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Published May 2nd 2013
Apollo Bay is nestled between the Otways & Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay is a coastal town on the Great Ocean Road, on the eastern side of Cape Otway. The town is well known for the Apollo Bay Music Festival that showcases a broad range of rock, folk, and acoustic music artists. It's location near the Otways, The 12 Apostles, and the Great Ocean Walk, also make it the ideal place to visit and stay during a Great Ocean Road tour.
There are plenty of activities for the family on a trip to the town. Apollo Bay was the site of the mainland terminal for the first undersea telephone link to Tasmania. The Apollo Bay Old Station Cable Museum documents this interesting time. There is also a Community Market on Saturdays.
For those with more cash to burn, Apollo Bay Aviation can be contacted on (03) 5237 7600 and have $240 flights for couples that give great views of the lightstation, Moonlight Head, Loch Ard Gorge, and the 12 Apostles.
For a small town, Apollo Bay certainly has a diverse food scene. Apollo Bay Bakery at 125 Great Ocean Road, has a delicious range of pies, cakes, and slices. If you are staying overnight, Chris's Restaurant at 280 Skeenes Creek Road Apollo Bay, is luxurious, with a great view over the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait.
There are many accommodation options at Apollo Bay, and it tends to be a more peaceful and relaxed town than others on the Great Ocean Road. Nelson's Perch B&B has Spa and Deluxe rooms that are well presented and close to the beach at 54 Nelson Place, Apollo Bay. The Dolphin Apartments offer 4 1/2 star luxury at 2 Thomson Street Apollo Bay.