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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia
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  • 14 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take in breathtaking sights of long sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs on this guided, full-day tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. See some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and Gibson's Steps, site of historic cliff lines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park and try out your koala-spotting skills. Travel in a deluxe mini-coach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.
  • Full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne
  • Keep your eye out for wild koalas along the way
  • Visit Great Otway National Park to see the rain forest and look for resident animals like grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies
  • Admire rock formations including the Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Traveling by minivan means you can access areas off limits to larger buses.

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Friendly & Informative Guide
  • Pickup from Selected Hotels
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals other than as stated
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 AM

Pickup details

Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 7am-8am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 8pm-9pm.

What To Expect

Spend a full day exploring the natural wonders of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Your guide picks you up at centrally located Melbourne hotels in a comfortable, high-tech mini coach, where you join just a handful of other passengers for a personalized, small-group experience. Onboard narration is available in many different languages through the Go West Tours app.

The Great Ocean Road officially begins at Torquay, a famous surf town of gorgeous, sandy beaches. Stop at a beachside location before continuing through several charming port towns before stopping at Great Otway National Park, which boasts ancient trees among a semitropical forest.

The coastal landscape comes to a dramatic climax at Port Campbell National Park, where you can gawk at the Twelve Apostles—a grouping of massive limestone pillars that rise up out of the ocean.

The rugged cliffs along the Great Ocean Road once made for perilous navigation for vessels sailing into the port of Melbourne. Hear the tragic tales of Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast’ and visit Loch Ard Gorge, the postcard-worthy site of a notorious 1878 shipwreck.

Finally, view the Gibson's Steps for a dramatic example of the power of erosion. Take in the incredible cliff line and offshore stacks before continuing on your drive back to Melbourne.

Stop for dinner (own expense) on the return drive to Melbourne. Relax on the ride back to your hotel, or share snapshots of the day with family and friends using the coach’s free onboard Wi-Fi.


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kennett River

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Apollo Bay

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Loch Ard Gorge

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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The towns were charming and the views were endless! Our guide Chris R. was the best! His commentary was informative and his playlist of music was set to coordinate with what we were seeing and doing. How perfect!


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We had a great time. Our...
David_N, Jun 2023
We had a great time. Our guy, Edge was awesome. He is very personable, and has a great amount of knowledge and passion about the Victoria region. He did an outstanding job. 👍 I would have given 5 stars, but for the fact that the coach didn’t have proper air ventilation. 80% of the trip the window were all fogged up. I sure hope you fix this for future customers. Other than foggy windows, we had a super time. Thanks Edge! (Dave)
Ocean Drive
James_B, Jun 2023
Rob was a great tour guide and the scenery was like a picture book, so beautiful. My only complaint was leg space, seats were too cramped for an all day trip
Love me some animals and mountains
Michelle_P, Jun 2023
We had a great time going to Featherdale wildlife park and then to Blue Mountains. Mike knows all the best spots! We had a lovely lunch and saw many interesting birds.
Great Trip
Danae_M, Jun 2023
Wonderful time with this tour. Lucy, our guide, was a delight. We would recommend this trip to our friends.
Tens tens tens all across the board!
AndreaPatricia_F, May 2023
Go West did it again! I took 2 tours with them back and back and so glad I did, such an incredible and unique experience visiting the Great Ocean Road with Rachael! Such an upbeat and fun tour guide, very knowledgeable, organized and overall just kind. This tour was on the top of my to do list in Melbourne and so glad I got the chance to do so because it was unforgettable! From the different beaches and sites, it was truly an experience like no other. Very full day tour for a reasonable price as well with what was included. Again, if you have the chance and the funds, do not let an opportunity like this one go by! Highly highly highly recommend, there’s a reason why it’s five stars, if was just that good!
Excellent tour!
Lisa_G, May 2023
Cavie, our tour guide, was witty, informative, and personal. He provided us good stories, inspired our journey to capture the beauty of the great ocean road despite less than cooperating weather.
Great excursion
Saralinda_J, May 2023
Paul was a personable, organized and exceptional guide, lots of information, beautiful stops and made everyone accommodated nicely
Special thanks to the...
Jicai_H, May 2023
Special thanks to the tour guide Sherif, he did a fantastic job and great work! His friendship and introduction was excellent.
To do!!!
Durita_S, May 2023
Mémorable trip !! Would do it again! It’s a whole day trip and can be cold in winter so make sure to wear some extra layers to keep warm. Our guide was the kindest ! Chris was as excited as we were even if it was his 900th tour !!
Nice day on Ocean Road
Steven_R, May 2023
Red was a great tour guide and fully engaged with all throughout the day. The only negative was the van was cramped and the leg room was non-existent. We spent 13 hours on the van and would have appreciated more room
2 travelers found this review helpful
Our guide Yari was...
JeanPierre_N, May 2023
Our guide Yari was excellent, we enjoyed the tour. We enjoyed the perfect weather for this daytrip. I hate that “please say a little bit more”; one should be free to express oneself in a few words.
Recommend it!
Katarzyna_R, May 2023
Very nice trip! We did not have time to see great ocean's Road in two days, so this was perfect. Really recommend it. You would not be able to see so much as a tourist so quickly on your own.
All the stops were very enjoyable
Jocelyne_H, May 2023
The tour was great and our guide, Edge, made the trip fun and informative. The many stops made the trip enjoyable(even for those in our group that get a little car sick)! The stops were varied and the finale at the 12 Apostles was spectacular! If you are visiting Melbourne you should do this tour!!
Best Tour & Guide Ever!
Patty_G, May 2023
We had a great time on this tour. Go West Tours provided us with the best possible guide you could ever ask for in Chris H. He was energetic but caring & went above & beyond to make sure we were all safe but also had a great time! Love, love, loved it & would do it again.
Don’t miss it
Jeyasankar_T, May 2023
Really worth to visit great ocean drive. Tour operator “Go West “ did wonderful arrangements and our coach Aaron was very cooperative and good in explaining the whole program in simple and funny English.
Great ocean road trip
Ayaka_O, May 2023
We had a such a great day! Terry is a truly amazing guide who makes our day wonderful. Highly recommend!
A very
Wendy_O, Apr 2023
Our bus driver Chris r amazing daywas very knowledgeable We did the helicopter ride over the 12 apostles it was amazing a must do the whole day was great beautiful weather great food and lovely scenery
1 traveler found this review helpful
Art_D, Apr 2023
Great Ocean Road Small Group EcoTour from Melbourne Scenic drive along the coast with an amazing driver/tour guide/entertainer - Sherif of Go West Tours!!!/ Art
No need to think twice, Go West!
Mandick_W, Apr 2023
It was a great tour with Mark the guide. Even though it was a long traveling trip, it is 200% worth it. The scenery are gorgeous and breath taking. With the details explanation of the Australian histories, botanical information and geological brain washing, our money well spent. Thanks again Mark.
Wonderful trip. Highly...
Kathy_L, Apr 2023
Wonderful trip. Highly recommend it! Long day but a good number of stops with fantastic views and things to see!
Memorable experience!
Nafiseh_A, Apr 2023
If you’re in Melbourne you shouldn’t miss this tour. TAKE IT! Amazing scenery. Best tour guide Aaron, fun and informative! 9 stops to see the most and get the best photos and good WiFi.
Great Tour! Highly Recommend!
Robert_T, Apr 2023
We had the best day with our tour guide, Eva! She was energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. And the sights were absolutely magnificent. Excellent tour!
Eva was an excellent guide for this coastline tour
Susan_M, Apr 2023
Eva the tour director and bus driver was wonderful. It was a very long day but the scenery and stories were worth it. The bus was packed full and was built for small people.
Fantastic experience!
Michele_R, Apr 2023
Terry was a fun and informative guide. The Twelve Apostles were spectacular and the Gorge was amazing too. It was a long day with lots of stops but absolutely worth it.
Great indeed!😍
EdwardJoseph_R, Apr 2023
The experience itself is so refreshing. Coming from the Philippines with the worlds best beaches, I have to say Australia has the most beautiful beaches! If only it’s summer, I would go swimming. A must tour when in Victoria!
Driving thru the ocean...
aurelia_m, Apr 2023
Driving thru the ocean road is breathtaking , Mitch our tour guide Is so knowledgeable, explain well and speech is very clear, I give him a thumbs up
Excellent experience
Patricia_D, Apr 2023
I loved the scenery and the commentary along the way. The driver got me a wheelchair which allowed for greater accessibility.
Fantastic Great Ocean Road Trip
Kevin_I, Apr 2023
The trip was amazing and Edge, our guide was terrific. You could really tell he enjoyed his work (and his taste in music was spot on as well 😎). So many sights to see in a very long day, all capped off with one of the best destinations: Loch Ard Gorge. I’d do it again in an Australian minute.
Fantastic Service by Kevin
Steven_A, Apr 2023
Great service by Kevin. Really appreciate the extra effort to make sure we got good seats for the penguin experience.
The Great Escape
Sasha_P, Apr 2023
Everything was memorable. Thanks to our tour guide and driver - Jon R he made it even more fun and exciting for us all


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