Private Great Ocean Road tour
Description of Private Great Ocean Road tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur tours have a low impact on the environment due to our small group numbers and the vehicles we use. We run vehicles that suits the size of our group that we are showing around. These may be people movers and small diesel mini buses. We do not run large buses or old vehicles and therefore have a low carbon output per paying passenger.
We provide refillable water bottles and water for our clients so that they are not buying numerous bottles of water while with us. As well as saving on the cost of buying water our clients are not adding to the escalating landfill due to disposable water bottle consumption.
The accommodation that we use, Beacon Point ocean View Villas are set high on a hill overlooking the ocean at Skenes Creek. These spacious self contained villas blend perfectly into the forest environment. A testament to this is the amount of wallabies, koalas and native birds that can often be seen.
Our guests are encourage to try local wine whilst food is, as much is possible, sourced locally.
PeopleWe explain and actively promote sustainable growth in the Great Ocean Road region. We have recently lent our support to the people of Apollo Bay to stop a golf course development that would have doubled the size of the town. This development would have severely hampered the utility services to the town let alone the impact of the construction traffic incurred during the building phase. The designated are in flood plain would have required 1 million cubic meters of landfill to raise it to a safe height. This equates to 20 trucks of landfill per day for 4 years.
For the last 12 years we have been using the same cafe' for breakfast. As a group we interact and share stories with the locals and the staff.
Accommodation and all dining venues that we use are all owned by families living in the region, the money stays in the community. We are trying to keep up with local news and share them with our guests, it's all about sharing, reflecting and learn from each other.