Top ChoicePub in Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Set up by renowned Otways brewery Prickly Moses, this taphouse pours an impressive range of its own and guest ales. The front bar is a classic pub and bistro, but through the back is the 'Taste of the Region'...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Apollo Bay

Forrest Brewing Company

One of the main drawcards at Forrest is its microbrewery-pub, which was producing quality ales way before the craft-beer trend exploded. All beers are produced on-site, including four core beers and several...

Top ChoiceGreek in Apollo Bay

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant

Feast on memorable ocean views, deliciously fresh seafood and Greek-influenced dishes at Chris' hilltop fine-dining sanctuary among the treetops. Reservations recommended.

Cafe in Apollo Bay

Platypi Chocolate

A tasteful cafe in a modern architecturally designed space, Platypi has a prime location overlooking the bush where you can enjoy its delectable homemade Belgian chocolates. Its signature item is the...

Coffee in Apollo Bay

Hello Coffee

Set up by a couple of local mates in a backstreet industrial estate, this roaster-cafe makes the best coffee in the region. They roast single-origin beans from around the world on-site, served as V60 pour-overs...

Viewpoint in Apollo Bay

Marriners Lookout

Located 1.5km from town back towards Cape Patton, this scenic walk offers wonderful panoramic views over town and the ocean. If you have a car it's a steep five-minute walk from the lookout car park; otherwise,...

Australian in Apollo Bay

La Bimba

Come to this relaxed upstairs fine-diner bistro for a seafood-heavy selection driven by seasonal, local catch and produce. Ocean views and a good wine list complement the likes of chilli Portarlington mussels,...

Cafe in Apollo Bay

Sandy Feet Cafe

One of the better choices along the main drag, this health store and cafe offers the full gamut of cooked breakfasts, sandwiches, and decent vegetarian and vegan choices. It stays open for dinner at weekends,...

Pub in Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Hotel

This pub's enticing street-front beer garden is the place to be in summer. The bistro (mains $19 to $35) has good seafood options, and there are live bands and DJs at weekends. Its Wednesday cocktail night (two...

Cafe in Apollo Bay

Otway NouriShed

An old potato shed converted into a rustic cafe, NouriShed serves sourdough toasties, pies and burgers, along with fair-trade coffee. Scattered about are several interesting local-history displays. It's on the...

Beach in Apollo Bay

Shelley Beach

Southwest of Apollo Bay, 6km along the Great Ocean Rd, is the signposted Shelley Beach turn-off. It’s an unsealed road. There are toilets and wood barbecues in the reserve, a track down to the beach and the 4km...

Cafe in Apollo Bay

Forrest General Store

This appealing provedore on Forrest's main strip has house-made pies, toasties and excellent coffee roasted in nearby Apollo Bay. They also have basic groceries for campers, and produce their own gin here,...

Cafe in Apollo Bay

Bay Leaf Cafe

A local favourite for its innovative menu, good coffee, breakfast bagels, lobster rolls (in summer), Wagyu-beef burgers and chargrilled squid. Add a boutique-beer selection and a friendly atmosphere, and you have...

Cycling in Apollo Bay

Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon

Forrest's premier mountain-bike event is a 100km epic race along a single track. There's also a host of shorter rides if you're not up for the main event; check the website for details.

Fish & Chips in Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op

The best fish and chips in town is at the local fisherman's co-op, directly on the wharf. Most of its fish and crayfish is caught locally; check the Facebook page for the latest catch.

Music in Apollo Bay

WinterWild Apollo Bay

Held across various venues about town, this themed arts and music festival features an eclectic line-up of established and emerging Aussie bands and DJs.

Brewery in Apollo Bay

Otway Estate

Now that Prickly Moses has opened a taphouse in Apollo Bay there's less reason to make the trek up here to its brewery, but it's a nice excuse for a drive. Here you'll be able to sample beers, ciders and wines;...

Museum in Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Museum

Set up by the historical society is this collection of relics salvaged from shipwrecks, Aboriginal artefacts, historical photographs and pioneer displays. It's located at the beginning of town in a former cable...

Market in Apollo Bay

Community Market

Held along the main strip, this market is the perfect spot for picking up local souvenirs and produce. During Easter and the Queen's Birthday weekend it's on Sunday.