Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve

Caravan Park - Victoria


Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve is located just outside of central Apollo Bay, beside the football oval and alongside the Bahram River. There are a variety of camping locations, and a small number of basic ensuite cabins. Your best friend will be pleased with your decision to stay here as they are dog friendly. 

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve is situated on the banks of the Barham River. It caters for all travellers with well appointed cabins, powered and un-powered sites for caravans and camping. 

The reserve is only 700 metres from the Apollo Bay shops and the golf course. A short walk across the Great Ocean Road takes you to the lovely swimming, surfing and fishing beach of Mounts Bay and great river fishing is right on your door step. 

Apollo Bay is an excellent place for a stop over whilst you are travelling the Great Ocean Road. It is a small fishing village 183 km from Melbourne and 536 km from Adelaide. Whilst retaining the charm of an Australian country town Apollo Bay has great restaurants, superb beaches and a variety of choices in accommodation. 

The Great Ocean walk starts in Apollo Bay and you can be dropped off or picked up at different locations along the walk by the Great Ocean Road Shuttle service. Make the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve your base whilst visiting the Cape Otway Lighthouse or the Otway Fly which enables you to experience the canopy of the forest.

Park features:

  • 35 powered sites situated in tree surrounds
  • 210 unpowered grassy sites - some right on the Barham River
  • 5 cabins with ensuite and television (byo or hire linen)
  • Coin operated Laundromats
  • 3 amenities blocks
  • Free BBQ's
  • Children's playground with plenty of room for games and activities
  • Free tennis courts
  • Bring the footy have a kick on the oval
  • Go for a relaxing stroll along the bush tracks
  • Catch a nice sized bream virtually outside your tent
  • Plenty of room for boats and trailers
  • Kayak and surf lessons on the beach opposite park
  • Dogs allowed on leash at all times on powered & unpowered sites only
Agree with the other reviews. The walking track makes it very easy to get into town at the southern end.

Our unpowered waterfront site right on the Barham River on a flat grassy site was perfect. Even though it is right by the side of the Great Ocean Road there was no traffic at night & we found it very quiet. Facilities are clean but basic & the caretakers are very friendly. Located on the west side of Apollo Bay it is an easy walk into town or to any of the walking tracks in the area. At $23 per van per night (unpowered with seniors discount) this was by far the best value for money along the entire Great Ocean Road. Would definitely stay here again.

This campsite is well run very clean and well maintained, the management are very helpful and polite, Apollo Bay has a lot to offer the tourist, this campsite is highly recommended, and is possibly the only one that will take pets and Big Rigs.
Unpowered Site $32.00
Per Site, per night (2 Adults) - from

Powered Site $40.00
Per Site, per night (2 Adults) - from