Apollo Bay Family Fun

Apollo Bay Family Fun

There are many great options for fun activities for kids of all ages in Apollo Bay! With a great range of attractions there will be loads of ideas to explore the area!

No matter the time of year, there are always heaps of fantastic family activities in Apollo Bay. 

A long-standing family destination, Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture all the family’s imagination. Family activities in Apollo Bay not only include building sandcastles and swimming in quiet bays but also discovering the flora and fauna of our magical rainforest. 

Apollo Bay Walks With Kids

Apollo Bay is the perfect place for families to take easy walks and rides, being generally flat. Take in the views from Marriners Lookout or walk or cycle the foreshore path between Wild Dog Creek and Marengo. Wander up a beach and connect with the sand and sea or explore the harbour and breakwater by foot. The Marengo Bush Reserve offers a 5km loop walk or for those wanting to experience one of Victoria’s most spectacular coastal walks; Apollo Bay marks the beginning of the Great Ocean Walk. 

Walks and Waterfalls

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. Apollo Bay marks the entry point for the celebrated Great Otways Walks. 

Outdoor Adventures

Join the pursuit for ecstasy in whatever fashion you please with an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the capturing beauty of Apollo Bay & the Otways. Bike, hike, ride, kayak, board, drive or fly through the region’s best. Then return to base to soak in some of the region’s luxuries. 

Cape Otway Lightstation

Leading Lights Cape Otway Lightstation — The oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia, and the centrepiece of a precinct rich in wildlife, maritime history and unbeatable ocean views. Open daily from 9am, last entry 4:30pm (fees apply). 
Lighting The Way In 1846, the local Gadubanud people helped guide Charles Latrobe on his third and successful attempt through the Otways to reach Cape Otway and scout out a lighthouse location. In years to come, the lighthouse helped safely guide shiploads of European settlers to Australia. Today, visitors to the Great Ocean Road region can explore the delights of a coastline of lighthouse locations and also discover the fascinating indigenous cultures of the people who have belonged to these landscapes for thousands of years. 
Experience Ancient Cultures Cape Otway Lighthouse Precinct Delve into a many-layered tour and interpretation of the culture of the Gadabanud, or people of the King Parrot language, who belong to the forests and coastline of Cape Otway. 

Otway Fly

The Treetop Walk is a one hour rainforest walk experience, that is approximately two kilometres in total and features a 600 metre long and 30 metre high steel structured treetop canopy walkway, that takes you right into the treetops. It is the longest and tallest walkway of its type in the world and includes a thrilling cantilever. 
The Zipline Eco-Tour is a two-and-a-half hour, fully guided experience including training and simulation, eight cloud stations, six flights and two suspension bridges. The ticket price also includes the world famous Treetop Walk. This is the only zipline tour in Victoria.

The Otways

Apollo Bay is ideally positioned for exploring the Great Otway National Park and the Great Ocean Road.  Find out more about the Otways, nearby townships and things to see and do 

Accommodation Nearby

The Shack

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Comfort Inn The International

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The Sandcastle

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Things To Do Nearby

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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.