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The tour of the Great Ocean Road I took on June 20 was absolutely fantastic. The landscape is well worth the trip, Daniel was our guide and he was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and very friendly. He made everything interesting. He was very professional but in a relaxed and friendly way and made sure we all had a really great day. He was very kind to everyone with great stories and information. The food at lunch and dinner stops was very good with lots of options for vegetarians and gluten free. Daniel kept us on schedule yet he didn't make us feel rushed at all. The success of a tour is always because of the quality of the tour guide and Daniel made it a great tour.
An enjoyable and well organised tour from start to finish with a huge diversity of great scenery and photo ops; coastal villages and iconic surfing spots; rolling green hills with sheep and cattle farms; and time for a few short walks in fern-filled rainforest and along coastal boardwalks. We saw kangaroos, koalas and colourful parrots along the away and or friendly.
The operators have great staff - from our well informed driver/tour guide Allan who made the whole day a pleasure to friendly, helpful Travis who did our morning hotel pick up and too great delight in remembering our names and helping to introduce and break the ice for our small group of strangers. Much better that one of those big tour buses!
It was a long day trip but it was worth it. The drive to GOR was scenic and enjoyable. Despite the rain and cold throughout the day, we were kept delighted by the humorous driver cum guide, Daniel from Gowest! He took the trouble to introduce everyone on the coach and interacted with all of us. The walk through the Mait's Rest Rainforest was a highlight for my family. It was fun trekking through the forest in the rain. The sights at Loch Ard George, London Arch and the Twelve Apostles certainly were awesome.
However, the lunch was somewhat disappointing. My girls actually hated it. But, overall it was still a memorable trip for my family.
This tour was amazing! Our guide Nicky.. made this tour one of the best I've taken on my many travels around the world. I highly recommend adding the helicopter ride to view the 12 Apostles... there is no better view than from the air over the ocean! This tour company was 100%+++ well organised, helpful and made every minute of our very long day a fun and memorable time for all. Thank you!!!
Our trip to the Great Ocean Road was just perfect! The weather was nice, the spots we stopped were carefully chosen and the driver/guide was simply fantastic - he was enthusiastic, funny, nice, well informed and very attentive. Excelent work, congratulations!
The tour was great. Driver cum tour guide was excellent. Good value for money.Lots of photo opportunities too.
My tour guide Travis was excellent! I had the best seat in the bus and he was so helpful and informative about everything we were seeing.He made the day so much fun. It was such a beautiful drive and having Travis point specific things out to us made it all so much better. I would highly recommend this tour and I would recommend Travis as the guide.
A very long day but it was so worth it! Our guide was entertaining and very knowledgable about all aspects of the great ocean road
Many miles covered but with so much to see this didn't matter
I would recommend the helicopter flight option as this was a definite highlight
A great value for money trip!
Great trip with several stops. The optional helicopter tour was one of the highlights of this tour.
This was an absolutely fantastic tour! Daniel, our guide and driver, was the best tour guide I have ever met. He was very passionate and humorous. He knew the history of Melbourne and the background stories of the sights, and could deliver these things in a clear, easy way. Lovely day~ Highly recommended~
Absolutely amazing. Highly recommended. The guide was so helpful and friendly. Fantastic!
From the beginning to the end of this tour, it was amazing! We saw some wonderful sights, including koalas and birds (including a Kookaburra) in their natural habitat. We even saw a koala walking across the road in front of our van during the day, which is very unusual, because they normally sleep during the day, and this happened in an area that isn't their normal habitat. The Twelve Apostles rock formation was awesome! Daniel was a great driver and guide! He was very interesting, and he played music as we drove along that was appropriate for what we were viewing at the time. He served coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cakes for the morning break. Although the tour was long and lasted all day, it went by fast because of all the interesting sights and the great company on the van, especially Daniel. I highly recommend this tour! If you have to pick just one tour to take while in Melbourne, this is the one to choose! And ask for Daniel as your guide.
If you're only able to take one trip while in Australia/Melbourne, you must go on this trip to the Great Ocean Road. It was a once in a lifetime experience. The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge are spectacular, breathtaking, beyond words. It's a long day from 7 am until 9:30 pm, but so, so worth it.
A must do when in Melbourne. Take the helicopter flight first then walk across and see the contrast from land as well. Totally amazing. Along the way we stopped at Lorne which is a very pretty spot for coffee or milo and home made cake supplied by the company. Lunch was at Apollo Bay in a Thai Restuarant which was ok. Buy your souvenirs at Apollo Bay. It is a long day but well worth it.