Apollo Bay was my third stop along the Great Ocean Road after coming to Port Campbell. It's a nice vacation spot for Australian families with two huge and very beautiful beaches. The surf, like along most of the coast, is something that's always present. You can see older people and little kids catching waves. It's a nice place to stay a couple of days while exploring the GREAT OCEAN ROAD.
Not everything along the [poi = 48645] Great Ocean Road [/ poi] are highways, cliffs and curves. In fact, much of the route between Melbourne and Adelaide is well away from the coast. It's not surprising to come across a tropical forest area like that of Maits Rest, which offers a really accessible walk through vegetation and the chance to see koalas in their natural environment, something that's always appreciated. Overall, this simple route is a good excuse to stretch your legs after trekking along the road.
My first intention was to get to the lighthouse to watch the sunset, but I was late and unfortunately I missed it as the lighthouse was closed (I think that you also have to pay for admission to view)From the outside it is impossible to get a good view of the coast. I was out of luck for my first goal, but this all changed as I caught sight of my first kangaroo hopping down the road and into the surrounding, koala infested forests.