About Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a very typical seaside resort with lots of motels and holiday accommodation. Its primary appeal is that it is accessible from Melbourne and is one of the principal towns on the Road and surrounded by magnificent country.
The special charm of Apollo Bay is due to a certain remoteness down the Great Ocean Road from the commercial tourist destinations.
Apollo Bay nestles into the picturesque green foothills of the Otway Ranges that roll down to a sweeping arc of golden beaches and sky-blue sea. Dozens of cypress trees dot the wide foreshore reserve, while the fascinating Otway National Park is just a stone’s throw away. Read more about Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay Accommodation
The traveller to Apollo Bay Victoria is well catered for with all types of accommodation - from 5 star resorts, picturesque bed and breakfasts, to hostels and caravan parks. In Apollo Bay and the nearby villages of Skenes Creek to the east and Marengo to the west you will find self contained accommodation, self catering cottages or cabins, bed and breakfast accommodation (sometimes referred to as b and b’s, b & b’s, b n b’s, bnb’s or bed & breakfasts), guesthouses, holiday houses, apartments or units (condos for North American travelers), hotels, motels, resorts, retreats, boutique and luxury accommodation, backpackers accommodation or hostels, caravan parks & tourist parks. Use the SEARCH BOX above to find individual properties.
What to See and Do
Apollo Bay, Tourist Information
The Apollo Bay Great Ocean Road Information Centre is located on the foreshore.
Apollo Bay, Old Cable Station Museum
Open on weekends this museum is housed in the old cable station which was established to achieve telecommunications between Tasmania and the mainland.
Apollo Bay, Bass Strait Shell Museum
Located at the eastern end of Noel Street the Bass Strait Shell Museum is open most days. It has an impressive collection of local and overseas shells.
Apollo Bay is one of the many entry points to the beautiful Otway Ranges and the Otway National Park.
Apollo Bay Lookouts, Picnic Spots and Walks
Apollo Bay is surrounded by interesting and important lookout and picnic spots including the Barham Paradise Scenic Reserve and Marriners Falls, the exceptionally beautiful Barham River Valley, Grey River Scenic Reserve and Walk (23 km east of Apollo Bay), Elliot River and Elliot River Walk (10 km south-west of Apollo Bay).
Maits Rest Picnic Ground is located 17 km west of Apollo Bay, just off the Great Ocean Road.
The Maits Rest Rainforest Walk is a 30-minute stroll through fern gullies and eucalypts to a viewing platform beneath a 300-year-old myrtle beech which is on the National Trust register. It is an unusual growth combining two or three trees in one. The route is wheelchair accessible.
Tanbryn Gallery is situated to the north-east of Apollo Bay in the Otway Ranges. It displays and sells fine arts and craftworks. Morning and afternoon teas are available, as is bed-and-breakfast accommodation.
How to Get to Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is located 195 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, a scenic 3½ hour drive by car via the Great Ocean Road. A recommended shorter alternative route is via Forrest and Birregurra, which takes just under 3 hours. Daily rail (to Geelong) and coach services are available from Melbourne. Why not use the Google Route Planner and print out detailed instructions. Find the Apollo Bay accommodation you want by using the Accommodation Search Box above.
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