This small group Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne will let you soak up the grandeur of the iconic coastal drive at a relaxed pace. You'll visit tranquil seaside towns and see the magnificent 12 Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge.

AUD $135pp

Small Group Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 7am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and St Paul’s Cathedral
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘The overall trip was great. We travelled as a small group of nine people, which made our time more flexible. We were early starters, so didn’t experience any crowded scenic spots. I would definitely recommend this tour.’ Navigate02728731168

Tour highlights

  • Depart Melbourne early to avoid the large tour buses and crowds
  • Take in the spectacular coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road
  • See the iconic landmarks of the region, including the 12 Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard
  • Stop at the emotive Memorial Arch
  • Visit the tranquil seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay
  • Take a walk through the lush rainforest at Maits Rest.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • National park entry fees.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $135pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four.

What you can expect

This personalised Small Group Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne will let you experience the majestic scenery of the Great Ocean Road without the overpowering rush of larger tours. You’ll see the best the region has to offer at a relaxed pace, and enjoy the services of a knowledgeable local guide.

You’ll enjoy inner-city hotel pick up before heading off along one of the world’s most famous coastal routes. The first stop is world-famous Bells Beach outside surfing capital Torquay. You may be lucky enough to spot kangaroos. From there, it’s on to the renowned Memorial Arch for the chance to commemorate those who toiled to build the Great Ocean Road following WWl. [More]

Next stop on this Small Group Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne is the lush Kennett River, where you’ll explore the eucalypt forest and have the opportunity to spot a range of wildlife in its natural habitat — including koalas!

You’ll reach the resort town of Apollo Bay at lunchtime, where you’ll have ample free time to purchase lunch at one of the many fabulous cafes.

Finally, it’s on to what every guest has come to see: the iconic sandstone formations of the 12 Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge.

Coastal scenery, tranquil beachside towns and magnificent rainforest — this Small Group Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne has it all — and more!

Read our full review of this tour

Guest reviews

  • Nimisha G – Via TripAdvisor

    This is a good tour for people who are in a hurry and would like to be back in Melbourne in time for dinner or the nightlife. Walter is very kind, and knows a lot about every spot he took us to. Would recommend it 🙂

  • Navigate02728731168 – Via TripAdvisor

    The overall trip was great. We travelled as a small group of nine people, which made our time more flexible. We were early starters, so didn't experience any crowded scenic spots. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • Gretchen R – Via TripAdvisor

    We had a great time with Garry. He was pleasant, knowledgeable, found us some koalas! and the king parrots, generally made all the difference between a good tour and a great one.

  • Swfrazer660 – Via TripAdvisor

    We only had time to do the one day tour and we’re worried that we wouldn’t get to see much, but the tour was so well organised that we managed to cover a surprising amount. The early start was definitely worth it to stay ahead of the crowds. Our guide was great! He was very knowledgable and easy to talk to, as well as very accommodating as we were the only two booked into the tour that day. The highlight of the day for me was stopping off to see wild Koalas and parrots. Our guide gave us some seeds to feed the parrots and it gave some fantastic photo opportunities. Thanks for a great day!

  • Mobile28010765730 – Via TripAdvisor

    For those of you who like a fast paced tour, this is for you. It’s exciting to know that the next main site along the road is, quite literally, just around the corner. Because this tour leaves early, many viewpoints are relatively quiet. Furthermore, I had to return to Melbourne early that evening; this tour was ideal since we arrived back at 6pm. So if you like traveling with a small group at a fast pace, this is for you.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up point and departure time.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.