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Boutique All-Inclusive Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and Rainforest Experience

Melbourne, Australia
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  • 13 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Explore this remarkable coastal and rainforest region on a tour that offers a truly personalized experience. Beat the crowds and benefit from a tour that focuses on new experiences, exclusive locations, unique wildlife and a sense of adventure. Marvel at the area’s beauty from the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and ancient Otway rainforest to sleepy seaside townships. Witness the gateway to Great Ocean Road, see koalas in their natural environment and enjoy lunch on the wharf featuring freshly cooked, local fish and chips on an experience that goes beyond the traditional.
  • Includes a local cafe lunch in a coastal township
  • Travel in style and enjoy extra legroom in a comfortable Mercedes Benz
  • Convenient drop off back to your central Melbourne Hotel at the end of your tour.
  • This small-group tour will have a maximum of 11 travelers for an intimate experience

What's Included

  • Ultimate comfort in our premium custom built Mercedes fleet. Not your typical shuttle bus!
  • We offer direct drop off to your hotel in central Melbourne and Southbank at the end of your tour
  • Award-winning, fully guided local born and bred knowledge
  • Small group only (11 max) - more stops, more flexible and personal attention second to none
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Truly all inclusive - morning barista coffee, lunch and refreshments
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
    328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    6:45am - Just west of the corner of Elizabeth St and Flinders St NOTE: We drop off all passengers back at their own hotel at the end of the tour - in the central city and Southbank areas. We do not drop off in St. Kilda.

Start time

06:45 AM

End point

  • Melbourne Central
    Cnr LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    We drop off directly back to your accommodation after each tour. We do not drop off in St. Kilda

What To Expect


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Aireys Inlet (Pass By)

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kennet River Koala Walk (Pass By)

Apollo Bay

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Mait's Rest

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Loch Ard Gorge

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Melbourne Central

1 minuteAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please advise us of any special dietary requirements or mobility restrictions so that we can make your experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Infants between 4 and 7 years old - complimentary booster seat provided. 6 months to under 4 years old compulsory safety seats are provided free of charge.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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 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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Our guide was exceptional and we had a fantastic group! It was a long day but 100% worth it. I would highly recommend this small group tour.


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Worth it
Via_S, May 2023
Had a fantastic time with Brendan! He was very fun and entertaining. Travel was super convenient and the sites were very cool. The trip was worth it. The drive was very long though but the car was comfortable
Excellent tour
DBK_R, May 2023
Mr Brendon, who drove us and was guide did a fabulous job. He excelled in all aspects. Everything was explained very well. Great trip.
An enjoyable day-long visit to some scenic areas!
Jonathan_S, May 2023
A very enjoyable day trip to the area. Despite the occasional rain we had a great tour, saw plenty, learned all about Waltzing Mathilda, and had very tasty hot chocolate to end a chilly day.
Paul is an excellent...
Kim_T, Apr 2023
Paul is an excellent host. He is passionate about his business and history of Australia. He never fails to share context and always look out for us. It is our pleasure doing the tour with him and we will definitely do it again!
Our guide was exceptional...
ToniAnn_U, Apr 2023
Our guide was exceptional and we had a fantastic group! It was a long day but 100% worth it. I would highly recommend this small group tour.
What an awesome day
Jim_B, Mar 2023
Top notch trip made memorable by the small group and excellent driver Brendon. We had a sunny day, koalas, snakes, apostles, and an a authentically pleasant experience.
Wonderful Great Ocean Road Tour
Michael_S, Mar 2023
Wonderful day trip along the Great Ocean road! The twelve apostles were the highlight as we were afforded many opportunities for amazing photos with plenty of time at each stop along the way as well. Our tour guide also had taken us to a few of his favorite spots for lunch and a walk through the temperate rainforest which which made for such a personalized experience. He was entertaining and beyond kind and helpful from beginning to end.
Well worth the trip
Benjamin_H, Jan 2023
Wonderful trip along ocean road. Brendan was an excellent tour guide. His commentary was super and with touch of humor. He made everyone feel very comfortable. The sights along ocean road were beautiful.
You need to take this beach road trip
Jenine_F, Jan 2023
Brenden is an excellent tour guide and driver. He really made the day! When we booked this tour we were looking for a small group in a comfortable Mercedes mini van. The local connections he has with the coffee stop and the marina lunch and the chocolate stop is important because it eases the time
Fantastic Trip
John_H, Jan 2023
We both had a great day and Brendon was a wonderful guide and host. As well visiting the sites he arranged for several stops to see Kangaroos and Koalas.
Great small group experience
Salome_Z, Dec 2022
Paul was an attentive, informative and entertaining guide. The small group of 11 was ideal, it is fun to interact with other people from throughout the world. The food stops were good, lunch was delicious with the option to turn the fish and chips into grilled fish and salad for a healthy alternative. The Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles are a must see and this tour is a great way to experience them and more.
One of the best tours I've taken!
Tess_M, Dec 2022
Our tour with Brendan was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Australia. We chose this tour for the smaller group size, and it was worth it. Everything was well organized, the van was comfortable, the stops were well chosen and well timed, and Brendan was an incredible guide. He brought great energy to the day, was fun to get to know, shared so much information about Australia and the sites we visited, and made a point of really connecting with everyone on the tour. By the end of the day, I felt like we had a new friend in him. I'm so glad we reserved a day for this. As I think about my next visit to Australia (one day), I may take this tour again - I feel like it would be enjoyable a second time around... that I would see things I missed the first time.
Great tour
Stuart_M, Dec 2022
Superb. Brendan the guide was excellent. He ensured that we got the best experience. Being part of a small group was a real bonus. Totally recommend!
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Kyle_B, Nov 2022
Where to begin. Well, perhaps at the beginning—a wonderful place to start. And what a wonderful start it was. Brendan arrived right on schedule and was super friendly right from the start. (For the record, that continued the entire day.) From there we were off to pick up our fellow travelers. Our way out to the Great Ocean Road (lives up to its title) was filled with interesting bits of information and chatter among our group. Let me say that this alone is a reason to book this trip—you really get to know the folks you’re spending time with. Yeah, the points along the way are beautiful. Yes we got the full experience by being subjected to powerful winds and rain that seemingly came from nowhere. But we also had bits of glorious sunshine that made this spring day a treat. Take the adventure, see for yourself. However, the real prize was spending such a lovely day with fantastic people. That’s what I remember—singing jams along the road and playing dj (graciously bestowed upon me by our intrepid driver). Thanks a million for that. You helped me fall in love with this country. That’s more special than you may know.
Paul did an amazing job...
Nasar_K, Nov 2022
Paul did an amazing job keeping us all entertained. Awesome itinerary with timely stops plus insights. Would love to do another trip. Thanks
Being a small group tour,...
Dorothy_E, Nov 2022
Being a small group tour, we were able to cover a lot of ground and go to places that other tours miss out on. Great tour leader, very knowledgable and helpful. Very comfortable bus. Water provided.
Memorable Ocean Road trip
Michael_M, Nov 2022
We have fabulous experience, on our road trip our guide/driver make everything memorable, he play music on the road base on everyone favorite music/ artis . He is very knowledgeable and friendly without Brandon this trip probably not as excited as is . I love shopping with so many place to stop I still able to shop “that’s plus “and credit to Brandon. Also my husband said he had the best Fish & Chips ever . Anyone have plan to visit , I recommend contact Boutique All inclusive and specific ask for Brandon … you will never regret. Thank you to make our trip enjoyable.
Fantastic trip unique small size an amazing host!
Marion_O, Nov 2022
The tour guide Paul was fantastic! He was accommodating and funny and informative. His van is very comfortable and so much better than those large tortoises we saw. My favorite thing we saw was Avalon bay, all the koalas, the rainforest, and the 12 apostles.
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Best Oz Tour from a True Local
DENNIS_M, Nov 2022
This is such a great way to experience Australia. The tour includes much more stops than the others but is not exhausting at all. Morning coffee and classic fish and chips lunch are included along with a very friendly, funny and engaging tour guide, Brandon. He just makes feel everyone welcomed. The destinations are awesome and something you only get from a true Melbourne local. The entire 13-hour trip was the best 13 hours I had in Australia. Thank you, Brandon, I hope you can read this.
Great Tour
Jodie_A, Oct 2022
The tour was very enjoyable. It gave us the opportunity to see various sites in Australia. Our guide was very comfortable talking to the group and did a nice job of trying to make everyone comfortable. He provided historical information for the stops which I enjoyed. He has a great sense of humor and kept everyone smiling.
Martyna_K, Oct 2022
Great experience and great way to discover the higjlights of the great ocean road! The guide was very knowledgable and ensured everyone had a great time.
A wonderful Great Ocean Road daytrip that definitely delivered what was advertised
David_K, Oct 2022
My wife was really, really excited about the prospect of taking a day trip to see The Great Ocean Road while we were in Melbourne. I tried looking over many different listings and they mostly seemed to offer the same stops, so I tried looking for other differentiators and I saw that many were for very large groups, which meant very large buses and possibly long waits. This particular tour and company promised a smaller group and a more cozy experience so I went with it. And boy oh boy did it deliver! We had a group of 10 people (the vehicle accommodated up to 12, but we had just 10) and our guide was a very friendly and fun-to-talk-with man named Brendan (or Brendon? I didn't ask for the spelling) who was very pleasant to spend the day with. The sightseeing was majestic as promised - gorgeous views, many stops, plenty of chances to get food/drinks and use the ever-important bathrooms. I have no complaints at all about where we went. As a bonus, I want to mention that this was the one and only tour we went on where things actually started on time. I was actually rather shocked when the vehicle to get us was there 5 minutes early. A small travel miracle. I'd easily and readily recommend this tour and this company to anyone. We had a wonderful time and it was worth the price difference over other tours to me without a doubt.
If it only could be a bit shorter in time..
Helene_B, Oct 2022
The only downfall is the time it takes…but, its got to be! Paul our guide was great, informative and dedicated to provide a great tour. Confortable vehicule and the small group choice was excellent for us.
Memorable Trip
Grahame_C, Oct 2022
The day was very well organized from start to finish, Paul our very knowledgeable and social driver/tour guide was outside our apartment before our pick up time and as we were the first on the very comfortable Mercedes mini bus we had the pick of the seats! As we picked up the other guests around Melbourne we were treated to some local knowledge and humour! Once we were all aboard the entertaining journey began, Paul kept us entertained with his stories during the first fairly uninteresting part of the motorway journey. It was very interesting learning about the building of the Great Ocean Road by the returning soldiers from World War 1. I can't remember the order of everything but we stopped for coffee at a lovely cafe and a much needed toilet break, another stop where we saw wild koalas (they weren't very wild actually they were very calm), we had lovely fish and chips at a harbourside cafe followed by prize winning ice-cream (I had vegemite flavour, very nice)! We then went to a rain forest which was great. Unfortunately the weather turned nasty for the 12 Apostles so that was not the experience we had hoped for but Paul kept our spirits up and the weather changed for the visit to the next rock formation which I cant remember but reminded me of a bobbies helmet! All the while being kept informed and entertained by the irrepressible Paul! Final stop at the chocolate shop which was worth a visit before the long quiet ride back to Melbourne. A great day out with some lovely people, well worth the time and money. Highly recommended! Thankyou Paul (I hope I remembered your name correctly, we did a lot of trips)!
Breathtaking scenery!
Michael_F, Oct 2022
Every stop we made had beautiful views! Gibson's Steps and the 12 Apostles were our favorites! We also liked the koala stop and the variety of birds we saw along the way.
Best tour guide ever
Izzy, Sep 2022
Best tour ever!! Very comfortable Mercedes van, the tour guide Brandon is super knowledgeable, he gave us so much information. Brandon is very well organized, pickup was on time, he's good and safe driver. We enjoyed the tour tremendously. Highly recommended, great value. I would give it 10 stars if I could
Great Ocean Road Tour 2022
Alex_C, Sep 2022
Our tour guide, Brandon, was very caring. We enjoyed of such an amazing views throughout the whole day, and the van was very comfortable, which was highly appreciated due to the long ride.
Book It!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amanda_H, Aug 2022
Absolutely wonderful experience!! The sights themselves were breathtaking, of course. The vehicle was extremely comfortable and a lot of leg room! The guide has a wealth of knowledge and was extremely pleasant and fun. I highly recommend this trip!
Best experience!
Rauha_F, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time! Paul was super knowledgeable and led a wonderful tour with lots of local highlights and great views! Perfect way to spend out last day in Melbourne.
Must-see just outside Melbourne
Alex_K, Jul 2022
Thanks to Paul, we had such an amazing experience. Although it was raining here and there, but we got to enjoy a lot of the beauties along the way. Definitely recommend. Paul was very patient and knowledgeable.


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