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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 6:55am from State Theatre on St Kilda Road.

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 6:50 am from State Theatre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne. This is four minutes walking from Flinders St station. Other pickup points might be available upon request.

Tour Returns to Melbourne: By 6.30-7pm

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


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 $118.00
Child $108.00 (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


  • Meeting Point: Pickup at 6:50 am from State Theatre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne. This is four minutes walking from Flinders St station

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Available Bookings from 08 Aug to 14 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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  • Adult$118.00
  • Child$108.00

  • Adult$93.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$108.00

  • Adult$118.00
  • Child$108.00

  • Adult$118.00
  • Child$108.00

  • Adult$108.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$108.00

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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brandyaquinn from United States wrote on 26 April 2022

Excellent way to see the GOR (and a koala)

Great small tour (max 12 ppl). Comfortable van. Great driving. Reverse tour is best as you drive the beautiful GOR home after seeing the all the iconic sites in the early afternoon. Lunch (ordered in the morning so it is waiting for you when the tour reaches the cute cafe), ice cream, a koala sighting and a chocolate factory stop break up the drive home. Rio, our guide and driver, was great - knowledgable and engaging. Perfect number of stops, got in our 10k steps between meeting the van, the stops, and getting home. It was all great! Highly recommend!

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Andrea from Australia wrote on 23 June 2022

My Bucket List

It was truly majestic witnessing something that has been a bucket list item for me for so long . Highly highly recommend

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elina from Singapore wrote on 11 May 2022


The tour was good! As promised, there weren’t huge crowd when we arrived at the attractions! Fantastic

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Martina from Germany wrote on 01 March 2022

Great experience, great guide

The tour was enjoyable from start to finish. The tour guide Matthew was very experienced, told us a lot of interesting things about the places we visited. He had humor, was friendly and knew the answer to everything we asked him. I can only recommend this tour to everyone! Thank you for this tour we will never forget!

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Dragan from Australia wrote on 08 February 2022

Excellent full day trip

Was beautifull,funy and unforgettable this full day tour !! Fantastic ! My rate 10/10 !! Great bus driver and company!! All good and excellent!

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