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This small fishing village was named after a local schooner and despite the town becoming a resting place for many shipwrecks it oddly remains popular with fishermen.

The Erskine Falls about 10km from Apollo Bay, GORSet in the foothills of the Otway Ranges there is a remarkable contrast between the craggy coastline and breathtaking forest wilderness.

A wander will uncover some excellent cafés and restaurants, but make sure you continue to Mariners Lookout for a stunning view back over the bay, its long sandy beach washed by deep blue waters.

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This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Apollo Bay, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Apollo Bay

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    Places near Apollo Bay

    Accommodation choices for Apollo Bay

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Apollo Bay. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Captain's At The Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria

      Captains at the Bay

      First Class

      Set on a quiet street just 150 meters from Apollo Bay’s vibrant town and sea shore, Captains at the Bay is an intimate boutique B&B with a charming nautical style.

    • Apollo Bay Guesthouse, Apollo Bay

      Apollo Bay Guesthouse

      First Class

      Nestled in the peaceful surrounds of the Barham River, at the point where it meets the southern ocean, lies the Apollo Bay Guesthouse. This is one of the very few properties along the Great Ocean Road that have the advantage of being located on the water's edge, with the famous road at their back.