View magnificent coastal scenery on a Full Day Tour with a Private Guide
Travel the magnificent Great Ocean Road in a car where everyone is guaranteed a great view. See mountains rising straight from the pounding ocean along rugged Bass Strait. See the stunning Twelve Apostles. Look for Australia's unique koalas and birds.
Chose a walk through a rainforest with towering gum trees, or a visit to rugged Cape Otway lighthouse, or a spectacular helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles (at own cost).
Note - this tour is a long day trip from Melbourne and you will not return to Melbourne until at least 8pm and possibly later as you will find it hard to leave the beautiful coastline to come home! However the tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers on a day visit to Geelong.
Travel over the West Gate Bridge where you have a great view of Melbourne before heading to the Surf Coast and famous Bells Beach where the world's longest running international surf competition is held at Easter.
We then travel through Anglesea and Aireys Inlet before we start our exciting trip along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne and Apollo Bay.
We head inland for a walk through a eucalyptus rain forest or a visit to Cape Otway lighthouse, before we arrive at the spectacular 12 Apostles. Or instead of either of these, you may chose an optional helicopter flight at the 12 Apostles to wonder at the spectacular coastal scenery (please let me know so I can book for you).
Depending on your individual needs, you have the option of dinner at Port Campbell before a relaxing 3 hour trip home through rolling hills and dairy farms.
Please note that it can be cold, windy, or raining along the Great Ocean Road even if a good day is forecast for Melbourne. Please bring additional clothing and jackets to keep warm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For cruise ship passengers, this tour normally starts from the end of the pier at the Cruise Ship Terminal at Port Melbourne, just outside the security gate.
This tour is also suitable for cruise ships having a day visit to Geelong
For other travellers, I can meet you at your city hotel or another other central location.
End location: I will return you to the Cruise Ship Terminal or another city location if requested.
Duration: 12 hours
Often the tour takes even longer as guests find it hard to leave the magnificent scenery to head home!
Due to the late finish it is not feasible to do this tour if you are on a cruise ship that is not staying in Melbourne overnight. It is however a great tour if your cruise ship is visiting Geelong for the day
This tour may be varied or cancelled at short notice for operational reasons or adverse weather.
You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. If you chose to stop at Maits Rest or Cape Otway lighthouse, you take take a leisurely walk on marked paths.
Transport for the day in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle.
National Park access.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 AU - Lunch and dinner (if required). Extra for entrance fees to lighthouse or helicopter flight
Lunch at own cost at one of many cafes en route.
Entrance fees to lighthouses and other attractions if these options chosen
Optional helicopter flight at 12 Apostles (subject to availability).
Dinner if required.
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He was very knowledgeable and personable. He was also very accommodating and excited to show us all the beautiful sights along the way. We ate at some very nice and quaint restaurants. He even treated us to breakfast at our first stop. The restaurants we stopped at for lunch and dinner served delicious fare. I left a camera case in our van, and he was kind enough to deliver it to our hotel early the next morning. I would strongly recommend this tour with him as your guide.