From Melbourne: Reverse Great Ocean Road Day Trip with Lunch
Good for groups
Things to do for adults
Nature & adventure
Explore the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles without the crowds. This tour includes all the highlights of a standard tour but goes to the Apostles and Shipwreck coast in the morning instead of the afternoon allowing you to avoid the masses.
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Start the day early from the Melbourne CBD and settle in. Go inland for the morning, which is going to bring you out on the Shipwreck Coast before the rest of the tour buses. Here is where you will find the infamous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Gibson Steps. Take in these world-renowned sites without being caught in the hustle and bustle of the masses.
Getting to the 12 Apostles in the morning provides additional colors in the large limestone stacks not seen in the afternoon. Hear the story of Loch Ard and step down into the gorge that has been carved away by the Southern Ocean over hundreds of years, arguably more stunning than the Apostles themselves. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of these breathtaking spots.
After taking in this spectacular coastline, drive back along the Great Ocean Road. Wave at all the other buses as they all pass by in the opposite direction as the road begins to run away from the coastline through the Otway ranges. It is now time to stretch your legs on a magical guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world.
Next, a short drive sees the road and ocean meet once again in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. For the rest of the journey, the road will twist 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 town of Kennett River where your guide will help you spot wild koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees.
Pass through small seaside towns as you continue and make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as The Great Ocean Road sign, commemorating the workers that built the road. From here, we sit back, relax and enjoy the drive back into the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne
Light picnic lunch
Friendly and informative Tour Guide
Koala spotting in the wild
All National Park fees
Audio translation service available (in 10 languages)
Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult or legal guardian
Travel in modern 28 seater vehicles, with high back non-reclining seats and seat belts
You can change your pickup point after a booking has been made, please do so at least 48 hours prior to departure
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund