Melbourne to Apollo Bay (1 Day)
Starting from Melbourne, around an hour of driving towards the Great Ocean Road will bring you to the city of Geelong. Sites to consider vistiting in Geelong include the National Wool Museum, the Ford Discovery Centre (showcasing seven Decades of Ford Automotive manufacturing), the Geelong Art Gallery, National Trust historic homes and the Geelong Botanic Gardens among many other attractions.
Torquay, arguably Australia's Surfing Mecca, with its world famous Bells Beach, will be a must-see stop for many. With family beaches, beautiful ocean views (such as Point Addis), Torquay's Surfworld Museum (Australia's largest), scenic flights, golf, fishing and of course surfing, it's a delightful part of the coast.
Anglesea rewards visitors with delightful protected family beaches, the picturesque Surf Coast Walk and the natural splendour of Coogoorah Park, Airey's Inlet and of course the Otway National Park with various walks, tours and lookouts.
IMAGE: Split Point Lighthouse, Airley's Inlet, Victoria
Photo: James Lauritz, Courtesy of Tourism Victoria
The town of Lorne is another place from which the Otway Natoinal Park can be experienced. Declared by the Victorian government an area of "special significance and natural beauty" over 100 years ago, Lorne's mild weather, cafe culture and scenic Loutit Bay make for an enjoyable stop.
These are some of the great destinations to see and things to do while travelling between Melbourne and Apollo Bay. Be sure to add them to your list of places to visit.
- National Wool Museum
- Ford Discovery Centre
- Geelong Art Gallery
- National Trust historic homes
- Geelong Botanic Gardens
- Bells Beach
- family beaches
- Ocean views
- Torquay Surfworld Museum
- scenic flights
- Surf Coast Walk
- Coogoorah Park (wetlands)
- Airey's Inlet
- Otway National Park
- Otway Range
- water sports