Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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From $101.86

3,168 reviews   (4.79)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 14 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne.

Travel by comfortable minicoach on this majestic stretch of Victoria’s coastline, taking in Kennett River, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, Port Campbell National Park, Gibson's Steps, the Twelve Apostles and more.

Enjoy frequent stops for views of stunning white-sand beaches and towering cliffs, plus leisurely walks to see koalas and other native wildlife.

Your guide will take you to beaches, rainforests and lookouts, displaying the amazing variety this region has to offer.

Small-group tour ensures a personalised experience for each and every guest.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Coffee and/or Tea

Friendly & Informative Guide

National Park fees

Pickup from Selected Hotels

WiFi on board

What's Not Included


Meals other than as stated

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The safety & well-being of our guests and team members is Go West Tours’ highest priority. We continue to monitor all updates from the Australian & Victorian governments and will continue to update & evolve our responses & protocols in line with best pra

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Enjoy an included morning tea at the famous seaside town of Torquay.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
Take a moment to snap a photo of the official start/end point of the Great Ocean Road at the Memorial Arch.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kennett River
Spot some of the furry locals amongst the treetops! Your guide will help you spot the resident Koala Colony.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Apollo Bay
Explore one of the Great Ocean Road's most famous towns while grabbing a bite to eat for lunch.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles
The most famous location on the Great Ocean Road, you'll marvel at these amazing limestone formations. Your guide will even take you to Gibson Steps for a chance to view them with sand between your toes!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Loch Ard Gorge
Explore the historic gorge and hear the story of the Loch Ard, which was wrecked here in 1854 with the loss of 52 lives.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Wonderful trip to the Great Ocean Road
movesal, 22-12-2022
Our family of 5 had a marvelous time with Eva, who was a terrific tour guide. She was so well organized from the beginning with arranging seating on the bus and explaining the schedule for the day so we could anticipate the stops. She told great stories and was very helpful with tips for each stop. She also took great photos for us. We loved seeing the Great Ocean Road and learning more about the history and landmarks of this part of Australia. We would highly recommend Go West tours! They pick you up and drop you off close to your hotel and have much experience in showing guests a great time.
A must do day trip if in Melbourne!
Nali_W, 22-12-2022
Red our tour guide was awesome. Bubbly and bursting with energy he turned one of the longest day trip tours into a wonderful experience. He put in some really great tunes and was receptive to feedback, the great ocean road is a must trip from Melbourne with plenty of beach stops and small walks on the way! Thank you again Red
Best day on the Great Ocean Road
Judith_M, 21-12-2022
Fabulous day with Lucy along the Great Ocean Road. Surf, Green and Shipwreck coasts with informative commentary. Lucy's expert knowledge of our fauna was a highlight for international tourists as well as the locals.
Loved it!
Rjetli, 21-12-2022
It was a long day for Debbey but she made it wonderful for us - the views were amazing, the stops well thought through by Go West - everything worked like clockwork but you did not feel rushed - adequate time for everything. We did the optional helicopter tour at the 12 Apostles and Go West had priority to get us on the flights quickly - well worth it . Best was the custom music playlist Debbey organized for us on the ride home
A great coastal trip
FlyFishDan1, 21-12-2022
This trip was worthwhile yet made for a very long day. We met at 7am and did not get back to our hotel until after 9pm. There are wonderful coastal views along the way similar to those seen olong the Pacific Coast highway in the US. The 12 apostles, now down to 7 or 8, was beautiful although most views faced the late afternoon sun which washed out both the view and the quality fo photos. Our guide was great and the trip overall smooth but just such a very long day.
Great tour with Cloe and Sarah
georged437, 11-01-2023
Cloe and Sarah are excellent guides. Their knowledge of Victoria and the towns on the tour is top level. The tour is well structured and the guides are doing a great job. Thank you for the experience.
Would 100% recommend
J6928LFmegand, 10-01-2023
We had a great time on this trip and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a tour down the great ocean road. The trip was made 100x better by our amazing tour guide-Lisa. She was very knowledgeable and friendly through out and ensure that we were all well looked after and enjoyed our day to the max. Thank you Lisa!
A fantastic trip made better by a fantastic guide
areezam, 10-01-2023
I recently took the Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne and it was hands down the best trip I've ever been on. Robert, the driver and guide, was absolutely fantastic. His energy and good vibes really added to the experience and made the tour so much more enjoyable.

The scenery on the Great Ocean Road is breathtaking and our small group size allowed us to truly take in all the sights and sounds of the area. The ecotour aspect was also a highlight, as it gave us the chance to learn about the local environment and wildlife.

Overall, I highly recommend the Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne. The combination of the beautiful scenery, informative ecotour, and exceptional guide made it an unforgettable experience.

And I will definitely ask for Robert. I hope they show him this review cause he definitely deserves all the praise.
Great view, great guide.
Alif J, 09-01-2023
Superb tour to the great ocean. One of the highlights of my trip was to the 12 apostles.

Great view with a great guide with the legend, Red. Very informative yet entertaining tour along the stretch of road. Would recommend!
Great day on the Great ocean road
jeanninem2023, 09-01-2023
Chris H was a fabulous guide with just the right amount of enthusiasm and information. This tour lasted the whole day but he made the time fly. Many of the sights were very interesting and beautiful and we really enjoyed seeing a different part of Australia. Chris did a good job of keeping us away from the crowds and I would definitely use this tour company again!

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