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
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...
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 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...
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.
2-for-1 Beer Paddle or Wine Tasting at Tastes of the Region, Apollo Bay
Enjoy a 2-for-1 beer paddle or local wine tasting at Tastes of the Region, our dog-friendly tasting room located behind the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse on McLaren Parade, Apollo Bay.
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch, Scorched Grill specialises in Burgers and Hot Dogs - fully licenced.
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...
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
Paradise by the Sea – Apollo Bay Holiday Park is set just metres from the beach and a short stroll to the town centre where beautiful restaurants and retail therapy await.
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...
Apollo Bay Breaks
Apollo Bay Breaks offers short term holiday homes to accommodate families, friends or couples needing a getaway on the Great Ocean Road.
Seahorse Retreat BnB and Massage Studio
Seahorse Retreat is a boutique style accommodation suited to couples or solo adventurers. If you are looking for a really relaxing piece of paradise by the sea, to unwind or...
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...
The Story of the Road - 100 Year Celebration of the Great Ocean Road
19 September marks 100 years since construction began on the iconic Great Ocean Road, and to celebrate there will be a special program...
APOLLO BAY HOTEL - 100 YEARS OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
The Apollo Bay Hotel has partnered with Charity, Solider On, who work side by side with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families, helping them to secure their futures. For every pot of Carlton sold on the night we will donate $1 to the charity as well as running a raffle and donating all the proceeds.
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.
LA BIMBA - GREAT OCEAN ROAD 100 YEARS ON
Join us at La Bimba on Saturday 21 September for a historic lunch in celebration of the Great Ocean Road’s 100th anniversary.
Alister Turrill - Free Live Music
It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players.
Will Gardiner - Free Live Music
Will has been providing live music entertainment for over six years and has played over 500 events such as weddings, high profile corporate...