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Great Ocean Road - Small Group Reverse Itinerary Day Tour - Ex Melbourne

Experience one of the most spectacular natural landscapes on the planet! Join us for a day on the Great Ocean Road with this small group tour.


  • Travel straight to the 12 Apostles
  • Reverse itinerary: avoid the large crowds coming from the other direction!
  • No rushing - spend a decent amount of time enjoying the attractions!
  • Plenty of stops for amazing pictures
  • Informative and friendly guide, good chat, great music and good vibes!
  • Stop to see Koalas and Kangaroos on the wild

Your day starts bright and early so you can get to the attractions before the crowds! Pickup is at 7am at St Paul's Cathedral.

The greatest thing about this tour is it goes in reverse to the typical Great Ocean Road Tours. On this tour the guide will drive inland in the morning, arrive at the attractions before all the crowds arrive and comes back through the world-famous coastline, the Great Ocean Rd.

The first stop will be at Colac where you can get in a good stretch and enjoy a coffee (at own expense). From there you go straight to the first attraction at the 12 Apostles. On this tour, you are guaranteed to visit at least four awe-inspiring attractions, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, The Razorback and of course, the 12 Apostles.

Lunch stop (at own expense) will be at the lovely town of Port Campbell, if you fancy it, you can go for a little walk to the enclosed beach for some amazing pictures!

When you depart the 12 Apostles area you will get to drive through Great Otway National Park Rainforest to witness some of Australia's most amazing rainforest scenery.

On your way back you will travel along the Great Ocean Road coastline. Through Apollo Bay, your guide will share some interesting stories and facts about the city while on your way to Kenneth River. In Kenneth River, you will hopefully encounter some cute koalas and colourful parrots, make sure you have your camera handy! Along the way, you will also get to see some friendly kangaroos.

The final stop will be at the quaint coastal town of Lorne for another epic beachfront view. You can chat with cockatoos and treat yourself to a yummy ice cream (at own expense) before heading back to Melbourne.

During the whole tour, your friendly guide will give interesting insights into the places you visit, share the local history, and some fun facts!

This tour focuses on creating remarkable memories, come and join in and see what all the fuss is about!

Meeting Point: Pickup at 7am at St Paul's Cathedral, Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne. Other pickup points might be available upon request.

Company: Hit The Road Tours

COVID Safe Initiatives

Symptoms Free Policy

  • If you are feeling unwell or having any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, etc, you will not be able to join the tour
  • All customers will have the temperature checked before entering the minibuses
  • Flexible cancelation policy: in case a customer at least minute does not join the tour due to virus symptoms, we will give 100% refund
  • Sanitisation

  • Buses are cleaned thoroughly twice a day using detergent based product
  • All customers shall make use of hand sanitisers every time they come back to the bus
  • Social Distancing

  • 1.5m distance rule applies at pickup/check in and also in all stops
  • Number of maximum people reduced: Tour from 11 to 9 people
  • Protective Equipment

  • Face masks and hand sanitiser will be provided to all customers
  • Adult $98.00
    Child $75.00 (14 & under)

    What's included

    • Full day tour of Great Ocean Road
    • Friendly guide
    • Live commentary (English), also Spanish and Portuguese available in most of the tours
    • Air conditioned coach
    • A bottle of water
    • Parks entry fees


    • The duration of this experience is 1 days

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Available Bookings from October 20 to October 26

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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    Mon 26 Oct

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$98.00
    • Child$75.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$78.00
    • Child$75.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$98.00
    • Child$75.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$78.00
    • Child$75.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$98.00
    • Child$75.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$89.00
    • Child$75.00

    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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    SARA from Australia wrote on 26 November 2019

    Great day

    We had a fantastic day at the great ocean road yesterday! Would highly re omnend it. Our driver/host was great too. It was great to have just a small group of us. The day went smoothly.

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    Tina Parzych from Australia wrote on 07 November 2019


    Absolutely incredible experience! No much tours in same time cos we did reverse trip. Lovely guider Jack. Fantastic people and breathtaking views. Not to much walking no rushing and enough time to enjoy in every stops. Highly recommend

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    mansijb from India wrote on 05 October 2019

    wonderful experience

    Rio did a great job in guiding our group of 10 guests. only 2 suggestions: maybe start a bit early and give more time at lunch break (port campbell) and apollo bay stop (beach and ice cream). these 2 stops were a bit hurried. and if you can plan such a way that while coming back the guests can spend 20-30 minutes at the chocolate factory

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    Simon from Australia wrote on 29 December 2019


    We did this reverse itinerary tour a few days back and it was wonderful, our driver guide Jack was fantastic and knowledgeable, and he exerted tremendous effort to ensure that we all had a good time.

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    gustavog from Brazil wrote on 16 November 2019

    Totally worth it

    It was a great tour! Gui is an excellent tour guide, very kind and helpful, and provided good information. He is a very careful driver too.

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