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.
This extensive full-day tour includes a picnic lunch at the Otway National Park, along with hotel transfers from Melbourne.
Upgrade your tour package to include an optional 15-minute helicopter ride over the majestic 12 Apostles.
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. Drive by the quaint coastal towns like the Apollo Bay.
End this tour with a transfer back to your hotel in Melbourne at around 9pm.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.
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.
You can enjoy a more personalised experience as we accommodate an average of 24 people in this tour.