Tour ID: 10063806

Explore the Great Ocean Road and all that it has to offer. The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most spectacular scenic coastal drives, and it offers sand, sea, mountain and rain forest.

  • Enjoy a day away from the tourist crowds as we visit some of Australian's best surf beaches and spectacular coastline
  • See the inspiring and world-famous 12 Apostles, giant limestone stacks carved out by the power of the sea
  • Be captivated by the history and tales of the Shipwreck Coast, Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback Lookout and views to Mutton Bird Island.
  • Take a walk in the cool gully of the prehistoric rainforest, home to some of the world's tallest trees and oldest flora
  • Experience how the locals live as we pass through quaint fishing and surfing villages along the Heritage-listed Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour direction enables our passengers to experience the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road in all it’s glory in the reverse direction. By operating this tour in reverse we avoid all the normal tourist masses that visit the 12 Apostles, given our passengers 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 it’s glory.

Our first major stop will be the breath-taking 12 Apostles and the extraordinary rock formations of Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell. Venture down the Razorback Lookout and ocean views across to Mutton Bird Island. 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.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Fully Guided Tour, All Transportation, Lunch, On-board water refill, Morning Tea, National Park Entry Fees, free WIFI for the journey home . . . . . . a Great Time!

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  • Duration:

    14 hours

  • Departure:

    7:15 AM Daily

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  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Default departure point is the Athenaeum Theatre (188 Collins Street) at 7.15am.

    A list of our other available pick up locations and tentative times for this tour can be found here. Please notify us of your preferred pickup location and we will confirm your pickup time.

  • What to bring:

    Comfortable footwear, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothes - bathers in Summer, hat, raincoat.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child fare prices apply to children aged between 4 to 12 yrs old.
    Autopia Tours does not allow for children below the age of 4yrs old on their tours.

  • Additional Information:

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    Luggage restrictions: Only hand luggage is allowed on 1 day tours.

  • Destinations:

    Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Bells Beach, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Angelsea and Port Campbell

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