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!
I AM WHERE STORIES UNFOLD
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
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).
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.
Apollo Bay Hotel
Apollo Bay Hotel is located in the coastal town of Apollo Bay, just two and a half hours drive west of Melbourne on the breathtaking Great Ocean Road.
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...
Combining Apollo Bay's supply of fresh seafood with the culinary flavours of an Italian's kitchen, Casallingo is the go to for pizza, pasta and more.
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.
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Surfside Backpacker Great Ocean Road
Surfside Backpacker is located in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, three hours south west of Melbourne, Victoria.
Seaview Motel & Apartments is situated on the picturesque Great Ocean Road approximately 180kms form Melbourne.
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.
Kennett River Holiday Park
Kennett River Holiday Park is located two and a half hours from Melbourne, in the middle of the most spectacular stretch of the internationally famous Great Ocean Road, half way...
Motel Marengo is a small independent family owned and run motel set back in a quiet area of Apollo Bay, but still maintaining easy access for guests with its Great...
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...
JINGLE AT THE BAY
Apollo Bay Radio presents Jingle at the Bay.
The evening will begin with Christmas Carols preformed by local community groups.
Then Santa will hopefully drop in for a visit followed by the Christmas Open Mic.
Bring a chair, blanket or comfy seating and join in the festive spirit.
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.
Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Get your dancing shoes on and head down to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a fun night with the local group, Band...
Mike Elrington - Blistering Blues - Live at the Brewhouse
Join the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a night of blues, rock and folk with Mike Elrington.
The Refuge - Live Music at the Brewhouse
Local band The Refuge was formed in 2014 in Apollo Bay.
Matt Orchard at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.