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The Famous Scallop Pie

Ready to add to your ‘best ever’ list? You’d better be, because this pie will soon be your...

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Back to Basics in Apollo Bay

Turn the ‘out of office’ on and leave the high heels at home. Join the simple life with sand between your toes, sunshine on...

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Fresh Local Seafood in Apollo Bay

Wrestle a fighting salmon from the Barham River mouth and dive amongst the rocks spying the glaring eyes of a wary lobster. Or,...

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Local Guide: A 360 Degree View of the Top 5 Spots in Apollo Bay

Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do...

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Wake Up To Apollo Bay

Whichever way you choose your journey to Apollo Bay, you will be winding through forest and coastlines of awe-inspiring...

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An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

Jodie is a local business owner who provides vegetables grown organically on her property in...

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Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks On The Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re in the middle of a road trip or looking for a dog-friendly weekend break, it can be difficult to find...

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Stay & Explore Apollo Bay

Unpack your bags and stay a while. Life is an adventure in Apollo Bay with protected bays to swim, endless Great Otway National...

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Unique food offerings in Apollo Bay

There are lots of quality food and beverage suppliers in and around Apollo Bay. So, if you love a good meal, trying something new...

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Top 5 runs in Apollo Bay

Looking for some fun runs whilst you are in Apollo Bay? Here are our top 5 runs around the town that will have you exploring the...

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Exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways Like A Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National...

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4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day seaside adventure will tick all the...

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Top 10 Things To Do In Apollo Bay For Families

Looking for the best things to do in Apollo Bay for families? Below we have put together a list of the top 10 things to do in...

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Where Can You Eat A Famous Scallop Pie + Search For Glow Worms? Apollo Bay!

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Q&A With Nick Polgeest - Apollo Bay Fishermens Co-op

Nick Polgeest, affectionately known around the traps as ‘Nicko’, is a local personality in Apollo...

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2021 Wotif Aussie Town Of The Year Celebrates Apollo Bay

At a time when we’re all craving escapism and space, Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road holds all the...

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Where to Explore from Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a great location as a base for exploring the Great Ocean Road. It is located 197km from Melbourne CBD and you...

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The Best Pubs Along The Great Ocean Road

Check out our round-up of the best golden-oldie pubs along the Great Ocean...

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What To Do Near Apollo Bay

Looking for things to do between Lorne and Apollo Bay? things to do between Warrnambool and Apollo Bay? or things to do between...

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Let the locals guide you in Apollo Bay

The team at Great Ocean Road Escapes are all locals, so it’s only natural that they suggest their favourite places to eat,...

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Apollo Bay: Where the beers are brewed in fresh Otways water

It turns out the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is the place to be in Apollo Bay! When I visited, it was buzzing with locals and...

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Apollo Bay Family Fun

There are many great options for fun activities for kids of all ages in Apollo Bay! With a great range of attractions there...

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Summer rain? Things to do that won’t bore you

Here are our top ideas of what to do on the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining…ideas that won’t bore...

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6 Places to enjoy a cocktail on the Great Ocean Road

Sunny? Time for a cocktail. Raining? Time for a cocktail. Celebrating? Catching up with mates? Going on a date? …cocktails. Lucky for you there...

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10 of the best fish n chips on the Great Ocean Road

What’s on the dinner menu when you hit the beach in summer? Yep, you bet it’s fish and chips for 9 out of 10 of us! Whether it’s with the...

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Things to do in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula for culture fans

From Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, to the forts, art galleries and cultural centres of the Bellarine Peninsula, this region has...

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The 8 best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for families

From fairground rides for little ones to indoor rock climbing for bigger kids, and wildlife encounters fit for all ages, Geelong and the Bellarine...

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8 of the best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for foodies

From cool climate country wineries to the hottest urban fusion restaurants, these eight foodie experiences are among the best Geelong and The...

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The 12 best things for families to do on the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re searching for outdoorsy activities or a family-friendly treat, here are 11 of the best activities to try on your next Great Ocean...

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The 10 best things for foodies to do on the Great Ocean Road

From the lush, leafy hinterland to the rugged and raw coast, this swathe of Victorian countryside is awash with beautiful produce and highly...

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Top things to do for the whole family (not just the kids)

Travelling with your family is a great opportunity to slow down, spend more quality time together and explore the fantastic local towns throughout...

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Dusk Discovery Tours at Wildlife Wonders

The perfect addition to your weekend plans. Running every Saturday...

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Tips for a great summer

You may need to wait a little longer than usual while on holiday this summer, but please be patient as businesses do their best to keep you safe...

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How and where to find Glow Worms

Do you know there are glow worms in the Great Otway National Park, just 10 minutes from Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean...

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Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Grade 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors didn’t stay...

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Lose yourself to the creativity of a community

As you venture deeper into Greatopia make sure Port Fairy is on your list to places to stop and stay a...

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Aireys Inlet

2-Day Itinerary

Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road around 90 minutes from Melbourne via the Princes Freeway.  A nature-lovers wonderland in its own...

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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12 Apostles Trail – Getting ready to Roll

Local dairy, beef, ice cream and berries for lunch and seafood and local brews for supper. How does that sound? From the treetops of Timboon to the...

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Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to celebrate and spoil your...

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4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day seaside adventure will tick all the...

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4 Day Family Getaway in Port Fairy

Create fabulous family memories on this 4-day tour in a destination where whimsy, play and creativity come...

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A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

“I just want to find somewhere with good...

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The perfect place for a family holiday - any time of the year

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, it’s really a must do experience if you are visiting...

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Plump pizzas & high tea - You won't go hungry in Port Fairy

Port Fairy was our first stop in Victoria as part of our trip across the Great Ocean Road...

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With miles of sandcastle real estate, lagoons for snorkelling and rock pools teeming with wildlife, the beaches of the Great Ocean Road are a natural playground for little ones. Here are some of our family friendly beaches 👇 

1. Cosy Corner, Torquay 
2. Anglesea Main Beach 
3. Point Roadknight Anglesea 
4. Lorne Main Beach 
5. Apollo Bay Harbour 
6. East Beach, Port Fairy 
7. Pea Soup, Port Fairy 
8. Stingray Bay, Warrnambool 
9. Cape Bridgewater 

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Sneaky weekend getaway to kick off summer? 🚗 

#greatopia #surfcoast #lovelorne #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @greatoceanroadgin @gingermonkeycafe @eaglesnestgallery @surfcoaststrawberryfields @codalorne
Seal Point at Cape Bridgewater is home for up to 2500 Australian and Long Nose Fur Seals and is one of the best kept secrets in our region. 

Great capture by @summitstoseas 👏

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With plenty to see and do on and around the Great Ocean Road, from adventure to total relaxation, from a romantic escape to a family holiday, you won’t be left short on things to do – whatever your vibe ✌️ 

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How many have you ticked off? 

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Step out onto the balcony of Cape Otway Lightstation to experience breathtaking views over the bass straight from 90 metres above. @capeotwaylighthouse 

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Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of family adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture the whole family’s imagination.

Here are some of our must do’s 👇

1. Discover Australia’s natural beauty @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
2. Rainforest walk at the Great Otway National Park. The kids will love discovering the many waterfalls that flow all year round 🌲 
3. Surfing lessons. Both adult and child lessons are available.
4. Swing, leap, climb and fly through the forest on a treetop eco-adventure experience @otwayflyvictoria 
5. Visit the @capeotwaylighthouse Learn about the local history and experience the exhilaration and stunning views on the Lighthouse Balcony.
6. Have fish & chips on the beach. A simple thing to do in Apollo Bay with kids but who doesn’t love fresh fish & chips?! 🍟 

#greatopia #iamapollobay @visit_apollobay #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #apollobay #iamotways

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.