Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour

Departs Melbourne, VIC

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  • Marvel at the infamous 12 Apostles
  • Enjoy stunning views as you wind along the Great Ocean Road
  • Spot koalas in the wild

Explore the Great Ocean Road without the crowds on this reverse tour. This experience takes you against the flow of traffic to avoid the busy tourist crowds offering a more genuine way to experience this rugged, beautiful coastline and all it has to offer.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Courtesy inner city pickup and drop off service
  • Friendly and informative guide

Your day begins with an early morning departure from your centrally located Melbourne Hotel. Travel over the Westgate Bridge on your way to the Great Ocean Road. The drive in the morning is slightly longer than other tours as you are starting at the end of the road and travelling back to the start to escape the crowds. The first stop on the Great Ocean Road will be in the country town of Colac for morning tea before heading to the Shipwreck Coast. Here you’ll find the major attractions of Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge and of course, the 12 Apostles. Not only will there be less people at these stops but the sunlight is better for viewing and photos.

Enjoy a fresh sandwich lunch at one of these spectacularly breathtaking spots. Start the drive backwards along the Great Ocean Road as the road begins to run away from the coast line through the Otway ranges. It is time to stretch your legs on a wonderful guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world. After a short drive the road and ocean meet again in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. From here the road twists 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 towns and your guide will help you spot wild koalas amongst the eucalyptus trees.

Continuing the journey and passing through small sea side towns, make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as The Great Ocean Road sign, commemorating the workers that built the road. From here head to start of the road, the perfect way to end the reverse journey along the Great Ocean Road.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience operates daily
  • Melbourne city pickup is between 7-7:45am, and drop off between 8:30-9pm
  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Booking time will be confirmed by the experience provider

Numbers on the Day

This tour runs with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 24 participants


In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider

Dress Code

Please dress for the weather conditions on the day

Other Info

Please note: there is no space on the bus for strollers, prams, suitcases or large backpacks

... and Importantly


A minimal level of fitness required for this experience.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them, according to this policy:

  • No charge for rescheduling within 7 days prior to the experience date
  • A fee of 50% of the price per participant to change the experience date within 48 hours of the experience date
  • If no-show or late arrival, participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book
  • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforseen circumstances