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Apollo BayAustralia

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.

Top Hotels in Apollo Bay

Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
2 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $159 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (390 reviews)

"Handy location, comfortable beds, clean and equiped apartment with full size fridge. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2020

Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
A Great Ocean View Motel
A Great Ocean View Motel
3 out of 5
1 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $168 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Apollo Bay, this beach motel is within a 15-minute walk of Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve and Apollo Bay Harbour. Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Great ...

3.9/5Very Good! (385 reviews)

"Amazing location with beach view Motel was clean when arrived Will be back"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2021

A Great Ocean View Motel
Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $142 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in the heart of Apollo Bay, this beach motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre and Apollo Bay Harbour. Marriners Lookout ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (924 reviews)

"Spacious room with spa bath, balcony overlooking ocean. Kitchenette. Very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2020

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
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.

Vacation Rentals in Apollo Bay

The Apollo Apartments
The Apollo Apartments
4 out of 5
169 Great Ocean Rd., Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $138 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Apollo Bay Harbour. Great Ocean Road Visitor Information ...

4.2/5Very Good! (546 reviews)

"Great location, across the road from beach and short walk to shops."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 13, 2020

The Apollo Apartments
Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seaview Motel and Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $125 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Apollo Bay Harbour. Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre ...

4.1/5Very Good! (549 reviews)

"Great Location ,conveniently located near shops and beach. Bit dated but then it is a motel not a five star hotel. Overall reasonable value for the money ."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 28, 2020

Seaview Motel and Apartments
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
27 Cawood Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is CA $108 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated near the beach, this cabin is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Great Ocean Road Waterfront and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Apollo Bay Harbour. Great Ocean Road Visitor ...

4.2/5Very Good! (259 reviews)

"Very happy just had a hole in the toilet door in our cabin"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Apollo Bay Holiday Park
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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Jan 31, 2020

Apollo Bay is a very beautiful community, quieter than most beach town, a good vibe in general. Great time!

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Mar 27, 2019

Would be a lovely place for a beach holiday, especially with children

4/5 - Good

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Jan 25, 2019

Nice resort town. But typically overpriced.

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