Apollo Bay is a popular coastal town along the Great Ocean Road in south-west Victoria. With a population of under 2,000, Apollo Bay is not quite as busy as nearby Lorne, but still has plenty to offer visitors. Besides the beach, people are attracted by the town's numerous festivals, particularly the Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Great Ocean Sports Festival.
You can get up-to-the-minute travel information on the sights and activities of Apollo Bay at the Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre. The tourist information officers live locally and know the area very well.
Apollo Bay is a great base from which to explore the spectacular scenery of the surrounding Great Otway National Park. The new 91-kilometre-long Great Ocean Walk features some of the most remarkable coast and forest scenery in the country. You can also visit the Cape Otway Lightstation and the Otway Fly Treetop Walk.
Apollo Bay does not have a train line running to it, but there are V/Line buses from Warrnambool and Geelong, which are both on V/Line train lines. If you're coming from Melbourne, the quickest approach is to catch a train to Geelong and then take the coach from there, a journey that takes about 3:50 (shorter in peak time) and costs $19.40.
Apollo Bay is located along the Great Ocean Road, which is a slow, scenic route. If you're coming from Melbourne and want to get there in a hurry, the faster option is to go along the Princess Highway, turn off on the C119, follow it through Birregurra down to the coastal town of Skenes Creek, and head west to Apollo Bay from there.
If you're coming from Adelaide, follow along the Princess Highway in an easterly direction and turn south at Colac. Follow the C154 down to Forrest, where it links up with the C119.
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