Go West Tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Australian Tourism Award winner and member of the TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence Hall Of Fame, Go West Tours operates small group day tours to the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Wilson’s Promontory and the Grampians.

Go West Tours pride themselves on providing truly memorable small group tours. Their guides provide a very interactive and engaging service that is the envy of other tour operators.

All day tours include complimentary pick ups from selected hotels in Melbourne.

The Great Ocean Road is more than just a drive when travelling with Go West, stopping along the way, hearing the stories and getting in touch with nature and Australia’s unique wildlife with an experienced and upbeat guide.

Go West Tours’ Yarra Valley Gourmet tour provides a taste of the Yarra Valley’s best food and wine products. So much more than just a winery tour, you will experience the very best the valley has to offer.

Go West Tours is a genuinely innovative tour operator and was the first Australian tour operator to offer a fully mobile personal audio translation service. Guests may download the free Go West App from the App Store or Google Play to receive tour information in any of sixteen international languages.

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$145

The Yarra Valley is a world-renowned wine growing region. Join Go West and treat your tastebuds to a fine blend of the very best of the region’s other gourmet produce.

Departing from Melbourne, the day begins with an exclusive farm gate visit at Yarra Farm Fresh, for a palate-cleansing fruit experience. Yarra Farm Fresh brings the best of the valley’s fresh produce to their farm gate.

Next, travel to one of the area’s true icons, Balgownie Estate where you will enjoy a tasting from their extensive range of quality wines. Then continue to the Yarra Valley Dairy, where your tastebuds will be working overtime tasting the region’s most stunning cheeses.

Enjoy lunch at the fabulous Rochford Wines where you will enjoy a one course meal with a glass of wine, tea and coffee. Take some time to explore the gift shop and enjoy the panoramic views

After lunch you will make your way to one of Australia’s great wineries and member of the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Yering Station, where you will have a wine tasting.

You will also get the chance to visit the amazing Yarra Valley Chocolaterie to taste a range of their delicious handmade creations.

Disabled Access

From $355 to $595

Experience all the highlights of the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Grampians regions in this action-packed overnight tour. Discover the stunning beaches of Victoria’s Surf Coast & the winding cliff-side journey along the famous Great Ocean Road. The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery.

Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Otway Ranges’ cool temperate rainforest before delighting in the awesome rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park, including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined.

Stay overnight in the Grampians town of Halls Gap before exploring this nature lover’s paradise, taking in native wildlife, dramatic rock escarpments and spectacular waterfalls. Wake up surrounded by kangaroos before immersing yourself in nature with some short but energetic walks. Admire the amazing panoramic views from Boroka Lookout and Reid’s Lookout, and descend to the bottom of Victoria’s biggest waterfall, MacKenzies Falls.

Choose to either return to Melbourne at the end of this tour, or connect through to Adelaide (must be pre-booked).

Disabled Access

$135

Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne with Go West Tours.

Your small, personalised eco tour takes you by comfortable minibus along the winding Great Ocean Road. Visit the famous beaches of the Surf Coast before commencing the scenic journey along the Ocean Road. Stop for an array of scenic lookouts, as well as making a visit to the Great Otway National Park to view koalas in their native habitat.

Stroll in the ancient cool temperate rainforest at Mait’s Rest before continuing to the world-famous Port Campbell National Park. Wander the boardwalks to view the iconic Twelve Apostles, or perhaps take to the air by helicopter to take in this magnificent stretch of coastline from above.

Next visit Loch Ard Gorge, named after the Loch Ard which was wrecked here in 1878 with the loss of 52 lives.

Your final destination on is Gibsons Steps, where guests may descend to view two of the area’s famous rock stacks from beach level.

Return journey includes a stop for dinner (at own expense) and stunning views of the lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$140

The Grampians is a mecca for nature lovers as you experience the best the region has to offer on a full day tour from Melbourne with Go West Tours.

Your small, personalised eco tour takes you by comfortable minibus through the western plains of Victoria, on your way to historic Ballarat for the first stop to enjoy morning tea at the Eureka Stockade Memorial in Ballarat.

Arriving at the foot of the Grampians Range, get straight into sight-seeing with a short walk to the beautiful Silverband Falls. The town of Halls Gap is the next stop, where you will see kangaroos and abundant birdlife.

Continue on to the Wonderland and the Grand Canyon, and be amazed by this rock formation as you take a fascinating walk through the canyon.

Next stop is Mackenzie Falls. No trip to the Grampians would be without a visit to these majestic falls. Another stunning photo opportunity awaits at Reeds Lookout, this vantage point overlooks the towering Stringybark Forest and Victoria Valley.

The final port of call is the Boroka Lookout. Boroka provides panoramic views of the surrounding region overlooking the town of Halls Gap and further afield to Lake Bellfield and beyond.

Disabled Access

$125

Go West Tours’ Great Ocean Road Sunset tour departs daily from Melbourne and arrives at the Twelve Apostles in time for guests to experience an unforgettable sunset at this iconic location.

Somewhat shorter than their standard Great Ocean Road day tour, this tour will appeal to the traveller who is on a tight time budget but would like to experience the Great Ocean Road with a truly memorable sunset over the world famous Twelve Apostles.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $140 to $200

Departing Melbourne, travel first to one of Melbourne’s most colourful attractions, the Brighton Beach Boxes via St Kilda. Take a brief stop here for a wonderful photo opportunity.

Next up is the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to learn about and interact with a wide range of Australian animals. Hand feed kangaroos, emus and wallabies, and find out about the extensive range of conservations programs run here to ensure the survival of numerous less common species including Tasmanian Devils, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats, and many more. Also included in your visit here is the ‘Conservation in Action’ wildlife show.

Explore the rugged coastline at the Nobbies and look out for the offshore seals at Seal Rocks.

And then it is onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You will be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the nightly spectacle that is the Penguin Parade.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$159

Come and discover why the Mornington Peninsula is Melbourne’s most treasured destination. You will find the famous bathing boxes, glorious beaches, national parks, cellar doors, regional produce, grand gardens and adventure activities. Travel to the tip of the Peninsula to visit the seaside town of Portsea, with its famous coloured bathing boxes, stunning cliff top walks, and beautiful lookouts such as London Bridge.

Enjoy a delicious tapas lunch at the highly awarded Green Olive and sample some locally produced wines. Then visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, where you can try your hand at picking strawberries (Nov – Mar only/subject to fruit availability) or visit a local Mornington Peninsula chocolate producer (Apr – Oct).

Later experience a bird’s eye view over Mornington Peninsula on Arthurs Seat Eagle and fly over the state forest. Only one hour from Melbourne, the charming Mornington Peninsula showcases Victoria’s stunning treasures.

Disabled Access

$219

Climb aboard your small group tour and transfer to the Peninsula Hot Springs – the first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria. Spend two – three hours exploring the 20 globally-inspired bathing experiences in a beautiful natural environment. Relax and rejuvenate in some of the many bathing experiences, including a cave pool, reflexology walk, hydrotherapy pool, hilltop pool with 360 degree views, Turkish steam bath and more.

In the afternoon enjoy lunch at a local farmgate and sample some wine tasting. Then visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, where you can try your hand at picking strawberries (Nov – Mar only/subject to fruit availability) or visit a Mornington Peninsula prestigious chocolate factory (Apr – Oct).

Later experience a bird’s eye view over Mornington Peninsula on Arthurs Seat Eagle and fly over the state forest. Only one hour from Melbourne, the charming Mornington Peninsula showcases Victoria’s stunning treasures.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$145

“The Prom” as it is widely known, was the first National Park established in Australia in 1898 and remains one of Victoria’s most loved and cherished natural attractions. This pristine slice of natural wilderness will inspire you with its panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool climate rainforests and well-preserved walking tracks.

The Prom is home to many marsupials, such as kangaroos and wombats, native birds and other native animals such as emus, which with a bit of luck you are able to see up-close. The best way to explore the Prom is on foot, so you will no doubt enjoy your stroll along some spectacular tracks & be entertained by the pure white quartz ‘singing sands’ of Squeaky Beach.

An opportunity is available to enjoy either a gentle rainforest walk at Lilly Pilly Rainforest or amazing panoramic views from the summit of Mount Bishop which we climb via an easy to medium graded walking track.

With your group size guaranteed to be no larger than 24 guests, we ensure there is plenty of opportunity to get out and explore nature at its very best.

Disabled Access

From $355 to $545

Journey inland directly to the Port Campbell National Park & take in the wonders of this famous stretch of coastline. Be amazed by the iconic limestone formations including the stunning 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Follow the Great Ocean Road inland through the Otway Ranges and take walk in the lush rainforest at Maits Rest. Returning to the ocean, we’ll drive along the most scenic stretches of the road which wind along the cliff sides and the shorelines of Victoria’s Surf Coast as we make our way to your overnight accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Arise the following morning and board the ferry for an hour-long journey across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula. Look out for seals and dolphins which are frequently spotted during the ferry trip. Experience a guided tour of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and learn about an extensive array of Australia’s native animals.

On Phillip Island, visit the Nobbies and Seal Rocks before arriving at Summerland Beach to enjoy the world-famous Penguin Parade. As dusk falls, experience the spectacle of these amazing animals emerging from the surf and crossing the sand before continuing their journey through the dunes to their homes.

Disabled Access

From $195 to $255

Step back in time with a memorable journey on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train. This century-old steam train still runs on its own mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, through the heart of the delightful Sherbrooke Forest.

Next stop is a visit to the award winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, we enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus and wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots and Tasmanian devils.

Arriving on Phillip Island and visit Point Grant from where you can take in spectacular panoramic views of The Nobbies and Seal Rocks while strolling the coastal boardwalks.

And then it’s onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You will be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes in the sand dunes.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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