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 harbour 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 kilometres) 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.

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
173 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is AU$97 per night from 15 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach motel in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (993 reviews)
"Very well presented property. Good location"

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2022

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is AU$258 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Old Cable Station Museum and Wild Dog ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (686 reviews)
Insufficient heating in the room during winter
"Reception was a little far from the rooms and there is insufficient heating facilities in the room to maintain a comfortable temperature. The view from the room is nevertheless one immensely awesome view!"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2022

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Beachcomber Motel And Apartments Apollo Bay
Beachcomber Motel And Apartments Apollo Bay
3.5 out of 5
15 Diana Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$111 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (568 reviews)
"Very clean, great staff and quiet"

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2022

Beachcomber Motel And Apartments Apollo Bay
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Rayville Boat Houses
Rayville Boat Houses
4 out of 5
9 Noel Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is AU$209 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (227 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2022

Rayville Boat Houses
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is AU$258 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Old Cable Station Museum and Wild Dog ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (686 reviews)
Insufficient heating in the room during winter
"Reception was a little far from the rooms and there is insufficient heating facilities in the room to maintain a comfortable temperature. The view from the room is nevertheless one immensely awesome view!"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2022

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The Dolphin Apartments
The Dolphin Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (558 reviews)
"The property was so clean and tidy. It was comfortable to stay and we wanted to come back again in the future."

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

The Dolphin Apartments
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