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Great Ocean Road FAQs

We don’t allocate any specific time to swimming, as most of our guests don’t want to swim during their tour, but at any time when the tour stops at a beach location it is possible for you to have a dip.

Please speak to your guide on the day as they will be able to advise you of the safe locations to swim. If you’re keen to have a swim, feel free to bring your swimming costume & a towel with you on the day in case the opportunity arises.

 

We make a dedicated visit to the town of Kennett River where a colony of wild koalas live nearby. Koalas can be found in the eucalyptus forest surrounding the town every day of the year!

Kangaroos, while very populous in the area, are not guaranteed. It is common to see them bounding through fields, so keep your eyes peeled!

 

We do not endorse the feeding of wild animals as it can be harmful to the their natural  behaviour and well-being. The food often used is the equivalent of junk food causing them to have an unhealthy diet and in some cases making the animals sick. Animals that have been regularly fed by humans come to expect it and in the long term this reduces their ability to forage for food.

We make a dinner break of about 30 minutes duration in the regional town of Colac. Guests are able to purchase meals from a number of local eateries here.

 

This tour typically arrives back in Melbourne at about 8:45pm. Upon arrival back in the city your guide will drop off guests in the most efficient manner they can possibly manage.

 

General FAQs

Go West Tours does not support usage of single-use water bottles. Being an eco-certified company, we feel a strong responsibility to act as environmentally friendly as possible. Plastics are a huge problem in Australia, particularly in our oceans. By bringing your own water bottle, you are helping make Australia a cleaner country!

Please check the weather forecast the morning of your tour and dress accordingly. Keep in mind the area to which you are travelling as it can be very different from Melbourne city. During the summer months, please be sure to bring a hat, drinking water & sunscreen.

Please check the weather forecast the morning of your tour and dress accordingly. Keep in mind the area to which you are travelling as it can be very different from Melbourne city. While it only rarely snows in Melbourne, the temperature can drop significantly at night. Make sure a warm jacket and shoes are worn on tour or carried in a day pack.