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Ultimate Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles – Reverse direction

One Day Tour (Oct - Mar) from $225 pp

Take advantage of the longer daylight hours during our summer time and avoid the crowds!

This totally unique Great Ocean Road small group experience travels in the reverse direction (West to East) – arriving at the famous 12 Apostles in the morning, before the crowds and takes advantage of the best lighting opportunities for your photos.

Not only that, we have worked hard to source the very best of the regions produce artisans to capture not only the sights but the hidden tastes of this region to complete your experience.

  • Price

    From AUD $225

  • Duration

    13.5 Hours (approx.)

  • Departs/ Returns

    7:00am - 7:45am

    Approximately 8:30pm to Melbourne

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Tour

Inclusions

  • Small Group Tours
    Max. of 11 people

  • Morning Tea & Café Lunch

  • Luxury Mercedes Transport

  • Door to Door
    Pickup & Drop-off

  • Complimentary
    Extras

  • All Entrance
    Fees

  • Local Artisan
    Tastings

Tour

Highlights

Travel in the reverse direction. Avoid the summer crowds. Experience the best of regional produce. The best value small group reverse tour in the market.

Added Benefits

  • More time exploring the 12 Apostles and Shipwreck Coast regions as we don't have to battle the major crowds (and the best lighting for your photos).
  • Taste the regions best – our route takes us to unique food artisans we could otherwise not encounter such as a family run chocolate producer, local cheeses and Australia's best ice cream - all tastings and samples are included.
  • We enjoy a fabulous lunch (included) at the seaside town of Port Campbell, where the menu focuses on local produce
  • Travelling in the opposite direction, we avoid the crowds for the entire day.
  • The return to Melbourne is less than half the time of our classic tour
  • On board car fridge to keep your purchases nice and fresh!

Morning to Lunch

  • Our trip from Melbourne heads down the highway and inland through the country towns Winchelsea and Colac (brief bathroom stop here and quick stretch of the legs). Our guides will tell you all about Melbourne and the regions history as we build to our arrival at the Apostles. Even our Aussie guests tell us they learnt things they never knew about our country!
  • Our first ‘official’ stop is at a fabulous small family run chocolate factory where you can enjoy a barista made coffee, tea or hot chocolate (the best we’ve ever tasted – 6 varieties!) – included – as you sample their excellent range of hand made chocolates. Stroll the grounds and say hello to their farmyard animals as you enjoy your drink….
  • Only a short trip then before arriving at the 12 Apostles. We will spend at least two+ hours exploring this region including, Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, Island Arch and Razorback. You will be armed with all the knowledge and stories you need to fully appreciate this wonder as you explore this at your leisure. We fully guide our guests across all these regions as we recount the stories of survival and tragedy of the early settlers voyages to Australia.
  • Freshly prepared lunch (drink included) at the seaside village of Port Campbell.

Lunch to Evening

  • Heading back along the Great Ocean Road as we leave the Shipwreck Coast, we encounter the cool temperate rainforest of the Otways and its towering Mountain Ash Eucalypts and ancient Tree Ferns. Can you imagine this is what all of Australia looked like 200 million years ago?!
  • Arriving at the town of Apollo Bay, come with us to try the country’s most awarded ice-creams. Once again, a family run business, they have won over 300 awards nationally from this one location. Sample as many as you like. All made from natural ingredients on the premises. Choose your favourite scoop (included) to enjoy as you stroll the village and its beaches.
  • Our journey then takes us along the most beautiful stretch of the Great Ocean Road where it hugs the cliff faces and sweeps along the beaches through Kennett River to Lorne. We will make multiple stops here (we always choose the best based on the prevailing lighting on the day) to get you the best photos
  • It’s along here we will go searching for Koalas in the wild and, if we’re lucky, have the multitude of native birds join us (some may even land on you!) from King Parrotts to Crimson Rosellas, Kookaburras to Cockatoos…
  • Memorial Arch, just before Anglesea, is where we will pay homage to those who built the road and tell the story of the true meaning of the ANZAC tradition.
  • We will show you our secret spot for Kangaroos.....
  • We will then head up to a beautiful viewing point above Anglesea to enjoy the sun as it lowers on the horizon, catch a last glimpse of the road before we head home and enjoy a selection of fine local cheeses. What a way to finish the day!

Ultimate Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles – Reverse direction

Price From AUD $225
Duration 13.5 Hours (approx.)
Departs 7:00am - 7:45am
Returns Approximately 8:30pm to Melbourne
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