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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.
Activities & Attractions
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.
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.
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.
Shop 6/7 157 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Looking to do some Scuba diving around Apollo Bay?
Explore local rocky reefs at Marengo, Petticoat Creek, Browns Creek, Wongarra, Blanket Bay or Crayfish Bay.
Dive for lobster or abalone (when in season)
Explore the ship wreck of the SS Casino or the SS Fiji at Moonlight Head ?
We can tailor a dive trip to suit your requirements/experience
Aboard the MV Aquanaut, an 8mt plate alloy boat with
twin 150hp Mercury motors, you will have a really memorable dive trip - Well even throw in some refreshments.
Boat Dive Charter Prices:
2-3hr Dive Trip: $95 p.p
4-5hr Dive Trip: $140 p.p
(prices based on minimum of 4 people, weather conditions permitting)
Need to hire some dive gear for the trip ? We have a full range available.
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
Dont 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. Dont try to swim against it.
When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
Apollo Bay MarketForeshore Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Every Saturday on the Foreshore 9am to 1pm.
Local home grown produce and handmade wares.
Koala BearKoalas can be seen in their natural habitat on the Cape Otway Lightstation Road. The road is narrow and traffic can be heavy so be aware as visitors tend to get excited and stop suddenly when they see a koala. The area with the most koalas is approximately 2 kilometres from the Lightstation. Remember do not pat or try and pick up a koala as they are not pets.
Did You Know
One of Australia's most famous and unique native animals is the Koala. Koala's are marsupials, that is the young are born and nutured in a pouch - They are not related to Bears.
Ocean and River FishingAn all weather boat ramp is located at the harbour (western end of town). Fishing from the pier and breakwater produces good results. Surf fishing at Wild Dog Creek and Marengo are renowned for catches of salmon, trevally (great fighters) and the occasionally whiting.
Rock fishing is popular along the Great Ocean Road (be aware of your surroundings and the tide movements.
Remember you need a Fishing Licence for both ocean and river fishing.
Surf-N-FishShop 6/7, 157-159 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay VIC 3233
For all your fishing, boating, scuba & surfing needs. Stocking the major surf clothing brands. Huge range of hire gear available.
Directly Opposite Information Centre
List of best baits to use for each fish species.
Detailed information on the species of fish you might expect to catch in this area.