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Apollo Bay Activities & AttractionsThere is much to see and in and around Apollo Bay. Must visits include Cape Otway Lightstation, Otway Fly, Great Otways National Park one of the finest rainforests anywhere in Australia where you can see magnificent fern gullies, huge trees, some hundreds of years old, magnificent waterfalls, glow worms bird and animal life. See the coastline from above with Apollo Bay Aviation.
Shelley Beach - Elliott River WalkApprox 8kms west from Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road is the turn off to Elliott River picnic area, toilets, picnic tables (Elliott River Road). Follow the track down to Shelley Beach returning via the same track. At low tide an alternative loop walk is accessed via rock platforms and a track on the east side of Elliott river. Caution: Be aware of tidal movements
Activities & Attractions
Helicopter or Cessna Flights
From Apollo Bay passengers have a choice of flights and packages to explore Victoria’s greatest coastal landmarks by air.
Experience the Great Ocean Road via the historical Shipwreck Coast to the 12 Apostles (flight route follows The Great Ocean Walk). Return to Apollo Bay in time for lunch.
*Flights from $60p.p. (Cessna min 2 persons).
Apollo Bay MarketForeshore Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Every Saturday on the Foreshore 9am to 1pm.
Local home grown produce and handmade wares.
Melba Gully State Park3 kilometres west of Lavers Hill approximately 1 hour leisurely drive from Apollo Bay.
Known as the Jewel of the Otways, this is one of the wettest places in the state. The gully has prolific plant growth and is a dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Tree-ferns, with an understorey of low ferns and mosses.
Perhaps the most unusual inhabitants of the area are the glow worms, which can be seen at night along the walking tracks.
The 35 minute Madsen's Track Nature Walk departs from the picnic area, providing an adventure into a world of ancient, mossy trees and cool fern gullies.
Picnic tables, a gas barbecue and toilets are provided at this site. Camping is not permitted.
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Otways Scenic DriveTravelling the Cape Otway Road C119 to Skenes Creek a few kilometers from Barramunga on your right you will see the road (C159) to Beech Forest (18kms) and The Otway Fly (26kms) also Hopetoun, Beauchamp and Triplet Falls. The road is very narrow and winding but a fine example of the magic of the Great Otways National Park. Follow through to Lavers Hill and the 12 Apostles (closed certain times of the year).
Apollo Bay Farmers Market21 Moore Street Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Every Third Sunday of the Month 9am-1pm at 21 Moore Street Apollo Bay Youth Club.
Beautiful, fresh, local produce.
BBQ Breakfast 9am-11.30am
Sea Kayaking ToursP.O. Box 346 Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Come and visit the Marengo Marine Santyary and experience up close the seals in their natural environment.
2 hours of kayaking fun led by qualifies guides
All equipment and wetsuit is provided.
Schools and group bookings available.
Mait's Rest17 kilometres west of Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road is Mait's Rest Rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park. Easy stroll along boardwalks under a canopy of trees to viewing platform. Beautiful ferns and tall rainforest trees.
Walk approximately 1 kilometre allow 30-40 minutes.
Water Safety Hints• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
Golden Sandy BeachThe generations of holiday makers who have enjoyed the broad sweep of Apollo Bays' magnificent beach and protected bay would agree that Apollo Bay is "Paradise By The Sea"
A haven for all types of water activities, main beach is patrolled during summer.