Welcome to Around Apollo Bay


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

The narrow Barham River Road Scenic Drive from Apollo Bay runs a delightful 12km past tumbling grassy hills, sheep and stands of colossal eucalyptuses. Before returning, walk the Marriners Falls Walk, which follows the babbling Barham River, and pull into the aptly named Paradise Valley picnic area. Seventeen kilometres past Apollo Bay is Maits Rest Rainforest Boardwalk, an easy 20-minute rainforest-gully walk.


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