Where can you see Apollo Bay koalas?

Apollo Bay is one of the most likeable towns on the Great Ocean Road, if not in all of Victoria. This charming spot comprises delicious seafood, elegant bars and restaurants, a gorgeous beach and – just outside of town – some of the Great Ocean Road’s most sublime rainforests!

One of the most famous residents to call the Great Ocean Road home is the loveable koala, who are in their absolute element noshing on and sleeping up amongst the eucalyptus trees that line the road’s enchanting forests.

And, whilst you can’t see any koalas within Apollo Bay proper, you only have to venture a little outside town to Kennett River to the famous koala walk to most probably spot some of these adorable Aussie legends in their homes.

This being said, the best time to start your Kennett River koala walk is at dawn or dusk, as koalas spend most of the day sleeping as they simply don’t have the energy to go rushing about!

So, if you are going to go on a little koala spotting adventure from Apollo Bay to Kennett River, just make sure you get up early or make it there before sunset – you may be out of luck if you head there throughout the day…

Koala spotting is one of the most enjoyable activities along the Great Ocean Road, alongside these unforgettable seaside adventures:

12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles (which are actually eight now) are one of Victoria’s most astounding natural sites, consisting of a series of massive, jagged limestone stacks that leap out of the water like it’s no one’s business!

The 12 Apostles is found within the Port Campbell National Park, which also plays host to the wondrous Loch Ard Gorge, London Arch and surreal grotto – it’s one of the best experiences you can have along the Great Ocean Road, hands down.

Maits Rest

This short, supremely charming walk won’t take you hours to complete, but it’s packed full of the vibrant flora that makes the Great Ocean Road one of the world’s most inspiring drives.

This mystical rainforest is complete with giant rainforest trees that have inhabited the region for millennia, making it the ideal place for a soothing walk just outside of the wonderful town of Apollo Bay.

All this beauty can be found on the Great Ocean Road’s central section, awaiting you to explore its serene natural wonder and hopefully spot a couple koalas on the way, too…