If you have any questions prior to your stay with us, please see the most Frequently Asked Questions below or contact our friendly team directly on (03) 5237 6749.
How far are is the park from the centre of town? – Apollo Bay’s shopping centre is approximately 1.5km. You can drive, bike ride or stroll along the beach, there is also a walking track and a full concrete path that takes you into town.
Is the pool heated? – Yes our pool is gas heated all year round and is situated outdoors.
Jumping pillow? – Yes we do, this facility is undercover and perfect all year round.
What activities do you organise? – Throughout school holiday periods we run a variety of activities including kids club, twilight cinema and live music performances which include face painting and food trucks. Please note some of these activities are weather dependant.
Is the park near the beach? – Yes we are directly across the road from the beach.
What activities should we consider doing in the area? – Apollo Bay is located on a beautiful stretch of beach that provides fantastic opportunities for swimming, surfing, snorkelling/diving and fishing. The town is surrounded by the Otway National Park showcasing mainland Australia’s only cool temperate rain forest. Formal rainforest walks include Maits Rest, Triplet Falls and the Great Ocean Walk, and ticketed attractions include the Otway Fly treetop walk and the Cape Otway Lighthouse.
Is linen supplied for cabins? – Yes we provide all linen, doonas, doona covers, pillows, pillow cases, sheets and bath towels for all paying guests. You may want to BYO beach/pool towel.
What time of the year are whales in the area? – Southern right whales migrate along the coast from May to September each year. There is also a resident colony of Australian fur seals on the Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary that are visible from the shore, and a couple of massive stingrays that keep the Apollo Bay harbour nice and clean of any fish scraps thrown in by fishermen.
Are we pet friendly? – No sorry no pets allowed as we have resident koalas in the park.
Does the park allow camp fires? – Unfortunately, no. But take a look at our communal Fire Pit!
How far are the 12 Apostles from the park? – The park is situated approximately 88km, or 1 hour and 15 mins drive from the 12 Apostles.
BBQ facilities? – Yes there are 2 large gas BBQ areas for guests to use free of charge.
Does the park have a shop/restaurant on site? – We have very limited supplies on site, we do stock cold drinks, ice creams, chips, lollies and ice.
Is a dump point available? – Yes
What if you arrive after the office closes? – We have an after hours check-in procedure, you will need to contact the office prior to 6.00pm to make arrangements for a late check-in if arriving later than this time.
Is there WIFI available in the park? – Yes we have free WIFI available throughout the park.
Baby equipment? – We have port-a-cots available for hire for a one off charge of $10 (No bedding or sheets supplied). We also have a limited supply of highchairs available (no fee). We also have a family bathroom with hip bath, full size bath, change table and toilet facilities.
Does the park take AMEX/DINERS CLUB? – Amex is accepted but does attract a 4% fee. Payments can be made via VISA, MASTERCARD, EFTPOS and Direct deposit with no merchant fees.
What is the best way to travel along the Great Ocean Road? – If possible, try and travel along the Great Ocean Road from Geelong to Lorne, Apollo Bay then Port Campbell. This makes it much easier to access the car parks for key lookouts, particularly if you are in motor home or towing a van. If you are travelling with a van from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay, try and allow an extra night with us and we can recommend a great loop drive from Apollo Bay – Forrest – Lorne – Apollo Bay which will allow you to explore this iconic stretch of the Great Ocean Road without the stress of towing the van.
How long will it take to drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay? The quickest and easiest route is to follow C119 from Geelong to Winchelsea, Forrest, Apollo Bay. This will take 2.5 hours from Melbourne CBD, but does bypass the iconic coastal section of the Great Ocean Road. At school holiday times the inland route through Forrest will save a lot of time off your trip (approx. 1.5 hours).
Where is the closest bus stop? – There is a V/Line bus top directly out the front of the park.