Half way along The Great Ocean Road, you’ll find Apollo Bay!
In the 1830s, Apollo Bay was known as a whaling station, then known for it’s timber, then farming, but is now known for the cumbersome seafood such as crayfish!
There is laidback feel to this area, there are artists and potteries and beach lovers . The rainforests, streams and the local fireflies are just a few kilometres out of town.
The markets are wonderful where you can buy local produce and you can sample the local sauvignon blanc.
For nature lovers, there are beautiful vistas from Marriners Lookout and lots to take in the vistas. After visiting the local markets, you can have a lovely picnic on the beach. There is a tourist office in the town, the staff are so helpful. The restaurants are great, using local produce and freshly caught fish.
I’ve visited here twice, each time I really enjoyed it. The first time, we stayed in the town in self -catering apartments then the second time we stayed outside Apollo Bay in Skenes Creek : Skenes Creek Lodge Motel & Licensed Restaurant, Great Ocean Road accommodation at Apollo Bay (skenescreekmotel.com.au)
The Skenes Creek Lodge Motel had wonderful views over the Bay, we sat out in the sunshine and enjoyed a cold drink taking in the views. The owners were lovely.
We got a taxi from Skenes Creek into Apollo Bay and we visited The Apollo Bay Hotel where we had a lovely dinner! We then walked along the beach to work off our dinner and walked along the crabbing pots.
We returned to the hotel where there was live music which was outstanding, we all enjoyed it, danced the night away and mingled with the locals and then bought some local wine in the Bottle Shop.
Great times were had here! There’s lots to see and do!