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
Apollo Bay Bakery
Apollo Bay Bakery on the Great Ocean Road is home of the famous Scallop Pie. Apollo Bay Bakery is the perfect stop for an early breakfast or lunch with their...
Masala Bay offers a variety of Indian cuisines. Their a la carte menu offers you a selection of the dishes of the Indian subcontinent.
Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op
Situated overlooking the Apollo Bay Harbour, the Apollo Bay Fishermens Coop is the best place in town for fish & chips and a stunning array of locally caught seafood including flake and crayfish.
Chopstix Apollo Bay
Chopstix Noodle Bar is an original casual dining experience centred on a modern Australian adaptation of hawker-style funky Asian street food.
Icaro Wholefood Cafe
Icaro Cafe serve St ALi coffee, tonics, medicinal lattes, cold pressed juices and delicious superfoods with an ethos on fresh locally sourced produce and a conscious effort to reduce waste...
LittleCrumb Bakery is a fresh new cafe and bakery, perfectly located on the Great Ocean Road - directly opposite the beautiful Apollo Bay beach.
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...
Here is your opportunity to stay in this three-bedroom farmhouse, offering amazing ocean and forest views over the hills of Apollo Bay.
Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
Just opposite the Apollo Bay Beach, Waterfront Motor Inn offers a variety of accommodation in a lovely garden setting. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and Ocean View Rooms offer spectacular sea views.
Beachcomber Motel and Apartments
Welcome to the Beachcomber Motel and Apartments, a great affordable place to stay in the heart of town.
Cloud Nine Apollo Bay
Could Nine is in an excellent location in Apollo Bay, just one street back from the Great Ocean Road and the main street of Apollo Bay.
Stephanie's at Onion Bay
Stephanie's at Onion Bay offers fully self-contained stylish accommodation for two in the Seascape Room with spectacular views of the Great Southern Ocean.
Apollo Bay Creatives Pop-Up & Art Exhibition
Apollo Bay Creatives Pop-Up presents handmade and textile design.
19 Jan 202110:00 - 17:00
Matt Orchard at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for free live music with Matt Orchard.
25 Jan 202114:30 - 17:30
Ben Smith Band - Free Live Music
Playing a host of classic covers to get your singing and dancing away your saturday night Situated on the Great Ocean Road in...
22 Jan 202120:30 - 23:30
Tim Henwood - Free Live Music
Come and enjoy live music at the Brewhouse with Tim Henwood.
22 Jan 202120:30 - 23:30
Bo Jenkins - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Ben Jenkins grew up in the heart of the Delta, cotton-growing Mississippi River land, where Blues met Country and rock and roll was...
24 Jan 202114:30 - 17:30