Deservingly known as paradise by the sea, Apollo Bay is midway
along the majestic Great Ocean Road, in the shelter of Cape Otway
and on the lowest slopes of the beautiful Otway ranges.
Valleys just a few kilometres out of town are full of
rainforest, streams, waterfalls and fireflies. Once the province of
timber workers and farmers, the hills are now also occupied by
artists, holiday makers and beach lovers.
Every water sport under the sun can be enjoyed at Apollo Bay -
surfing, fishing, swimming, diving, and boating of all sorts. Bush
walking in the Otways, wet or dry, is spectacular. The rain and
wind rarely reach the lower levels of the older rainforest which
has its own lush climate. Down the Great Ocean Road at Cape Otway
are some of the most breathtaking walks in the country.
There are petrified forests, fireflies, rainbows and just south,
some of the highest ocean cliffs in Victoria. Two and three hour
drives in two loops through the ranges take visitors through a
mystical (and misty) green paradise. There are short walks from car
parks to mighty waterfalls. Seafood is always on the menu - a small
fishing fleet still operates out of the harbour - and modern
restaurants and cafes are a vital part of town.
In April, Apollo Bay hosts one of the best three day music
festivals in Victoria, Apollo Bay Music Festival and every Saturday
morning there is a market on the foreshore. The Cape Otway
lighthouse is open daily for visitors.
Apollo Bay has a fantastic range of fact sheets available to
help you experience the town. Click on the links below to
Food & Wine
Things to do
Health & Wellness
Tours & Activities