. If you have the time, then I’d recommend doing a 2 day tour. Jamie tries to suggest that to all his guests, but he said the majority of tourists visiting Melbourne, simply don’t allow enough time, and thus only left with time to do a one day tour. And the great ocean road is not really a place you can miss.

Most of the tours I imagine would follow a similar tour pattern. I mean, there is only one direction to go right?! But Jamie seemed to plan it so we missed the big buses and visited one or two other places which weren’t on our tourist map, had no sighnposts and to be honest, I think most people would have no idea are even in existence.

So all in all, great tour, great company to tour with, BUT.....if you have time, choose the two day tour and do yourself a favour!
Written 10 March 2019
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