Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour

13 Hours

Escape the crowds on the Great Ocean Road with our reverse itinerary boutique tour! Explore iconic sights like the 12 Apostles and hidden gems before the masses arrive. Enjoy a comfortable small-group experience with an informative guide and free time to soak in the beauty of this natural wonder. This tour is perfect for those seeking a unique and personalized journey along Australia’s unforgettable coastline.

Charter Tour Price:

Adult (16+): $135 Per Person
Child (0-15): $115 Per Person

Private Tour Price:

Private Tour (1 – 3) Person = $900
Private Tour (4 – 7) Person = $1100

Group Tour Price:

Small Group Tour (7-13) Person = $1400
Mid Group (14-24) Person = $2500
Large Group (25-33) Person = $3000
Extra Large Group (34-49) Person = $4000

Departure Time: Daily

Between 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Tour Duration: 13 Hours

Meeting point:

Anywhere in Melbourne CBD
Any Hotel in Melbourne CBD
Keilor Downs VIC 3038, Australia

Our Touring Vehicles:

4 Seat European Car
7 Seat Mercedes Van
11 Seat Luxury Van
14 Seat Standard Minibus
14 Seat Premium Minibus
24 Seat Standard Bus
24 Seat Premium Bus
33 Seat Standard Coach
33 Seat Premium Coach
49 Seat Standard Coach
49 Seat Premium Coach


Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey along one of Australia’s most iconic coastal drives with our Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour. Departing from Melbourne, our expertly crafted tour takes you on a breathtaking adventure through some of the most spectacular scenery in Victoria. From rugged cliffs and pristine beaches to lush rainforests and charming seaside villages, this tour offers a unique perspective on the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Great Ocean Road.

Tour Highlights:

  • Reverse Itinerary: Unlike traditional tours that follow the standard route from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road, our boutique tour takes a reverse itinerary approach, allowing you to experience the highlights in a different sequence. This unique perspective offers a fresh and exciting way to explore the iconic landmarks and hidden gems along the coast.
  • Scenic Drive: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive from Melbourne as we make our way towards the Great Ocean Road. Our comfortable and spacious minibus, van, bus, or coach provides the perfect vantage point for taking in the stunning coastal views and picturesque landscapes along the way.
  • Boutique Experience: With a focus on personalized service and attention to detail, our boutique tour ensures a high-quality and intimate experience for every guest. Our knowledgeable tour guide will share fascinating insights into the history, culture, and natural environment of the Great Ocean Road, providing an enriching and informative experience throughout the journey.
  • Twelve Apostles: Marvel at the majestic limestone stacks rising from the Southern Ocean at the iconic Twelve Apostles. These towering rock formations, sculpted by centuries of erosion, are one of the most photographed landmarks along the Great Ocean Road, offering a dramatic and awe-inspiring sight that is not to be missed.
  • Loch Ard Gorge: Explore the dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches of Loch Ard Gorge, named after the shipwrecked vessel “Loch Ard,” which ran aground nearby in 1878. Learn about the tragic tale of survival and heroism that unfolded during one of Australia’s most famous maritime disasters, as you admire the natural beauty of this stunning coastal landscape.
  • London Arch: Discover the fascinating geology and natural history of London Arch, formerly known as London Bridge, a natural rock formation located near Port Campbell. Learn about the formation’s unique features and the geological processes that have shaped the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road over millions of years.
  • Rainforest Walk: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Otway Rainforest as we take a leisurely walk through ancient fern gullies and towering eucalyptus trees. Listen to the soothing sounds of native birdlife and breathe in the fresh, crisp air as you explore this lush and verdant oasis in the heart of the Great Otway National Park.
  • Apollo Bay: Take a break and stretch your legs in the charming seaside town of Apollo Bay, nestled between the rugged coastline and the lush green hills of the Otway Ranges. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, browse local shops and galleries, or savor a delicious meal at one of the town’s cozy cafes or restaurants.
  • Memorable Photo Opportunities: Capture unforgettable memories of your Great Ocean Road adventure with plenty of photo opportunities at scenic lookout points, stunning beaches, and iconic landmarks along the way. Our tour guide will be happy to assist you in capturing the perfect shot against the backdrop of the breathtaking coastal scenery.

Tour Details:

  • Duration: The Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour is a full-day excursion, lasting approximately 10-12 hours from departure to return to Melbourne.
  • Departure Point: Our tour departs from a central location in Melbourne, with convenient pickup and drop-off options available for guests staying in the city or surrounding suburbs.
  • Transportation: Guests will travel in comfort and style aboard our modern and well-equipped minibus, van, bus, or coach, depending on the size of the tour group.
  • Tour Guide: Our experienced and knowledgeable tour guide will provide expert commentary and insight throughout the journey, ensuring an engaging and informative experience for all guests.
  • Inclusions: The tour package includes transportation and the services of a professional tour guide. Please note that lunch, snacks, tea, tickets, and entry fees to attractions are not provided as part of the tour package. Guests are encouraged to bring their own refreshments or purchase meals and snacks at designated stops along the route.
  • Recommended Attire: We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes suitable for outdoor exploration. Be sure to bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a light jacket or sweater, as weather conditions along the Great Ocean Road can vary throughout the day.

Booking Information:

To reserve your spot on the Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour, use our website or contact our friendly customer service team via phone or email. Advanced booking is recommended to secure your preferred tour date and ensure availability. Please note that tour departure times and itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors beyond our control.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a memorable journey along the Great Ocean Road and discover the beauty and wonder of one of Australia’s most iconic destinations. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories of the stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality of Victoria’s spectacular coastline. We look forward to welcoming you aboard our boutique tour and sharing the magic of the Great Ocean Road with you!


Tour Includes

  • Pickup from your choice of Melbourne CBD location
  • Transportation by Minibus, Premium Bus and Standard Coaches
  • Roundtrip airconditioned transportation
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water

Tour Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry Ticket
  • Personal amenities such as hat, caps, sunscreen, umbrella etc

Frequently asked Questions

What's included in the Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour?

Our boutique tour offers a comfortable and personalized experience on the Great Ocean Road. You’ll be guided by a knowledgeable local who will share insights and stories about the region’s history, culture, and natural wonders. We provide round-trip transportation from Melbourne in a minibus, van, bus, or coach (depending on group size) ensuring a smooth and scenic journey.

Please note that lunch, snacks, refreshments, any entry fees, or activity tickets are not included in the tour price. You’ll have ample opportunities to purchase food and drinks throughout the day, and our guide will recommend great cafes and restaurants along the way.

What are the benefits of a reverse itinerary tour?

The beauty of the reverse itinerary is that you’ll visit the iconic landmarks like the Twelve Apostles earlier in the day, avoiding the larger crowds that tend to arrive later from Melbourne. This allows you to experience these natural wonders at a more relaxed pace and capture stunning photos without feeling rushed.

What can I expect to see on the tour?

Our itinerary is carefully crafted to showcase the best of the Great Ocean Road. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The Twelve Apostles: Witness these majestic limestone stacks rising from the Southern Ocean, a truly unforgettable sight.
  • Loch Ard Gorge: Explore this dramatic natural amphitheater and learn about the shipwreck of the Loch Ard. Take in panoramic views from the Razorback, a natural archway formation.
  • Great Otway National Park: Take a short walk through the lush rainforest and discover the diverse plant and animal life this region is known for.
  • Apollo Bay (or Port Campbell): Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) in this charming coastal town. Relax on the beach, explore the shops, or savor delicious fresh seafood.
  • Koala spotting: Keep an eye out for these adorable marsupials in their natural habitat at Kennett River Koala Walk.
  • Teddy’s Lookout: Capture breathtaking views of the Shipwreck Coast from this scenic viewpoint before returning to Melbourne.

How big are the tour groups?

We believe in a personalized experience, which is why our boutique tours are capped at a maximum of 12 people. This allows for more interaction with your guide and fellow travelers, creating a more intimate and enjoyable atmosphere.

What type of vehicles do you use for the tour?

Depending on the size of your group, we provide comfortable and air-conditioned minibuses, vans, buses, or coaches. All our vehicles are well-maintained and driven by experienced drivers to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.

Do I need to be in good physical condition for the tour?

The tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with short walks to viewpoints and along boardwalks. As long as you’re comfortable with some light activity, you’ll be perfectly fine. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us in advance.

What should I wear on the tour?

The weather along the Great Ocean Road can be unpredictable. We recommend dressing in layers with comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a raincoat or light jacket, just in case.

Are there any optional activities available?

While the core itinerary focuses on the most iconic sights, there might be opportunities for optional activities depending on the time and weather conditions. Your guide will discuss these possibilities with the group on the day. This could include visiting the Split Point Lighthouse, indulging in local produce at a farmers market, or taking a short scenic helicopter ride (additional cost applies).

How do I book the Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Boutique Tour?

You can book your tour online through our website or by calling us. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season, to secure your spot.

We look forward to welcoming you on board and sharing the magic of the Great Ocean Road with you!

From $135
/ Adult
From $115
/ Child