Great Ocean Road Tour
See the Great Ocean Road the right way with our must-do day tour from Melbourne!
Our Top Rated Tour by TripAdvisor!
When you’re planning your trip to Melbourne or the greater Victoria region there is one thing that must be included on your itinerary – the Great Ocean Road tour.
Regarded by many as a tourist highlight of Victoria, book your place on one of our Great Ocean Road bus tour & day tour from Melbourne and experience this magical part of Australia the Go West way! Learn more: Discover 7 Fun Facts To Visit The Great Ocean Road.
Your Great Ocean Road Day Tour includes:
- A truly scenic journey along Australia’s most spectacular coastal route
- The famous beaches of the Great Ocean Road’s Surf Coast
- Visit the delightful coastal township of Apollo Bay
- A guided eco tour in the Great Otway National Park’s cool temperate rainforest
- Experience the tranquil beauty of the rainforest gullies
- Towering eucalyptus trees
- Wonder at the famous rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park
- The awe-inspiring 12 Apostles
- An opportunity to view two of the Apostles from beach level at Gibson’s Steps
- Loch Ard Gorge – hear the story of our most famous shipwreck
- Morning tea (coffee/tea/hot chocolate & cake)
- Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi throughout your journey
Experience the roaring surf, white sand beaches, rocky outcrops and towering cliffs. Our Great Ocean Road day trips make stops at numerous beaches, lookouts and other scenic spots allowing you an opportunity to take plenty of happy snaps, as well as to simply relax while enjoying the stunning views.
We visit an area on our Great Ocean Road day trip where the local koalas are particularly abundant, ensuring excellent koala viewing while enjoying a stroll amongst the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest. We’ll also meet some of our favourite feathered friends, as numerous colourful local parrots call the Great Otway National Park home.
Our tour’s lunch stop is at the foot of the Otway Ranges in the beautiful town of Apollo Bay, Australia. Select from the town’s many cafes, explore the shops and the marina or perhaps have a dip in the bay itself.
After our lunch break the Great Ocean Road tour takes us into the mountains, where we take a stroll in the Great Otway National Park. Wonder at the intricate beauty of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the region’s towering native hardwoods, some of the tallest trees anywhere in the world.
Then of course it’s onwards to the Port Campbell National Park, where you’ll be awestruck by the world famous rock formations including of course the 12 Apostles, the sensational (but much underestimated) Loch Ard Gorge, as well as Gibsons Steps, for an opportunity to view two of the famous limestone stacks from sea level.
As an eco-certified organisation, Go West Tours does not support the use of single-use water bottles, so we do not provide bottled water onboard our touring vehicles. Plastics are a huge problem in Australia & our surrounding oceans. By bringing your own water bottle, you are helping make Australia a cleaner country!
Please check the weather forecast in advance of your tour and dress accordingly. Keep in mind that the weather in the regions can be very different in Melbourne. For any tour that extends into the evening, we suggest bringing a warm jacket, as the temperature often drops significantly after the sunsets.
Our touring vehicles do not have space to store luggage. We recommend that our guests keep their luggage to a small day pack. Most accommodation venues in Melbourne provide a luggage storage facility, so if required, please enquire at your hotel about storage options prior to tour.
Guest cancellation of any multi day tour, in less than 7 days but more than 3 days prior to a departure time will result in a 50% refund of the tour fare. Cancellation within 3 days of tour departure or failure to take up a booked tour will result in a 100% forfeiture of the tour fare.
Please note also that a “cancellation” includes a change to the date of a tour booking that requires the original booking to be cancelled.
Our guides are happy to drop our guests off at reasonable destinations in the inner city area. Normal drop off points include hotels, hostels and transport hubs.
If you live or are staying some way from the city centre, your guide will be happy to drop you off at a railway station or tram line on the route to your destination. Our tours return to the city well before public transport stops operating.
When booking online you can print an e-ticket, or can choose to have a booking confirmation e-mailed to any address you nominate (or both!) You will not require a printed ticket in order to join your tour.
When telephoning our booking line to make a reservation, you can make payment by providing us with your credit card details (Visa, MasterCard or Amex). A credit card fee of 2.1% applies to all credit card payments.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour
I have joined a countless number of tour groups but none of them have been as good as this! Jordan and Gary were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They made the trip fun and enjoyable with their great sense of humour.Meld
We had a wonderful day on Go West’s Great Ocean Road tour with many activities and scenery to take in. Our tour guide Leonie was very friendly and helpful. GREAT EXPERIENCE!ldvinh