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Great Ocean Road in Reverse Day Tour

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1 Day
Lunch, Dinner
Daily between 7am and 8am
Do the Great Ocean Road in reverse and escape the crowds!

Experience one of the top ten drives in the world the opposite way to the usual itinerary! After being picked up head straight to the end of the Great Ocean Road and check out the spectacular 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Feel dwarfed amongst the massive trees in the Otway Rainforest, see koalas in the wild up close and check out the surf coast and Memorial Arch.


  • Friendly, informative tour guide
  • Morning tea & lunch
  • All park entrance fees
  • Transport in minibus with friendly guide

The Great Ocean Road is one of the main reasons people come to Melbourne besides food, it’s a must do and if you’re short on time a one day trip is the best way to see it.” –Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

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  • Explore the Great Ocean Road without the crowds
  • Get stunning photos at the 12 apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Explore the Otway Rainforest
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Visit the surf coast - Apollo Bay, Lorne, Torquay and more
  • Get an iconic photo at Memorial Arch

After picking up from Melbourne CBD and St Kilda accommodation we head out over the West Gate Bridge and out on the freeway towards the end of the Great Ocean Road. Halfway there we'll jump out of the bus, stretch our legs and get to know everyone in the group over some morning tea. We'll then enjoy some winding roads through the scenic farming country until we arrive at the Shipwreck Coast on the Great Ocean Road. This is a great opportunity to get some truly awesome shots of the 12 Apostles with a lot fewer people around than in the afternoon. We'll head to Loch Ard Gorge and learn the story of the survivors of the famous shipwreck - the Loch Ard and spend some time exploring the area, make sure you get down on the beach!

We continue our journey back towards Melbourne and head to the Otway National Park for a walk through the rainforest. Here we can check out the wildlife, massive mountain ash trees and breathe in some of the freshest air you'll ever take in! We head into Apollo Bay where we can taste some vegemite ice cream and check out this cool surf town. Afterwards, it's off to Kennett River where we can spot koalas and birds in the wild! Continuing along the surf coast's winding road enjoying the views we make our way to Memorial Arch where we can get one of the iconic pictures of the day with the "Great Ocean Road" sign and check out the beach while learning a little history about the road itself.

From Memorial Arch it's a short trip back to Melbourne arriving around 9:00pm.

Highlights of the day

The 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge

Meals Included

Morning Tea & Lunch

Optional Activities

Helicopter Ride over the 12 Apostles ($155 – 10 to 15 minutes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who travels on these tours?

This tour is aimed at 18 – 39 year old travellers though if you’re young at heart and a keen adventurer there is no age restriction.

What is the fitness level required for this tour?

Easy Most people will not find the walks on this tour challenging.

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending Money
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Your sense of fun and adventure!

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