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
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).
Holly Munday Bespoke Catering
Based along The Great Ocean Road and The Otways, Holly Munday Bespoke Catering provides modern rustic handmade meals & decadent grazing platters.
LittleCrumb Bakery is a fresh new cafe and bakery, perfectly located on the Great Ocean Road - directly opposite the beautiful Apollo Bay beach.
Kafe Koala General Store
Kafe Koala General Store is based on the Great Ocean Road in the hamlet of Kennett River: gateway to the Otways National Park, home to the native Koala, prolific birdlife,...
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.
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...
Months & Seasons - Beach House
This Separation Creek / Wye River Beach House is the ultimate place to reconnect with nature and simple pleasures.
A Great Ocean View Motel
Location is a major feature of A Great Ocean View Motel. Wake to the sights and sounds of the ocean, not just a patch of blue in the distance, you...
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.
Cape Cottages is set on eight acres of magnificent land with uninterrupted views of Bass Strait. It is the perfect backdrop to a relaxing weekend.
Surfside Backpacker Great Ocean Road
Surfside Backpacker is located in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, three hours south west of Melbourne, Victoria.
Apollo Bay Indoor Market & Art Exhibition
The Apollo Bay Indoor Market presents handmade, textile design and shiatsu.
12 Dec 202010:00 - 16:00
Great Ocean Road Watercolour Experiences
Join Cathy Donovan, Otway's artist, for a fun and relaxing watercolour workshop in Apollo Bay.
10 Jan 2021
Make Art in Apollo Bay
Book into a watercolour, Intaglio printmaking - Collograph/monotype or sketching workshop while on holiday in Apollo Bay. All materials are supplied.
16 Jan 2021