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Best things to do in Apollo Bay

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Spanish Restaurant
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“The coffee is great and its slightly less noticed by the tourists because it is upstairs.”
29local recommendations
Scenic Viewpoint
“A must do whilst in Apollo Bay and only a couple of minutes drive from the property and its free. You get a beautiful view of the whole bay and it is an excellent spot for panoramic photos. Drive to the top of the hill, park your car and have an easy short walk the rest of the way along a meandering path. Anytime of day is good to go but sunset when you can see the twinkling lights of apollo bay is my favourite. Please note there are no rubbish bins or toilets on this private site please take any rubbish home with you. ”
17local recommendations
Restaurant
“Lovely meals for dinner, including Italian meals, delicious local seafood, pork belly, steak and a great kids menu. ”
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Pub
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“Large variety of beers on tap, live music, restaurant & outdoor deck dining, you need to book restaurant in advance during peak periods.”
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Corner Shop
“The IGA supermarket is our pick of food stores - the range is excellent prices very reasonable. It also has a bottle shop. It usually closes by 8pm.”
9local recommendations
Bakery
“Fresh baked in house, all the options, Gluten free, sourdough and a giant koala sitting out the front.”
15local recommendations
Gift Shop
“Maree and Kate will welcome you into an amazing array of quality homewares, clothing, shoes, bags, wallets and gifts, to name a small selection of what you will find. Well worth stepping in for a browse, you're sure to find something you need or want :-)”
7local recommendations
Museum
“The museum is open at Saturdays and Sundays, public holidays and school holidays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and at other times by prior arrangement for group visits. It includes displays of relics from some of the shipwrecks and ships that were essentially the primary means of access before the Great Ocean Road and of the life of what was an extremely isolated community.”
4local recommendations
Bar
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“Our local Pub and Bistro, one of the many places you can find a Parma in town. Usual beers on tap and big screens in the beer garden and bistro to watch the game. TIP: If you're​ a people watcher, this is where you need to be- stay long enough and you'll see the local characters​ come out. ”
12local recommendations
Off-Licence
“This local hotel, serves it's own brewed local ale & beverages. Beautiful food & a great atmosphere.”
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Beach
“There is a twice daily bus outside the Visitor Information Centre that goes from Geelong to Apollo Bay. You can use this bus to get to different destinations along the great ocean road, eg. shopping in Lorne for a day! Bus tickets can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre. There are connections to Melbourne trains from Geelong railway station.”
14local recommendations
Café
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“Modern Australian cuisine, relaxed dining with outdoor seating, great spot for breakfast or lunch.”
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Restaurant
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“If you prefer the Main St, I wouldn't​ go past the BLAT bagel at Bay leaf! Also for those who like a cheeky bubbles with brekky. Don't​ drag your feet they are shut by 3pm daily.”
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Store
“Dooleys award winning Icecreamery is definitely worth at least one visit, try stopping at one visit though! Any time of the year, you can enjoy all varieties of quality ice cream with the choice to add two different flavours to your cone. Yum! Enjoy!”
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Restaurant
“Home of the Scallop Pie!!! Fresh bread, pies and other amazing goodies baked daily! Also serving great coffee!”
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Food
“Fresh fish for you to cook back home or if you prefer fish n chips n crays to eat on their balcony with a view of the harbour.”
10local recommendations