About Us and Our Passion for Tourism

Owned and operated by Nikki and Dallas Coull, the Great Ocean Road and Beyond brand is part of See Adelaide and Beyond, Taste the McLaren and Taste the Barossa. These brands are part of a wonderful story we are putting together since we met in the European summer of 1996.

The Great Ocean Road & Beyond, The Barossa and Adelaide

Taste the Barossa

Nikki and I met in Greece while I was spending a couple of summers working and Nikki was there on holiday from her home in the UK. It wasn’t easy at first, Nikki wasn’t going to move to Australia on the back of meeting a silly Aussie bloke in the beautiful Greek village of Lindos on the Island of Rhodos. We took a while to get our act together, however in 2004 I moved to the UK and we have been together ever since. James, Georgia and Tamsin make up our beautiful family. After 6 years living in the UK we made the move to Adelaide and started the first of our tours, Taste the Barossa.

Over the next 8 years we launched See Adelaide and Beyond, Taste the McLaren and our latest venture, our 4 day 3 night Great Ocean Road and Beyond – Melbourne to Adelaide tour.


Whilst running our tour business over the last 8 years, giving birth to Tamsin and renovating our 110 year old family home Nikki undertook full time university study to become a Midwife, a vocation she yearned to do for most of her life. In 2016 she graduated 2nd in her class and now works in one of Adelaide's biggest city hospitals. I am still in awe of what she was able to achieve while juggling everything else.


The Great Ocean Road has been a huge part of my life in Tourism. In the 80’s I drove countless
tours for a company called Wayward Bus. Years later I started a company called Groovy Grape
Getaways and one of the most popular tours I started was a 3 day 2 night Great Ocean Road and
Grampians tour between Melbourne and Adelaide which continues to carry 1000’s of backpackers
a year along the Great Ocean Road.

As far back as 1999 I was amazed that there wasn’t a product catering to people that wanted a
better quality experience than what these “Backpacker” tours offered.


Now there is.

Dallas, Nikki, James, Georgia and Tamsin


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