Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is located between Wye River and Cape Otway on Victoria’s scenic coastal route, the Great Ocean Road.
As a popular tourist destination, Apollo Bay offers both swimming and surf beaches, as well as a large boat harbour and marina which is home to a major fishing fleet. The town’s commercial centre, which features a good selection of restaurants and cafes, is situated along one side of the Great Ocean Road, overlooking a wide, grassy foreshore which fronts the main swimming beach. Another popular beach is located at the mouth of the Barham River in Mounts Bay.

Overlooking Apollo Bay are rolling green hills, which create quite a scenic backdrop when viewed from the beach, foreshore and shops. Panoramic views can be enjoyed from the Marriners Lookout, located at the northern end of town off Marriners Lookout Road. It’s a short walk from the car park along a scenic mountainside pathway to the lookout where there are views of Apollo Bay’s town centre, the harbour and beaches up and down the coast.

A couple of museums are worth exploring in Apollo Bay. There is the Bass Strait Shell Museum, at the golf course end of town, offering a good collection of local and overseas shells, coral and preserved sea life specimens. The Old Cable Station Museum, on the Great Ocean Road at the northern edge of Apollo Bay, features collections of local memorabilia housed in the former cable station which was used for communications between Tasmania and the Australian mainland.

Open Hours: /

Admission: Free

Address: Apollo Bay, VIC 3233, Australia

How to Get There: By car

Website: http://www.travelvictoria.com.au/apollobay/

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