Nature & Wildlife


A wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach offset by a stunning backdrop of rolling green...


Marine Sanctuary

Just past Apollo Bay, Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary protects 12ha of ocean...



The striking cool temperate rainforest of the Great Otway National Park boasts one of the highest rainfalls in the state with waterfalls flowing...


Whale Watching

Each year, the coastline along Apollo Bay & the Otways plays host to 25 different species of migrating whales, including Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and...



Home to many favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, birds, seals, penguins and even the occasional migrating...


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Whale Watching in Apollo Bay

Each year between May to October, whales migrate from polar waters to calve in cool temperate waters near the coast....


Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary


Waterfalls near Apollo Bay

Want to discover Apollo Bay waterfalls? Below is information on the best spots for discovering waterfalls near Apollo Bay in the...


Wildlife in Apollo Bay

Did someone say glow worms?! Home to many favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow...


Apollo Bay Beaches

Take a stroll along the wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach of Apollo Bay offset by a stunning backdrop of rolling green...


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Let the locals guide you in Apollo Bay

The team at Great Ocean Road Escapes are all locals, so it’s only natural that they suggest their favourite places to eat, shop and explore to...


An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

Jodie is a local business owner who provides vegetables grown organically on her property in...


2021 Wotif Aussie Town Of The Year Celebrates Apollo Bay

At a time when we’re all craving escapism and space, Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road holds all the...


Local Guide: A 360 Degree View of the Top 5 Spots in Apollo Bay

Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do in Apollo Bay and...


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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.