Apollo Bay - Crayfish Capital of The Great Ocean Road
Top 5 Summer Family Activities
It's the reason you came and you wont be disappointed! The Apollo Bay Main Beach is patrolled during peak times and out of the flagged area it stretches for several kilometres toward Skenes Creek. In fact you can walk all the way there on the beach - and to Marengo too! Find yourself a patch of sand you like the look of, pack the sun shelter and some buckets and spade and you're set for a great day out!
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MUST DO'S...IN SUMMER
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!
A seafood village embraced by tranquil beaches, rolling green hills
and the Great Otway National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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...
Iluka Motel and Restaurant
The Iluka Motel and Restaurant is a cafe, à la carte restaurant and accommodation all in one and is perfect stop over for the weekend getaway to Apollo Bay.
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.
Overlooking Bass Strait, set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas has become a Mecca for gourmet travellers.
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Great Ocean Road Holidays
Apollo Bay is situated at the foothills of the stunning Otway’s. If you are in town for a few days, you can use a property booked through Great Ocean Road...
The Coastal Motel is conveniently located across the road from the beach and is few minutes walk to the many shops, cafes and restaurants in Apollo Bay.
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...
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.
Great Ocean Road Escapes
Fresh salty air, rolling green hills and the wash of the sea in the distance - these are the sights, smells, and sounds of your Apollo Bay escape.
Apollo Bay Cottages
Apollo Bay Cottages is set on four hectares of landscaped grounds adjacent beautiful Marengo Beach, two kilometres West of Apollo Bay on the magnificent Great Ocean Road and two and...
Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse
After many successful gigs at the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Ziggy is now coming to Apollo Bay. Come and Jiggy with Ziggy.
APOLLO BAY COMMUNITY MARKET
Apollo Bay Foreshore | 9am - 1pm
Apollo Bay Market is held every Saturdays morning and provides an excellent opportunity for a pleasant morning with quality handmade wares, conversation, coffee from nearby cafes and the beach all on offer.
An event not to miss. Jason Heerah was named 'the best singing drummer in the world" by the 2014 Australian X Factor, where...
Brian Fraser - Free Live Music
Geelong’s Brian Fraser is one of Australia’s finest and most well-known acoustic blues performers.
The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected musicians.
APOLLO BAY RSL LIVE MUSIC
Sunday arvo of music from 2pm. Local musicians & singers with a wide variety of genres. Free admission, snacks available.