The Grand Tour - 6 Days, 5 Nights

Cultural & Theme Tours, Hotel pick up location as requested by guest (within Melbourne CBD). If no hotel accommodation pick up is required or you are outside of this area, please meet outside Eureka Tower foyer at 10:00am to You will be dropped off in the same area as you were picked up. If you wish to be dropped off at a different location, please inform your driver.

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Join us on an exclusively private 'Grand Tour' of Western Victoria and all that it has to offer, including an extensive visit of the Great Ocean Road). You will travel in your own personal luxury vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide. This trip will cover the entire 243 kilometres of the Great Ocean Road, from Torquay, all the way to the finish in Warrnambool, including a side trip to Port Fairy and Tower Hill Reserve Park. The tour will then head northwards towards Grampians National Park where you will have the opportunity to stay 2 nights, followed by a side-trip to Ballarat en-route back to Melbourne.  Tour departs Melbourne 10am. Returns back to Melbourne at 4pm on the final day of the tour.
Your award winning Great Ocean Road Explorer tour starts at 10am in the morning, when you will be picked up from your Melbourne Hotel/Accommodation in a luxury air conditioned vehicle. Your personal driver and guide will greet you personally and whisk you off towards the start of the Great Ocean Road. A lunch-stop will be made in the pretty coastal township of Lorne before exploring the nearby waterfalls, Kennet River and Great Otway National Park.  We will stop in the evening in Apollo Bay for dinner and you will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation (own cost). The following day (day 2), you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven deeper into the Great Otway National Park where you will get  chance to walk some of the popular trails/walks. With this extended tour option, you have additional time to explore some of the extensive Nationa Park including the Otway Lighthouse as well as the Otway Fly. In the evening we will return back to Apollo Bay On day 3, we will head straight to the 12 Apostles where you will have the chance to upgrade your tour experience by taking a personal helicopter joy flight over the rock formations below. We will make a stop for lunch at Port Campbell or a local cheese tasting lunch if preferred. Then onto Warrnambool, where guest can join a light and laser night show at the highly rated Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. On day 4, we will make a side-trip to Griffiths island in Port Fairy (famous for its birdlife) as well as Tower Hill reserve where we will try and spot wild Emu, kangaroo and koala's, before we head northwards towards The Grampians National Park. We will spend 2 nights in Hallps Gap, the main centre of the National Park allowing for a whole day of sightseeing. On the final day, we make our way slowly back to Melbourne but not before stopping at the town of Ballarat to visit Sovereign Hill (the open air heritage museum) in addition to Ballarat's wonderful wildlife park. We then make our way back to Melbourne CBD. Estimated arrival time is 4pm. As this is a private tour, you may contact us prior to the tour date (or to your guide on the day) if there are any specific areas you wish to visit. Our drivers know the best areas of the Great Ocean Road to visit, but are always flexible if you have certain interests or places to visit in mind. Please note that you will need to cover your own accommodation, food, drink and entry fee's for private attractions. The tour cost covers only the vehicle hire and tour guide/driver.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)