• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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Discover Australia’s postcard paradise as you travel along one of the world’s most iconic coastal roads. Dodge the crowds by driving the famous Great Ocean Road in reverse, starting with morning tea in Colac, then stopping to view landmarks like the Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. After tucking into a delicious picnic lunch, take a hike through the Otway rainforest, spot koalas along the Kennett River and enjoy dramatic views over Apollo Bay. This full-day tour from Melbourne includes lunch and hotel pick-up.


  • Full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
  • Drive the famous route in reverse to avoid the crowds
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Apollo bay
  • Spot wild koalas in their natural environment
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Family friendly
  • Morning tea and lunch included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Reverse Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

12 Apostles Great Ocean Road

Customer Reviews

Alistair S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an excellent excursion away from Melbourne. Although Melbourne is a lovely city, it was good to get away for the day and enjoy the coastline. The highlight was seeing the 12 Apostles which we had only heard of before. Doing the reverse of the Great Ocean Road involved an early start and a long drive, but I do believe that we escaped the crowds. Although there were many tourists at the 12 Apostles, I'm sure it was less than with the conventional tours.

Marla A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Absolutely fantastic scenery! We arrived at the 12 Apostles at a time of day with good light which I'm not sure would have been the case with a non-reverse tour. The tour was booked via Viator and provided by Wildlife Tours Australia. The guide Peter was quite personable and seemed to really enjoy being our guide. Bus was comfortable. It had Wi-Fi but that was not provided until the ride home perhaps intentional to be certain we focused on the tour. The lunch a sub sandwich was really pretty good. No drinks were provided though except for access to a water container from which to fill bottles. We stopped in the morning for coffee in the park provided and later for ice cream our own . The most important thing was the scenery along the Great Ocean Road which was stunningly beautiful. We made several viewing stops. This tour was in early July and do note that it was quite cold, especially with the wind when walking by the ocean. We also walked through a rainforest and stopped at a location known to have koala's and another viewing spot with kangaroos. I would highly recommend this tour.

Jane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A really great trip with spectacular views. I've done this tour in both directions and this one is better for seeing the 12 Apostles in good light. It was a long drive at first but well worth it and there are lots of stops and views on the drive back. Brett was a great guide and soon got to know everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent trip with a very knowledgable driver and tour guide. He definitely gave us our moneys worth. We definitely recommend this tour if you can manage a long day.

Emma T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We loved this tour! It was the perfect way to see the great ocean road.

Jill M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Brilliant tour. Our guide was very informative, friendly and helpful. Must be one of the best guides the company employs. Bus was comfortable. Doing the tour in reverse means you miss the tourist buses. I would recomment this tour to anyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Tour was outstanding the tour guide did a fantastic job enjoyed it immensely


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Long day but well worth it, did everything listed and more!
Guide was a very knowledgeable and proud Australian with nothing to much trouble

provencd Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We loved this tour. Our tour guide Mike was very pleasant and knowledgeable and kep us well by providing tea and cookies plus a boxed lunch. Started with seeing the Loch Ard Gourge which was stunning- we climbed down to the beach with the softest sand and incredible blue green water. Plenty of time was given to see all the sights, then back on our small bus to see the Twelve Apostles. Absolutely breathtaking. Because it was early in the day it wasn't crowded which is why we chose the reverse tour. I would highly recommend this tour for this advantage. I also loved the impromptu tours along the way such as the rain forest walk or seeing the koalas and tropical birds by the Koala Cafe. We stopped for a pizza supper before heading back to the city. It was a long day, but so worthwhile in the sites and scenery that we saw.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had a great day. This was a long day, but we saw lots of spectacular scenery. We saw some koalas and even some kangeroos. We missed the traffic by going in reverse of most of the other tour buses. Plus, we had a smaller bus with fewer people, which made the tour more manageable and comfortable.

Charlie was our informative tour guide. He did his best to engage everyone on this tour. We would definitely recommend this tour.

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