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MUST DO'S...IN WINTER
Discover the latest whale sightings along the Great Ocean Road. Spot Southern Right Whales or even Humpbacks. Whales can be sighted along the coast from Torquay to Portland from May to October.
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 with waterfalls flowing best over winter months. Sign-up today for notifications.
Discover Apollo Bay's favourite literary event Warm Winter Words in late July followed by an epic new dark-arts festival hitting the town for its second year in August. Markets, music and other events keep the action alive in Apollo Bay & the Otways over the cooler winter months.
WARM COSY NIGHTS
Spectacular ocean views, cosy wood fires and tranquil retreats, there’s an array of accommodation in Apollo Bay & the Otways to suit all styles and budgets. Book your next warm winter package today!
A seafood village embraced by tranquil beaches, rolling green hills
and the Great Otway National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COSY LOG FIRES TO DINE BESIDE THIS WINTER
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
Bay Leaf Cafe
Bay Leaf Café is the spot for breakfast, coffee & cake, lunch with beer & wine.
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.
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.
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...
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments is just under two hours from Avalon Airport and two hours and forty minutes from Melbourne’s Tullamarine International Airport.
2 nights accommodation for 2 in a boutique property with Great Ocean Road Escapes, a roasting experience @ hello coffee and a local produce pack & a complimentary bottle of red on arrival.
Surfside Backpacker Great Ocean Road
Surfside Backpacker is located in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, three hours south west of Melbourne, Victoria.
Seascape Apollo Bay
Seascape Apollo Bay is a luxury self contained apartment in Apollo Bay. Perfect for families or travelling couples.
Captains at the Bay
Captain's at the Bay caters for couples or family groups. We are a contemporary B&B offering superb accommodation, peace and quiet, privacy and great service, and the advantage of being...
Comfort Inn The International
Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay, the perfect hotel for your Apollo Bay seaside holiday Welcome to Comfort Inn The International, centrally located in the idyllic seaside resort town of...
Hula Hoop Classes - Apollo Bay
An opportunity to try out hula hooping and see what this latest craze is all about. Clue: It is the funnest fitness around.
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.
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
Come and join in the celebrations of Australia's most significant Lighthouse turning 170 years old. Cape Otway Light station has special permission from AMSA to turn on the light!! Entry is at 6pm sharp.
Trivia Night with Sally Cannon
Eat. Drink. Think. Win. Join the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for their first trivia night at the Brewhouse Bar with Sally Cannon.
WINTER WILD FESTIVAL
2018 WinterWild announcement. Apollo Bay’s newest arts festival will be running on the following dates:10-12 August, 24-26th August
The Fillmore Brothers - Winter Wild Festival
Jack and Seamus Fillmore make honest and catchy guitar pop singing about their mundane lives and surroundings.