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Have you been searching for that perfect Victorian seaside resort? If so, look no further! Apollo Bay is a real jewel, with heaps of activities for everyone. Sitting at the bottom of the soaring Otways, there are lots of options for enjoying the outdoors and nature as well as relaxing on gorgeous shores. Apollo Bay is only about two and a half hours away from Melbourne by car and so makes a pleasant side trip from the interesting cultural heart of Australia or as a great destination in its own right. Caught your attention? Then have a look at our terrific Apollo Bay hotels and start making plans.
Things to do
The beach is ideal for sun seekers (but only in summer) and those who like relaxation Laze on the sand, gallop along on the back of a horse, or take a dip in the refreshing waters. You can also enjoy kayaking, fishing, and deep sea boat trips to see seals and whales (June to October) in their natural environment. Delicious and fresh seafood is plentiful, and you may even see local fishermen out at work in the sea. If you head to the jetty, you can see giant manta rays and huge snapper just swimming around! Take a drive along the famous and scenic Great Ocean Road or walk dazzling stretches for amazing views and crisp sea air. A nearby rock formation is a favourite place for visitors – beautiful and magical, the rocks rise out of the waters and have been named the Twelve Apostles.
Apollo Bay is also conveniently situated for adventures in the forests, with lots of opportunities for bush walking, hiking and biking. There are several lovely waterfalls to discover and those with a fearless spirit can lose their head for heights on a high treetop walk. Nature lovers will not be disappointed with plenty of creatures calling the area home. Enjoy fossicking, visit the country's oldest lighthouse on the mainland, and have the time of your life in Apollo Bay.
Have a look at our flights to Melbourne and check out our Apollo Bay accommodation to start arranging your fabulous coastal adventure.
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Hotels in Apollo Bay start at AU$96 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.