Enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared lunch and take time out to explore this charming village. Keep an eye out for whales!


DISTANCE: 45km from Lorne

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hr 10mins (approx)

POPULATION: 1,800

Stunning seaside village and an excellent place to lunch and perhaps spot a whale offshore!

Apollo Bay café diningWith fishing, predominately for Crayfish and Abalone a key industry, check out the catch of the day at the Fishermans co-op at the jetty.

The section of the Great Ocean Road from Lorne to Apollo Bay is where the road is at its dramatic best.

Twisting and turning at every whim of the rugged coastline, the road alternately clings to the very edge of the 100m high forested cliff-faces before plunging to sea level at tidal river entrances.

This portion of the road is to be travelled at a very leisurely pace as it journeys through the hamlets of Wye River, Kennett River and Skenes Creek all home to less 100 residents.

Starting point for the famous Great Ocean Walk that traverses 104km to Glenample near the 12 Apostles

Artefacts from shipwrecks are on display throughout the village including the Cable Station Museum (open weekends and school holidays) and outside the Post Office.