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Activities & Attractions
There 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.
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The Otway Fly Tree Top Walk is perched high in the magestic Otways Rainforest near Beech Forest. 600 metres long and 25 metre high - it is a Great Ocean Road experience not to be missed and the kids will love the Prehistoric Path.
Stunning tree top walk on springboard cantilever or climb spiral stairs to the top of the 47 metre tower.
Open 9-5 daily
From Apollo Bay passengers have a choice of flights and packages designed to enable you to maximize the time you have available to explore Victoria’s greatest coastal landmarks by air.
Experience the Great Ocean Road via the historical Shipwreck Coast to the 12 Apostles in our modern high wing aircraft (flight route follows The Great Ocean Walk). Return to Apollo Bay in time for lunch before a leisurely trip back home via the verdant Otway National Park.
20 minutes west of Apollo Bay in the Great Otways National Park.
Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest, surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. The light which has been in continuous operation since 1848, is perched on towering sea cliffs, climb to the top for stunning coastal views. Admittance charge
• 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.
Walking tracks to the various waterfall in the Otways can become muddy and slippery after rain. Appropriate footwear is recommended and stick to the designated tracks. Also be aware that mobile phones are frequently out of range in the Otways.
Mariners Falls - CURRENTLY CLOSED
Turn right at the post office and follow the signs to Paradise and the Barnham River Road approx 13kms to the carpark. Follow the track along the river you will come to stepping stones (not always passable after heavy rains). Walk 3.4km (allow 1 hour return). See magnificent tree ferns, lichens and mosses on this stunning walk which takes you across several creek crossings. Waterproof footwear is recommended.
One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Otways which has in recent times undergone an extensive upgrade. View the lower cascades as you follow the raised boardwalk through to the main falls. 3 cascades thunder past the viewing platform.
Triplet Falls is approx 90 minutes from Apollo Bay via Lavers Hill. At Lavers Hill turn right into Colac Lavers Hill Road follow for approx 14 kilometres turn right onto Phillips Track. This gravel road will lead you to the falls a great place for a family picnic, facilities include toilets and tables.
Return to Lavers Hill Colac Road and turn right towards Beech Forest, approximately 8 kms. Just past Beech Forest turn right into Aire Valley Road (gravel road) a short drive turn left to Beauchamp Falls Picnic facilities include tables and toilets. The walk to the falls is quite strenuous for some, moderate for others. It is recommended that you are of a certain fitness level.
Return to Aire Valley Road turn left travel approx 6kms and you will arrive at the falls carpark. Easy walk down the steps with hand rail, approx 10 minutes, but be aware its a hard, steep, walk back to carpark. Boardwalk with viewing platform at the spectacular falls makes the effort worthwhile.
Well worth continuing for a short distance down Aire Valley Road to the forest of Californian Redwoods planted in 1936. To experience this forest, stop at the river crossing.