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Great Ocean Road Day Tour Without The Crowds

Come along and experience the Great Ocean Road without all the crowds, in a relaxed friendly and small-group environment. With this tour we start at the opposite end to other companies so you get to see all the attractions without the crowds!

We travel inland via Colac and stop at the breath-taking 12 Apostles and extraordinary rock formations of Loch Ard Gorge. We then make our way slowly back toward Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road passing through quaint seaside townships in the opposite direction to all the traffic, with a picnic sandwhich lunch stop on the way

Explore ancient rainforests, whilst keeping an eye out for illusive carnivorous snails; be blown away by the stunning views, famous surf beaches and koalas in the wild. Plenty of picture perfect photo opportunities throughout the day without missing a thing!

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Tour Itinerary Highlights:

  • Loch Ard Gorge & Shipwreck Coastline
  • See the breathtaking 12 Apostles
  • Experience the Great Ocean Road without the crowds
  • Walk to the beach and caves of Loch Ard Gorge
  • Visit the Gibson Steps or Lookout
  • Call in at Kennett River to look for Koalas!
  • Stop at the historic Memorial Arch for a photo
  • Torquay
  • Return to Melbourne between 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Tour includes:

  • Inner City Melbourne and St Kilda Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Small-group tour (max 24 passengers) in an air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Experienced Professional Driver/Guide
  • Knowledgeable and Entertaining Commentary
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • Morning Tea and Snacks
  • Sandwich Lunch

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch of money for lunch
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Optional Extras: Scenic Helicopter Flights (at own expense), Beverages & Souvenirs

Pick up is available within inner Melbourne city and St Kilda, please arrange with Autopia Tours after booking

Departure Point: Immigration Museum (East-Side) - corner of Flinders and Market St @ 07:45am - **Note** from August 28th (inclusive) the pick up point and time will change to Athenaeum Theatre (188 Collins St) at 7:15am

Price: $145 Adult, $95 Child (4 - 12 years inclusive)

Child Policy: The operator does not accept bookings for children aged 4 years and younger, due to the nature and length of our tours.

Available Bookings from October 18 to October 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Sun 20 Oct
Mon 21 Oct
Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$95.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$122.00
  • Child$95.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$95.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$95.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$81.00
  • Child$95.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$95.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Arturo from Puerto Rico wrote on 21 March 2019

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Fantastic tour

The guide Simon C. was very polite , knowledgeable and sensitive to the history and values of his country. Always trying to please most os the crowd and going beyond schedule. He is entertaining and very funny in a respectable manner.would recommend this tour to anyone without reservations.

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From Great Ocean Road Day Tour Without The Crowds

Thanks so much for your lovely review. I have passed your comments to Simon, he'll be glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and his guiding. Hope to see you again on one of our tours in Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. Regards, Melissa - Autopia Tours Customer Service

Stanton from United States wrote on 13 March 2019

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Tour Guide Made a Great Tour even Greater

No words describe the views, they were unbelievable. The guide is amazing. His knowledge of the history of the area was amazing. He pointed out all sorts of information including the flora and fauna. On the way back we stopped for a break at a rest are and spotted Koala and Kangaroo in the wild as well as some beautiful birds.

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From Great Ocean Road Day Tour Without The Crowds

Wow Stanton, sounds like you had a pretty memorable day out with us exploring the beautiful sights of the Great Ocean Road! I'll make sure to forward your kind words to your driver John! We also operate in Perth and Sydney, so look us up if your travels take you there. Regards, Melissa - Autopia Tours Customer Service

Dagi from New Zealand wrote on 10 November 2018

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A fantastic experience

My friend and I absolutely love the tour... skipping the crowds was perfect to take wonderful photos. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly.

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Hello Dagi, Many thanks for leaving us a review and sharing some amazing pictures! Reverse is definitely the best way to see the one and only Great Ocean Road and get the best pictures. If you ever go to Sydney or Western Australia, make sure to check out what amazing tours we have running there! Many thanks, Melissa - Autopia Tours Customer Service

WillTin from Philippines wrote on 20 October 2018

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Great experience!

My wife and I are glad we took this tour by Autopia. We got what we expected and more! We were happy that our hotel happened to be one of the pick up points which made the trip a whole lot more convenient. Our tour guide on our September 26 trip was especially helpful and friendly with his tips and trivia. He was very knowledgable of the history of the places we visited. There were less crowds and the trip back along the Great Ocean Road was very scenic. It was great to hear the history of the Great Ocean Road and of Melbourne. It helped that the weather was perfect! It was sunny but cold, which made the trek comfortable for us. It was great that the trip included stops at a kangaroo, koala and birds park as well as a rainforest where there was plenty of fresh air. The bus had wifi which was definitely a plus!

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Hi Will, Thank you so much for your five star rating of our Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour. You definitely got to take some amazing pictures without the crowds! We are pleased to hear you loved our driver and that you thought his guiding throughout the day made it extra special. We hope to have you on board again sometime in the future. Thank you, Melissa - Autopia Tours Customer Service

Jarod Burl from New Zealand wrote on 14 October 2018

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A great day

Really great tour, really great tour guide makes a long day so enjoyable didnt mind answering any questions anyone had and was very knowledgeable and the reverse tour is a big win dont have to fight all the crowds for the great photos and makes it relaxing

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From Great Ocean Road Day Tour Without The Crowds

Hello Jarod, Great to hear you enjoyed your day out with Lewis! He will be happy to hear you had a good time. Reverse way is definitely the best way to see this magnificent place, especially if you want the best pictures. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Regards, Melissa - Autopia Tours Customer Service

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