Apollo Bay - VIC



DEG: -38.759399 143.672195
DMS: 38º 45' 33.84" S 143º 40' 19.9" E
UTM: 54 H 5706531mN 732190mE
Altitude: 7.75m


Place Type

Population - Town


154.19kms SouthWest of Melbourne - Driving 198 km (2 hours 36 mins)
552.16kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 924 km (1 day 2 hours)
620.69kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 760 km (8 hours 41 mins)

Address & Contact

2-18 Trafalgar Street
Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Phone: +613 5232 9400
Email: inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Web: https://www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Home


The town takes its name from the schooner "Apollo" which, during a storm in 1846, sheltered in the bay on the way from Port Phillip to Portland. A few years after that event, timber cutters began taking timber from Apollo Bay and Lorne, and by 1853 the coast had been surveyed in detail and there were several timber camps.

Today Apollo Bay is a substantial coastal township and holiday resort on the Great Ocean Road, western Victoria, between Lorne and Cape Otway. Behind Apollo Bay there are the Otway Ranges, partly forested and partly cleared for grazing and dairying.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Otway at 13/02:00pm EST
Distance from Apollo Bay 17.46km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cape Otway Lighthouse
Distance from Apollo Bay 17.46km SW
Mean Max. °C21.421.620.318.015.613.613.013.815.216.918.319.9
Mean Min. °C13.313.913.211.610.
Mean Rain mm44.142.255.471.290.797.3105.3103.290.180.663.753.2

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