Apollo Bay

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Apollo Bay featuring general coastal views

Delight in crescent-shaped beaches with golden sand, jewellery markets and rainforest vistas around Apollo Bay, a sparkling gem along Victoria's Great Ocean Road.

Apollo Bay is a sweet seaside township of just over 1,000 locals. It features gorgeous galleries, a glistening harbor and markets selling intricate handmade jewellery. Spend days by the beach or explore the Great Otway National Park, just next door.

Learn about the town’s rich history at the Apollo Bay Museum, which exhibits immigrant relics and memoirs of early Australians. Apollo Bay was founded by timber cutters in the 19th century. The construction of the Great Ocean Road in 1932 brought a booming tourism industry to the area.

Most of Apollo Bay's action happens around its gorgeous harbour. Spend summer days lazing on the pristine beach, surfing frothy waves or sailing around the headland. In winter, see humpbacks waving their tails on a whale-watching tour.

Experience the region's artistic flair at a number of painting and photography galleries. Try fine seafood lunches around the harbour before a game at the Apollo Bay Golf Course.

Browse artisanal blown glass and precious stone jewellery stalls at the Apollo Bay Community Market. Alongside a large community of jewellery makers, this Saturday market features stalls selling local paintings, scented candles and delightful baked treats.

Healthy meals are found at the Bay of Apostles, which has a selection of certified organic produce. There is also a Farmer's Market held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the Youth Club. Sample locally-sourced veggies or a fresh caught fish.

Just outside the township, experience stunning vistas of valleys, waterfalls and coastal outcrops at the Great Otway National Park. Walk atop cliffs or mountain bike down forest trails. Visit the Cape Otway Lightstation or attempt the Great Ocean Walk, which extends over 60 miles (100 kilometers) between Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles.

Apollo Bay is 3 hours' drive from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. The town's harbour is best navigated on foot.

Visit Apollo Bay in April to see the Apollo Bay Music Festival, a multi-day celebration of tunes, performers, food and people.

Beachcomber Motel And Apartments Apollo Bay
Beachcomber Motel And Apartments Apollo Bay
3.5 out of 5
15 Diana Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Ocean Road Waterfront, Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve, and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (513 reviews)
"Excellent service."

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

Beachcomber Motel And Apartments Apollo Bay
Rayville Boat Houses
Rayville Boat Houses
4 out of 5
9 Noel Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $350 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Apollo Bay, this beach villa is within a 5-minute walk of Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve and Great Ocean Road Waterfront. Apollo Bay Harbour and Great ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (222 reviews)
"This place was amazing everything I asked for we got. We have even booked again in 2 weeks. Property manager was just amazing very helpful and very friendly and inviting definitely will be back."

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Rayville Boat Houses
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
4 out of 5
2 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $130 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in the heart of Apollo Bay, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre and Apollo Bay Harbour. Old Cable ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (427 reviews)
"The spa was relaxing The amenities available were good"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2021

Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seaview Motel and Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $131 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Ocean Road Waterfront, Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, and Apollo Bay ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (568 reviews)
"The hotel room was a good size with a nice balcony. The room was clean and tidy with good room amenities. The hotel staff at reception was friendly and helpful. The provided soap , tissue box etc were the absolute minimum. The main issue when booking this type of accommodation where we understand ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2021

Seaview Motel and Apartments
Rayville Boat Houses
Rayville Boat Houses
4 out of 5
9 Noel Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $350 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Apollo Bay, this beach villa is within a 5-minute walk of Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve and Great Ocean Road Waterfront. Apollo Bay Harbour and Great ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (222 reviews)
"This place was amazing everything I asked for we got. We have even booked again in 2 weeks. Property manager was just amazing very helpful and very friendly and inviting definitely will be back."

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Rayville Boat Houses
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $257 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Nestled on the beach, this Apollo Bay apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve, Old Cable Station Museum, and Wild Dog Creek Streamside ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (657 reviews)
"Best view ever! Quiet location and remote."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

Seafarers Getaway
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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