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
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
Discover the Great Ocean Road
Our Great Ocean Road Drive overview of the tour information and pricing for the 4 Days and 3 Nights, Melbourne to Adelaide Drive. We will take you coastal and country and along the way, you will experience each local community and the best of what they have to offer.
Tour the Great Ocean Road in luxury and experience the best of what it offers. See our full Great Ocean Road itinerary here. Let us do the driving so that you can enjoy the wonders of this 243 km stretch of heritage listed road. Be inspired by stunning scenery both coastal and country.
Check out what our customers are saying about our tours on our testimonials page.
Our Overnight Destinations
The seaside village of Port Campbell, Port Fairy the maritime town frozen in time, and the quaint township of Penola with its historic charm. Each of our destinations will captivate and delight.
Things to do in Adelaide
With excellent local knowledge and exceptional reviews, our family-owned business is passionate about sharing the beauties of Adelaide and all the thing to do in Adelaide with our visitors. Adelaide is a unique city with many interesting things to do.
Stay in 4-star Accommodation
Time to relax and unwind in your 4-star Great Ocean Road accommodation, carefully selected for your convenience and comfort, giving you time to unwind and reflect upon the day's journey.
Great Ocean Road & Beyond
Experience one of the most awe-inspiring coastal and country journeys with breathtaking views, local Aussie personalities and world-class food & wine. We specialise in small, luxury, exclusive Great Ocean Road Tours with a maximum of 16 people.
There's no better way to capture the panoramic vistas and jaw dropping scenery than from our striking Great Ocean Road 16 seat coaster 'Erin'. With her leather reclining seats your comfort is guaranteed.