Reverse Great Ocean Road Day Tour (Lunch Included)

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Adult (13yrs+)
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Tour Information

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  • Operates: Daily
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Departs: 7:35am
  • Returns: 8:30pm

Tour highlights

  • Experience the spectacular 12 Apostles shipwreck coast without the crowds
  • Visit the pristine beach of Loch Ard Gorge in the glory of a mid-morning sun
  • Discover Mutton Bird Island & Razorback lookout’s amazing views
  • Search for Australian wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy a guided walk through an ancient rainforest at Great Otway National Park
  • Drive along the world-famous National Heritage-Listed Great Ocean Road
  • Eco-conscious sustainable touring experience


Escape the city by travelling inland direct to the Shipwreck Coast via Colac. Take a journey and experience the Great Ocean Road reverse tour in the opposite direction to the masses, enabling you to escape the crowds and enjoy this famous & picturesque coastline in all its glory.

The Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour direction enables our passengers to experience the National Heritage-listed Great Ocean Road in all its glory in the reverse direction. By operating this tour in reverse, we avoid all the normal tourist masses that visit the 12 Apostles, giving our passengers a better opportunity to capture that picture-perfect photograph without the crowds. This Great Ocean Road reverse tour itinerary will visit all the same key destinations and highlights as our standard great ocean road tour, so rest assured you won’t miss a thing.

Escape the city by traveling inland direct to the Shipwreck Coast via Colac enjoying a complimentary morning tea along the way. Take a journey and experience the Great Ocean Road reverse tour in the opposite direction to the masses, enabling you to escape the crowds and enjoy this famous & picturesque coastline in all its glory. Our first major stop will be the breathtaking 12 Apostles and the extraordinary rock formations of Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell. Discover Mutton Bird Island & Razorback lookout, both offering amazing views. Then, enjoy a guided walk through Maits Rest or Melba Gully an ancient rainforest admiring some of the world’s tallest trees in the Great Otway National Park.

We continue our journey along this spectacular National Heritage listed road winding between hillsides, pristine beaches, stunning ocean views and dense rainforest. The Great Ocean Road is famously known as one of the world’s most scenic coastal routes which you will get to enjoy without all the crowds. Our local guides will try to seek out the iconic Australian koala, as this coastal region is heavily populated with these furry creatures hidden within the pockets of Eucalyptus forests.

Stopping next at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, one of the most photographed spots along this rugged coastline. This monument is a tribute to the World War One serviceman who built the Great Ocean Road stretching 243 kilometers and was finally completed in 1932. A great location to grab a group photo under the archway and share with friends on social media. From here, we sit back relax and enjoy the drive back into the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne.  Driving Distance: 530km.

Tour Inclusions

  • National Park entry fees
  • Light picnic-style lunch
  • Australian wildlife sightings
  • Guided walks (~2-3km)
  • Onboard WiFi available
  • Hosted by an experienced driver guide
  • Modern air-conditioned coach travel
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Selected Melbourne inner-city pick-up/drop-off point

Tour Exclusions

  • 12 Apostles scenic helicopter flights – payable onboard direct to the operator on arrival
  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary – at the guest’s own expense. We provide plenty of opportunities for guests to support locals and buy lunch along the way.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal expense


Our central meeting point for this tour will be the Immigration Museum (east-side), 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35AM.

  • 6:55 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
  • 7:00 – Melbourne Marriott Hotel – Cnr Exhibition St Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • 7:05 – Space Hotel – 380 Russell St, Melbourne
  • 7:10 – Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Russell St entrance, Melbourne
  • 7:20 – Adina Apartment Hotel – 189 Queen St, Melbourne
  • 7:25 – The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne
  • 7:35 – Immigration Museum (east-side), 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne
  • 7:40 – Crown Towers – 8 Whiteman St Queens Bridge St, Southbank

Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.


  • All per person prices quoted are in Australian dollars and valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.
  • Our child and infant policy and pricing does vary depending on the trip; this is due to the diversity in our product range. All travellers under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • Child fare prices apply to children aged between 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 seats are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking.
  • We ask that guests travelling on day trips bring small day packs and hand luggage only as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Suitcases and large backpacks must be put in storage at your hotel or bus station lockers prior to boarding our vehicles.
  • Please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions prior to departure, that way we can make any necessary arrangements.
  • We operate this tour with an average of 28 passengers, our standard vehicles are 28-seater Yutong midi-coaches. These vehicles are designed for safe & comfortable on long journeys (air-conditioned), with large passenger windows for unobstructed views and USB charging ports. It is possible that the trip will be conducted in a smaller 24-seater such as a Mitsubishi Rosa bus.

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