One Day Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour

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One Day Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour

From £80.40 per person

Explore the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles without the crowds. This tour includes all the highlights of a standard tour but goes to the Apostles and Shipwreck coast in the morning instead of the afternoon allowing you to avoid the masses.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • See the 12 Apostles before most people arrive
  • Spot some wild koalas
  • Marvel at awe-inspiring coastal views
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Start the day early from the Melbourne CBD and settle in. Go inland for the morning which is going to bring you out on the Shipwreck Coast before the rest of the tour buses. Here is where you will find the infamous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps. The best part? Less people! Take in these world-renowned sites without being caught in the hussle and bussle of the masses. Getting to the 12 Apostles in the morning provides additional colours in the large limestone stacks not seen in the afternoon. Hear the story of Loch Ard and step down into the gorge that has been carved away by the Southern Ocean over hundreds of years, Arguably more stunning than the Apostles themselves. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of these breath-taking spots. After taking in this spectacular coastline drive back along the Great Ocean Road. Wave at all the other busses as they all pass by in the opposite direction as the road begins to run away from the coast line through the Otway ranges. It is now time to stretch your legs on a magical guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world. A short drive sees the road and ocean meet once again in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. For the rest of the journey the road will twist along the coast, offering spectacular ocean, beach and cliff views. Along this beautiful section of the Great Ocean Road you’ll stop at the small town of Kennett River where your guide will help you spot wild koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees. Pass through small sea side towns as you continue and make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as The Great Ocean Road sign, commemorating the workers that built the road. Make your way to start of the road (or end of the road on this reverse tour) for a pizza dinner in the town of Torquay, the perfect way to end the journey along the Great Ocean Road before making the trip back to Melbourne.
  • Light picnic lunch
  • Friendly and informative Tour Guide
  • Koala spotting in the wild
  • All National Park fees
  • Audio translation service available (in 10 languages)
  • Additional snacks and beverages
  • Optional helicopter flights over the 12 apostles
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Immigration Museum at 400 Flinders St, on the corner of Market St, at 7:35 AM.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Windbreaker
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Cash
    • Daypack

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Baby strollers

    Know before you go

    • Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult or legal guardian
    • Travel in modern 24 seater vehicles, with high back non-reclining seats and seat belts
    • You can change your pickup point after a booking has been made, please do so at least 48 hours prior to departure
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    4.5 / 5

    based on 8 reviews

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    Doing the reverse tour was a good way to do a day tour of the Great Ocean Road and it’s features because we stopped at the main highlights first so were able to make the best of all the walks at the 12 Apostles and Lochard Gorge. If they were the final features of the day, I think we’d have been more tired and weary from the long journey and not taken full advantage of that area.

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    8 January 2020

    La guía estuvo excelente. Los recorridos increíbles.

    4 January 2020

    Wine tasting was a little rushed but was a great day

    24 October 2019

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