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A Longhorn YOUnique Journey

Longhorn YOUnique Tours is a 2015 and 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner, offering tours to the Great Ocean Road, the Otways Rainforest, Grampians, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley and Adelaide. They can also customise a tour to suit your needs.

You will see spectacular scenery, wildlife in the natural environment, learn about the area's history and culture, enjoy homemade treats and great accommodation as Longhorn's expert guides take you on a journey of discovery.

Longhorn YOUnique Tours is a family owned business operated by Garry and Shirley Hamel, two Australians who know and understand the beauty of the country. With a range of tours from one day to multiple day tours to choose from.

Longhorn YOUnique Tours believe that guests shouldn't feel rushed. Tours are conducted in luxury four wheel-drive vehicles with your comfort and needs a top priority. Private tours with a maximum of six people ensure you receive a personalised experience to remember.

Longhorn YOUnique Tours are part of the Extinction Fighters program and have adopted a Tasmanian Devil at Healesville Sanctuary. Free Wi-Fi on all tours.

  • Extended
  • Customised
  • Land - Motorised
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic
  • Full Day
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Moderate

Tours & services

On this private tour you will experience spectacular coastal views, kangaroos, koalas, rainforest walks, waterfalls, ancient mountains and aboriginal art on this eco-certified three day oceans, forests and mountains Longhorn YOUnique tour.

You will be driven along the magnificent Great Ocean Road, stopping at the most iconic locations and then you will experience the splendour and tranquillity of the Otway Ranges before heading across to the ancient grandeur of the Grampians Region where you will be entranced by the magnificence of these mountains and the stories that belong to them. Hear the dream-time story of their creation and gaze at ancient Indigenous rock art.

This Longhorn YOUnique tour includes Great Ocean Road, Teddys Lookout, Memorial Arch, The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, rainforest in the Otways, Otway Fly which is optional, koalas and kangaroos in the wild, waterfalls, spectacular lookouts, rainforest walk, Brambuk Living Cultural Centre and Indigenous art sites.

Most meals included contact Longhorn YOUnique tours for more information. Overnight accommodation for two nights which is twin share is organised for you.

Facilities found here

  • Extended
  • Customised
  • Land - Motorised
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

This private tour starts the day at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary where you will see a range of Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, birds of prey and platypus.

The tour will include a special surprise for you at the Sanctuary and your visit ends with the Spirits of the Sky shown featuring some of the spectacular native birdlife.

You can also visit the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working veterinary hospital which treats over 2,000 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year.

Enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary before travelling through the Dandenong Ranges to take a ride on Puffing Billy, a restored early 20th century steam train which travels though magnificent rainforest.

Then head to Sky High Lookout where we enjoy the spectacular views of Melbourne. On clear days you will see across to Port Phillip Bay, You Yang Mountain Range and the western regions heading to Geelong.

Facilities found here

  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

Kangaroos, koalas and other Australian wildlife mixed with wine, food and indigenous history on this orivate tour of the Yarra Valley.

On their one day tour you will visit Healesville Sanctuary a 30 hectare bushland zoo offering a distinct Australian setting to enjoy unique close-up encounters with some of Australia's wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, birds of prey and platypus. See the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working veterinary hospital which treats over 2,000 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year.

You will also hear about the connection with the early Aboriginal history of the region through the amazing story of Coranderrk.

Visit a number of local wineries, local producers and enjoy lunch at one of the wineries.

Tour is operated by Longhorn YOUnique Tours and includes Healesville Sanctuary, Spirits of the Sky show, dingoes, koalas, kangaroos, platypus and more. You can also experience local wineries and food.

If wine does not interest, see the Wildlife and Puffing Billy tour which travels into the Dandenong Ranges and includes a ride on Puffing Billy a century old steam train.

Facilities found here

  • Full Day
  • Customised
  • Land - Motorised
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

Travel to Adelaide over three days filled with beautiful scenery, wonderful sea side towns and iconic tourist spots with Lornhorn YOUnique Tours.

Visit Coonawarra, one of Australia's premium wine region, limestone caves plus much more.

Travelling in a luxury four wheel drive at a pace designed to take full advantage of everything on offer you will certainly enjoy their personalised service and attention to detail as they show you this wonderful part of Australia.

From the world famous drive along the Great Ocean Road to the Blue Lake of Mount Gambier to enjoying the taste of some of Australia's best red wines so much is waiting for you on this personal tour.

Facilities found here

  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

Experience spectacular coastal scenery, rainforest walks, waterfalls, kangaroos and koalas on this private tour, which will take you on the road less travelled.

As well as all the regular attractions along the Great Ocean Road this tour showcases the Otway Ranges where you will see beautiful waterfalls and fantastic views along the Great Ocean Road. You will also participate in an amazing rainforest walk.

Hear stories about the incredible history of this area from prehistoric times
until recent days. Learn about the indigenous people of the region, maritime disasters and how this ancient forest has withstood the threat of bushfire and logging to remain as a remnant of ancient times gone by.

This YOUnique Tour includes Teddys Lookout, Memorial Arch, The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Otways Rainforest, Koalas and kangaroos in their native environment, waterfalls, rainforest walks, Cape Otway Lighthouse or the Otway Fly.

Most meals are included. A helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles is an optional extra and definitely worth considering.

Overnight accommodation is a twin share room.

Facilities found here

  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

This Longhorn YOUnique private tour is the ultimate experience for those interested in wildlife and beautiful Phillip Island. You will encounter a range of animals, get close to koalas, enjoy historic Churchill Island, view the Nobbies and the magnificent coastline and learn all about the little penguins.

To end the day, you will watch the famous little penguins emerging from the ocean at sunset from an exclusive vantage point.

This Longhorn YOUnique tour includes Churchill Island, historic buildings, farm animals, Koala Conservation Centre, wallabies, The Nobbies and the Penguin Parade on an Ultimate or VIP experience.

Entry fees to all attractions and meals are included in the price.

Facilities found here

  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

Aboriginal art, kangaroos, waterfalls and spectacular views from ancient mountains on this private tour.

Look back through history and see the art of Indigenous Australians. Gaze out from lookouts atop the ranges and see the region as it is laid out before you as nature's own magnificent canvas.

Mix this with lunch at local cafes and an overnight stay for this amazing Grampians experience.

This Longhorn YOUnique Tour includes Mackenzies Falls, the Balconies, Reids Lookout, Baroka Lookout, Brambuk Living Cultural Centre and Indigenous art site.

Most meals and overnight accommodation is included.

Facilities found here

  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Moderate

Phillip Island has many fantastic attractions and if nature is your passion then this Longhorn YOUnique tour will provide an experience to remember. With over 30,000 little penguins, 25,000 Australian fur seals, 346 species of birds, koalas, wallabies and during the breeding season over one million migratory short tailed shearwaters, Phillip Island has an abundance of nature.

Experience Churchill Island with its history of European settlement and a visit to Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm where you can learn about indigenous plants and how they were used for food and medicine by Aboriginals, or catch a trout in the lake and have it prepared and cooked for your lunch.

With so many attractions to do, this two day tour travels at a leisurely pace in the luxurious four wheel-drive so you can take in the sights and scenery. Enjoy the personalised service they have built their reputation on.

The tour includes Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Centre, Swan Lake, The Nobbies, Penguin Parade, Rhyll Trout and Bush tucker Farm and a seal watching cruise.

Lunch will be at the local cafes, breakfast is free on the second day and all overnight accommodation is organised for you.

Facilities found here

  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

Experience spectacular coastal scenery, koalas, kangaroos and rainforest walks on this private tour of the Great Ocean Road which is recognised as one of the world's best drives.

This one day tour is all about showing you as much as possible whilst still giving you a personalised service and a quality experience.

The tour is operated by Longhorn YOUnique Tours and visits Teddys Lookout, Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, Fantastic beaches in seaside resort towns, The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, rainforest walk and koalas and birds in their natural environment.

Facilities found here

  • Full Day
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic

Together, Longhorn YOUnique Tours and a range of local Indigenous groups will take you on a journey that lets you share the culture and knowledge that has existed for tens of thousands of years across central and western Victoria. Australia's Indigenous cultural history is recognised worldwide and Victoria contributes an amazing amount to that history.

As they travel through different areas you will be taken on a journey of learning by the descendants of the people that have inhabited these places since the creation time.

Add this fantastic journey of discovery to the wonders of the Great Ocean Road and the rugged harshness of the Grampians Mountain Range, and your tour is sure to excite and leave long lasting memories.

You will visit places such as, Narana Creations, Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, Cape Otway Light station, The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Rainforest walk, Tower Hill, Tyrendarra, Gunditj Mirring, Gariwerd or the Grampians, Aboriginal rock art sites, Koalas, kangaroos and birds in their natural environment.

Overnight accommodation and all meals except for dinners are included in the tour.

Facilities found here

  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Moderate

Contacts

Melbourne Victoria 3000, Australia

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