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 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.

Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seaview Motel and Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is $97 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$97
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (596 reviews)
"The special access facility also had a little kitchen with cooktop and cooking/eating accessories"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Seaview Motel and Apartments
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is $194 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$194
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
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! (701 reviews)
"Very nice set up with amazing views."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Seafarers Getaway
Comfort Inn The International
Comfort Inn The International
4 out of 5
37 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is $98 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$98
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (204 reviews)
"Great motel . Spotless . Great bedding and great welcome"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Comfort Inn The International
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Apollo Bay Holiday Park
Apollo Bay Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
27 Cawood Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (275 reviews)
"Great area"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Apollo Bay Holiday Park
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
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! (701 reviews)
"Very nice set up with amazing views."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 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 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (567 reviews)
"Mick was very welcoming and knowledgeable about surrounding areas and great suggestions were made to maximise our time. Apartment was lovely, very comfortable, lovely shower and spa. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

The Dolphin Apartments
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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