About Us and Our Passion for Tourism
The Great Ocean Road & Beyond, The Barossa and Adelaide
The Great Ocean Road & Beyond Tour from Melbourne to Adelaide is a blend of some of the best things I have enjoyed during my 30 odd years in the tourism industry.
Owned and operated by Dallas and Nikki Coull, in association with our long-time friend and business partner Mark Furler, it is a tour that provides a rich travel experience and will leave the sweetest of memories.
Our fabulous Great Ocean Road & Beyond Tour is part of a wonderful story which has unfolded since Nikki and I met in the European summer of 1996.
We met in the beautiful village of Lindos on the Greek Island of Rhodes where I was working for a couple of summers and Nikki was holidaying from her home town of Nottingham in the UK. In 2009, after spending a number of years in England, Nikki & I moved to my home town of Adelaide and started Taste the Barossa.
I have an extensive history within tourism beginning with my first job as a kid in the Barossa. In the mid 90’s I started Groovy Grape Getaways which specialised in the adventure tour market and is still going today. It was during this time that I developed a love of the Great Ocean Road and the incredible natural beauty of it.
But before this particular tour became a reality, there was work to do in the Barossa. We started Taste the Barossa to truly showcase the beautiful and historic Barossa Valley focusing on quality food, wine and the amazing scenery. I believed the Barossa was being let down by the quality of the products serving the region at that time and we set out to put that right. Taste the Barossa quickly became the must do Barossa tour and to our delight has been ranked no 1 tour in Adelaide on Trip Advisor since 2009.
Building on the success of Taste the Barossa, See Adelaide was launched in 2014 to provide a tour option like no other available. Putting into practice the passion, quality and service that has been the cornerstone of the success of Taste the Barossa, See Adelaide half day tours and See Adelaide & Beyond private tours and charters present the highlights of Adelaide and South Australia.
With well over 1100 excellent/very good reviews between Taste the Barossa and See Adelaide, we have the recipe for putting together a fabulous tour!
Experience, passion and an understanding of what constitutes a real, quality customer experience is what makes us successful, and just like Taste the Barossa, we aim for our Great Ocean Road and Beyond tour to be the best in the market place.
We hope to see you on the tour!
Dallas and Nikki Coull