Location Apollo Bay Victoria 3233 Australia
Located at the foothills of the Otways and in the heart of the Great Ocean Road region, 195 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. Swim in the clear water, sea kayak with local seals, indulge in some deep-sea fishing, learn to surf, or horse ride along the beach at sunset
Fishing is an important local industry and seafood is always on the menu at the local caf?s and restaurants. For great views try Chris's at Beacon Point high in the hills overlooking the sea.
Shop for art and curios in the many gift shops, galleries and tea houses and peruse the regular Saturday foreshore market for local crafts and produce.
Head into the Otways to find mainland Australia's oldest lighthouse. Explore nearby forest and waterfall walks or enjoy an exhilarating ride through the ranges on a mountain bike.
Take a treetop walk along the Otway Fly and enjoy a bird's eye view of the spectacular Otways rainforest.
THINGS TO DO :
~ Drive the famous Great Ocean Road and experience one of the worlds most breathtaking coastal drives.
~ Have fun in the water, ride a horse along the beach, or take a helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles.
~ Take in some of Victoria's most spectacular coastline on the Great Ocean Walk.
~ Visit these icon's of the Great Ocean Road, majestic rock stacks towering above the Southern Ocean.
~ See some of Australia's best rainforest scenery and spectacular waterfalls in the nearby Otway Ranges.
See an amazing array of wildlife in their natural habitat, from koalas and kangaroos to glow worms.
Apollo Bay Show & Food and Wine Festival - January
Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Event - February
Great Ocean Sports Festival - February
Apollo Bay Music Festival - March
Victorian Surf Life-Saving Championships - March
Great Ocean Road Marathon - May
Directions: Apollo Bay is located 195 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, a scenic 3? 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 coach services are available from Melbourne or rail/coach services via Geelong.