Apollo Bay is at the halfway point of your scenic drive. When it was founded in 1853 by European settlers – predominantly timber cutters – it was called Middleton. This town of 1,600 residents offers several attractions. The most popular are camping and hiking through the rainforest of The Otways. You will be thrilled by the wildlife, flora and abundant waterfalls. The Apollo Bay Information Centre on Collingwood Street (local name for the Great Ocean Drive) will be happy to help plan your adventure.