With restrictions in place, t's not business as usual at the moment, so here's an update on who's still open in Apollo Bay and what they're doing differently.
WHAT'S OPEN IN APOLLO BAY?
(As everything is changing so quickly, please check directly with the business before you make the trip.)
APOLLO BAY DISTILLERY
23-27 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner
COVID-19 hasn’t beaten us just yet! Apollo Bay Distillery is still serving delicious wood-fired pizzas, salads, toasties, gin, tonic and coffee… But Takeaways Only! We have a full menu + lunch specials to order 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Lunch & Dinner sorted! Call us to pre-order and pick up from our drive-thru. You don’t even have to get out of your car! How easy and convenient during these times of social distancing. Please note: We are not allowed to sell gin after 7pm.
(03) 5237 7165
TASTE OF THE REGION
1 McLaren Parade, Apollo Bay
Open 7 days a week 11am until 7pm
Offering all alcohol and soft drinks including local food/produce
APOLLO BAY BAKERY
125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Open 7 days a week from 6am
Fresh bread & rolls daily. Hot pies, pasties, sausage rolls etc. Freshly made rolls and sandwiches. Coffee and Tea.
Call: 5237 6440
GREAT OCEAN ROAD BREWHOUSE
28-35 Great Ocean Rd Apollo Bay 3233 VIC
03 5237 6240
Open 7 days a week - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun 11am - 7pm & Fri Sat 11am - 8pm
Although the Brewhouse is closed, our bottle shop Tastes of the Region is still open for business! We've added even more local produce to our stock to supply our local customers the best we can. We now sell fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of pasta, eggs, meat, dips, sauces... & more! Everything you need to keep your pantry full of local flavours. Not feeling like cooking tonight? We also sell pre-cooked meals available for takeaway. Freshly cooked every day by our head chef Melissa. Simply buy, heat and eat. So easy - dinner sorted!
MASALA BAY INDIAN RESTAURANT
2A/155 Great Ocean Road
Open Tuesday - Sunday
Take aways and home deliveries
1/77 Great Ocean Road, APOLLO BAY 33233
Currently Open Mon,Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.30 - 2.30
Book and craft supply sales. Happy to do free delivery for locals.
APOLLO BAY POST OFFICE
Shop 1 & 2, 155 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Postal services, receive and send parcels, gifts, souvenirs, gift cards, haberdashery, printing services, customer service
DO YOU KNOW OF A BUSINESS STILL OPEN AROUND APOLLO BAY THAT ISN'T LISTED HERE?
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
At CHOPSTIX NOODLE BAR™ we understand that health is important and taste is everything. Our mouth-watering dishes are made with love from the highest quality ingredients. Our Asian noodles are cooked to order and full of Asian authentic flavor.
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...
Sweet View - The Great Ocean Road Lolly Shop
We are a small family owned and operated confectionery retail business in Apollo Bay, selling traditional English sweets, Australian and International lollies, gourmet and Australiana chocolates as well as premium...
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...
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch, Scorched Grill specialises in Burgers and Hot Dogs - fully licenced.
Sandy Feet Cafe and Health Foods
Located in Apollo Bay, Sandy Feet is the place to go for wholesome breakfast, snacks and lunches every day and dinner Friday to Sunday evenings (bookings for dinner recommended).
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...
Holiday Great Ocean Road
Holiday Great Ocean Road are multi-award winning leaders in Holiday Rental Management along the Great Ocean Road, providing a specialised property management and accommodation booking service.
Apollo Bay Guesthouse
Waterfront property bed & breakfast - close to shops, restaurants & golf course
Angela's Beach House
Angela's Beach Stays - Stunning Apollo Bay Accommodation - Our totally private suites or rooms are of a standard above motels. Breakfast is available with either a continental or a fully cooked, hot breakfast for a small cost. Let us be your home away from home. Enjoy a clean and comfortable stay with your hosts, Susan & Trevor.
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments is just under two hours from Avalon International Airport and two hours and forty minutes from Melbourne’s Tullamarine International Airport.
Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seaview Motel and Apartments, Apollo Bay offers 4 star accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. With 21 apartments ranging from two bedroom fully self contained apartments to Executive Spa Apartments...
Timbo's Trivia Night
Eat. Drink. Think. Win. Join Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for the popular Trivia Night with Tim. First question 7:15pm sharp.
22 Apr 202019:00 - 21:00
Matty Orchard - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.
09 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
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...
11 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
Brodie Farlech - Free Live Music
Home Grown Boogie - A talented blues band full of energy and passion for music.
18 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
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.
25 Apr 202020:30 - 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...
26 Apr 202015:00 - 18:00