The magnitude of the ocean versus the majesty of the forest. Discover a land where ancient flora and bubbling streams meet life on a cliffs edge shaped by relentless crashing waves.

Family Friendly Walks

An easy walk for the whole family, young and old to...


Lookout Walks

Start the Great Ocean Walk for some stunning vistas or take in the views from Marriners...


Short Walks

Short walks to discover more of Apollo...


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Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trail

There are two Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trails (Marengo to Barham and Apollo Bay to Wild...


Apollo Bay-Marengo-Shelly Beach

Do the beginning section of the Great Ocean Walk (GOW) starting from the wave sculpture trailhead in the Visitor Information...


Apollo Bay Beaches

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


Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay

The Great Ocean Walk is a one way long distance walk extending East to West, just over a 100kms between Apollo Bay and the...


Marriners Lookout

Marriners Lookout is located on top of the hill sitting just north of Apollo Bay....


Apollo Bay Sculpture Walk

A permanent exhibition of local artists’ work, the wooden sculptures along the Apollo Bay Foreshore have become an iconic...


Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...


Apollo Bay Coastal Trail

Please note: the trail is subject to coastal erosion following kings tides and big swells (and may be closed in sections)....


Apollo Bay History Trail

Discover ten historical points of interest on a walk through the Apollo Bay...


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Top 5 runs in Apollo Bay

Looking for some fun runs whilst you are in Apollo Bay? Here are our top 5 runs around the town that will have you exploring the local landscape...


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...


Exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways Like A Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National Park in...


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Dear Great VIC bike riders 🚴🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️ - Welcome to the Colac Otway Shire! We hope you had a fantastic journey so far. We have prepared a fun Scavenger Hunt for you in Apollo Bay for the 30th Nov and 1st Dec. Collect your worksheet at our info stand at the Recreation Reserve where you will be staying. 
Need guidance how to make the most out of your time in the bay? We are here at the Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre 7 days a week, from 9am - 5pm, to answer your questions and give you an idea of possible itineraries. See you soon! 
📸 @walking_perspective
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Coming up: Fri, 2nd Dec, Light up Apollo Bay 2022!! "Come along to celebrate the turning on of the Christmas lights in the Norfolk Pine tree. There’ll be live Christmas music, a visit from the man in red, kids face painting and fireworks! BYO- Bring your own picnic or takeway and something to drink. This is a free event!"
Info: Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce 
📸 @wildhoneyperformingarts
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Meet the locals: They wander through our backyards and streets. Climb fences and, guess what, sunbath at the beach! However, keep your distance from these cute animals as they have sharp claws and get defensive if they feel threatened. Keep your dog on the leash and away from them. If you find an injured koala or a joey on its own, please call Wildlife Victoria (03) 8400 7300 or inform the Information Centre 1300 689 297; We will contact local wildlife rescue. Thank you. 
📸 @owen_sharkey
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #koala #beachdays #wanderingkoala #meetthelocals
Looking for some fresh seafood? 🐟🦐🐙 Fresh Fish on Pascoe is the place to go. To find out what's the catch of the day head to the Facebook page of the Fisherman's Coop. Keen to throw a line yourself? Come to the Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, call on 1300 689 297 or visit our website www.apollobay.vic.gov.au for more information on fishing spots. 
📸 @alfcaruana 
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #fishing #freshfish #workingport #harbour #fishingboat
Tomorrow is the 3rd Sunday of November, can you believe it?! Grab some nutritious fresh produce and handmade delicacies to celebrate spring and support local farmers. Come by the Youth Club between 9am and 1pm and fill your bags. 🍎🍐🍊🍋🥭🥦🥕🧄🥔🌽🥚🧀
📸 @botany.with.dom 
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #farmersmarket #localproduce #fruitandveg #buylocal
Who doesn't like a beach walk? Let the colours of the sky at sunset hypnotise you into relaxation and renewal. 🌅 The info centre is located on the Apollo Bay Foreshore next to a beach access. Come in and find out where the best beaches are along the Great Ocean Road. 
📸 @mikedyson_ 
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #beachwalk #dusk  #pinkskies #sunsetwalk

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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.