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
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch, Scorched Grill specialises in Burgers and Hot Dogs - fully licenced.
Hello Coffee - Cafe & Roastery
Hello Coffee is a relaxed, welcoming space for those who love specialty coffee. The sprawling, family friendly cafe is host to an amazingly fresh, locally sourced menu, a comfortable lounge...
Bay Leaf Cafe
Bay Leaf Café is the spot for breakfast, coffee & cake, lunch with beer & wine.
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...
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.
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...
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 Breaks
Apollo Bay Breaks offers short term holiday homes to accommodate families, friends or couples needing a getaway on the Great Ocean Road.
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.
Captains at the Bay
Captain's at the Bay caters for couples or family groups.
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...
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...
Apollo Bay Indoor Market & Art Exhibition
The Apollo Bay Indoor Market presents handmade, textile design and shiatsu.
OTWAY HARVEST FESTIVAL 2019
Otway Harvest Trail members present their local produce and wares. On offer are tasting plates, food, wine and cider, local wool and other produce.
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.
2019 AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Enjoy local performances included in the Ceremony by the Apollo Bay Choir and the Otway Ukuholics
Australia Day Weekend
Come in and help celebrate Australia Day with craft beer specials and live music all weekend at both Brewhouses.
Trojan - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse
Come down to the Brewhouse for a big night with Trojan Band. Trojan is Geelong, Melbourne and the Surf Coast’s premier cover band.