Discover the greatest region in the land

You’ve probably heard of the Great Ocean Road.

You may have even visited parts of it before.

But we challenge you to venture a little further and discover the greatest, seafood, walks and waterfalls of Apollo Bay & the Otways.

Find out why the locals call it utopia.



Eat, Stay & Play

Where the forest meets the sea, Apollo Bay is known as the Crayfish Capital of the Great Ocean Road.


Apollo Bay Distillery

The Apollo Bay Distillery has history AND gin. What’s not to love?


4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food

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


Great Ocean Walk


Fresh Seafood


Nearby Waterfalls


Stay & Play in Greatopia's Apollo Bay

Eat & Drink


What to See & Do


Follow our stories @visit_apollobay

Dear Great VIC bike riders πŸš΄πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ - 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! 
πŸ“Έ @walking_perspective
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #infocentre #barhamriver #dronepic #paradisebythesea #apollobayscavengerhunt #greatvicbikeride2022 #bicyclenetwork @bicycle_network
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 
πŸ“Έ @wildhoneyperformingarts
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #lightupapollobay #Christmaslights #december
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. 
πŸ“Έ @owen_sharkey
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #koala #beachdays #wanderingkoala #meetthelocals
Looking for some fresh seafood? πŸŸπŸ¦πŸ™ 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 for more information on fishing spots. 
πŸ“Έ @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. πŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ‹πŸ₯­πŸ₯¦πŸ₯•πŸ§„πŸ₯”πŸŒ½πŸ₯šπŸ§€
πŸ“Έ @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. πŸŒ… 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. 
πŸ“Έ @mikedyson_ 
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #beachwalk #dusk  #pinkskies #sunsetwalk
The Birregurra Art Show will run on the 12th and 13th Nov with the Opening Night event tomorrow, Friday 11th Nov (7 - 10pm) at the Birregurra Community Hall. Support local artists and take home a unique piece of art.
πŸ“Έ @birregurraartshow
#greatopia #visitapollobay #visitotways #visitgreatoceanroad #travelkind #stayclosegofurther #artshow #localart #handmade

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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.