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  • Things to do in Apollo Bay

    Apollo Bay is a nature lover's haven with deserted beaches, luscious, green rainforests, abundant wildlife and the amazing natural sights along the iconic Great Ocean Road drive.

    Apollo Bay Eco YHA is located midway along the Great Ocean Road making it the perfect base to explore all the famous drive has to offer. Must see sights include the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, Hopetoun Falls, Mait's Rest rainforest walk and the wild koalas at Kennet River.

    The town of Apollo Bay has plenty of things to see and do including surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, horseback riding along the beach, hiking, paragliding, kayaking out to the seals and wildlife watching in Great Otway National Park.

    Apollo Bay Eco YHA is ideally situated within easy walking distance of the local cafes, restaurants and pubs. After sampling some of the fresh local produce relax by the hostels wood fire heater and watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace.

    Tours & activities related to this hostel

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    Get to the 12 Apostles before the crowds

    Great Ocean Road 1 Day Reverse Tour

    Beat the crowds to the 12 Apostles by taking the reverse tour! Get the inland route out of the way first and enjoy spectacular ocean views on the return journey to Melbourne.
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    Be the first ones to Loch Ard Gorge and get the beach to yourself!

    Great Ocean Road 2 Day Tour

    Escape the crowds and take your time along the Great Ocean Road with this 2 day reverse tour. See the 12 Apostles at sunset and in the soft morning light!
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    Marvel at the huge limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles lookout

    Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne

    Enjoy a tour along one of the world’s best scenic drives and be blown away by the magnificent 12 Apostles.
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    Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Phillip Island

    Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Phillip Island 3 Day Adventure

    Visit 3 iconic destinations in Victoria; The Great Ocean Road, Grampians & Phillip Island! Encounter unique Australian wildlife, enjoy a scenic drive & experience great walks.
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    Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula

    Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula 2 Day Tour

    Discover the breathtaking coastlines and unique wildlife of Victoria on this 2 day tour of the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula.
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    Greyhound Pass Cairns-Brisbane

    Greyhound Pass Melbourne - Cairns

    Melbourne, VIC
    Travel Australia's famous East Coast in comfort with this Hop on Hop off Greyhound pass. Exclusive discount, save $27 when you book with YHA!
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    Feel in top of the world at the Grampians National Park

    The Grampians National Park 1 Day Tour

    Explore one of the world's oldest and most spectacular mountain ranges. Spot native wildlife, learn about local Aboriginal culture and hike the trails to breath taking lookouts.
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    Look out to the pristine beaches that surround the National Park

    Wilsons Promontory 1 Day Tour

    ‘The Prom' is Victoria’s best kept secret. Located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia, it will inspire with its panoramic views, pristine beaches and coastal forests.

    FREE things to do in Apollo Bay

    1. There's more to Great Otway National Park than just Mait's Rest. Explore Beech Forest, get lost among the towering California Redwoods, fly through the trees at the Otway Fly or visit a waterfall or two and enjoy the serenity.
    2. Cruise the Great Ocean Road and stop off at all the look out points - the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, London Bridge and the Grotto. If you're after smaller crowds and stunning photos, visit at sunrise for an amazing once in a lifetime experience.
    3. Apollo Bay has a great beach that is perfect for lazing about on. If lying on beach doesn't really appeal to you, hit the water and go swimming, snorkelling or stand up paddle boarding or enjoy a nice stroll on the sand.
    • Visit the Redwoods picnic spot near Beech Forest - magical forest on the Aire River. Great coastal scenery, walks and waterfalls in this part of Victoria
      Sue S
    • Apollo Bay Hotel has great gourmet pizza; Dooleys Icecream awarded best icecream in Aus; fishing harbour is lovely; the lookout is a must above town
      Allan I
    • if you're just here for the Great Ocean Road, book a couple more nights and spend time around the Otways National Park, it's incredible.
      Kieran R
    • Hopetoun Falls, Californian Redwoods Forest, Beauchamp Falls are a must see places, and the best pace to eat is "Apolo Bay Seafood Cafe" very tasty and pretty affordable. "The Harbour Fish Shop" has better review but is not as good as the prior.
      Nikola T
    • Great stop off for the Great Ocean Road!!!
      Katharine H
    • Cape Otway deserves at least a half day, supported by a great cafe. History is very sobering and well-presented. Explanations of the building of the residences and lighthouse are illuminating (terrible pun!)!!
      giorsal l
    • Fish and chip shop on the Pier was excellent value for money and fish delicious. Must visit Maits Rest and Mariner's Lookout. We visited on the Easter Weekend and Apollo Bay was mobbed, we tried to book a table at both pubs but they were completely booked out, so if may be worthwhile booking pubs/restaurants in advance.
      Colette C
    • Go up to the McMahon's Lookout with a picnic for brekky or sunset!
      Christine P
    • Great base to complete the Great Ocean Walk from.
      Jann M
    • Casalingo and The Bay Leaf Cafe are highly recommended.
    • The glow worms at Kennet River are amazing!!!
      Benjamin c
    • - Hopetoun Falls - Californian Redwoods - Triplet Falls - Merriners Falls - Otways National Park
      Lahiru W
    • Fish & chips by the harbour has good views and reasonably priced food.
      Caroline I
    • If you can afford a car hire, do so as there is so much to see. The little Aires Fall in Feb is not worth the long hike as you come back the same way.
      Franca S
    • Great day trips out of Apollo bay- the apostles/ maits rest/ Mariners lookout- visited all 3 and didn't disappoint! Tried surfing for an afternoon- great activity but would suggest sharing the experience.
      Andrew  L
    • V-line coach great travel value from Melbourne, incl 1 hr train then connecting coach from Geelong; Scenery amazing along Great Ocean Road; sunrise spectacular for photographs.

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