Great Ocean Road In Reverse
The Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour enables our guests to experience the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road in all it’s glory without the crowds. By operating this tour in reverse we avoid all the normal tourist masses that visit the 12 Apostles, giving our guests a better opportunity to capture that picture perfect photograph without crowded lookouts. This Great Ocean Road reverse tour itinerary will visit all the same key destinations and highlights as our Great Ocean Road Experience tour, so rest assured you won’t miss a thing.
The Great Ocean Road tour is a journey along one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives! We drive directly to the 12 Apostles to view the gigantic limestone stacks in the morning sunlight. Then Continue our way back to Melbourne along the spectacular Great Ocean Road enjoying awesome coastal photo opportunities as we stop along the way.
- Hotel Transfers
- Guided tour commentary
- Visit the 12 Apostles
- Visit the beach of Loch Ard Gorge
- Light picnic-style lunch
- On board water refill station
- Air-conditioned coach travel
- Mutton Bird Island & Razorback lookout’s
- Guided walk through Great Otway National Park
Get lost in the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge while learning from our tour guide some history of the area’s famous shipwrecks. There had been over 200 shipwrecks between Port Fairy and Cape Otway. Hear the harrowing story of two young survivors of the Loch Ard Ship Wreck in 1878. Marvel at the formations of Island Archway, Razorback and the Salt and Pepper Shakers.
Be mesmerized by the famous 12 Apostles and soak in the splendour of the rock formations’ allure and magnificence. Let the towering cliffs dwarf you as the raging waters of the surf pound on the rocks below. Witness the changing colours of the sky and sea as the sun slowly sinks behind the giant limestones. You can see the Gog and Magog from the viewing platform at the 12 Apostles with views of Gibson Steps in the distance. An incredible highlight of your Great Ocean Road Tour.
Explore the Great Otway National Park with your tour guide and learn about this incredible ancient rainforest. Witness with towering centuries-old eucalyptus trees, thousand year old lush ferns, magnificent wetlands, a variety of native birds, and many different species of wild animals.
You will visit the quaint coastal town of Apollo Bay in southwestern Victoria. Located on the east side of Cape Otway, Apollo Bay is a natural resort town where you can explore its rich rainforests filled with waterfalls, streams, lush vegetation, and exotic wildlife. We will stop here for lunch at your own expense. Enjoy a cafe dining experience or a picnic down the beach – the choice is yours.
We will be keeping our eyes out to spot Australian wildlife throughout the day. If you’re lucky enough, you may see some Kangaroos and listen to the songs of lovely birds native to Australia such as Kookaburras, King Parrots, Yellow Robins, Fairy-Wrens, and much more.
Meeting points and times in Melbourne
Our central meeting point for this tour will be the Immigration Museum (east-side), 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35AM.
6:20 – Newport Bus Interchange, Mason St, Newport
6:55 – Space Hotel, 380 Russell St, Melbourne
7:05 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
7:15 – Windsor Hotel – 111 Spring St, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
7:25 – The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne
7:30 – Holiday Inn, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
7:35 – Immigration Museum (east-side), 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne
Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Traveling with Children
Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking. Please note our vehicles do not have the storage to accommodate prams or strollers, these must be left at your hotel or accommodation.
The Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour enables our guests to experience the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road in all it’s glory without the crowds. By operating this tour in reverse we avoid all the normal tourist masses that visit the 12 Apostles