Apollo Bay

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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.

Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
4 out of 5
2 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
The price is HK$622 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
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! (422 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,328 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
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! (656 reviews)
"The view was great from the room. Really happy with overall sod go back again"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2021

Seafarers Getaway
Coastal Motel
Coastal Motel
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$698 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Situated in Apollo Bay, this beach motel is steps away from Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre. Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (863 reviews)
"Good central spot and across the road from the beach. Room was lovely, although the shower water run out to the corner where the toilet was."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Coastal Motel
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
The price is HK$592 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
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! (566 reviews)
"Great position, very friendly and helpful owners. Looking a little tired and place is in progress of upgrade. Comfortable and well appointed rooms."

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2021

Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,328 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
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! (656 reviews)
"The view was great from the room. Really happy with overall sod go back again"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2021

Seafarers Getaway
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Situated near the beach, this cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre. Apollo Bay Coastal ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (265 reviews)
"Good value for money. If you dont want to spend a lot for acco this is a good option. Walking distance to beach and restaurants."

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

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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