Towns and Activities - Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is the half way mark on the Great Ocean Road set on a 3 kilometre long beach with the rolling hills of the Otway Ranges as a backdrop. Like many places along the Great Ocean Road, the beach is a focus for activity all year round. 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.

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 coach services are available from Melbourne or rail/coach services via Geelong.

The town is a great base from which to explore the Otway Ranges and nearby Cape Otway Peninsula. The town has a small harbour which is home to a small fishing fleet and a popular launching place for recreational fishing boats and yachts.

The annual Apollo Bay Music Festival held in April has become a major drawcard.
The beach provides a good place to learn to surf, there is plenty of space to spread your towel out and relax. Lifeguards patrol in season.

Apollo Bay Backpackers (VIP Member)
47 Montrose Ave
1800 113 045

Apollo Bay Backpackers

Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge- Apollo Bay
23 Pascoe Street
Phone:0352377850 - freecall:1800157 280
mobile: 0413504402
23 Pascoe Street

Apollo Bay Backpackers Lodge

Eco Beach YHA
5 Pascoe Street
(03) 5237 7899

Surfside Backpackers
Gambier Street
1800 357 263

Apollo Bay/Skenes Creek/Marengo

Apollo Bay Cricket & Recreation Reserve
Cabins & Camping
121 Great Ocean Road (Apollo Bay)
(03) 5237 6577

Marengo Holiday Park
Great Ocean Road (Apollo Bay) (03) 5237 6162

Skemes Creek Beachfront Van Park
Great Ocean Road
(03) 5237 6132 / 0402 937 819


12 Apostles Flightseeing
Apollo Bay Aviation
1800 538 735 / 0407 306 065

Apollo Bay Fishing and Adventure Tours
Fishing and Seal colony trips
(03) 5237 7888 / 0418 121 784  

Apollo Bay Surf School & Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking & Abseiling School
0405 495 909  

Otway Expeditions
Mountain Biking
(03) 5237 6341

Otways Expeditions  Mountain Bike & Argo Buggy Adventure tours
5750 Great ocean road
Apollo Bay 3233
Phone 03 5237 6341 or 0419007586

Otway Fly Tree Top Walk
Phillips Track
Beech Forest

The Great Ocean Road Walk

13 Pascoe St
Apollo Bay 3233
03 5237 1189  

Other Attractions & Activities:
Beaches, swimming, surfing, fishing, beach boat jetty river walks, waterfalls, seals, kayaking, paragliding, mariners lookout, scenic drives, horse riding, skywalk, mountain bikes, cape otway light station, rainforests.