The Great Ocean Road is closed to through traffic between Separation Creek and Wye River. All towns are accessible either from the east or the west and a small detour is in place to guide you through the spectacular Great Otway National Park back to the Great Ocean Road.

Some speed and traffic management is in place at a number of key locations.

Accredited Visitor Information Centres can assist in helping you plan your journey.

Take extra care on the road - Victoria Police are asking all travellers to be patient, take your time, slow down and drive sensibly. Drive with your vehicle headlights on low beam and slow down when approaching roadwork crews for their safety and your own. Be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and bridges. Trees and tree limbs can become unstable, even with no wind, so be aware of falling trees and branches when driving and walking through the area.  Do not park or shelter under trees.

Information on park and walking track closures is available at

Please refer to the official messages at the websites below for up to date information. and,-flood-and-other-closures/flood-affected-areas

A seafood village embraced by tranquil beaches, rolling green hills
and the Great Otway National Park.

Wrestle a fighting salmon from the Barham River mouth and dive amongst the rocks spying the glaring eyes of a wary lobster. Or, trusting the expert team of fisherman and chef to serve up the catch of the day matched with a crisp glass of locally harvested Sauvignon Blanc.

Back to Basics

Turn the ‘out of office’ on and leave the high heels at home. Join the simple life with sand between your toes, sunshine on your back and fresh food in your belly. Kid's roam with the freedom of old - giggling at every twist and turn along the journey. Reconnect with a slower pace of life in Apollo Bay.

The magnitude of the ocean versus the majesty of the forest. Discover a land where ancient flora and bubbling streams meet life on a cliffs edge shaped by relentless crashing waves. Apollo Bay marks the entry point for some of Australia’s most celebrated short and multi-day walks, and is the perfect base to explore the Great Ocean Walk and surrounding Otways rainforest.

Stay & Explore

Unpack your bags and stay a while. Life is an adventure in Apollo Bay with protected bays to swim, endless Great Otway National Park trails to blaze and a hearty meal of local food and wine waiting for you upon return. Base your Great Ocean Road holiday in Apollo Bay and explore nature’s big backyard.

Feel alive in nature's playground...Join the pursuit for ecstasy in whatever fashion you please with an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the capturing beauty of Apollo Bay & the Otways. Bike, hike, ride, kayak, board, drive or fly through the regions best.

Wild for Wildlife

Shhh. Did you here that? Look, it's a... The Otways are home to many of Australia's favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, birds, seals, penguins and even migrating Southern Right Whales.

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