Culture & History in Apollo Bay

Don't hibernate in winter when you could be exploring Apollo Bay and the stunning Great Ocean Road without the summer crowds. It is filled with history, culture and both hand forged and natural landscapes which will leave you in awe.

There is an array of interesting attractions rich in history that will take you back in time such as:

The Old Cable Station Museum

  • 6250 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
  • The building tells a marvellous story of its own life since it was built in 1936 originally as one of the buildings from which the undersea cable connected Tasmania to the mainland.
  • Find out more here.

Apollo Bay History Trail

  • Take in the rich history of Apollo Bay along the Apollo Bay History Trail which follows the foreshore depicting some of the history of Apollo Bay since European settlement.
  • Find out more.

Great Ocean Road History

  • Discover the story of resolve and conquest over adversity and a triumph of the Aussie spirit and mateship.
  • Find out more.

Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch

  • Buillt as a tribute to the soldiers from the First World War who were engaged in the construction of the Great Ocean Road.
  • Find out more.

Shipwrecked Coast

  • Learn all about how in the 1830s the Bass Strait became an important part of the sea route between Europe and New South Wales.
  • Find out more.

SS Casino

  • Head up to Marriners Lookout¬†where you can absorb the stunning view of the town, harbour and coast.
  • You might also see the SS Casino - a 1932 steamship which sank in shallow waters close to shore.¬†You can even see it from our park on a clear day!
  • Find out more.