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About Apollo Bay
The picturesque village of Apollo Bay quietly and impressively sits just over 2 hours southwest of one of Australia’s most loved cities, Melbourne. For backpackers who want to explore The Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is indeed worthy of a visit. Spend days exploring the Otway Ranges, beach hopping, trying local delicacies and admiring the gorgeous sceneries.
Choose between a couple of Apollo Bay hostels that are located around the village centre, allowing great access to exploring the village via foot. You’ll find an Apollo Bay hostel which is ECO certified located along the Great Ocean Road. It boasts excellent facilities like a sunny roof terrace kitted out with a BBQ for those warm, summer nights. Or how about a surfer’s paradise with direct beach access and buzzing social areas with pool tables?
Apollo Bay backpackers with a love for the great outdoors can unwind and relax among nature in the rainforests of the Otway Ranges. If you’re more of a beach bum, there are hostels right on the coast that’ll get you from bunk to bed in minutes. If you prefer to be central, Apollo Bay has a small but mighty town centre with shops, a gallery and a bustling market on Saturdays.
While you’re in town there’s a fair bit of exploring to do in this seaside village! Surrounded by stunning scenery and sporting extremely inviting beaches, enjoy your time soaking up with the Aussie sun, ride the waves surfing or grab a rod and try to catch some dinner. You’ll also find a variety of cafes and pubs scattered around. Not to mention the village is known for its fishing industry - treat yourself and get your hands on some of the local tasty seafood! Backpackers seeking a day of adventure, take a trip to Otway Ranges, where you’ll be immersed in a world of waterfalls and forests.
Getting around Apollo Bay is easily done on foot, with a range of walks and picnic areas to explore too. Should your feet get weary, hiring a bike is a great way to explore the village too. To explore further out, why not gather your new hostel mates and hire a car for the day or hop on a tour!