Apollo Bay Information

Apollo Bay Accommodation

Apollo Bay is an attractive seaside resort town and getaway destination on the Great Ocean Road, until recently it Located 186 km south west of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is a very typical seaside resort with lots of motels and holiday accommodation. Its primary appeal is that it is accessible from Melbourne and is one of key towns on a particularly beautiful stretch of coastline. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area around Apollo Bay was inhabited by Aborigines who lived largely on the produce of the sea. Ancient middens have been discovered on the Otway Peninsula near the Aire River.

Apollo Bay Attractions

By 1840 the enterprising Henty brothers had established a major whaling station at Portland and over the next seven years they had a small whaling station at Point Bunbury which is where the Apollo Bay golf course now stands. The first major European settlement occurred in 1850 when timber cutters moved into the district. They cut timber and floated it out to ships moored off shore. This industry led inevitably to the establishment of a number of sawmills. At this time the settlement was variously known as Apollo Bay (after the schooner Apollo) and Middleton. Then in 1877 the name was officially changed to Kambruk. It wasn't until 1952 that it officially became Apollo Bay. Not surprisingly, throughout the 19th century the major access to the town was by sea.

Apollo Bay History

By 1864 farmers had moved into the area. John Cawood, one of the town's founding pioneers, was farming land around the Barham River. A decade later (in 1873) a Colonel Heath started farming at Mounts Bay. That year also saw a fortnightly road mail service. Further land sales occurred in 1877 and a school was opened in 1880.

Sandpiper MotelApollo bay

Mid Price

Sandpiper Motel provides stylish and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable prices and is situated about 200 metres from the beach and close to the centre of Apollo Bay.


CastawaysApollo Bay


Ocean views from your bed - Complete privacy - Romantic getaway- Air Conditioned Located 5 minutes from Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, and with 180 degree panoramic views of the Southern Ocean.


The InternationalApollo Bay

485 reviews

The International is an easy stroll to Apollo Bay's best restaurants and entertainment. The suites and rooms are fully air conditioned, with queen size beds, crisp white linen, satellite TV, and plenty of space.