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Explore Apollo Bay in holiday homes to rent

Situated in Victoria on the southern coast of Australia, Apollo Bay offers a small town stop along the increasingly popular Great Ocean Road. Its location on Cape Otway and near the Barham River also makes for fantastic scenery and true Australian hospitality. Apollo Bay also lines Great Otway National Park, offering the perfect place to stretch your legs during a day of driving this iconic road trip route. Browse Apollo Bay vacation rentals by the beach or set further inland, and expect to fall in love with this sleepy spot set on 1 of Australia's biggest attractions.

Things to do

Attractions near Apollo Bay holiday rentals

Along with the trails and scenery of Great Otway National Park, Apollo Bay has plenty of other highlights worth visiting, too. The Cape Otway Lighthouse is Australia's oldest working lighthouse, making it a major attraction for history buffs and maritime lovers alike. The Apollo Bay Museum is also worth a visit, and is housed in the building that once connected the mainland to Tasmania via undersea cables. Take a leisurely hike up to Marriners Lookout during the day for views out over the bay or at night for optimum stargazing.


Things to do near Apollo Bay holiday homes

As a charming town along the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is often a prefered stop for drivers winding along the coast or heading to the Great Otway National Park. It's no question that here, outdoor activities are on everyone's must-do list. Thanks to its stunning beaches, you'll find plenty of locals and travellers alike who head to the coast for surfing, bodyboarding and paddle boarding. Book a fishing boat tour or a sailboat excursion or hop on a mountain bike and explore the local trails. Hikers, birdwatchers and wildlife spotters will truly be in their element, too.


Local weather for your stay in Apollo Bay holiday homes

The Great Ocean Road is a worthy destination throughout the year, with the summer offering the best driving conditions and the biggest crowds. If you plan on hiking, biking or spending most of your time exploring the great outdoors, the cooler, winter months might just be preferable. You might find grayer skies and the occasional drizzle, but the weather doesn't get too frigid in Victoria. You can also expect lower prices on Apollo Bay vacation rentals from June through August. Spring and autumn are fabulous options for temperate weather and more manageable crowds.

Family friendly

Family fun near Apollo Bay holiday homes

Kids can enjoy an array of attractions in Apollo Bay. Holiday homes are available near places like Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary, a scenic reserve with sandstone intertidal and subtidal reefs with microhabitats for sea life, and Shelly Beach, a national park beach with picnic areas and walking trails with wildlife. Kids will also like the Sabine Falls Picnic Area and Walking Track, a scenic rainforest picnic spot with a walking track to see local wildlife.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Apollo Bay holiday rentals

Apollo Bay has beautiful locations to explore on a romantic retreat. Holiday rentals are available near places like Hopetoun Falls, a tranquil forest waterfall with viewing platforms, and the Great Ocean Walk, a walking trail along the coast that passes areas of historic and cultural significance. You could also visit Beauchamp Falls, a sparkling waterfall nestled in the rainforest with hiking trails.

Where to stay near Apollo Bay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 339 holiday rentals near Apollo Bay. From 254 Houses to 16 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Apollo Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Apollo Bay? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Apollo Bay. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre: 470 holiday rentals
  • Apollo Bay Golf Club: 470 holiday rentals
  • Apollo Bay Bowls Club: 470 holiday rentals
  • Johanna Beach: 354 holiday rentals
  • Erskine Falls: 1,045 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Apollo Bay listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Apollo Bay?

Yes, of course. offers 254 Houses in Apollo Bay. Our other popular types of Apollo Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 16 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 38 holiday houses
  • Farmhouses: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Apollo Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Apollo Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.