Attractions-Blue Ocean Motel Apollo Bay

  • Marriners Lookout

    Marriners Lookout Road, Apollo Bay VIC, Australia .

    An easy 10 minute walk from the carpark is rewarded with spectacular ocean, beach, hinterland and town view. If you’re feeling more energetic, walk about 1.5 kilometres north from Apollo Bay along the beach or Great Ocean Road, then climb a steep hill along a surfaced road for another 1.5 kilometres to the lookout track (take heed of passing traffic). 

    Marriners Lookout is a popular take-off point for hang gliders. With the right conditions you may see someone take off. 

    Distance: 1km return | Time: 20 minutes | Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

  • Play Golf/Explore Marengo Beach and Apollo Bay Harbour

    2 Breakwater Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia .

    Apollo Bay harbour has a very small fishing fleet but is the centre of attention for those who love seafood.

    The Apollo Bay Fisherman's Co-op is the place to buy fresh seafood. It provides fish and chip as well. It has had an excellent reputation for many years. Take a stroll along the pier where you are sure to encounter some doughty anglers determined to catch their personal best salmon or snapper without having the resident seals snatch their hard earned catch at the last minute.

    Admire the fleet of yachts that berth in Apollo Bay and imagine how you might skipper such a craft through the Bass Strait. Over the golf course and round the headland you can walk along Marengo Beach passing the Barham River estuary and watch the surf break over the reef marine sanctuary that lies some 500m offshore at this point.

    You can book a round of golf by calling the Pro Shop on +61 3 5237 6474.

  • Apollo Bay Saturday Market

    Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay VIC, Australia .

    Apollo Bay Market is held each Saturday morning throughout the year, provided the weather permits, and is located right next to the Visitor Information Centre on the foreshore. 

    Most of the stall holders have been selling their wares at the market since its inception in the late 1970's which makes for a really friendly buzz about the place. All of the products sold are locally made and/or grown and reflect the rich heritage enjoyed in the Apollo Bay region.

    Around the market site are located some interesting wood carvings and seats made by local crafts people and well worthy of a photograph or two. why not take a coffee from one of the local cafes and take a leisurely stroll around the market and see what's on offer. There's bound to be something to take home and remind you of your stay in Apollo Bay.

  • Enjoy a Relaxing Massage

    57 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay VIC, Australia .

    After a day of outdoor enjoyment around and about Apollo Bay, why not reward yourself with a relaxing massage at The Beyond Massage. You can visit them in the centre of town. Pamper yourself: there are treatments for:

    • body
    • face
    • scalp, hands and feet

    Go deserve it!

  • Great Ocean Walk - Walk91

    8/157-159 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia .

    The formal Great Ocean Walk is now 104 kms long; starts at Apollo Bay and runs to within view of the 12 Apostles. Weave through beautiful National Parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries.

    Step on and off the trail with convenience; you can sample the differing aspects of the total walk by taking short, manageable walks designed in loops.

    The start of Shelly Beach circuit walk is a only a 10 minute drive south of Apollo Bay and is an easy walk of 45 minutes mixing fern gullies with some wonderful ocean and beach outlooks.

    The Otway Lightstation cemetery and lookout walk is a further 20 minute drive from Shelly beach, skirts the cliffs of Cape Otway and will only take you about 40 minutes to complete. Continuing further, the Aire River Escarpment Lookout walk is about 30 minutes further south and illustrates a very different aspect of the coast. It's a medium difficulty walk of 2 hours which leads you along the Aire River Estuary and wetlands, over spectacular sand dunes to the beach.

    The Gable Lookout Walk is an hour's drive south from Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road. It's an easy 20 minute walk to the lookout platform built out over the cliffs; one of the most spectacular outlooks anywhere along the Shipwreck Coast.

    Wreck Beach walk is near Moonlight Head and is far and away the toughest of the short walks. You descend over 300 steps to the beach, being rewarded at the bottom with a the sight of a number of wrecked ships anchors embedded in the reefs.

  • Hit the Beach

    apollo bay beach .

    There are over 4 km of beach at Apollo Bay which is more than enough to enjoy a large part of it for you or your family. The main beach is patrolled in the summer for swimming and there are sections for fishing and plenty of room for the more adventurous who might want to kite surf or such like.

    There is always a healthy sea breeze to help take the heat off and help the kite surfers along their way. Then there's the vast areas of clean, safe sand for the kids to build castles and bury Dad! Simple, safe and affordable entertainment for all the family inApollo Bay.

  • marengo reefs marine sanctuary

    Marengo VIC 3233, Australia .

    Just past Apollo Bay, off the world famous Great Ocean Road, Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary protects 12ha of ocean waters. About 150m offshore, this sanctuary protects a reef system known as Little Henty Reef. Two sections of the reef, the inner and outer reef, are usually exposed and separated by a narrow channel known as 'The Gap'. Composed of

     sandstone they support wonderful intertidal and subtidal reefs which are packed with sea life.

    Visitors exploring the intertidal reef may come across many invertebrates including sea snails, tubeworms and abalone. In slightly deeper waters there are beautiful seaweed gardens including towering Bull Kelp forests and beds of delicate green and red species. Between the two small islands, calmer waters support colourful soft corals, sponge gardens and sea urchins. The diverse range of habitats provides resources for a huge range of species.

    Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

    Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.


  • Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

    360 Phillips Track, Ferguson VIC 3237, Australia .

    The 600 metre-long, 25 - 30 metre-high elevated walkway provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the treetops.

    Don’t miss the 47 metre tall Spiral Tower and the cantilever perched above Young’s Creek – a truly exhilarating experience as you gently sway with the rainforest canopy.

    Fast Facts:

    • The Rainforest and Treetop Walk is 1.9km and takes approximately 1 hour to complete
    • The Treetop Walk operates in most weather conditions – open rain, hail or shine! The Treetop Walk will only be closed in severe weather conditions such as lightning storms and high winds.
    • A courtesy shuttle service between the Visitor Centre and the Treetop Walk runs every hour, on the hour between and is available to assist the mobility impaired
    • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
    • Last entry for Treetop Talk is 3:30pm
    • Children under 3 are free of charge and prams are welcome on the Treetop Walk
  • Take a trip to paradise on your bike

    Apollo Bay VIC, Australia .

    The ride to the car park that serves at the starting point for the Marriner's Falls walk is around 10km from Apollo Bay. The road is largely flat and passes through some truly wonderful water meadows with forest views as you reach the end.