Reverse Great Ocean Road Itinerary with 12 Apostles and Lunch from Melbourne
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Stop At: WWI Memorial, 117 Murray St, Colac VIC 3250, Australia
We stop to stretch our legs and enjoy morning tea
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia
We 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 minutes
Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Also 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 minutes
Stop At: Maits Rest Rainforest Walk, Great Ocean Rd, Cape Otway VIC 3233, Australia
We 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 minutes
Stop At: Kennet River, Victoria Australia
Along 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 minutes
Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, Victoria Australia
A 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
- Morning tea and lunch
- Friendly, social atmosphere
- On-board tour commentary
- Professional tour guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
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- 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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please reconfirm within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- For more information visit, https://wildlifetours.com.au/tours/great-ocean-road-reverse-tour/
- Children under 18yrs old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (on request only)
- A small amount of walking is involved, not wheelchair or pram accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
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.
There were so many places packed in one day tour, we had 30 minutes each place or even less. We had to run and rush to see everything to get to the bus on time otherwise our tour guide would be angry and complaining about it for another half an hour. I didn't understand at all why we have to rush thing when the magnificent 12 Apostles right before our eyes. There were so many ways to resolve this problem, maybe leave a bit early from the city? I couldn't rest at all while we were in the bus. It might not seem to be a good idea for a tour to have guide act as a driver at the same time, since he drove very dangerously. The music was too loud, one passenger had to tell the driver to turn it down. We even had our little talk between passengers that the way he drove is carelessly. The one star I gave here is a compliment to the view that I had seen on that day.