A reminder that patrolled beaches and parks are closed. This Easter the message is clear. Stay home. Protect our health system. Save Lives.
The Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Health Officers have asked all Australians to stay at home unless we must seek medical attention, travel for work or education, undertake essential shopping or exercise. Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism supports the State and National effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and asks everyone to adhere to these restrictions. As much as we normally love to welcome visitors, we are asking you to stay at home whilst these bans are in place. Our small communities do not have the health services and resources to support an outbreak of COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming you back when restrictions are lifted.
It's not business as usual - for the locals in and around Apollo Bay, click here for an update on who's still open.
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
Bay Leaf Cafe
Bay Leaf Café is the spot for breakfast, coffee & cake, lunch with beer & wine.
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...
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).
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
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...
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...
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...
Skene's Creek Lodge Motel and Restaurant
Skenes Creek Lodge Motel & Licensed Restaurant is situated on Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road, just on the outskirts of Apollo Bay – only six minutes drive from the town centre, or just over two hours south-west of Melbourne’s CBD.
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.
Chocolate Gannets offers four luxurious holiday Villas with ocean views. Each Villa has two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a relaxing lounge with crackling fireplace topped...
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
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
Great Ocean Road Running Festival
The Great Ocean Road Running Festival from Saturday, 16 May to Sunday, 17 May 2020 offers one of the most spectacular marathons in...
16 May 2020