Located at the foothills of the Otways and in the heart of the Great Ocean Road region, Apollo Bay is nicknamed “Paradise by the Sea”. Discover the town’s wide, crescent-shaped sandy swimming beach, the backdrop of the rolling green Otway hills, the relaxed lifestyle, waterfalls, and national and state parks.

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.

  • Take to the air for spectacular views of the nearby Twelve Apostles on one of many charter flights available from the local airport.
  • Fishing is an important local industry and seafood is always on the menu at the local cafés and restaurants.
  • For great views try Chris’ at Beacon Point high in the hills overlooking the sea.
  • Shop for art and curiosities in the many gift shops, galleries and tea houses and peruse the regular Saturday foreshore market for local crafts and produce.
  • Head into the Otways to find mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse.
  • Take a treetop walk along the Otway Fly and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Otways rainforest.
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