If you’re looking for a great getaway with incredible natural scenery and endless entertainment, Apollo Bay in Victoria, Australia is an idyllic spot. Situated on the Great Ocean Road, it is a popular tourist destination, but is relatively small and relaxing. Whether you want a vacation, seasonal residence or permanent home, this is a lovely area to explore and get to know.
Among the many attractions of the area are festivals like the Great Ocean Sports Festival and the local Music Festival. There are also a number of sporting clubs you can join, such as the Surf Lifesaving Club, Sailing Club, Golf Club and Pony Club. You can also enjoy scenic bus tours and flights, horse riding, beaches safe for swimming, fine dining and weekend craft markets.
You’ll also find all manner of accommodation on the bay. Stay in a bed and breakfast, a cottage, or luxurious romantic accommodations. There are also apartment rentals, holiday houses on the beach, forest retreats, hostels for campers and more. The beachside accommodations are especially lovely with their stunning water views, giving you the feeling of vacation even if you live there.
Among the bay accommodations, you can expect to find fully furnished and decorated huts with seaside gardens from which you can view the water, and amenities like blue ray DVD and high definition TV. Also with cover parking, a space where you can cook outdoors, and pet friendly, a vacation beach hut is perfect for a relaxing getaway.
There are additionally numerous villas located right off the Great Ocean Road. Overlooking the bay, the panoramic views are complemented by amenities like fire place and fire wood, high quality linen, a spa and a large sun deck.
You can also find large private homes with a romantic setting and ideal for a luxurious retreat. Not only are there houses on the beach, there are also some in the rain forest just above town. These are situated on large spaces of land, and you can look forward to amenities such a two person spa bath in the master suite, and two furnished decks opening toward the ocean. You can easily and safely take a stroll through the forest and possibly see some of the native fauna, like wallabies, kookaburras, koalas, parrots and echidnas.
There are also accommodations like boutique motels. For instance, the Marengo Beach Break is a relaxing property that is especially popular with people who own dogs. Situated on an acre of land and located near both the Marengo Beach and Great Ocean Road, dogs are allowed off leash there all year long. Enjoy spacious gardens and fenced courtyards, plus easy access to the beach and bike path