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
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...
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...
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...
Apollo Bay Distillery
Where the town’s spirit comes alive. The gins at Apollo Bay Distillery are linked with the old folklores, its location is one of the oldest buildings in town and the...
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.
Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seaview Motel and Apartments, Apollo Bay offers 4 star accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. With 21 apartments ranging from two bedroom fully self contained apartments to Executive Spa Apartments...
Big Breaks for Little People - BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces
Want to visit the Great Ocean Road when the beaches and towns are a little less crowded?
Apollo Bay Eco YHA
Apollo Bay Eco YHA is an architect designed hostel that features a passive solar design, a wood fire heater, two spacious lounges, two kitchens, outdoor balconies and a rooftop deck...
Marengo Holiday Park
Marengo Holiday Park offers self-contained cabins with the option of ocean views and/or spa cabin with gas log fire.
Angela's Beach House
Angela's Beach Stays - Stunning Apollo Bay Accommodation - Our totally private suites or rooms are of a standard above motels. Breakfast is available with either a continental or a fully cooked, hot breakfast for a small cost. Let us be your home away from home. Enjoy a clean and comfortable stay with your hosts, Susan & Trevor.
What's To See and Do
Great Ocean Road Escapes
Fresh salty air, rolling green hills and the wash of the sea in the distance - these are the sights, smells, and sounds of your Apollo Bay escape.
Tastes of the Region
Tastes of the Region is located behind the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in McLaren Parade, Apollo Bay.
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.
Great Ocean Road Shuttle
Great Ocean Road Shuttle service the inconic Great Ocean Walk - find out how they can help you
Apollo Bay Aviation
Fly by Helicopter to the 12 Apostles via the Shipwreck Coast and Otway Rainforest, by either helicopter or aeroplane. Recognised as one of the worlds iconic scenic flights.
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
Timbo's Trivia Night
Eat. Drink. Think. Win. Join Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for the popular Trivia Night with Tim. First question 7:15pm sharp.
22 Apr 202019:00 - 21:00
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.
09 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
Ben Smith Band - Free Live Music
Playing a host of classic covers to get your singing and dancing away your saturday night Situated on the Great Ocean Road in...
11 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
Brodie Farlech - Free Live Music
Home Grown Boogie - A talented blues band full of energy and passion for music.
18 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
Joshua Batten - Free Live Music at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Inspired by classic rock, blues, folk and progressive rock, 21-year old Joshua Batten is rising fast on the Melbourne music scene.
25 Apr 202020:30 - 23:30
Bo Jenkins - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Ben Jenkins grew up in the heart of the Delta, cotton-growing Mississippi River land, where Blues met Country and rock and roll was...
26 Apr 202015:00 - 18:00