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Great hikes near Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Walk (or GOW) is fast becoming as iconic as the road it’s named for, making Apollo Bay one of the Great Ocean Road’s best hiking destinations. While you’re here, why not try these six other great bushwalks which are favorites with the locals – as recommended by our Wildlife Wonders staff. Find out more about each walk …

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Apollo Bay has some of the Great Ocean Road’s best accommodation

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 …

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Stories from our backyard: Australia’s unique wildlife experience

First published by: AET Travel 22 July 2022. It’s a strange noise to hear in the middle of the Otways bushland…a loud drumming sound. But then all is revealed when happening upon a couple of Emus foraging in the grasslands! I am on a 75-minute “Walk with Wildlife” nature tour through the magical Otways bushland, where I get to meet …

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Travel that will do (you) good

By: Leonie Foster, July 2022 Before the COVID pandemic saw a halt to travel in 2019, there were 1.5 billion international tourists travelling globally, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Depending on your view that’s 1.5 billion problems – contributing to pollution, carbon emissions and worse – but the way I see it, it’s 1.5 billion opportunities. A …

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Apollo Bay School Holiday Activity Plan

By: Karlijn Sas, April 2022 Make the most out of your Apollo Bay school holidays with the kids!! Are you looking for the perfect school holiday with your kids in Apollo Bay? Looking to see exactly what’s on these school holidays in the Otways? Don’t know where to start looking for things to do while holidaying with your kids in …

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Wildlife Wonders one of Victoria’s best new tourism businesses

By: Toni Stevens, February 2022 In February 2021, in the middle of the official opening of Wildlife Wonders, phones started beeping telling everyone to go home, Victoria had been placed in another lockdown. It was an ominous start for a new tourism business, especially one designed with international tourists in mind. But tonight, Wildlife Wonders was named as one of …

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Wildlife Wonders one of the top 25 for 2022

National Geographic has named the planet’s 25 most exciting destinations for 2022…. and Wildlife Wonders is one of them. By: Toni Stevens, November 2021 We’re so honoured to be listed as one of the 5 best places in the world to enjoy nature, alongside safaris in Namibia, tropical wildlife spotting in Belize, and viewing the northern lights in Minnesota. Here’s …

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Slow down

South West Victoria is so much more than the Great Ocean Road. By: Julietta Jamieson, October 2021 So, you’re one of the many Australians taking road-tripping holidays this Summer and you’re thinking about factoring in the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most famous and fantastic drives. But before you set off to do it in a day or …

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Things to do in Apollo Bay and surrounds

Wildlife Wonders recommended list of things to do while you’re in the area including accommodation, food, family activities and other local attractions. By: Toni Stevens, September 2021 Apollo Bay has been making headlines recently as Wotif’s 2021 Aussie Town of the Year (state winner and third nationally) and also winning bronze in the Small Town category at the Victorian Top …