Apollo Bay Visitor Information
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in South West Victoria, Australia. It is situated to the east of Cape Otway, along the Barham River and the Great Ocean Road, in the Colac Otway Shire. The town has an approximate population of 2000.
Originally a fishing and dairy village, it now a popular tourist destination, though is smaller and quieter than other tourist destinations such as Lorne. It is also host to the annual Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Great Ocean Sports Festival.
Apollo Bay is at the centre of Victoria's Great Ocean Road tourism region. Located on the south western coast of Victoria, Australia, just two and a half hours by car from Melbourne via Geelong, Apollo Bay is a very popular tourist and holiday destination. With the charm of a fishing village, golden beaches, cerulean waters and lush green foothills, Apollo Bay is truly a "paradise by the sea", as it's called. Providing easy access to the dramatic beauty of the south west coast and the spectacular scenery of the Otway forests, Apollo Bay is a sociable town with a cosmopolitan feel. The diverse Apollo bay accommodation styles, cafes, classy restaurants and specialty shops cater for large numbers of domestic and international visitors.
Apollo Bay is the perfect central destination to have a weekend fishing, surfing, camping, a great ocean walk or simply a romantic getaway. Great Ocean Road coastal touring holiday and trip to the Twelve Apostles. beachside holiday at one of the many bay or southern ocean surf beaches. weekend touring the Otways and rural country hinterland region.