Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road
- Small group
- Duration: 12 hours
I went to the Great Ocean Road trip knowing that it will be a small group which is important for me in terms of being able to socialize on holidays. And, the trip didn't disappoint. The arrangement done by Paul(the guide and host) was excellent. Paul was very welcoming, warm and an enthusiastic host and guide. He was very very informative about the location history, culture and tradition of Australia and very entertaining and approachable. The price maybe a bit expensive than other tours but trust me, it is totally worth it. You don't have to go with huge crowds and Paul was very attentive to everyone's comfort and satisfaction. I know what I'm going to get out of the trip the next time I travel along with Paul and I'm looking forward to it.
Our guide Shan was kind, caring and noticing small things, spotting Koala and Kangaru from a distance. He did his best to create a day trip perfect for everyone, and I do appreciate your efforts. And it was more than enjoyable experience. Even the restaurant he took us for lunch, I expected somewhat mediocre level of cafe, but it was really proper restaurant with beautifully presented food (and I had meticulously cooked snapper and a glass of chadonay), and around 3-4PM, we stopped to spot Koala, there was a cafe with real Gelato - I had a cup of Blood Orange - the best for the hot weather. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. Shan even had this vegan Chocolate balls his wife made for us to taste. Such a sweet guy!!!!
Our Guide Paul was excellent. I did the tour myself and didn't even feel lonely at all. Our guide explained all the things in detail and covered all the tourist attractions. He is so friendly and caring person. We, three ladies were on tour. He always informed us about the restroom all through our journey which was excellent. And the launch was yummy, which was also included to tour package. Next time, if I visit to melbourne, I would like to have Paul as my guide, operating under Escape.
Half of the reason why we love Melbourne lies in the Great Ocean Road, and half of the reason why we love the Great Ocean Road lies in Paul. Professional, Responsible, sociable, knowledgeable, kind, lovely…… He made our trip perfect. Next time if we have another chance to come back to Melbourne, we still want to invite him to be our guide. Thank you so much Paul and we love appreciate you so much!
The trip was amazing and the weather cooperated at just the right times for me to take some great photographs while on tour. Paul the tour guide went above and beyond and was so knowledgeable and full of historical stories; it was a true learning experience. The trip is amazing value for the incredibly memorable and small group experience. I would recommend this tour for anyone!