Ocean Corner Café

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Ocean Corner Café is a family run café which offers both inside and outside dining areas and can seat up to 76 patrons. The café also serves as a quick take away service for the Anglesea main beach and those passing though Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road

The Red Till

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The Red Till Café is a modern Australian Restaurant and Café in Anglesea just near the main beach at Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road.

Very cool little cafe on the Great Ocean Road. Good service and an awesome breakfast menu.

Colac Botanic Café

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Colac Botanic Café

The Colac Botanic Café on the Lake offers a unique dining experience in a relaxed and friendly environment surrounded by the Colac lake and botanic gardens.

A perfect stop if travelling to the Great Ocean Road via the inland route

Merrijig Inn

 

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Merrijig Inn

Our restaurant, the Merrijig Kitchen offers a daily written menu highlighting local produce inspired by the seasons. Our wine list is carefully crafted focusing on biodynamic winemakers whose wine speaks of ‘terrior’. Open Thursday – Monday from 6pm for dinner.

There is also two distinct styles of accommodation – the downstairs Queen & King Suites are spacious & our Attic Rooms upstairs in the historic part of the Inn offer something quite unique. Small, but very cosy, they are just the ticket for a getaway.

Rebecca’s Café and Ice Cream Shop

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Rebecca’s Café and Ice Cream Shop

Rebecca’s Café and Ice Cream Shop has great fresh food on the main street in Port Fairy. Great ice-cream for a hot summer’s day.

Forrest Brewery

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Forrest Brewery

Forrest Brewing Company equal parts microbrewery, eating place and mountain biking hang-out located in the Otways Hinterland township of Forrest.

Princetown General Store

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Stop for a break near the 12 Apostles with coffee or lunch from the Princetown General Store overlooking the river.

Gosling Creek Winery

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Gosling Creek Winery

The winery is named after the local Goslling Creek which flows from the Great Otway National Park through fern gullies and picturesque rolling countryside to the Barwon River.

The vineyard is located on the northern slopes, where the maritime influences of Bass Strait make an ideal location for cooler climate grapes.

Cellar door open 11:00am – 4:00pm weekends and public holidays, all of January, or by appointment.

Kafe Koala @ Kennett

 

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Kafe Koala @ Kennett

Kafe Koala @ Kennett provides great fresh food at Kennett River on the Great Ocean Road

Apollo Bay

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Apollo Bay

Perfectly positioned on the world famous Great Ocean Road surrounded by Otway National Park State Forest and rolling acres of emerald green farmland Apollo Bay is idyllic in its location and magnificent in its beauty.

Once a sleepy fishing village the town has morphed into a modest seaside retreat that offers something for everyone.

The eclectic community is made up of 2000 permanent locals numerous weekend locals and passing visitors from all over the world all stealing a piece of the amazing lifestyle the area has to offer.

Apollo Bay Accommodation

Apollo Bay has a wide variety of backpacker accommodation, bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping sites, holiday houses, and hotel and motels. You are sure to find some Great Ocean Road Accommodation that will suit you.

Apollo Bay Things To Do

Apollo Bay has a large variety of things to do. Whether you are into surfing, fishing, mountain bike riding, waterfalls, sailing, hangliding, beachcombing or rock hopping Apollo Bay has it all. Apollo is often the main spot to stay to explore the Otway National Park, 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Walk.

Apollo Bay Food

Immerse yourself and indulge the senses with all that is on offer. There is a fine selection of restaurants in Apollo Bay to choose from. Of course, one of the highlights of staying in Apollo Bay is having fish and chips on the beach. Crayfish, abalone and gummy shark (flake) are the main local seafood options. Wander down to the harbour and watch the fisherman come back with their catch.

With only 2hrs 20 minutes drive from Melbourne approximately 200kms what are you waiting for?

Apollo Bay Events

There are a wide variety of events held throughout the year at or nearby Apollo Bay including the Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Great Ocean Road Marathon.

If you are planning to travel at peak times, we recommend booking accommodation early or trying your luck on the last minute tab.

Contact the local Visitor Information Centre for further information

View the Love our Region Adventure Video Here

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay


Apollo Bay is idyllic in its location and magnificent in its beauty often described as where the hills meet the sea.

Geelong

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Geelong

Geelong combines cosmopolitan style with coastal feel. The renowned waterfront has been a popular holiday destination for generations with the art deco promenade and swimming pavilion popular with all ages.

The restored antique carousel and the family train that travels along the waterfront to Eastern Beach are favourites with the kids. The area is bustling both day and night with a range of bars, hotels and restaurants. The Baywalk Bollards are a relatively new edition welcoming visitors for the past 10 years. Artist Jan Mitchell transformed the timber pier pylons into more than 100 characters who tell the story of Geelong’s history. Walk the trail or ask the Visitor Centre about guided walks.

Activity abounds with sailing, fishing, boat hire, a bay cruise, helicopter and sea plane flights, a ride on a jet boat or a Harley Davidson. For the not so adventurous there are superb gardens including the Geelong Botanic Gardens perched above Eastern Beach and nearby Eastern Park complete with cycling/walking tracks, picnic areas, playgrounds set amongst magnificent gardens including a tree that is descended from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli.

The ‘Geelong Cats’, a popular Australian Football League team have their home ground at Kardinia Park, now known as Simonds Stadium, is nestled in the heart of the city. On the weekend if there is a game on, you will hear them roar!

If you have a keen interest in history, museums include: the Ford Discovery Centre – since 1925 Ford has been an integral part of Geelong, the National Wool Museum – celebrates the importance of wool to the region since the early 1800s and the Maritime Museum – displays Geelong’s rich maritime roots.

Cultural experiences include the Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong’s Heritage Trail, the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and the Aboriginal cultural centre Narana Creations.

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GEELONG combines cosmopolitan style with coastal feel. The renowned waterfront has been a popular holiday destination for generations.

Queenscliff

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Queenscliff

Queenscliff is a charming seaside village on the Bellarine Peninsula.

The historic and picturesque Hesse Street has a host of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops to keep the traveller busy.

Let the kids loose on the well-equipped playground in the public park, visit the museums or take the ferry over to Sorrento for a day trip. Queenscliff has it all.

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Queenscliff is a charming seaside village on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Point Lonsdale

 

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Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Queenscliff.

It boasts one of the headlands which frames the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

There is an abundance of Aboriginal history here as well their fair share of maritime disasters off the rocky headlands. Visit the lighthouse, built in 1863, which provides spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and then explore the inter tidal rock pools at low tide at the foot of the lighthouse.

A family friendly ‘back beach’ and a summer patrolled ‘front beach’ are stunning. The town was named after police officer William Lonsdale.

Close by is the wetlands known as lake Victoria. This shallow salty lake is home to many waterbirds. The high cliffs tops are also an excellent vantage point for the Humpback and Southern Right Whales that frequent the area year round.

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Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale


Point Lonsdale is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Queenscliff.

Ocean Grove

 

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Ocean Grove

Surf or swim in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the golden beach.

Being the largest town outside of Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula, Ocean Grove offers a wide selection of shopping facilities including major supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and speciality shops, spread between the main shopping strip and the Ocean Grove Marketplace shopping centre to the north on Shell Road.

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Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove


Surf or swim in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the golden beach.

Torquay

 

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Torquay

Torquay is known as the home of surfing culture in Victoria and is world famous for its brands “Rip Curl’ and “Quicksilver” who started their amazing corporate global life in the rear of an old bakery by a couple of young inspired surfers in 1969.

Once a sleepy seaside town, Torquay has grown with the surf industry to a thriving satellite town of neighbouring city of Greater Geelong.

The beaches range from long sandy calm waters to swells battering against majestic sandstone cliffs. There are many popular activities such as nature walks, fishing, sailboarding, surfing and mountain bike riding.

The surf museum is a must see! Surf City is a fantastic array of surf shops offering everything from Bikinis to surfboards. Make sure you check out “Baines” around the side street for seconds and samples.

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Torquay


Torquay is known as the home of surfing culture in Victoria.

Jan Juc

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Jan Juc

Jan Juc, an adjoining suburb of Torquay, is defined by its hills and native tea tree.

Where Torquay is relatively flat country, Jan Juc has huge sweeping hills that lead you to the cliffs tops above the roaring Great Southern Ocean. Here you will find some of the best surfing in the world.

A magnificent trail runs along the coast line between Torquay and Jan Juc that gives excellent vantage point to walkers and bike riders.

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Jan Juc

Jan Juc


Jan Juc, an adjoining suburb of Torquay, is defined by its hills and native tea tree.

Bellbrae

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Bellbrae

Bellbrae is one of those a rural treasures. Whist located on the Great Ocean Road it is surrounded by farms and pastures, tea tree forests and has a distinct local country town feel to it.

The population is set at around 500, and is quite spread out. Bellbrae has a town hall, a football oval where the Aireys Inlet Eels play their home games.

Bellbrae is known for its small hobby farms, wineries, produce farms and excellent accommodation. Keep an eye out for produce at the farm gates.

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Bellbrae


Bellbrae is one of those a rural treasures located on the Great Ocean Road.

Bells Beach

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Bells Beach

Bells Beach is famous for its magnificent surf beaches with the Rip Curl Pro held annually at Easter time.

The infamous large swells are created when the water emerges from the Great Southern Ocean and hits the shallow reefs. The high dunes make a spectacular backdrop to the majestic surf on display year round, with best surf conditions experienced in Autumn and Winter.

An amazing bike path runs between Torquay and Angelsea, connecting this section of the coast for walkers and mountain bike riders.

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Bells Beach

Bells Beach


Bells Beach is famous for its magnificent surf beaches with the Rip Curl Pro held annually at Easter time