If the Great Ocean Road is on your bucket-list during your visit to Australia, you might be wondering what the best way to experience it is – do you rent a car and drive yourself, or travel on board a guided tour?
Here’s our suggestions for why to take a tour to the Great Ocean Road with 4 key reasons.
1. Relax and enjoy the view
The Great Ocean Road stretches for over 240km, and there’s incredible scenery around every corner. Driving the road means navigating the turns, watching for wildlife and other drivers, and finding all the best places to stop. It doesn’t leave a lot of time to take in the scenery. For a relaxing day out, sit back and let someone else do the driving!
2. See the best locations
You can put a lot of time and effort into researching the best stops along the Great Ocean Road. (We should know – we’ve been refining our tour for 20 years!) Or you can just show up on the day, confident you’re going to experience the best of the ocean road. The changing weather conditions, unpredictable wildlife, and seasonal closures need to be taken into account. But on tour you can rest assured your guide knows how to give you a memorable experience for all the right reasons.
3. See it in one day
To truly experience the Great Ocean Road, you want to do it all. Visit the surf beaches, see koalas in the wild, stop in at the seaside towns for some delicious local produce… Walk in the rainforest, explore incredible beaches, caves and cliffs… And of course, marvel at the world famous 12 Apostles. If you have limited time in Melbourne and want to see this all in one day, without feeling rushed, a tour is the best option.
4. Hear the incredible stories
Travelling with a tour guide who knows the destination, means you get to hear all the local stories. Do you know how the Lorne Pier to Pub race got started? What about the story of Shipwreck survival at Loch Ard Gorge? And how can we find koalas in the wild? Learning the incredible history and fun facts and anecdotes about the Great Ocean Road is sure to make your day a great one.
So what are you waiting for? Come and join us on tour to the Great Ocean Road!
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