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Hello and welcome to Ride Tours! ​

Our​ iconic Great Ocean Road two day bus tour depart​s every​​​​ Monday and Thursday​,​ 11 months of the year, plus we add a Saturday departure for our summer season (early November until late April). We close for the month of August for our​ own bit of​ holidays​ to spice the year up​ – yeeeha!!!

If you want to pay on the day of the tour, call me on 0427180357 and leave your details with me. Otherwise book now online and ensure you get your seat!

If you have any questions at all about our tour, I am more than happy for you to email me at ridetours@bigpond.com.​

My team and I look forward to showing​ you the very best of the Great Ocean Road.

Cheers,

Todd
  • I took an amazing tour led by Jude back in October. Best tour I’ve ever been on. I’ve never met a tour guide who seems to genuinely care as much as Jude. Even though she’s been leading tours for years, it still felt special, like we were her first ever group! She’s so knowledgeable, funny, and welcoming. Good company, good food, great ocean road. Thank you so much!!

    thumb Katrina Murphy Sebastian
    11/27/2018

    Had a great time throughout the tour and Todd is very accomodating! The place we stayed was clean and comfortable as well. 5/5

    thumb Flerdz LlRn
    11/12/2018

    I can only highly recommend this tour. It was AMAZING! Jude, our tour guide, was amazing, funny, friendly and informative. We did the Great Ocean Road reverse which is great to avoid tourists. We also saw kangaroos, wallabys, koalas and penguins We were not in a rush, and had a lot of time to visit and enjoy places. The hostel and dinner were perfect! A lot of fun and a wonderful experience !!! Thank you Jude ! See you soon in your huge house 😉

    thumb Cassandra Héron
    11/11/2018
  • Highly recommend this tour vs a standard 1 day tour to the Great Ocean Road. All arrangements including the hostel stay are top notch.Todd is excellent and will keep you engaged all along !!

    thumb Manasi Dighe Dias
    10/31/2018

    The tour has been an amazing experience for my wife and me, we enjoyed it from the beginning. The idea of choosing an independent guide which does the opposite of what the mainstream tours do is winning. We saw lots of places without having to queue, the spots were free from tourists so taking pictures has been really smooth. Todd is a great guide, professional, friendly, organised and enthusiast. I would recommend him and his tours without hesitation. Furthermore, we love nature and animals so encountering Australian animals have been emotional, feeding the rosellas was the cherry on top (I felt like I was 8 having these spectacular birds flying right into my arms/head). Note: I would recommend spending the little extra for the accommodation, so you can sleep well and enjoy the second day with 100% of your energy.

    thumb Davide Vago
    10/17/2018

    5 star review  This tour was one of the best I’ve been on, anywhere in the world! It was well-planned and organised, it covered all the highlights, and the guide was funny and informative. Highly recommend!!

    thumb Katherine Quinn
    10/06/2018
  • Wonderful tour all round!, so thank you Todd! 😀 My friend Michelle and I had never travelled the Great Ocean Road, so enjoyed all it had to offer and definitley, this 2 day tour is a fantastic way to see this scenic coast of Australia!.

    thumb Claire Moore
    9/25/2018

    5 star review  Went on a 2D tour with Ride Tours last Oct. I would say is a value for money tour. Todd bring out the best of GOR. As a tourist, we always wanted to have those Instagram photos of Koala, Kangaroo (including the road sign of Kangaroo), emu and GOR, Todd will make sure you have good photos of those! Initially I have concern on the hostel and shared bathroom but it turn out to be good. The hostel is good and the shared bathroom is clean. BF and I really enjoyed our 2D tour. I will definitely recommend Ride Tours, Todd to people who wants to visit GOR and have the most out of the 2D. 2D is just nice to enjoy the beauty of GOR. Todd is a great cook too!

    thumb Juan Lim
    6/13/2018

    5 star review  It was a worthwhile 2-day experience. Jude, our guide, was a nice lady and took great care of the group. The weather was gloomy on the first day when we passed by the twelve apostles, but we managed to catch it in its full glory the next day when the weather cleared up. 🙂

    thumb Joyce JL
    6/13/2018
  • 5 star review  It was an amazing experience to do this tour! 2 days is just perfect to do the Great Ocean Road. Todd is such an amazing man and the funniest tour guide you will ever meet. Made some great friends on this trip as well!

    thumb Amber Slooven
    4/08/2018

    5 star review  This was such an amazing and beautiful trip which is a must do when you visit Melbourne! We had the best tour guide ever, Todd was informative but also had a great sense of humor. Loved every bit and would recommend anyone this trip! 😃

    thumb Alyse Kerridge
    4/01/2018

    5 star review  Brilliant 2 day tour, saw all kinds of wildlife; koala, kangaroos, emus and got to feed some beautiful looking birds. The hostel we stayed in is clean, nice atmosphere and brews it's own tasty ales! The tour of the road itself was great, Todd is a well informed ethuastic Aussie who kept us entertained. Would recommend!

    thumb Luke Turnbull
    3/15/2018
  • 5 star review  Great tour with a great guide, small group, lots of fun and lots to see! The hostel was really nice as well! Highly recommend anyone to take this tour for the great ocean road. Avoids all the tourist buses as well! Thanks Todd!!

    thumb Nicola Böffinger
    3/12/2018

    5 star review  Amazing trip! I can't imagine doing it in only one day. My daughter and I loved the sights and the adventure, but the best part by far was our guide, Jude. Informative, gracious, hilarious, and a generous soul. Can't wait to see her at Sam's wedding Valentine's day, 2023!

    thumb Lisa King
    2/19/2018

    5 star review  The best choice Of the Great Ocean Road.

    thumb Ma Li Ya
    2/13/2018
  • 5 star review  Such an amazing Time over that so beautiful Great Ocean Road ! Clap' �to Jude who has been a really good guide during those 2 days, sharing her smile, positive attitude and lots of pretty good stories � I really enjoyed that trip with on top of that a perfect funny group !

    thumb Magali Biscouit
    2/13/2018

    5 star review  Honestly, the best tour that I have ever acknowledged. I was having such memorable time with Jude and the truly "international" crew with French, Swedish, Danish, American and Chinese people. Jude was so enthusiastic. Not only had she been so energetic to find out the very best stops, but also dedicated to providing me with her amazing historical (and environmental) knowledge. She was so keen on satisfying everyone. My deepest appreciation to Jude and Todd. I don't want to sound like an advertisement, so in short, just hop on and let these fantastic people work their magic if you want to have an unforgettable Great Ocean Road experience. . P/s: Jude, I really want to keep in touch with you so please add my Facebook if you don't mind. All the best team, thank you for everything 🙂

    thumb Nguyễn Đức Minh
    2/06/2018

    5 star review  Todd is amazing patient and experienced tour guide � absolutely recommend to take up the tour with them! I enjoyed so much in this trip and make some friends too! Cheers!

    thumb Shir Yee Wong
    1/11/2018
  • 5 star review  Had the two day tour with Jude and had the most amazing time, she brought such a great personality to the tour, the story telling and so much information! The hostel was brilliant and we stopped at so many places! Making sure we saw Aussie wildlife, the best sunset ever and her unreal master chef abilities in the kitchen! The best part was doing the great ocean road backwards and never seeing any other tourist buses! Her passion really boosted the energy on the tour and we really embraced it! It was such a wonderful trip! Thankyou so much 10/10!!!!

    thumb Kimberley Counter
    1/09/2018

    5 star review  With only one tour to go, I am pretty confident that this is going to be the best tour I did in Australia. Not only because of the scenery of the Great Ocean Road, but also thanks to the great group and Todd doing his very best to show us the Australian wildlife! I am so glad I decided to fly to Melbourne just for this tour!

    thumb Kim DeRo
    12/30/2017

    5 star review  Big shout out to Todd for an amazing tour. You made this trip so memorable and your knowledge was amazing! The hostel we stayed at was one of the cleanest and nicest I’ve been to, the sights were incredible and never crowded- thanks to Todd knowing when to go. You will experience the Great Ocean Road as it should be experienced- without 500 people in the way. If you want to get great Instagram photos, see kangaroos, koalas and emus in the wild- and believe me- you will see them all! This is the tour for you. Fantastic value for money, perfect amount of time to experience everything without rushing and an amazing guide. Fully recommend. Thanks so much Todd! Have a great Christmas!

    thumb Laura Louise
    12/24/2017
  • 5 star review  We had the best time with Todd on the tour. His knowledge about the landscape and nature around the Great Ocean Road is very detailed. And his humor is the BEST! You should book a tour with him. You will have the best time at the Twelve Apostles - promise.

    thumb Elena Leichtfuß
    11/26/2017

    5 star review  Amazing tour! Todd was the best guide we could’ve ask for! Funny, informative, chilled. We were never in a rush and we saw lots of amazing places. Highly recommended. Thank u Todd! I even tried the Vegemite ice cream

    thumb Frederike Ring
    11/26/2017

    5 star review  Amazing tour, Jude was a great tour guide who couldn't have done more to help and answer questions, she had great knowledge and stories to go along with all the stops! Accommodation was great and the food was great! Totally recommend!

    thumb Abbie Portsmouth
    10/11/2017
  • 5 star review  Great tour, even if the weather in September was not so good. Jude is a funny professional guide! Recommended!

    thumb Riccardo Castellan
    9/09/2017

    5 star review  The tour was very nice. Jude is a funny and friendly guide that makes everybody feel welcomed and comfy! She has an amazing knowledge of the area (in therms of information about the sites we visited as well as for the wildlife's habits and hidden spots). I had a great time ! It is definitely worth the price! !

    thumb Geneviève Bonneau
    7/14/2017

    5 star review  Awesome scenery and super friendly tour guide and group......... Couldn't ask for any more 😊. Would definitely recommend!!! See you at your dream house in 5 years Jude!

    thumb Kye Felton
    7/08/2017
  • 5 star review  Just got back from an amazing two day Great Ocean Road tour with amazing tour guide, Jude. The trip itself was awesome and beautiful. The accommodation was wonderful as well. Jude was an exceptional tour guide who was very knowledgeable (on everything!), hilarious and fun. I highly recommend doing the two day Great Ocean Road Tour with Ride Tours- you will not be disappointed! Jude I hope you find your surgeon man, can't wait to visit you in five years! See you again soon!

    thumb Jacqueline Victoria
    4/07/2017

    5 star review  I enjoyed everything about this well organised, fun and interesting tour. Our tour guide Jude was a legend! Her passion for the experience really shone through, she looked after us all so well. Thanks again Jude, an experience I will never forget! Xx

    thumb Miranda Friend
    3/25/2017

    5 star review  Amazing trip! From start to finish everything was perfect and definitely exceeded all expectations. Saw so many incredible sights, including some hidden gems that I had never heard of. Todd was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly, with some great banter (for an Aussie). Would certainly recommend this tour to anyone ... It is the best way to see the Great Ocean Road

    thumb Jake Cooper
    2/28/2017

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