"Great Ocean Road ~ Apollo Bay" State of Victoria Favorite Tip by Audrey118

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  Apollo Bay
by Audrey118

Favorite thing: Pirces of property in Lorne grew drastically and people moved on to set homes at Apollo Bay.

Apollo Bay was first visited in 1840 by the Henty brothers, founders of Portland and Mount Gambier. It was then a whaling place
where the golf course is today.

The first permanent settlers were timber cutters who came around 1850 and shipped their product via schooners and small ships from the crescent shaped beach, which is a feature of the town. It takes its name from the sailing ship 'Apollo' which visited there, although it was originally named Middleton.

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  • Written Feb 26, 2003
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