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PRIVATE: DISCOVER THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $1264 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate.) $1472 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1694 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person rate.) $1909 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $2124 USD
Private Tour for up to 7 (Not a per person rate.) $2339 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $2553 USD
Children under age 5 $0 USD
Holiday supplement (Per party) $240 USD
Optional gourmet lunch (Per Person) $90 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

PRIVATE: DISCOVER THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

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Of all the road trips in all the world, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular. From rugged coastal scenery to vibrant seaside villages, from wildlife viewing to rainforest walks, this is an experience of superlatives.

A pick up from the pier and drive along the coast will give way to sweeping vistas, a dramatic coastline and a relaxing Aussie vibe.

Experience an aboriginal cultural center (closed Sundays) for morning tea with a uniquely Australia flavor. Hear some didgeridoo, scout for wildlife or learn to throw a boomerang. Enjoy art from around the country in their amazing gallery.

We'll stop to admire some world class surfing at Australia’s surfing heartland, Torquay and check out the site of one of the World Surf League's competitions, the "Rip Curl Pro" at Bell's Beach.

Let the scents and sounds of the native eucalyptus forests wash over you as you stretch your legs on a guided rainforest or waterfall walk.

As with all road trips, stories are an integral part of the experience. Your local guide will tell tales about the area's early explorers and share information on the indigenous flora and fauna (such as wallabies and carnivorous snails, oh my!).

Since this is a private tour, let your guide know when you would like to make a stop for lunch. He/she will be happy to suggest a great place based on your culinary preferences. Or, celebrate this special day with a fantastic 2-course gourmet lunch with wine. This option can be purchased during the check-out process.

A visit to Apollo Bay provides an opportunity to feed wild parrots, maybe spot some koalas in the treetops and keep an eye open for the "mob" of kangaroos who call this area home.

Rising out of the rugged coastline you'll find a collection of limestone pillars known as the Twelve Apostles. These columns were once connected to the mainland but the ravages of time, wind and waves carved out first arches, and as the erosion continued, pillars. Although there are only 8 "Apostles" left standing, they are no less magnificent to behold. Your guide will take you to the viewing platform for your best look at these beautiful creations of nature.

As we head back to Geelong, we'll stop for an afternoon tea break, complete with local Australian treats.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from Geelong cruise pier
  • Experienced local guide
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Charming coastal towns
  • Bell's Beach
  • Lunch stop (not included in cost unless lunch option is purchased)
  • Koalas and kangaroos
  • Local treats
  • Several food tastings
  • Guided walk at the Twelve Apostles
  • All admission and activity expenses

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (9 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• All admission and activity fees are included in the price of the tour.
• Wear comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket or wind breaker.
• Cost of lunch is not included in the tour unless you purchase the gourmet lunch option during the check-out process.

Restrictions

• Children under age 5 are free of charge.
• The Aboriginal Cultural Center is closed on Sundays.
• Public holidays requiring purchase of holiday supplement for 2019 are: November 5th, December 25th and December 26th.
• Public holidays requiring purchase of holiday supplement for 2020 are: April 10th, April 11th, April 12th, April 13th, April 25th, June 8th, November 3rd, December 25th, and December 28th.
• Peak rates will apply to all tours booked for travel between December 20th and January 31st. For public holidays during peak season, the surcharge will only be applied once.