Archive for August, 2015

Our Backyard – Apollo Bay

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Apollo Bay celebrating Achievement!

Our local community businesses in Apollo Bay and surrounds have something to celebrate. 2015 saw Trip Adviser award local businesses with various achievements. It is great to acknowledge local business with the credit they deserve. It boosts our community and sends out positive messages to our visitors.

Trip Advisor Awardee’s
• Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn – 2015 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award
• Seafarers Getaway Trip Advisor … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Apollo Bay

California Dreaming in the Otway’s

An article published in The Age (2015) provided an insight to the unique area of the Otway Ranges and in particular the Californian redwoods.

A thousand kilometres from the redwood natural habitat, the Otway Ranges provides excellent growing conditions for these stunning trees to grow to approximately 60 metres. (The Age, 2015).
An expert in forestry believes that in the next 70 years the redwoods could grow to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Apollo Bay

Good afternoon Apollo Bay

Following from the statistics provided last week, we provide further data on international visitors to the Great Ocean Road area:


The Great Ocean Road received 116,500 international overnight visitors for the year ending December 2014.
Increase by 3.3% on the previous year.

International visitors spent 542,200 nights in the region.
Down by 30.4% for the year ending December 2013.

Over the December 2010 to December 2014 period, the Great Ocean Road … Continue Reading »