It’s Whale Watching time again. We have been sighting the Southern Right Whales. These stunning creatures travel up from Antarctica to give birth and nurse their calves in the shallow waters of the Great Ocean road. The Whales then feed up their calves and return to Antarctica for Summer.
Ocean Road Tours are so very Happy and Proud to announce the awarding of Trip Advisors 2018 Certificate of Excellence. We would like to thank all the people who have supported us this far and especially a big thank you to all the travelers who took the time to write a review. Trip Advisors 2017 Certificate of Excellence and Trip Advisors 2018 Certificate of Excellence in our first two years is just brilliant.
Since we started Ocean Road Tours 2 1/2 years ago 5 major infrastructure projects have begun in Melbourne, affecting most of our access routes to the city. These have increased Traffic congestion in the City, especially at our drop off time. We surveyed our guests and found most guests (96%) agreed, that after a three hour trip home from the Great Ocean Road, spending an hour in city traffic was very uncomfortable and frustrating. This affects us more due to our return time of 5 p.m. after our early departure.
Responding to this survey, we have commenced a trial run of a central drop off point, Southbank, directly opposite Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. This has easy access to Melbourne’s Free Trams and the train system and is easy walking distance from Central Melbourne.
You may plan a visit to Eureka Tower Sky deck, as we now have 10% discount vouchers for you and we drop off right next door. You may also want to visit Southbank Restaurants, The Botanical Gardens or even a Tram Trip to wonderful St Kilda. It also a time for the group to be able to say goodbye to each other and even share a drink on some of the many hospitality areas along the Yarra river.
We hope you understand the reasoning behind this decision and appreciate the extra time you have available now. We are posting this News Update to allow you to plan ahead for your Melbourne evening activities.