A Great Ocean Road Tour is a great family holiday destination to get away from your busy schedule and to spend some quality time with your family or with your friends. As you need to plan well to reach your targets in life, you need to have a sound plan to make most out of your tour. But sometimes, even though we planned everything well, some external influences may spoil your experience. So let’s emphasize some key factors to consider when you are planning the Great Ocean Road Tour to make a perfect family holiday gateway without getting ruined.
This is the most significant factor you have to look into when you are planning the Great Ocean Road Tour as most of the visitors are claiming that they ran out of time at the halfway of the tour. You have to create a schedule for your trip after considering the number of days that you are spending on the tour. If you are going on 1-day tour it will be a really tight schedule as you are trying to cover most of the places in a day. If you are traveling with kids, a 1-day tour will be really a stressful as you can’t rush to the attractions and activities with them. So it is advisable to take 2 days or 3 days Great Ocean Road Tour when traveling with kids.
After deciding the number of days that you are going to stay, then decide the places that you are going to visit and the activities that you are going to carry out. The Great Ocean Road is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Australia which covers Australia’s most wonderful beaches, ocean, wildlife and many more. 12 Apostles, Treetop walk, Gibson Steps, Teddy’s Lookout, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Bells Beach and Erskine Falls are the few from many places to visit in Great Ocean Road. Koala spotting, Apollo Bay surfing, helicopter tour above the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road walk on sandy beaches, biking in Otway, Torquay surf, windsurfing and kite surfing are some of the activities you can do during your Great Ocean Road tour. After you select the place you are going to visit and the activities you prefer, and then look for the distances from your accommodation. According to the distances, allocate the destinations into the days that you are spending there and make an order for each day. Then you can approximately allocate time durations to each place and activity. When deciding on this, you have to keep in mind that during the winter season, you have shorter daytime and sudden temperature and weather changes may occur.
To make the above plan work, then you have to decide what time you are going to leave the home or accommodation. For this, get the help of Google map. Calculate the time to reach your first destination from your home, and then decide when you should leave home by making sure that you have some time for your meals and other personal needs. It is worthwhile to start your journey as early as possible to avoid delays may occur from traffics and all.
Your financial management during the tour is important as much as the time management since the whole tour relies on it. Foreign visitors need extra attention to this factor as you may have no idea on how much you have to spend on the things. And the cost of the Great Ocean Road Tour may vary according to the seasons. It is believed that all the charges such as the ticket, accommodation are high in peak seasons and during the winter seasons all the charges are comparatively less. So when you are forecasting your budget, need to keep this fact in your mind.
Obviously, you need an extra budget for two or three days Great Ocean Road Tours than one day tour as you are planning to visit more places and carry more activities that in one day tour. Additionally, if you are traveling with the kids, you need to add more weight to your budget, as kids may need to buy toys, souvenirs and carry out more activities than you have planned. It is advisable to have some extra money in your hand as a backup always when planning not only your Great Ocean Road Tour but also every trip you are planning to avoid ruining your enjoyment if something unexpected occurred.
You always have to expect the unexpected in your life. When you are in the Great Ocean Road Tour, you have to give first priority to safety. Especially when you are touring with your kids, you have to keep your eye on them all the time. The Great Ocean Road is certainly a safe place to tour, but accidents may take place at any time without prior acknowledge. All the time you have to be careful such as when hiking in the cliffs and stairs, swimming in the ocean, surfing and doing other water activities, exploring wildlife and so on. Always pay attention to the message (notice) boards and warning signs, avoid the places where marked as “PROHIBITED”, “DANGER” and “HAZARD” and never attempt to do illegal things which may risk your life and others. Nobody wishes to finish their Great Ocean Road tour with a sad ending and everyone want to make their tour a happy memorable one. So always give priority to the safety of you and others.
All the time, keep on your mind to safeguard the environment for future generation. Avoid polluting the beaches, ocean, and walkways, damaging the properties and harming the nature and wildlife which may incur fines and legal actions by not doing the above. Let others enjoy the attractions as much as you did by leaving everything the way you find it.
To sum up, if you are expecting to go on a 1 day, 2 days or 3 days Great Ocean Road Tour with your family, bear the facts above in your mind to end your journey with fullest satisfaction and enjoyment.