Outdoor Activities

Fishing

Great for families and more experienced...

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Kayaking

Paddle out to the seal colony, viewing the coast's beautiful hills and reefs from a new...

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Outdoor Adventure

A land where giants meet ferocious waters. Discover the rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, lushes forests and descending waterfalls that make up the Great Otway National...

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Surfing

Apollo Bay can be a great beach for learning to surf, with surf schools in the area taking advantage of the protected conditions. Apollo Bay has lifesavers on patrol during the summer...

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Walking

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....

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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)....

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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...

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Air Adventures with Apollo Bay Aviation

For an entirely unique experience, and one to tick off the bucket list, why not try seeing the coast from the sky? Apollo Bay...

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Apollo Bay Sculpture Walk

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

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Kayaking in Apollo Bay

Paddle out to the seal colony, viewing the coast’s beautiful hills and reefs from a new...

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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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Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...

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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...

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Marriners Lookout

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

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Fishing in Apollo Bay

Popular for many outdoor activities, Apollo Bay fishing is great for families and more experienced...

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Outdoor Adventure Activities in Apollo Bay

Join the pursuit for ecstasy in whatever fashion you please with an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the capturing...

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Apollo Bay History Trail

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

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Surf's Up in Apollo Bay

Running the length of the Great Ocean Road, the coastal area around Apollo Bay puts on an endless number of beach, reef and...

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Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trail

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

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4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day seaside adventure will tick all the...

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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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Back to Basics in Apollo Bay

Turn the ‘out of office’ on and leave the high heels at home. Join the simple life with sand between your toes, sunshine on your back and fresh...

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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...

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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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Q&A With Nick Polgeest - Apollo Bay Fishermens Co-op

Nick Polgeest, affectionately known around the traps as ‘Nicko’, is a local personality in Apollo...

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Where Can You Eat A Famous Scallop Pie + Search For Glow Worms? Apollo Bay!

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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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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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Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks On The Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re in the middle of a road trip or looking for a dog-friendly weekend break, it can be difficult to find restaurants and destinations...

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Wake Up To Apollo Bay

Whichever way you choose your journey to Apollo Bay, you will be winding through forest and coastlines of awe-inspiring...

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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
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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
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #IAMapollobay #IAMgreatoceanroad #Valentinesday #bemyvalentine #lovebirds #romanticgetaway #loveisintheair #platterfortwo #flowers
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.