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.
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.
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.
Eat & Drink
Ora Coffee Bar and Catering
Ora Coffee Bar and Catering are a small family run catering company heading up and down the Great Ocean Road.
Masala Bay offers a variety of Indian cuisines. Their a la carte menu offers you a selection of the dishes of the Indian subcontinent.
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...
LittleCrumb Bakery is a fresh new cafe and bakery, perfectly located on the Great Ocean Road - directly opposite the beautiful Apollo Bay beach.
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...
Where To Stay
BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park
BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park fronts onto Apollo Bay's main beach. The park features a range of modern accommodation options, along with caravan and camping sites.
The Coastal Motel is conveniently located across the road from the beach and is few minutes walk to the many shops, cafes and restaurants in Apollo Bay.
A Great Ocean View Motel
Location is a major feature of A Great Ocean View Motel. Wake to the sights and sounds of the ocean, not just a patch of blue in the distance, you...
Stay Inn offers two rooms. The Standard (red room) and the Deluxe (green room). Refurbished along sophisticated contemporary lines, comfort of body, mind and spirit is assured as you gaze,...
Cape Otway Lightstation Accommodation
Heritage Accommodation in a unique and stunning location. Housed in the original lightkeepers quarters of Cape Otway Lightstation right in the centre of a Heritage Precinct.
Stay 3 nights Save 20%, Great Ocean Road Escapes in Apollo Bay
Stay in one of our lovely homes for 3 nights and get 20% off. A perfect way to spend longer bonding moments with family and friends!
What's To See and Do
Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak
Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak offers a range of activities including surf lessons, Weetbix Surfgroms, kayaking to the Australian Fur Seal Colony and snorkeling tours.
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.
Discover Australia’s natural beauty at Wildlife Wonders. Guided by a conservationist you will encounter unique wildlife living freely in a stunning bushland environment overlooking the ocean.
Apollo Bay Fisherman's Co-op
Apollo Bay Fisherman's Co-op is the perfect one-stop seafood shop and an excellent way to purchase the local seafood.
Otway Herbs garden and nursery are set in the hills of the Otway Ranges just 12 kilometres from Apollo Bay and a 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne.
Great Ocean Road Holidays
Great Ocean Road Holidays offers over 800 holiday rental homes and apartments in Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay and beyond.
Around the region
Craig Sayer - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse
With over 20 years of experience as a full time professional muso, music is Craig's life.
Kieser Great Ocean Road Running Festival
The Kieser Great Ocean Road Running Festival from Saturday, 15 May to Sunday, 16 May 2021 offers one of the most spectacular marathons...
15 May 2021
Cam Bryce - Live Music
Join for some great live tunes with Cameron Bryce. Live music, local craft beer and awesome vibes.
15 May 202114:30 - 17:30
Matty Orchard - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.
15 May 202120:00 - 23:00
Tim Henwood - Free Live Music
Come and enjoy live music at the Brewhouse with Tim Henwood.
16 May 202114:30 - 17:30
Gin Blending Masterclass at Apollo Bay Distillery
Join the team at Apollo Bay Distillery for a unique Gin Blending Masterclasses, where you have an opportunity to create your very own gin.
22 May 202114:30 - 16:30