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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 the Gibson's Steps, site of a historic clifflines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park, and try out your koala-spotting skills at Kennett River. Travel in a deluxe minicoach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.


  • Full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne
  • Take a walk at Kennett River, one of the best places to spot koalas in the wild
  • 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
  • Get amazing aerial views of Gibsons Steps and more on a helicopter ride (if option selected)
  • Small-group tour allows access to areas that larger coaches cannot go and provides a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a long but comfortable journey, and you get to walk in a rain forest and see koalas. Opt for the helicopter flight for unbeatable views of the stunning coastline.

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What You Can Expect

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

Spend a full day exploring the natural wonders of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Your guide will pick you up at your Melbourne hotel in a comfortable, high-tech minicoach, where you’ll join just a handful of other passengers for personalized, small-group experience. Onboard narration is available in 13 different languages through specially equipped iPods.

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 Kennett River. This lovely eco-park is one of the best spots in Victoria to observe wild koalas.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the scenic town of Apollo Bay, and have a swim along its crescent- shaped beach. Next up, wander among the greenery of 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. With an optional upgrade, you can take a 15-minute helicopter ride for unforgettable aerial views of this jaw-dropping coastline.

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 approximately 3-hour 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.

Customer Reviews

Wayne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We was great education by Raphael who we found very laid back and friendly, after picking up the rest of the guest we set off through Melbourne and Raphael gave us the history of the city. Our first stop was Torquay where we had a welcoming cup of coffee and cake. We then set off towards Lorne beach and the ocean road arch for some photos.
We drove some more and saw the very house in the opening scene from mad max .the next stop was Kennet were we saw koalas, kookaburras and cockatoos. We stopped for lunch at apollo beach where the weather started to warm up.
We reached the 12 apostles after a brief rainforest stop. The views was magnificent and you also get a reverse view opportunity. I would recommend this tour although really long Raphael was a great guide and integrated all the guests.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a fabulous and beautiful tour. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. I felt we had ample time at each photo spot, which is not always the case in bigger groups. Although part of the road was closed, our guide handled the change well and I felt like I didn't really miss out on anything. I highly recommend this tour and anything run by Go West tour company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Lee is a fantastic tour guide! My parents had a huge blast!

Nicole K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour -- got to see so much. Our guide was Phil and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, outgoing and accommodating. He made sure everyone was comfortable, enjoying themselves and had lots of information. It was a super fun day with amazing sights.

Meiling S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was fun, along with an awesome tour guide, making the trip most memorable. Love the planning and points of sightseeing. Well organized and no rush. Feel my money well spent.

Dawn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour day with our guide Chris. Very scenic tour and he kept it interesting and enjoyable since this is a long day.

Leonardo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour!! Even on a rainy day according to our guide one of the wettest of the year it was worth it.

John d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very enjoyable with informative, knowledgable and pleasant guide. Thanks Cath!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

it was an awesome experience...beautiful natural sceneries. Twelve Apostles and the Gibson Steps followed by the Loch Ard Gorge were just amazing. Our tour guide Leo was very patient and really looked after everyone of us.

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