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12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Eco Tour with lunch from Melbourne
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12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Eco Tour with lunch from Melbourne

By Autopia Tours
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About
This reverse Great Ocean Road tour is a clever solution to avoid the huge crowds at peak times on this popular tourist route. Travel in the reverse direction to most tours, so you can see the beautiful 12 Apostles illuminated by the morning light before other groups arrive. Other highlights of the tour include Melba Gully National Park, quaint seaside villages, a eucalyptus forest, and Loch Ard Gorge.
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Ages 0-85, max of 28 per group
Duration: 13h
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Highlights
  • See multiple Great Ocean Road highlights in a day, including Loch Ard Gorge
  • Hassle-free trip with select hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Make the most of travel time with live onboard commentary
  • A light lunch is included

  • Admission to Great Ocean Road National Parks
  • Light lunch provided
  • Australian wildlife sightings in their natural habitat
  • Professional driver guide with live commentary
  • Small-group tour, on a 24-seater air conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Mait's Rest
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals not indicated


Start:
  • Immigration Museum (Museums Victoria), 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Our main meeting point for this will be the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you wish to arrange an alternative pickup location, please contact our reservations team on +61393931333.
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6770P29

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (it can get cold)
    • Child fare prices apply to 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
    • Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult
    • Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    How much is 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Eco Tour with lunch from Melbourne?
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    • You'll start at
      Immigration Museum (Museums Victoria)
      400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
      Our main meeting point for this will be the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you wish to arrange an alternative pickup location, please contact our reservations team on +61393931333.
      See address & details
    • 1
      WWI Memorial
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 3
      Loch Ard Gorge
      Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 4
      Mait's Rest
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 5
      Great Ocean Road
      Stop: 2 hours
      See details
    • 6
      Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
      Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 7
      Melbourne
      Stop: 2 hours
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Autopia Tours
      828
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      Joined in May 2010
    • brookepY9531BR
      0 contributions
      Great time!
      Our tour guide Wes was amazing!! He was very knowledgeable, helpful, and kind! I would definitely recommend going on a tour with him
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Excursion01757825163
      0 contributions
      Unforgettable Experience
      Awesome journey. The guide is friendly, Knowledgeable and funny. We had lots of fun along the way. Best trip ever! Must try!
      Written 22 February 2024
    • 749kandyr
      0 contributions
      Will remember this forever
      The experience was 100%. I’ve fallen in love quicker than I expected with Australia. Had such a warm hug of a tour guide, Misty is magic, a warm hug personified, carrying the most amazing informative stories, and illusions and we never missed a bird or kanga or emu as she made sure we all saw them. Having come solo, I couldn’t have felt more like I had family with me. Very grateful and lucky for the experience. Thank you forever x
      Written 20 February 2024
    • G6505CNjeng
      0 contributions
      Ilkay Was the Nest Guide Ever!
      Ilkay was such a riot. Wonderful personality - very attentive and so full of information and great stories. You can tell he loves what he does. The sights were simply amazing and I can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you Ilkay for giving us such an unforgettable day! Cheers!
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Harriet M
      0 contributions
      Road trip to remember
      Great 3 day road trip with the fabulously entertaining & knowledgeable Janet AKA J-Dog as expert driver & guide. Her expertise meant we usually arrived at landmarks at a different time to the masses of tourist buses and often had the views & spaces to ourselves wherever we stopped off. Loved the latter and less touristy part of the Great Ocean Road & koala spotting along the way. Sadly a wildfire meant missing out on the Grampians but we were well informed by Autopia in advance and had a great detour which included the stunning Blue Lake in Mount Gambia & swimming in blue water in a nearby sinkhole. There were 16 of us on the bus which was l perfect number for travelling camaraderie.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • wentaoj2024
      0 contributions
      best tour experience
      amazing trip, scenery is breath taking, our guide Aidan is great as well-friendly, meticulous and well versed in local culture
      Written 15 February 2024
    • 112svenjal
      0 contributions
      Great tour - can only recommend
      Our tour guide Craig was awesome - he took us safely to all spots of the itinerary and some more and his knowledge about the region and history was unbelievable. The group was lovely (age around mid 20s to late 50s) and everyone got along well. Great Tour for solo travellers! There was always a choice between an easier or more challenging walk. The accommodation (shared/basic) was clean and totally fine for the tour. Unfortunately, we couldn't do the programme for the last day (walk to Pinnacle Lookout) due to bushfires but a safe alternative was organised.
      Written 13 February 2024
    • lulJ2149WA
      0 contributions
      The great ocean road trip
      This is an amazing and unforgettable trip. the tour guide Adam is great.The weather is nice, and the tour guide is very interesting.
      Written 12 February 2024
    • freespirit8872023
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      Australian penguin and koalas tour
      Excellent Tours, Phillips Island Penguin Parade, and koala sightings were amazing! The only downside was ignorant tourists flashing their photos at the penguins after being repeatedly told no photos because it scares and blinds the small birds at night.
      Written 11 February 2024
    • abigailbT4631QT
      0 contributions
      Incredible Grampian Trip!
      Our tour of the Grampians National Park with Aidan was absolutely fantastic! Aidan's expertise and passion for the park shone through as he guided us through its breathtaking landscapes and hidden gems. His knowledge of the flora, fauna, and indigenous history enriched our experience immensely. Aidan's friendly personality and genuine enthusiasm made the tour even more enjoyable. We left feeling inspired and grateful for the opportunity to explore such a beautiful place with such a knowledgeable guide. Thank you, Aidan, for an unforgettable adventure!
      Written 6 February 2024
    • Coeliac-Dane
      0 contributions
      Adelaide to Melbourne -So much better n
      A small group of us enjoyed a great trip with Janet from Adelaide to Melbourne. Great views and experiences and we enjoyed the peace and quiet that comes with this reverse schedule. You arrive at the major sights out of sync with all the other groups ensuring access and views. The trip is well organised and structured. Janet goes the extra mile taking care of one and all and livening up the trip with anecdotes and jokes. Iro allergies I had no issues or concerns.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • Genevieve K
      0 contributions
      3 day Great Ocean River Road only way to go!!
      We were originally scheduled for a 2 day tour which got cancelled so then did the 3 day and Im SO we did. Our guide, janet, was GREAT-knowledgeable, fun and very accomodating first two older ladies. This tour is much more strenuous than i anticipated but she always provided an alternative. We had enough time at a myriad of sites to enjoy it, the barbeque she provided was generous and tasty and wildlife sitings were frequent. Only downside was the 24 passenger van which was most uncomfortable -seats didnt recline, were VERY firm and provided little leg room. Im only 5’6” and cant imagine what a tall person did. And unless you like bunk beds, upgrade to a motel with comfortable beds and your own bath but otherwise, it was just GREAT!!
      Written 5 February 2024
    • Halfmoonlaner
      0 contributions
      Great trip on the Great Ocean Road
      We had a wonderful trip with amazing views of the spectacular coastline and scenery. The coach was comfortable and everything went to plan. Our driver Aidan filled us in with a lot about the history of the area and kept us amused with various anecdotes. Our expectations were fully met.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • _U5971EK
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      Aidan is the best
      Aidan is the best driver and guide ever! Happy birthday! We were fortunate to have Aidan to be our guide in our first trip in Melbourne. He’s humorous and intelligent. He shared a lot of stories during the trip which is fantastic.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • janerD4794HA
      0 contributions
      Go see the little penguins
      A wonderful chance to get out of the city and see some of the wildlife. The tour is well run and went to schedule. Good job, Vicky, Great opportunity to see koalas in a natural environment at the koala conservation centre. Good choice of places to dine in Cowes followed by an amazing time on the beach watching the penguins come in for the night, would thoroughly recommend.
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    Fabrizio D
    1 contribution
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    It was amazing. Toni is so professional and a talkative funny guy. All his knowledge about the different things along the road makes it even more entertaining and interesting. Best tour guide I ever had. Couple of extra spots if you are on time as well. Was a pleasure
    Written 5 September 2023
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    Hi there, Thank you so so much for taking the time to leave such a descriptive and lovely review! It is so exciting to hear positive experiences from our guests and of our guides as well :) We are so glad you enjoyed your time on tour. Madi
    Written 13 September 2023
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    Carman C
    7 contributions
    Feb 2020 • Friends
    The reverse version was just great! My tour leader + driver: Mr. Gareth Keys is the best --- professional, passionate, friendly and smart. Super highly recommend everyone to join this reverse version. Less crowd and so much fun!
    Written 3 February 2020
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    Hi there! we'll be sure to give the feedback to Gareth, it's great that you've enjoyed the tour!
    Written 11 February 2020
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    Christine F
    2 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Family
    What an amazing experience! We had the best tour guide, Aidan - he explained all of the history to us in an easy way to understand, he was funny and friendly and made the day awesome! I’d highly recommend this tour as there are so many beautiful sites along the way
    Written 15 February 2024
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    Hi There, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience travelling along the Great Ocean Road Tour with us. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon! Shania
    Written 23 February 2024
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    Jane K
    1 contribution
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    Had an amazing experience with Autopia! We did the 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road. We stopped at all those great spots and everything was perfect. Aidan was our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic, friendly, humorous and very insightful. He knew the history of all the places we visited and just made our day with his humors. Thank you for such an excellent service and experience. Cant recommend Autopia enough for those looking for great tours.
    Written 5 February 2024
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    Hi Jane, We're so happy to hear you had such a great time on the Great Ocean Road tour with Aidan! It is such an amazing experience and we're glad we were able to share it with you! Shania :)
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Nancy D
    3 contributions
    Dec 2022 • Couples
    We had Charlie who was amazing. He made the trip very enjoyable and he was very knowledgeable. It was a great day and see things I’ve been waiting a long time to see was worth doing this tour. It was a full tour and everybody had an enjoyable time and Charlie went above and beyond making it a memorable tour for everybody. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 11 December 2022
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    Jane R
    13 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Family
    The "reverse" trip is great. You get to see the 12 Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge first and then drive the Great Ocean Road home. Save the best until last. Aidan was a great host/driver- informative and funny. And great music!
    Written 5 February 2024
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    Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great 5 Star Review on our Reverse Great Ocean Road. We're glad you had such a great day! Shania :)
    Written 6 February 2024
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    royv
    Metro Manila, Philippines3 contributions
    We had the greatest tour guide (J Dog/Janet)! Also, avoided the crowds. Enjoyed her stories and knowledge of the key areas where we toured. Kept the tour very interesting! Saw my first kangaroo and Koala!
    I'm definitely recommending the Reverse Great Ocean Rd Tour to friends/relatives. Hopefully, it will be J Dog that will handle their tour.
    Well done J Dog!
    Written 8 September 2023
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    Hi Roy, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with our J Dog! She's awesome :) Thanks for leaving an awesome review! Madi
    Written 13 September 2023
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    Jeremy L
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    The trip was awesome even as an Aussie visiting from Sydney! Janet was a great tour guide and made sure we were comfortable and happy. The reverse tour is a must as you avoid a lot of crowds
    Written 2 January 2024
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    Hi Jeremy, We're so ecstatic to hear of your incredible time with Janet visiting the Great Ocean Road! Definietly helps avoiding the crowds when visiting the 12 Apostles! Shania :)
    Written 3 January 2024
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    Martina M
    19 contributions
    Jan 2020
    I can highly recommend this tour. It's a long day, but since you don't have to do the driving, no problem. Shanara was a fantastic driver and guide and took great care of us. We saw so much during the day - ocean, rock formations, wildlife, rainforest etc.
    Written 30 January 2020
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    Hi Martina, thank you so much! Awesome to hear you enjoyed the day and Shannara showed you good time! We hope to see you again! :)
    Written 1 February 2020
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    Wickedadventurer
    Santorini, Greece6 contributions
    Dec 2019 • Friends
    What can I say .. I have travelled all over the world and this is the first time I’ve travelled within my own country and what am amazing experience it was. After being picked up promptly by our tour guide Shannara we hit the road, the ride didn’t seem as long and I appreciated our tour guide shannaras extensive knowledge and cheery attitude whilst also adding in some fun facts along the way it made for a pleasent experience from the start. Everything seemed to tie in seamlessly and like clock work all the while getting to experience a once in a lifetime trip.
    This trip was a huge success I highly recommend if anyone is thinking of doing great ocean road to pick autopia tours... oh and also ask for tour guide Shannara you won’t be disappointed
    Written 21 December 2019
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    Whilst the grass is always greener on the other side, we agree that home can be just as beautiful! We appreciate that you took the chance to experience your own country from a tourist perspective and that you enjoyed yourself! We are so proud of Shannara for making your day. :)
    Written 23 December 2019
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