a beaut spot on the famous Great Ocean Road
"what's so special about Apollo Bay??"
we settled here for a few months to replenish the funds for the next leg of our trip around Oz. was a great place to settle - beautiful location with lots to offer - swimming, surfing, fishing, bush-walking etc...
"Paradise by the Sea"
Apollo Bay was first sighted by Lieutenant Grant abroad the sailing vessel Lady Nelson. In 1845, the bay was named by Captain Loutit who sheltered here in his vessel Apollo.
The town nestles into the picturesque green foothills of the Otway Ranges that roll down to a sweeping arc of golden beaches and sky-blue sea. Dozens of cypress trees dot the wide foreshore reserve, while the fascinating Otway National Park is just a stone’s throw away.
Apollo Bay makes most of its living from fishing, farming and tourism. And the fishing fleet, moored behind the safety of a huge breakwater, has itself become part of the tourism experience. The specialties — crayfish and abalone — are in big demand.
You can wander along the pier where the boats are moored, past stacks of craypots, and see the fishermen making ready for another trip out to sea. Their fresh-daily catch is readily available from the colourful fishermen’s co-operative at the pier entrance
A collection of stunning sculptures carved from local wood and depicting the region’s relationship with the sea dots the foreshore.
A foreshore market where local arts, crafts and produce are on sale is held regularly.
My boyfriend Dominik and I on our road trip along the coast. We stopped by for a short break and browsed through the knick knacks at the foreshore market. :)