Apollo Bay Holidays & Travel Guide

Located 2 and a half hours southwest of Melbourne, Apollo Bay is a beautiful seaside village and popular holiday destination on the Great Ocean Road. Situated in the foothills of the Otway Ranges, Apollo Bay is surrounded by the Southern Ocean and is home to a great range of historic and natural attractions as well as plenty of outdoor leisure activities, wildlife, culinary delights and culture. The vast Otway Ranges are a spectacular sight and are home to the country’s oldest mainland lighthouse as well as dense forest with lush fern gullies, cascading waterfalls and range of wildlife. The Great Ocean Road’s most iconic attraction, the famous 12 Apostles are also just a short drive from Apollo Bay.


Apollo Bay accommodation is located throughout the main township offering a variety of views and experiences. From comfortable hotel rooms on the main street to spacious apartments and self-catering cottages, there’s a range of Apollo Bay accommodation to suit all guests and budgets. There are also some fantastic holiday homes with ocean views and charming B&Bs. Whether you’re stopping in Apollo Bay for one night or one week, there’s a wonderful range of Apollo Bay accommodation available on your Great Ocean Road journey.

Apollo Bay Holiday Packages

Apollo Bay holiday packages are the best way to enjoy a visit to this lovely seaside village as well as a holiday on the amazing Great Ocean Road scenic route. Offering the ultimate value for money, these holiday packages are the easiest and most affordable way to make the most of your time here. Saving you both time and money, these Apollo Bay holiday packages allow you to combine everything from accommodation to flights or car hire, meals, tours, travel insurance and much more. The most convenient way to plan and book your trip, these holiday packages also offer access to and exclusive range of benefits including free nights, complimentary room upgrades, breakfast daily and much more.


There is much to see and do in Apollo Bay thanks to its stunning location at the foothills of the Otway Ranges overlooking the Southern Ocean. As a seaside holiday destination, swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing are all popular Apollo Bay attractions. There’s also the opportunity to see local seal colonies up close and personal, sunset beach horseback rides, unique antiques and of course, plenty of local seafood and fresh produce to sample. Apollo Bay is just a short drive from the famous limestone stacks of the 12 Apostles, the most iconic attraction of the Great Ocean Road. The Otway Ranges are also a popular attraction and offer lush fern gullies, dense forest, treetop walks, cascading waterfalls and the oldest mainland lighthouse in Australia. There’s also some interesting wildlife to spot including koalas at Kennet River, platypus at Lake Elizabeth and amazing glow worms at Melba Gully.

Getting to Apollo Bay

Located 2 and a half hours southwest of Melbourne, getting to Apollo Bay is an easy and enjoyable scenic drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road touring route. You can take the Princes Highway from Melbourne to Geelong then begin on the Great Ocean Road travelling through Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne before reaching Apollo Bay. If you’re visiting from interstate and will be arriving at the airport, car hire is affordable and readily available from the airport. Take the Western Ring Road south until you reach the Princes Highway, then follow the directions above. You can also take the Skybus from the airport to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, then connect with a number of public transport options along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay including a number of V/Line coach and rail services.