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Stunning tour, beautiful places, amazing people!
I spent one of the best days of my life on the great ocean road surrounded by terrific views.
The rain forest and the 12 Apostoles were two of my favourite spots.
The tour was highly well organised and everything was perfect. In addition, our driver Alex was the best guide one can expect.
I Wish I could go back there!
Wonderful trip. I arranged to meet the tour in Anglesea and the tour bus arrived at the location agreed upon. Our tour guide was Cameron. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with plenty of history about the Great Ocean Road. We all enjoyed the times we were able to stop to view the koalas in the trees along the side of the road. There are so many wonderful beaches, coves, park areas along the route which follows the coastline of Australia. The hostel in Port Colbourne lodge was very well run and looked after. We had a wonderful breakfast the next day before heading off to continue the trip. Thru the second day we headed up into the Grampian Mountain area and continued to enjoy the scenery, with plenty of time to walk thru the rocky terrain to view some stunning scenery. We stayed that night in a private camp where our tour guide cooked dinner with the assistance from our group. Next day we were up early to continue the tour. After lunch a few of us were taken to a bus stop in order to catch the bus to Adelaide.
Our tour guide was terrific and we all had a wonderful experience full of beautiful scenery, swimming in the coves. So great to be able to see the koalas and kangaroos in their natural surroundings. Meals and accommodation were great. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who loves the outdoors, walking, swimming, hostels and the chance to meet wonderful people.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Some incredible scenery. Our guide, Raphael, was a lot of fun and knowledgeable about what we were visiting and he was able to maximize our time at the various stops lots of unplanned stops for photos - Raphael was helpful in taking pics of couples. Often it is the guide that determines the overall quality of the tour and he was one of the best we had come across. I would recommend this tour to anyone. I also appreciated the 'small group' atmosphere as we were able to connect with some of the other passengers on the tour. If you have not driven the Great Ocean Road or seen the 12 Apostles, I would say this is one of the top tours to take out of the city. We simply had a terrific day and this was one of the highlights of our visit to Australia.
Long day but well worth it. Our tour guide, Beck was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We really got to appreciate the magnificence of the Great Ocean Road.
This was my favorite tour in Australia! The beauty of the Great Ocean Road is indescribable, absolutely majestic! I am thankful this was a smaller group and not a full sized tour bus. Our tour guide, Rafael, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed the rainforest and the Kafe Koala for lunch and seeing the koalas in the trees but the main attraction of this tour was the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Take the time to walk down the steps to the ocean and view these two magnificent sights from the sandy beaches. It's worth the effort! Be prepared for a full day tour, we started early in the morning and finished late in the evening, close to 9pm. This is a must see sight on the Australia bucket list, loved it!
The Great Ocean Road day tour really is a must when visiting the area! The reversed version was great. In a lot of places it wasn't really crowded apart from the 12 apostles. Our wonderful guide Lizzy really gave a lot of useful information, took us to the nice and calm areas. We were even the only group of tourists when we visited a rain forest and we spotted some wild koala's on our way. Big admiration for Lizzy who was so enthusiastic, had amazing stories and she was super funny. If you have her ask for the shipwreck story and stay alert on the songs she plays in the bus/coach, you will laugh your butt off! Wonderful day!
We had a great day. The great ocean road was well worth the time in travel. Besides the stunning views we were up close and personal with birds eating out of our hands, kangaroos, and a great encounter with a koala on the side of the ride. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Doing what: Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
It was a great day. The variety of sights was incredible. Phil was a fabulous guide. We liked the group who shared our travels on the Great Ocean Road.
Websites, procures and locals from Melbourne will all recommend the Great Ocean Road Tour - and everything they tell you about it is spot on. It is a must-see excursion for anyone visiting the area. Our tour guide Adina did a fantastic job getting us to all important destinations on the tour and explaining the little details about the cities, sites and history of the area.
Great Ocean Road tour: My guide was really knowledgeable about Melbourne and the areas which we stopped. It is a really compacted trip as you get to see many sights. Good amount of time at the beaches and to enjoy the 12 Apostles and surrounding view. Bring a bathing suit to swim and tan.
Phillip Island tour: This was a larger group tour, so you do a lot of the sight-seeing on your own. The Penguin Parade is the cutest thing. I would recommend watching the first few groups come up the beach and then walk along the boardwalk for a closer look. Seeing the penguins pop out of the water and run up the beach is truly an amazing sight.
This is a must do tour while in Melbourne, The first day on the Great Ocean Road is as spectacular as you will get, day 2 drags a little bit but well worth the wait for when the penguin parade starts, Alex the guide was funny, informative, helpful, patient and very good at what he does. Highly recommend this trip
I highly recommend this tour if you want to visit both Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. The itinerary was very well planned and we had a wonderful time with our tour guide and driver, Kyle. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. We visited many places and learned a lot from Kyle. The accommodation could be better, I think... Other than that, it was all great!
My two girlfriends and I had a great time on this daytrip. We booked it last minute and were so happy with our decision. It was also really nice to be able to get out to the 12 apostles before the crowds so we had more opportunities for pictures with less people in the background. Our small group size made it easy to be flexible with our plan also and our driver, John, snuck in some extra surprises like Kangaroos on the golf course. We even got to see some Koalas in the wild which was a huge plus! I'd highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to do the great ocean road.
I took this a few years ago and thought that I had left a review. The tour was great! It is a long day, but our driver was outstanding! We stopped along the way and saw wildlife, we traveled down the great ocean road, and we took a hike near the end of the day in a lovely fern filled area. Towards the end of the trip, our driver shared local music. Well worth it!
This was the best tour I've done in Australia and it has mostly to do with the great sights but also because Bec, our tour guide, was one of the best tour guides I've had anywhere in the world. She's informative, entertaining and very engaging. The medium-sized tour was perfect and it allowed travellers to get to know each other while learning about the great ocean road and 12 apostles. I did the 15-minute helicopter ride and that was well worth it as once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A convenient way to experience the Great Ocean Road without worrying about watching the road
First let me say the Attraction pass is nice to have. The aquarium was great fun for a rain shower break. It has some spectacular things to see. The free tram takes you right to it. The tower gave us something to do on a cool evening. The great ocean road tour is a little long7am -- 8:30pm but the 12 apostle area certainly is not to be missed. Seeing some koala's along the way was interesting. A lunch visit to a lighthouse was nice. Our Phillip Island tour was one of our favorite tours in Australia. John our guide was outstanding. The day was chocked full of activities, highlighted with our picture taken with a koala. Then the main event, the penguin paradewhich I thought would be a little hokie. I chose to see the penguins with a park ranger. I highly recommend this. You get a private viewing area and someone to tell you what is happening. We would have missed a lot without him. It was very interesting. All in all Bunyip tours does a great job.
A fun, beautiful and scenic road trip. The tour guide driver made few stops at different point along the ocean road for us to take snapshots. The journey was long but he made it fun and interesting by telling stories and about the great ocean road. The 12 apostles was spectacular! It was really a totally different feeling and expereince between looking at pictures and when you are physically there yourself. Great experience! highly recommended.
As a local Aussie who has visited the Great Ocean road several times accompanying two Italian visitors I can highly recommend this tour. The Italians thought it was the best value and most enjoyable and informative tour they'd been on during their whole trip through several Australian states. Difficult to single out the highlights as all were equally valued, from the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Otway rainforest walk, Apollo Bay ice-creams, Kennett River koalas and birdlife up close and personal and Cath. It takes a special person to be the tour guide/cleaner/morning tea lady/driver/ and who manages to make the tour memorable and Cath did this easily, from remembering ALL our names, her friendly rivalry with the other GoWest drivers to her casual Aussie humour. Don't be put off by the seemingly long day as it goes very fast, with plenty of stops to see/do things...I barely got time for a nap!
Amazing way to avoid the crowds to see the Great Ocean Road and the 12 apostles. Our guide was great, entertaining and full of knowledge! It was great seeing koalas in the wild too.
It was a fantastic trip and well worth it. Our driver and guide, Richard, did a great job of explaining the sites and the history of the Great Ocean Road, and made the trip seem shorter than it was. I originally thought riding in a motor coach for about 11 hours was going to be tough, but the time seemed like it went by quickly. The motor coach was clean and comfortable, and had a bathroom. The motor coach ride provided high views. I do not think the views and experience would have been the same if I was riding in a car or van. The highlight was seeing the 12 Apostles and the other sites of Port Campbell National Park, but the scenery of the Great Ocean Road made the first half of the trip go by quickly. Overall, a great experience even though it was a long day.
It was amazing to see all the sites along the Great Ocean Road I wish it was closer to Melbourne, but worth the trip. A worthwhile way to spend the day.
Our guide Dave is a very funny guy. I enjoyed the tour very much. Great Ocean Road is a must tour for travelling in Melbourne. It was so great!
A long but well paced trip along Great Ocean Road. The tour guide Leah was friendly and very informative. I'm not so sure that those two Koalas at the Koala Cafe were truly wild, because they are the only ones that we saw in Victoria. Make sure you are well wrapped up and have a good pair of shoes
I had a very memorable and enjoyable trip to Great Ocean Road. Tara is very energetic and fun! Thanks for making this tour flawless.
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