Nature & Wildlife

Beaches

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

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Marine Sanctuary

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

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Waterfalls

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

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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...

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Wildlife

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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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...

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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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Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary

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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....

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Wildlife in Apollo Bay

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

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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...

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An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

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

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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...

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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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The weather has a mind of its own and you have to take it as it comes. Enjoy the play of colours and be amazed by the art pieces of nature painted in this wild place by the sea. 
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Camping under the milky way! The Colac Otway Shire offers fantastic camping spots in the country- and at the seaside. Find your special place under the stars. We are here to help pick your spot at the Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, call on 1300 689 297 or visit our website www.apollobay.vic.gov.au.
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Sea + Sun + Sand + SUMMER in Apollo Bay! Get your refill! School holidays have come to an end and the flurry of activity has subsided. The town is settling back into it's laid back self. The Seafood Festival is two weeks away! Bring it on! Come and see us at the Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre! We are open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm. Call on 1300 689 297 or visit our website www.apollobay.vic.gov.au for your planning needs. 
#4thbestbeachinAustralia #greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #IAMapollobay #IAMgreatoceanroad #summeratthebeach #beachwalk #Oceanswim #coastaltown #seasidetown #fishing #surfing #swimming
2023 THEATRE SEASON LAUNCH: Sat, 11 Feb 23 | 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM | COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac
Complimentary drink on arrival, nibbles and a presentation of COPACC's exciting Theatre Season 2023.
This is followed by a feature performance by Roy Theaker accompanied by local talents from the Deans Marsh Singers, Shae'K'It Studios, Red Door Dance & Theatre Co and Rise Dance Academy.
Get your tickets here: https://www.copacc.com.au/Theatre-Season/2023-THEATRE-SEASON-LAUNCH
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #copacc #theatre #entertainment #colac #theatreseasonlaunch #localtalents #danceperformance @shaekitstudios @thereddoorco @rise.danceacademy
 📸@copacc_colacotway
Valentine's Day is two weeks away! ❤🌹🥂💌 Plan your romantic getaway before places book out! If you need recommendations and advice where to stay or what to do get in touch with the Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, call on 1300 689 297 or visit our website www.apollobay.vic.gov.au.
📸 @otwayflyvictoria
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The Otways - 
There is something quite magical about this place. Go and find out for yourself. 
Thanks to @masonandsarah for this amazing photo! 
The Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm.
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #IAMapollobay #IAMgreatoceanroad #otways #nature #bushwalk #forest #relaxandunwind
Surfing at the Great Ocean Road 🏄‍♀️🏄 "Whether you followed the call of the waves to surf world class beaches or you’re a traveller looking for some adventure along your journey, you’re guaranteed to have a blast surfing the legendary Southern Ocean swells." 🌊🌊
Thanks for the 📸 @kateyshearer
Info: https://visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/category/explore/outdoor-activities/surfing/ 
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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.