Apollo Bay is a very popular tourist destination, located on the world famous Great Ocean Road. The main street of town has a great variety of restaurants and cafes, many featuring local produce from the area. The shops are all located on the inland side of the Great Ocean Road, which allows diners to enjoy overlooking the foreshore and main beach area. During your stay in Apollo Bay, make sure to take a walk along the front beach and also explore the boat harbour and marina.
The backdrop of Apollo Bay is quite spectacular with lush green hills, which create quite a scenic picture for visitors, making for quite a pleasant drive into the township. To enjoy the spectacular views from another angle, take a drive to Marriners' Lookout, located at the northern end of Apollo Bay. The walk to the lookout is only a five-minute walk from the car park, (however it's a fairly steep ascent). The walk is worth the effort for the panoramic views down to the township of Apollo Bay, along the coast and for miles out to sea. Drive along the Great Ocean Road to the North for a few minutes and you will see the turn-off and signs to Marriners Lookout Road, from the Great Ocean Road.
Apollo Bay offers much to see and do, apart from the lovely beach and township, The Cape Otway Lightstation is an easy drive from Apollo Bay, which makes the town a great place to stay and enjoy the attractions of the area. The lighthouse is Australia’s oldest mainland lighthouse and also has the first telegraph station there as well. Spectacular views can be had of Bass Strait to the east and Southern Ocean to the west. Watch for Koalas as you drive along the road to the Lightstation. Visitors can also enjoy doing a tour to see some of the best glow worms around, held most nights. Apollo Bay is also a great starting point to do the Great Ocean Walk, a truly unique walking experience along our spectacular coastline. It is 91 kms in total with a variety of long and short walks, and a range of accommodation options available along the way. Driving South along the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay, you will see a sign saying Maits’ Rest. This is just a 20 minute boardwalk walk which is just stunning and easily accessible. Johanna Beach and Melba Gully are also worth a visit.
Travel south from Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road and take a slight detour from Laver’s Hill to BeechForest to do the Otway Fly Treetop Walk - a must see for those not phased by heights. Not far from the Otway Fly is the newly upgraded walk to the spectacular TripletFalls.