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Holiday Spots of Victoria - Apollo Bay

Updated on March 13, 2011
paradise waterfall
paradise waterfall

Apollo Bay - Off the beaten track

After reading so many hubs on travel destinations in Australia, i have decided to add a couple of my own. Most tourists that come to Australia do Sydney, Queensland and some of Melbourne, mostly in that order. I hope what i show you encourages you to see more of my state of Victoria. I have lived all over Australia and everywhere i have lived has good points and bad points. Cairns is a beautiful place to live but there is not much surf but the fishing is great and weather is great all year round. The Victorian coast have some of the best surf in the world, the fishing is pretty good but the nice hot weather to enjoy the beach has only about a four or five month window. One of my favourite places in Victoria is Apollo Bay. It is a beautiful little fishing village three hours from Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road. There is some great beaches, and a real treat is the Otway Forest tree top walk. Just out of Apollo Bay is a place down a rain forest track called Paradise, and it really lives up to its name.

 Apollo Bay is still a thriving fishing village and there is still lots of tasty fish to be caught of the pier in town.  If all that seem to hard then head into town to visit some great fish and chip shop s of resturants to get your feed of fresh fish.

Looking down from the treetops
Looking down from the treetops

 

The Treetop Walk is a unique attraction which enables visitors to experience a 600 metre walk through beautiful warm temperate rainforest.   Experience the sensation of being 25 metres above the forest floor.  The walk commences at the visitor centre, which subtly introduces you to the rainforest, descending gently to the entry structure and onto the steel trussed tree walk.  If you can get to area i highly recomend you do this.  It is a one hours drive from Apollo Bay

Come and Visit

 Hope you have enjoyed this quick trip to one of my favourite places in Austalia.  it may not be Queensland or Sydney but is has a beauty and is a really special place you will never forget.  Please feel free to ask any questions or make a comment.

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      salt 6 years ago from australia

      I know the fishermans hut where you get fresh seafood at the top of the hill and the walks are fantastic! Love Apollo Bay and could easily live at Skeens Creek! Ive written a hub on this too!!! Like yours!

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      Brooke Lorren 7 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Very beautiful. I need to take my husband there someday. I did a foreign exchange there with their Navy for five weeks and had a great time.

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      jackavc 7 years ago from Australia

      It has not changed much at all kerry

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      Kerry43 7 years ago

      Gosh I haven't been there since I was a little girl.

      Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

      Kez:)

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      jackavc 7 years ago from Australia

      thanks for my first comment cvanthul. I am going to publish more of my fav spots real soon

      Yes Abbasangel Apollo Bay is great

      You are most welcome to come and see Australia for yourself, in the mean time hope you enjoy my posts

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      Stephanie Hicks 7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Gorgeous place for a vacation - would love to visit Australia one day

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      Abbasangel 7 years ago from Australia - The land down under

      I love Apollo Bay!! :)

      Your photos are fantastic!! :)

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      Cristina Vanthul 7 years ago from Florida

      It's these out-of-the-way places that make traveling so much fun. Who wants to see all the tourist attractions? I'd rather see what the country is really about! Thanks for this little slice of Australia.