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12 Apostles Eco-Friendly Great Ocean Road Iconic Adventure from Melbourne

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From $115.90

46 reviews   (4.70)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 13 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Great Ocean Road is travelled by more than 3.5million visitors each year. The crowds at each iconic destination are becoming increasingly busy making this magical region harder to enjoy. We have designed this Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour to avoid the crowds at peak times and to also allow our guests to see the awe inspiring 12 Apostles in the morning sun light which brightly illuminates this incredible rock formation. Journey along the entire Great Ocean Road stopping to walk through an ancient rainforest, explore quaint seaside villages, encounter wild Koalas and see the many incredible cliff top lookouts along the way.

What's Included

Admission to Great Ocean Road National Parks

Australian wildlife sightings in their natural habitat

Light lunch provided

Professional driver guide with live commentary

Small-group tour, on a 24-seater air conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Any meals not indicated

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 85

Additional Info

  • Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (it can get cold)
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Child fare prices apply to 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation as part of covid safe travel plan.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Escape the city by traveling inland direct to the Shipwreck Coast via Colac enjoying a complimentary morning tea along the way. Refreshments stop.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
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. Explore the cliff edge boardwalk located in the Marine National Park, with spectacular unobstructed views of the limestone rock formations known as the 12 Apostles.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Loch Ard Gorge
Our first major stop will be the breath-taking 12 Apostles and the extraordinary rock formations of Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell. Discover Mutton Bird Island & Razorback lookout, both offering amazing views.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mait's Rest
Then, 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

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Great Ocean Road
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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
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 kilometres and was finally completed in 1932. A great location to grab a group photo under the archway and share with friends on social media.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

From here, we sit back, relax and enjoy the drive back into the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


12 hours of bliss
nancydL7815KK, 11-12-2022
We had Charlie who was amazing. He made the trip very enjoyable and he was very knowledgeable. It was a great day and see things I’ve been waiting a long time to see was worth doing this tour. It was a full tour and everybody had an enjoyable time and Charlie went above and beyond making it a memorable tour for everybody. I highly recommend this tour.
amanm650, 20-11-2022
I went today and it was really amazing experience especially the tour guide was really friendly , humorous and knowledgeable.I recommend strongly for such tour
Excellent ocean road tour from Melbourne
Celeste_S, 07-11-2022
We stopped at many beautiful places along the iconic great ocean road. The coastal scenery was breathtaking. I wish there was a stop at Gibson’s steps since it’s not that far from the 12 apostles. We got to see a koala in a eucalyptus tree at koala cafe. The walk through the forest was refreshing on a hot day in October. Our guide got us back to Melbourne an hour early. That was really nice since our group could then go eat in Melbourne instead of another quick stop. Had an excellent time overall on this tour.
Great trip. Fantastic sites
Stephen_A, 05-10-2022
Best way to do this trip as you get to the 12 Apostles before the crowds. Its a long day but worth it and the time seems to go by quickly due to the arranged stops. Wes is a fantastic tour guide and has a wealth of knowledge about the area.
The guild and the...
Kunkamol_P, 26-12-2022
The guild and the coordinator were so nice and friendly. They made the trip and the mood was so better
Great trip.
Bernardes_M, 22-12-2022
Great tour, excellent guide and driver. We saw all the things we wanted to see.
It is a long drive and day, but worth.
An efficient program running on one of the most famous attractions in Melbourne.
zhenjing_s, 05-01-2023
Reverse route driving to avoid traffic on sites is a great idea.
Ocean views and rain forest walk are great experience.
The views were...
Elena_G, 29-11-2022
The views were spectacular but the bus driver made it unbearable. It was a long, scary ride there and back.