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
Sweet View - The Great Ocean Road Lolly Shop
Sweet View is a small family-owned and operated confectionery retail business in Apollo Bay, selling traditional English sweets, Australian and International lollies, gourmet and Australiana chocolates as well as premium...
Masala Bay offers a variety of Indian cuisines. Their a la carte menu offers you a selection of the dishes of the Indian subcontinent.
Icaro Wholefood Cafe
Icaro Cafe serve St ALi coffee, tonics, medicinal lattes, cold pressed juices and delicious superfoods with an ethos on fresh locally sourced produce and a conscious effort to reduce waste...
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...
The RAWR Bar
RAWR Bar is a premier and authentic health hub that has been proudly serving the Apollo Bay area and beyond since 2017.
Casalingo is an Italian style, a la carte restaurant located in Apollo Bay. Serving your favourite pizza and pasta dishes for both lunch and dinner.
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.
Surfside Backpacker is located in Apollo Bay, right on the Great Ocean Road. Three hours along stunning coastline from Melbourne.
Fully self contained cottage including bath and shower, linen, washing machine, wood fire, electric blankets, full kitchen, Coffee machine, bikes etc.
Beachcomber Motel and Apartments
Welcome to the Beachcomber Motel and Apartments, a great affordable place to stay in the heart of town.
Apollo Bay Guest House
Apollo Bay Guest House - sophisticated, elegant retreat. Enjoy the character and charm of this French-influenced residence nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the Barham River where it meets the...
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...
What's To See and Do
Naturally Balanced Myotherapy
Having worked in the massage industry for over 12 years, you are in great hands. Amy from Naturally Balanced Myotherapy is a qualified Myotherapist offering remedial, relaxation, pre and post...
Stories of the Great Ocean Road QR Trail
Fun, free activity! The Stories of the Great Ocean Road QR Trail combines augmented reality, film and art to tell the story of the road.
Great Ocean Road Shuttle
Great Ocean Road Shuttle service the inconic Great Ocean Walk - find out how they can help you
Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak
Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak offer surfing lessons, guided sea kayaking tours to visit the fur seal colony and hire of a range of sporting equipment
Apollo Bay Fishing Charters
Apollo Bay Fishing Charters offers unique tours with everything from family fun fishing, extended outer reef fishing to wildlife and sunset cruises. They cater for all experience levels.
Tastes of the Region
Tastes of the Region is located behind the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in McLaren Parade, Apollo Bay.