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!
Apollo Bay Activities
No matter the time of year, there are always heaps of fantastic family activities in Apollo Bay.
A long-standing family destination, Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture all the family’s imagination. Family activities in Apollo Bay not only include building sandcastles and swimming in quiet bays but also discovering the flora and fauna of our magical rainforest.
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 region's best. Then return to base to soak in some of the region's luxuries.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Leading Lights Cape Otway Lightstation – The oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia, and the centrepiece of a precinct rich in wildlife, maritime history and unbeatable ocean views. Open daily from 9am, last entry 4:30pm (fees apply).
Lighting The Way In 1846, the local Gadubanud people helped guide Charles Latrobe on his third and successful attempt through the Otways to reach Cape Otway and scout out a lighthouse location. In years to come, the lighthouse helped safely guide shiploads of European settlers to Australia. Today, visitors to the Great Ocean Road region can explore the delights of a coastline of lighthouse locations and also discover the fascinating indigenous cultures of the people who have belonged to these landscapes for thousands of years.
Experience Ancient Cultures Cape Otway Lighthouse Precinct Delve into a many-layered tour and interpretation of the culture of the Gadabanud, or people of the King Parrot language, who belong to the forests and coastline of Cape Otway.
The Treetop Walk is a one hour rainforest walk experience, that is approximately two kilometres in total and features a 600 metre long and 30 metre high steel structured treetop canopy walkway, that takes you right into the treetops. It is the longest and tallest walkway of its type in the world and includes a thrilling cantilever.
The Zipline Eco-Tour is a two-and-a-half hour, fully guided experience including training and simulation, eight cloud stations, six flights and two suspension bridges. The ticket price also includes the world famous Treetop Walk. This is the only zipline tour in Victoria.
Explore things to see and do
Apollo Bay Museum
Take a step back in time at the Apollo Bay Museum...
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.
Masala Bay offers a variety of Indian cuisines. Their a la carte menu offers you a selection of the dishes of the Indian subcontinent.
Auswalk Walking Holidays
We have taken all the hassle out of organising your walking holiday allowing you to walk pack free carrying with you only your lunch and any essentials.
Otway Herbs is a nursery with a large terraced open garden set high in the hills, 12 km from Apollo Bay, 8km from the Great Ocean Road and 2 and half hours drive from Melbourne ,access via Wild Dog creek Rd with magnificent views en route and at the nursery.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide.