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.
Set 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.
Suggested Apollo Bay itinerary
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Places near Apollo Bay
- The Great Ocean Road less than 5 kilometers away
- The Shipwreck Coast 48 kilometers away
- Queenscliff 102 kilometers away
- Port Fairy 132 kilometers away
- Mornington Peninsula 140 kilometers away
- Phillip Island 141 kilometers away
- Melbourne 152 kilometers away
- Daylesford & Macedon Ranges 162 kilometers away
- Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges 193 kilometers away
- The Grampians National Park 203 kilometers away
- Victoria 212 kilometers away
- Wilsons Promontory National Park 233 kilometers away
- Walhalla 259 kilometers away
- Stanley 265 kilometers away
- The Gippsland Lakes 344 kilometers away
- Metung 378 kilometers away
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park 384 kilometers away
- Robe 387 kilometers away
- Deloraine 400 kilometers away
- Strahan & Gordon River 404 kilometers away
- Launceston 421 kilometers away
- Tasmania 455 kilometers away
Accommodation choices for Apollo Bay
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