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Skip-the-Crowds: Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour with Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • Begin your day early and journey through the picturesque Great Ocean Road in the opposite direction to avoid the crowds and get better photo opportunities
  • Witness the legendary rock formations of the 12 Apostles and discover Loch Ard Gorge
  • Indulge in wildlife spotting and look out for Koalas hanging in the wild!
  • Enjoy morning tea, followed by a picnic lunch at the Otway National Park
  • Enjoy the company of an expert guide all through the journey with hotel transfers from Melbourne
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Upgrade your package to include a 15-minute helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles (optional)
  • Overview

    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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour: Approx 14 hrs.
    Helicopter Flight: Approx 15 mins.

    Start time

    Pickup starts from 7:45am.

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    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. 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
    • Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour
    • National park fees
    • English-speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Morning tea & biscuits
    • 15 minute helicopter flight over 12 Apostles (optional)


    • Dinner
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Stunning scenery

      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
    • The Long way Around

      This is the 1st time we've used a Hop on Hop Off bus tour with more than one route. The main route was amazing, the other routes, well, we got on one by mistake and it was a long...

      Marilyn J Wells, Canada
    • nice

      Janet Hyde, United Kingdom, 06/Mar/2020