Bush to Ocean Road Tours offers private tours along the Great Ocean Road and surrounding regions, passing through Victoria’s most famous coastlines. We provide small group tours from a couple to seven adults, limit to five adults for extra comfort. Our flexible approach to pick ups and drop offs, as well as the tours themselves, make us a sought after tour option for travellers, backpackers or even locals wanting to explore the areas of the Great Ocean Road.  We offer a half-day tour spanning popular landmarks of the Surf Coast or a comprehensive full day tour with the addition of Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles and much much more.  Alternatively, design your own tour.

Great Ocean Road Tour

The works. All the best of the Great Ocean Road in one handy day tour.

1 Surf’s up! Picking you up from your preferred destination, we begin by visiting the world famous Bells Beach.

2 Delight in free chocolate and ice cream tastings. Explore the spectacular showroom choc-filled with thousands of chocolates to tempt you.

3 Next stop is  Angelsea, a beautiful coastal region known for its natural wildlife. You may even see a kangaroo.

4 Continuing on to Aireys Inlet, we’ll view the famous Split Point Lighthouse, known to the locals as the ‘White Queen’.

5  Memorial Arch the official start of the Great ocean road  .

6 Kennett River, known for its trees full of koalasand colorful parrots, is a small coastal town with excellent scenic views.

7 Maits Rest. If you like beautiful ferns and lush rainforests you will be delighted by this rainforest walk – complete with boardwalk.

8 Gibson Steps. A picturesque beach walk along a stunning coastline, There are eighty-six steps to access to get to beach. The stairway is carved into the cliff faces. (Access may vary according to tide and ocean conditions.)

9 The natural wonders that are the Twelve Apostles, making up part of the Port Campbell National Park, are a major highlight of the area.

10 Next door to the Twelve Apostles is Loch Ard Gorge, another natural formation that has also been a popular television and film location.

12  The Arch is our next stop after passing through Port Campbell.

11  London Bridge. A natural bridge formed by a gradual process of erosion, before it feel down in 1990 this  is our last stop for the day. If we have time there is a secret extra stop before heading back.

13  Optional. Helicopter flight. You travel over the Twelve Apostles and along the coast to London Bridge. Flight takes fifteen minutes and costs extra $145

Surf Coast Tour

The Surf Coast, reaching from Bells Beach to Apollo Bay, is an easy half-day trip full of stunning vistas and popular landmarks.

1 We begin at Bells Beach – the world famous coastline which lives up to its reputation. You may even see some pro surfers at work!

2 Stopping in at Anglesea, nestled between Bells Beach and Aireys Inlet, there’s a chance you may see some of the local wildlife around.

3 Time to pay homage to the ‘White Queen’, the historic Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet.

6  Memorial Arch the official start of the Great ocean road  .

4 Lorne, a cosmopolitan coastal town where the bush meets sea, beckons us for our next stop – enjoy the relaxed vibe here.

6 Kennett River, known for its pristine beaches and abundant local wildlife, is up next – you might just spot a koala in a tree.

7 Time to stop in and take in some of the local sights: we stop by look outs so you can maximise your opportunity for this.

8 As our last stop we visit the beautiful beach town that is Apollo Bay… take it in before we head home.

Surf Coast Tour (Full Day)

The Surf Coast, reaching from Bells Beach to Apollo Bay, is a whole day trip full of stunning vistas and popular landmarks.

1 We begin at Bells Beach – the world famous coastline which lives up to its reputation. You may even see some pro surfers at work!

2 Point Addis

3 Delight in free chocolate and ice cream tastings. Explore the spectacular showroom choc-filled with thousands of chocolates to tempt you.

4 Stopping in at Anglesea, nestled between Bells Beach and Aireys Inlet, there’s a chance you may see some of the local wildlife around.

5We get up close to the  ‘White Queen’, the historic Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet.  Great lookout or take the optional tour inside the Lighthouse be prepared for 132 steps. The view from the top is well worth it. Tours are guided in the off peak times.

6  Memorial Arch the official start of the Great ocean road  .

7 Erskine Falls. There is a viewing platform at the top if you want to go to the bottom for the best view there is about 220 steps.

8 Teddy Lookout.

9 Kennett River, known for its pristine beaches and abundant local wildlife, is up next – you might just spot a koala in a tree.

10 Time to stop in and take in some of the local sights: we stop by look outs so you can maximise your opportunity for this.

11 Maits Rest If you like beautiful ferns and lush rainforests you will be delighted by this rainforest walk – complete with boardwalk.

Warrnambool Tour

Two Day Tour

Day 1

1 Pick-up Melbourne 8.00am or Geelong 9.00am.

2 includes all of The Great Ocean Road tour

3Arrive at Warrnambool  at 5.30pm.

4 Accommodation: Deep Blue Hotel and Spa

5  Entry Geothermal hot springs

6 Dinner two course meal.

7Entry into Shipwrecked sound and laser show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Show starts at sunset. Its the story of the Loch Ard. Approximately 70 minutes

Day 2

1 Breakfast, hot springs

2  Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is a maritime museum and outdoor village. The village provide a glimpse into the maritime lifestyles and trades of the 1870’s era, the peak of Australia’s maritime heritage.

4 Logan Beach Whale watching (seasonal). Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logans Beach to calve. The whales often swim within a hundred metres of the shore. They can be viewed from a specially constructed platform in the sand dunes or from the beach.

3 Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre.

Design your own Tour

Any landmarks you’re really keen to see in the area? Design your own tour with us, we’ll be happy to accommodate your preferences here. We offer pick up and drop off as you need it, whether that’s from Melbourne, Geelong or the Great Ocean Road. We look forward to taking you out on a great day out. We can accommodate up to seven ( five adults if you want some extra space) passengers on a private tour.

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