Seascape offers an ideal base from which to explore the numerous places of interest in the Apollo Bay area. Some suggestions are the several waterfalls, the Otway Fly tree top walk, the Twelve Apostles and the Cape Otway Lighthouse.
The Otway Fly
The Otway Fly is a 600 metre long walkway, 25 metres above the forest floor, made from more than 120 tonnes of steel.
The Otway fly holds different events and activities over school holidays and peak periods. Check out their website for further details and pricing.
Dogs are not permitted out of the car at The Otway Fly
Cape Otway Lighthouse
The Cape Otway Lighthouse was built in response to the great loss of ships and life along the "Shipwreck Coast". The lighthouse was opened in 1848, built on the cliffs at Cape Otway. It was only the second lighthouse to be built on mainland Australia. The Cape Otway Lighthouse and the King Island Lighthouse formed the passage in Bass Strait through which all English ships bound for Melbourne and Sydney had to pass. In 1959, one of the earliest telegraph stations was added to the facility, soon connecting Tasmania to the mainland through Cape Otway and Melbourne. Outside the lightstation grounds there are marked walking tracks. It is an easy 30 minute walk to the cemetery.
Dogs are not permitted out of the car at the Cape Otway Lightstation
There are numerous waterfalls in the Otways.
Marriners Falls is approximately 45 minutes return walk from the start of the track at the end of the Barham River Road. A drive along Turtons Track, through the rainforest, will lead you to Beauchamp and Hopetoun Falls.
Hopetoun Falls may be viewed from a platform near the car park.
Beauchamp Falls a one and a half hour walk.
Triplet Falls is a moderate one hour walk with stairs. Triplet Falls is located close to the Otway Fly tree top walk.
The 12 Apostles
The Twelve Apostles were once part of the cliffs of Port Campbell which have eroded away over time. The cliffs began to form 10 -20 million years ago under the sea, from the build up of skeletons of countless millions of tiny marine animals. When the sea level retreated the soft limestone was exposed to the wild seas and winds of the Southern Ocean.
The west coast of Victoria has amazing beaches and a drive along the Great Ocean Road is a spectacular sight. Apollo Bay has plenty of fabulous beaches catering to all levels of swimmers and water activities.
Dogs are prohibited on Apollo Bay Beach, Marengo Beach, Skenes Creak, Kennett River and Wye River from 24 December until 30 April between the hours of 9am and 7pm. Outside these times dogs are permitted when on a leash and attended by their owner.
Apollo Bay Main Beach
The main beach of Apollo Bay offers kilometres of golden beach and stretches from Wild Dog road to the Apollo Bay Breakwater. The beach is patrolled over the holiday periods by the Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club. The Beach is excellent for swimming and other water activities, especially surf fishing.
The Back Beach is a local name given to the second strip of beach at Apollo Bay. Running from the river mouth of the Barham River it continues around Mounts Bay to Marengo. It is also good for surf fishing.
As part of Apollo Bay's back beach, the Marengo Beach is an excellent spot for swimming. On the west side of the beach begins a rocky shelf around Hayley point. The shelf offers a vast amount of rock pools for children and adults alike to explore.
Wild Dog Beach
Stretching from roughly around Wild Dog Road, the beach pans eastwards before meeting the rocky foreshore wich continues to Skenes Creek. Besides the calmer "Bay" waters there are also excellent surfing spots.
After the BIG one? Apollo Bay offers a superb range of angling, from fresh water to salt water, the south coast has it all. The Barham River has many species of fish including Silver Bream, Salmon, Mulloway and upstream for the keen fly fisherman, the elusive Brook Trout. Saltwater fishermen may wish to try their luck from the Habour wall or the pier for Trevally, Salmon or Barracoutta. There are deep sea fishing tours also available.