Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Day Trips & Excursions in Melbourne
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Tour description

Explore the  12 Apostles and Great Ocean Road without the crowds on our Reverse  Great Ocean Road Day Tour! This day trip includes all the highlights of the standard tour but visits the 12 Apostles and the Shipwreck Coast in the morning instead of the afternoon.  By going against the flow of the traffic we avoid the busy tourist crowds allowing us to make the most of all this stunning region has to offer.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: WWI MemorialWe stop to stretch our legs and enjoy morning teaDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Twelve Apostles, Princetown, VictoriaWe take time to admire the amazing Limestone stack formations with minimal other tourists around, also if you are keen to take to the skies and add a helicopter ride over the Apostles on to your experience then this is the tour for you!Taking your time to walk along the boardwalks and capture perfect photos of the Twelve Apostles in the morning sun is just breathtaking.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, VictoriaAlso in the National Park we head down to Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks, hear the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva. Take time to walk down on to the beach and get the sand in-between your toes, or walk out over the top of the Gorge and find the Island Archway and Razorback rock formations.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Maits Rest Rainforest WalkWe then depart just as other tour buses start to arrive, we head Eastward along the Great Ocean Road, coming inland we drive through towering Eucalyptus trees until we arrive at a patch of Cool Temperate Rainforest. You will be amazed at the difference in scenery as we take a walk through the tree ferns and, marvel at the ‘ancient relics’ – the Myrtle Beach trees that provide perfect canopy shade and originate from when Australia was part of a super continent known as Gondwanaland. Breath in the fresh air before we take a relaxing drive out to the dramatic Shipwreck Coast!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Kennet River, VictoriaAlong the journey we will be making stops to look for Koalas hanging out in the wild, as they are exactly that, wild, we cannot guarantee where they will show up, but our knowledgeable guides know all the best spots to search for them.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, VictoriaA monument to mark the original starting point of the Great Ocean Road.After some photos at the iconic Memorial Arch and a lesson on the history of the soldiers who built this road and dedicated it to their fallen comrades, we will wind through more stunning views (of course stopping for pictures!)Duration: 30 minutes

What's included

  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Friendly, social atmosphere
  • On-board tour commentary
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • FREE Audio translation app. Download “Tour Translations of Australia” before travel! Available in Google Play & Apple App Store in 10 languages.
  • Entry/Admission - WWI Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Maits Rest Rainforest Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Kennet River
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway

What's not included

  • Dinner
  • Drinks


  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour