Embark on a road trip to the scenic Great Ocean Road in the reverse direction and avoid the tourist rush. Enjoy the company of an expert guide who provides running commentary of every important destination you visit or pass by.
This National Heritage-listed road has a lot to offer including its marvelous coastline with lovely beaches, rich rainforests and quaint seaside towns. Witness the world-famous 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge from land as well as air like never before! Check out the world’s tallest trees at the ancient rainforests of Otway National Park and meet koalas in the wild at the Kennett River.
This extensive full-day tour includes a picnic lunch at the Otway National Park and dinner at the surf capital of Australia – Torquay, along with hotel transfers from Melbourne.
Upgrade your tour package to include an optional 15-minute helicopter ride over the majestic 12 Apostles.
Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour: 14 hours approximately
Helicopter Flight: 15 minu
Hotel pick-up between 7:00am – 8:00am.
Pick-up is offered from your accommodation in Melbourne Central Business District.
Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking or contact our local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.
Same as the start point
Kick start this amazing full-day Great Ocean Road reverse tour with a comfortable hotel pick up from Melbourne early in the morning. Enjoy the company of an experienced guide who keeps you informed, as you head directly to the Shipwreck Coast via Colac while enjoying your morning tea on the way. This tour drives you through the Great Ocean Road in the opposite direction so you can dodge the day-time tourist crowds visiting the 12 Apostles and enjoy uninterrupted photo opportunities.
Hop off your bus at your first stop - 12 Apostles. Discover Loch Ard Gorge and witness its world-famous rock formations. Venture down to the beach at Gibson’s Steps (if the weather permits) or else, visit the famous London Bridge. Take this opportunity to witness the iconic limestone formations of the 12 Apostles from air on an optional helicopter flight that lasts for about 15 minutes.
Get back in the bus to move further along the gorgeous coastline of this National Heritage-listed road, laden with beautiful ocean views and surf beaches and visit the historic Memorial Arch. Then, experience the ancient rainforests with a fun guided walk at the Otway National Park, home to world’s tallest trees. Take a lunch break next at one of the picture-perfect spots on the way.
Post lunch, enjoy spotting koalas in the wild at the Kennett River. Drive by the quaint coastal towns like the Apollo Bay and conclude this tour with a delicious dinner in the surf coast township of Torquay.
End this tour with a transfer back to your hotel in Melbourne at around 9 pm.
Please call our local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Voucher Information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Please report at the meeting point or pickup location at least 10 minutes before the start time.
Please do not bring your luggage with you since there are no luggage storage facilities on day tours. Luggage may be stored with your accommodation provider for the day. Due to limited luggage restrictions, pushers and prams are also not permitted on tour.
We do not recommend this tour to people with mobility problems.
Really good value tour. We covered a lot of miles and sights on this day trip. Loved seeing the Apostles. Only one slight grumble our driver continually talked to the lady next...Gillian Young, United Kingdom, 05/Apr/2018