Let us help you complete your coastal Melbourne trip itinerary with six great places to stay in Apollo Bay when you visit Wildlife Wonders.
Are you planning a spring break? Looking for a beach holiday? Or a luxury escape? The mid-point of the Great Ocean Road makes an excellent place for an overnight stay on your next road trip down the coast.
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A romantic escape for gourmet travellers
CHRIS’S AT BEACON POINT
Chris’s is a Great Ocean Road institution, a go-to for locals on special occasions, as well as a destination-restaurant for gourmet travellers.
The Beacon Point Restaurant, which opened in 1979, showcases the fabulous freshly caught seafood of the ‘Bay’ along with Chris’s trademark Mediterranean cooking with a Greek accent.
Chris’s Villas are just steps away from the restaurant, offering year-round accommodation for the many diners who choose to stay the night after enjoying a meal and a fine wine or two.
Located high above Skenes Creek, every villa is self-contained and contemporary, with modern fittings and floor-to-ceiling windows, with dizzying sea views.
Family friendly holiday fun
GREAT OCEAN ROAD HOLIDAY PARKS
Situated adjacent to some of the most spectacular beaches and reserves on the coast, Great Ocean Road Holiday Parks offer a range of accommodation options for families, tourists and visitors.
There are eight locations to choose from, with the closest to Wildlife Wonders being at Marengo (walking distance), followed by Apollo Bay and Skenes Creek.
All three of these are located directly off the Great Ocean Road with views and access to the regions famous beaches.
As a bonus, all funds raised by these parks are reinvested into the Great Ocean Road coast and parks.
Retreat with the entire place to yourself
FERNHOUSE, APOLLO BAY
Fernhouse is located right on the Great Ocean Road and sits on a ridge overlooking the ocean, adjacent to the national park.
The house is a two-story post and beam country house, with a big living room, dining area, new kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large deck featuring a barbecue area.
You can spot koalas in the tall eucalypts that surround the house or walk down to the stream that runs through the property, where wallabies roam in cool temperate rain forest.
It’s the perfect place to retreat and immerse yourself in nature, just 5km from Apollo Bay.
Walk to everything, right in town
Walk to the beach, the pub, the golf course, you name it, everything is in easy reach from Seamist Cottage.
Built in 2015, this modern, one bedroom house is centrally located in Apollo Bay, one block back from the Great Ocean Road. It is a two-minute walk to the supermarket, cafes and shops and one-minute to the beach.
This super convenient seaside cottage is perfect for couples, and it’s also pet friendly.
Luxurious water views
Chocolate Gannets offers luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.
Nestled on the shores of Apollo Bay, these secluded villas are famous for their meditative sea views, effortless luxury, spa tubs and enviable beachfront position.
The ultimate honeymoon or romantic escape for couples celebrating anniversaries and engagements. Or a peaceful nature retreat for families.
Bring the whole crew
If you’re looking for something completely different Seacroft Estate is an historic former monastery set on 25 acres overlooking the Great Ocean Road with 180-degree ocean views.
They provide a range of accommodations, from self-contained apartments to glamping tents, that can sleep up to 56 people, allowing you to stay with your closest friends and family in one exclusive location.
Enjoy a peaceful rural setting in a place of incredible natural beauty just 15 minutes’ drive from the popular coastal town of Apollo Bay.
Looking for somewhere else to stay in Apollo Bay?
For a range of other options to suit everyone, take a look at our ‘Things to do in Apollo Bay‘ blog post, visit the Otways Accommodation website, or have a chat to Holiday Great Ocean Road or Otway Retreats.