Great Ocean road 1 day reverse tour

Ride Tours

Beat the crowds to the 12 Apostles by taking the reverse tour and enjoy spectacular ocean views on the return journey to Melbourne.

Experience the Great Ocean Road with this small company that is not only a specialist of the region but will give you an experince like no one else. This trip runs in reverse to all the others, having you at the 12 Apostles before the crowds!

Arriving hours before the rest you will be able to get those perfect insta-worthy shots. Admire the mighty limestone stacks from the cliff side trails and boardwalks, be surrounded by the towering cliffs at Loch Ard Gorge and learn of the rich maritime history of the shipwreck coast. 

You will drive through the Great Otway National Park as you make your way to the charming seaside town of Apollo Bay for lunch.

Enjoy the spectacular ocean views as your wind your way along the Great Ocean Road back towards Melbourne. Along the way you will stop at lookouts, wander through the rainforest and search the eucalyptus trees to find dozing koalas and native birdlife.

Stop at Lorne for afternoon tea and coffee with time for a stroll along the pier, where the famous Lorne Pier to Pub annual race takes place.

The drive continues along the Surf Coast until you reach the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, then head back up the highway to Melbourne, aiming to be back in the city around 7:30 pm.

 

What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool weather clothing, swimmers, towel.

When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section.

Inclusions

  • Lunch and afternoon tea
  • All National Park entry fees
  • 12 Apostles
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Option to add on 2 discounted nights at Melbourne Metro YHA

Tours depart

Departs Day Departure time Returns
Melbourne Daily 7:40am 7:30pm

Prices

From 30/06/2019 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Tour only 0 $125
Tour + 2 nights @ Melbourne Metro YHA 2 $165

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Things You Should Know

Please note tours may not operate on public holidays recognized in the state of Victoria. For further information on tour departures please send an enquiry prior to booking your tour to avoid disappointment.


YHA Travel Package Cancellations:
Cancellation within 7 days of departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price; cancellation or transfer within 48 hours of departure will result in full fare forfeiture. 
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to commencement or no shows will incur 100% cancellation fee, meaning no refund.
Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.

Amendments:
Bookings can only be amended more than 7 days prior to commencement.
Amendments within 48 hours of commencement will be treated as a cancellation, and you will need to make a new booking.
Each amendment (not cancellation) after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person per amendment, in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator.

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  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel & Tours consultant.
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  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. If you cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed or fail to arrive on the nominated day, we will charge you the fees outlined below:

Cancellations:

  • Once your booking has been confirmed, a minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages. 

Amendments

  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

 

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