Both these trips were great - they are done in a small bus so it is quite personal - this drivers were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They are long days, with lots of driving, but it is a great way to see this locations.
The great ocean road day trip was a very long day. The coast is beautiful but if youve been up the California coast its about the same. Lots of stops along the way for pictures. Really enjoyed the twelve apostles and the story behind them. The bus was not the most comfortable for the long trip
The day spent with Chris H, aka bear was fantastic. He is a great tour guide. Throughly enjoyed this tour. Watching the penguins was so fun. We did the ranger guided tour which was worth the extra cost as they provided binoculars and headsets for the tour. With the ranger you got a more detailed explanation of the penguins trip back to the beach. The day was long but so worth it. We also went to an animal conservatory and got to have our pictures taken with a koala.
One suggestion is all your guides should follow Chriss example in ensuring everyone is back on the bus in time. No one wanted to wear the donkey hat. Wish he had been on the ocean road tour as we had to wait three times for different groups to get back to the bus.
Excellent trip- guides were very professional and caring for the comfort and safety of the passengers. They were knowledgeable and shared a lot about the history and stories about the places visited. Highly recommended!