Coming to Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Apollo Bay is located between Lorne and Cape Otway on the Great Ocean Road.  Driving via the Great Ocean Road, it is 1 hour from Anglesea and 45min from Lorne.  Driving inland from Geelong via Barwon Downs and Forrest, it is a similar distance.

Travelling to the Festival

Map & Navigation References: Melways Map Ref 264

Drive times and 2 routes:

From Melbourne via the “M1” Princes Freeway and the new Geelong Bypass:

Take the Great Ocean Road/Anglesea route [3.5 hours drive from Melbourne] OR inland route via Winchelsea and Forrest  [2.5 hours drive from Melbourne].

Air Travel & Connections:

Jetstar and Tiger Air (from Nov 2010) operate flights into Avalon Airport (2 hrs drive)

Avalon Airport Shuttle to Great Ocean Road
International & Domestic flights into Melbourne/Tullamarine Airport connected by Skybus to Southern Cross Station/V-Line services

Train & Coach:

V-Line train services from Melbourne/Southern Cross Station to Geelong & Colac are connected with coach services to Apollo Bay

V-Line 136 196

Our Local shuttle bus “The Vanessa” operates during Festival:
This operates between Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo every 45 minutes. Ticketed patrons only.

Surrounding towns to Festival (from 5-45 minutes drive)
East:  Skenes Creek, Marengo, Kennett River, Wye River, Lorne
West: Marengo, Cape Otway, Hordenvale, Glenaire
North: Colac, Forrest, Birregurra, Beech Forest