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The History of the Great Ocean Road

The History of the Great Ocean Road

​The twists and turns of the 243km Great Ocean Road are one of Victoria’s greatest tourist attractions. The road follows the ocean; one minute you are at a scenic lookout 300 metres above sea level with the Bass Strait seascape stretching out ahead of you for as far...

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The best times to travel in Victoria

The best times to travel in Victoria

It is generally accepted that, in Melbourne, you can expect to encounter four seasons in one day. Even though it is summer, you can have hail on Christmas Day and, in early spring and late autumn, you can have days of endless sunshine. Tourists and Victorians alike...

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The 12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles

What are the Twelve Apostles? The Twelve Apostles are one of the Great Ocean Road’s most famous tourist attractions. The twelve limestone rock stacks, which emerge from the water, are named after the 12 Apostles of Jesus from the Bible stories (Simon, aka Peter,...

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Gold rush history tours in Victoria

Gold rush history tours in Victoria

Gold rush history Gold was first found in Victoria near Ballarat in 1850. Within one year, gold diggers from Britain, the USA, Poland, Germany and China had descended on the region, determined to strike it rich. To see what life was like for the gold miners and their...

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Where to see whales in Victoria

Where to see whales in Victoria

Which whales are we watching in Victoria? Is there anything more magnificent than watching a whale break through the surface of the water, twist and then return to the depths of the ocean? We are so lucky in Victoria that there are plenty of places where we can see...

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The best Australian Animals to see.

The best Australian Animals to see.

Here in Australia we have some of the most interesting, unique and downright cute animals that can’t be found in other parts of the world. If you’ve never seen a platypus close up or felt the spiky quill of an echidna, then now is the time to do it. Hit the road in...

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What To Bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Warm clothes (just in case)
  • Camera (spare battery and memory card – you will need it)
  • Phone charger and cable
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Reviews

Amazing day trip to Mt Buller!! Great trip to Mt Buller! Walter runs an amazing business filled with lots of helpful information and is great at making sure you get the most value and time out of your tour! So friendly and comfortable! We were staying right in the city so easy pick up and drop off! Snooze while Mr Walter takes you to your destination and sorts you out with a discount on all the snow gear you could need! Great day at Mt Buller – would recommend tobogganing if it’s your first time and you’re only there for the day! Great site seeing lift available and the place is just great! Then you’ll get back to Melbourne in no time with Walter making everything so easy and enjoyable! (Was a great birthday present for my boyfriend who hadn’t been to the snow before) suitable for family, friends, couples or solo if you’re game!

ellenb133 Sep. 2016 Sydney, Australia

Amazing! Walter is an absolute credit to the company he created! He is knowledgeable and fun to spend 2 days on the road with. He really looked after me and my friend and was always accommodating with his biscuits and water supplies! I loved the bird feeding and koala spotting! And of course the apostles were spectacular! Thank you Walter and the best of luck with the future of your tour company!! P.s. I attached the photo you took of me and my friend just before the wave hit us!!

soffhannah Jul. 2016

Amazing day. This was honestly one of the best day trips I’ve ever experienced. Everything was well organised, Walter- the guide was extremely informative and kept us entertained all day. We started the trip early which allowed us to be ahead of other trips and it made the experience a lot different – we felt those amazing places were all to ourselves. Things we saw on the way to the Great Ocean Road were as amazing as the attraction itself. I’d recommend this to anyone !

wona S Jul. 2016 Sydney, Australia