A seafood village embraced by tranquil beaches, rolling green hills
and the Great Otway National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APOLLO BAY MUST DO'S...
SPOT A KOALA
In the area, you don't have to look hard to spot a koala! .If you're on the lookout, try casting your eyes upwards - you'll generally find koalas wedged in the nook of a tree branch and most often fast asleep.
With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the Otways is a natural for waterfalls. The striking cool temperate rainforest of the Great Otway National Park boasts one of the highest rainfalls in the state.
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. .
There are many great options for fun activities for kids of all ages in Apollo Bay! With a great range of attractions there will be loads of ideas to explore the area!
ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW
Take to the sky to see Apollo Bay from above with Apollo Bay Aviation or venture further up the coast to see icons like the Cape Otway Lightstation and the 12 Apostles Coast
BRING YOUR DOG - WE HAVE DOG BEER!
Head to the Great Ocean ROad Brewhouse to try a local beer or a hearty meal; and don't worry - they cater for your pooch too!
THINGS TO DO THIS SEASON
Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures
Floating amongst the towering eucalypts, suspended 30 metres above the forest floor on the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk. Then zip line from tower like Tarzan on the Zip Line Eco Tour. Find your birds eye view the Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures.
Way back when
First populated by the indigenous Gadubanud people, Apollo Bay was a land explored largely by foot and sea until the 1930's when road improvements increased european access.
Great Ocean Walk
Starting in Apollo Bay, the Great Ocean Walk is one of Australia's most scenic coastal hikes covering 104km of trail. Natures drama unfolding at every step, and every day is a different adventure.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Help guide ships around the treacherous meeting of Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean. This coastline has stories to tell of lives lived and lost on the cliffs knife edge. Discover the regions history and natural beauty at the Cape Otway Lightstation.
Great Otway National Park
A land where ancient giants meet ferocious waters. Discover the rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, lushes forests and descending waterfalls that make up the Great Otway National Park.
Crafts & Markets
Plan your visit to coincide with the many markets, festivals, community arts events and cultural festivals that fill the region’s calendar year-round. Apollo Bay has inspired generations of artists, writers, sculptors and performers.
Explore places to eat
Hello Coffee - Cafe & Roastery
Hello Coffee is a relaxed, welcoming space for those who love specialty coffee. The sprawling, family friendly cafe is host to an amazingly fresh, locally sourced menu, a comfortable lounge...
Blue Bird Fish & Chips & Chinese Restaurant
Blue Bird Fish & Chips Cafe and Asian Restaurant located opposite the children’s playground and skate ramp in Apollo Bay VIC 3233.
Apollo Bay Hotel
At Apollo Bay Hotel, sit back and relax as you casually dine in the nautical-inspired bistro and alfresco dining areas, or enjoy a glass of wine or boutique beer in...
Bay Leaf Cafe
Bay Leaf Café is the spot for breakfast, coffee & cake, lunch with beer & wine.
2-for-1 Beer Paddle or Wine Tasting at Tastes of the Region, Apollo Bay
Enjoy a 2-for-1 beer paddle or local wine tasting at Tastes of the Region, our dog-friendly tasting room located behind the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse on McLaren Parade, Apollo Bay.
Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean. The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers...
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
The Dolphin Apartments
The Dolphin Apartments offer luxury accommodation in the beautiful Apollo Bay. The town nestles into the picturesque green foothills of the Otway Ranges that roll down to a sweeping arc...
Apollo Bay Eco YHA
Apollo Bay Eco YHA is an architect designed hostel that features a passive solar design, a wood fire heater, two spacious lounges, two kitchens, outdoor balconies and a rooftop deck...
Paradise Court Villa’s are situated in the heart of Apollo Bayin a lovely garden setting.The Villa’s are a short walk to the Great Ocean Road & crossover to the beautiful...
Skene's Creek Lodge Motel and Restaurant
Skenes Creek Lodge Motel & Licensed Restaurant is situated on Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road, just on the outskirts of Apollo Bay – only six minutes drive from the town centre, or just over two hours south-west of Melbourne’s CBD.
Marengo Holiday Park
Marengo Holiday Park offers self-contained cabins with the option of ocean views and/or spa cabin with gas log fire.
Motel Marengo is a small independent family owned and run motel set back in a quiet area of Apollo Bay, but still maintaining easy access for guests with its Great...
Blue Wax - Free Live Music at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.
ARIA nominated singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Dave Steel is returning to the Western District for a special COPACC outreach concert at Apollo Bay.
CULTURES BY THE SEA PRESENTS - STEEET FOOD
On the night of the Norfolk Pine Tree Lighting event on the Apollo Bay foreshore, Cultures by the Sea presents STREET FOOD.
Bringing to you street food flavors from around the world.
LIGHT UP APOLLO BAY & JINGLE ALL THE WAY
Plans are well underway to light up the Norfolk Pine tree like nothing you've ever seen before as we kick off the festive season!
Christmas comes in the blink of an eye. To brighten up of this little town of Apollo Bay, all of the Norfolk Pine...
Joshua Batten - Free Live Music at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Inspired by classic rock, blues, folk and progressive rock, 21-year old Joshua Batten is rising fast on the Melbourne music scene.