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Tour Code: REV-AT-3

Operates: Daily

Departs:  Melbourne 7:00am (approx)

Returns:  Melbourne 9:00pm (approx)

Max Passengers: 28

$135A – $95C

Terms & Conditions

  • Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • On-board free WiFi Access
  • On-board Water Refill Station
  • Modern Air Conditioned Bus
  • Highly Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Informative Tour Commentary
  • Audio Translation in 10 Languages
  • Inner city Hotel pickup/drop off

Key-App Key-Wifi Key-Pickup Key-Comfort Key-Meals



$135 Adults – $95 Children


The Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour direction enables our passengers to experience the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road in all it’s glory in the reverse direction. By operating this tour in reverse we avoid all the normal tourist masses that visit the 12 Apostles, given our passengers better opportunity to capture that picture perfect photograph without the crowds.  This Great Ocean Road reverse tour itinerary will visit all the same key destinations and highlights as our standard great ocean road tour, so rest assured you won’t miss a thing.  Plus you get to enjoy a picnic lunch in Great Otway National Park and a dinner in surf capital of Australia known as Torquay.












  • 1 Tour + Eureka & Edge Exp (REV-AT-3ET) = $145, save $25
  • 2 Tours + Eureka & Edge Exp (MEP) = $235, save $72


After being picked-up from the City or St kilda, learn a bit of information and history about this cosmopolitan city, before beginning our journey through the back roads via Colac towards the 12 Apostles

London Bridge

 Well it’s true… part of it has fallen down. Great place to start the day tour before heading towards the famous 12 Apostles, Port Campbell National Park

12 Apostles

 The postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road reverse tour. View these spectacular Limestone Pillars. Even take this opportunity to grab a scenic helicopter flight for a different aerial view of the 12 Apostles.

Loch Ard Gorge

 Hear some fascinating shipwreck tales and marvel at the Gorge’s amazing views 

Great Otway National Park 

 Experience a guided walk through an ancient and rare temperate rainforest, known as Maits Rest. Check out the enormous trees that are native to the area. 

Koalas at Kennett

See Koalas in their natural habitat at the town of Kennett River. Also catch some friendly lorikeets along with some other wildlife

Apollo Bay

Enjoy a picnic lunch (included) on one of the Great Ocean Road’s most scenic beaches.  Stop in Apollo Bay where you will have some time to check out this beautiful beachside community and perhaps even hop in the water… If you are so inclined.

Surf Coast

Drive through the township of Torquay, the surf coast capital of Australia home to the famous Rip Curl & Quicksilver surf brands.  Admiring in the beauty of these southern sandy beaches.

Memorial Arch

Grab some pictures at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and continue along this world famous National Heritage listed coastline.


Check out this fast growing township and hear some interesting stories about one of Australia’s most famous surf cities before enjoy dinner nearby location

1 Day Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour

Escape the city by traveling inland direct to the Shipwreck Coast via Colac enjoying a complimentary morning tea along the way. Take a journey and experience the Great Ocean Road reverse tour in the opposite direction to the masses, enabling you to escape the crowds and enjoy lunch & dinner on this famous & picturesque coastline.

Our first major stop will be the breath-taking 12 Apostles and the extraordinary rock formations of Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell. Venture down the Gibson Steps (weather permitted) or visit the famous London Bridge. We then slowly wind our way back along one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives to Great Ocean Road reverse tour with stunning ocean views, famous surf beaches, and visit the historic Memorial Arch.

Enjoy a guided walk through Maits Rest an ancient rainforest admiring some of the world’s tallest trees in the Great Otway National Park. We travel the length of this National Heritage listed road known famously as the Great Ocean Road.  Stopping to spot koalas in the wild at Kennett River, then enjoying dinner in the surf coast township of Torquay before returning to Melbourne.

Add Helicopter joy flight over the 12 Apostles (FLY) + $145

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes

“My tour far exceeded what I was expecting. Our tour guide, Kurt, was a real lover of the great outdoors and what his tour could offer us in exploring the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles. He was extremely knowledgable and I learned a lot from his commentaries. He was very friendly and we could tell he wanted us to all enjoy ourselves.” Lorena – Canada 

“I went on the one day Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour and Simon the guide made sure the day fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and kept us all entertained!” Kris – England

“The 1 day Great Ocean road reverse tour was fantastic! The tour guide, Teagan, was really great and very friendly. She stopped at all of the sights and gave us ample time to explore.” Yukiko – Japan

“Hotel pick-up was on time. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide/driver. Informative tour and beautiful beaches along the way. Had great fun at the open Koala park and could also feed the birds. The 12 Apostles was the main attraction. Totally breath-taking view. Not to be missed at all. A must visit.” Khalid – Singapore.

At Autopia Tours we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour.  It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home.  Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.  

Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.

1. Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Wadawurrung, Gulidjan, Gadubanud, Wathaurong, Djargurdwurung and Giraiwurung people.  Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.  

2. All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide.  We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.

3. All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten.

4. The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds.  Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.

5. People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation.  There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover.  Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.

6. Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers.  Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system.  Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive towards people.

7. No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause disturbance.

8. Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger, Visitor Centre Staff or Wildlife Victoria Rescue Ph:1300 094 535.

9. If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas.  Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.

10. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into landfill.  Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles.  Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.

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Adult Fares

  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour
  • Adult prices apply from 13yrs and above

Child Fares

  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour
  • Child prices apply from 4 to 12yrs old
  • Infants not included

Adult Eureka Package

  • Adult 1 Day Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour
  • Eureka Skydeck Entry Voucher
  • Free Edge Experience Voucher

Child Eureka Package

  • Child 1 Day Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour
  • Eureka Skydeck Entry Voucher
  • Free Edge Experience Voucher
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