8.00am daily from Melbourne. Pickup from most accommodation providers between 07:00am& 08:00am.
Optional tours, activities & souvenirs.
Hat & sunscreen, bathers, water bottle, money & camera.
Free wifi on board our coaches.
What to Bring:
Welcome to Go West Tours
Come and share a special day with Melbourne's award-winning day tour specialists.
Our tour covers all of the iconic highlights of theGreat Ocean Road, with plenty of time allowed to explore this amazing coastal stretch. On an unforgettable day of extraordinary contrasts you'll be superbly looked after by our experienced guides, with our small group size ensuring excellent award-winning service the whole way.
Travel in air-conditioned comfort, and enjoy the convenience of our free inner city pick-up and drop-off service.
For a tour like never before, travel with the best, experience Go West. Simply Melbourne's finest day tour experience.
Our touring philosophy
At Go West Tours, our mission is to provide Melbourne's most entertaining, informative and memorable day tours.
We recognise that all too often, day tours are little more than a shuttle bus between photo opportunities. We have therefore set out to ensure that our journey is itself a significant part of the touring experience.
Our guides are hand-picked and comprehensively trained to provide you with a truly memorable Australian experience.
What our customers have said
"So much more than we expected. Brilliant value!"
"It's easy to see why Go West won the tourism award. Well done!"
"Old fashioned service and amazing scenery. Unforgettable!"
We challenge you to find another operator that provides all this:
For peace of mind when enjoying Melbourne sightseeing, choose Go West Tours,"Melbourne's leading small group touring company."
6-7 minute helicopter flight
3 Passengers (plus pilot)
Departs: On arrival at Twelve Apostles, from heliport adjacent to main Twelve Apostles car park
Returns: To heliport
What You See:
Winner of the 2007 Victorian Tourism Award for Best Significant Tour and Transport Operator, Go West prides itself on providing Melbourne's most entertaining, informative and memorable day tours. Experience the best, travel with Go West!
Great Ocean Road tour
Departing Melbourne at around 8.00am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length.
We pass through and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as we make our way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.
At Bells Beach, we stop to appreciate this world famous surfing break and to immerse ourselves in a bit of the local surfing culture. This is truly one of the world’s premier surfing spots and attracts board-riders from far and wide. Departing Bells Beach we set out along the Great Ocean Road itself, as your experienced driver-guide provides an informative commentary about the road’s history and its place in Australian folklore.
The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. We make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.
At the township of Kennet River we make a brief side trip into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed! We also have an opportunity here to feed the colourful local bird life, with Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots always keen for a handful of sunflower seeds.
We then continue on towards our lunch stop in Apollo Bay. Here we enjoy an included lunch at the Thaihouse Restaurant.
After lunch we follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the spectacular Otway Ranges, where we stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Here our guide accompanies the group through the forest, where we stop to learn a little about the world’s tallest flowering trees and the ancient rainforest species.
And then it’s onwards to the world famous Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Here we also have the opportunity to take to the air with an optional helicopter flight.
Just down the road is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast, the Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.
Our final sightseeing destination is the collapsed London Bridge, where two holiday makers were stranded when the first arch collapsed in 1990.
The journey back is a great chance to upload photo’s, send E-Postcards, and research your next destination as Go West Tours is the proud operator to offer the first infree Wi Fion board all our Melbourne day tours. A dinner stop is made before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again on the way home.
With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.
Depart: 8.00am daily from Melbourne. Pickup from most accommodation providers between 07:00am& 08:00am.
Return: Approx. 9.30pm