The Apollo Bay area is within reach of many exquisite waterfalls, most of which can be accessed easily by foot. Beauchamp Falls is great for a short walk through ash forests, complete with large falls crashing over a ledge and into a pool below. For something more strenuous, try the 90-minute return walk to the Cora Lynn Cascades, or challenge yourself to the four-hour return trip to the Currawong Falls, which are particularly impressive during spring and winter. Don't miss the Triplet Falls, which get their name due to their composition of three broad cascades nestled among Myrtle Beech trees.
Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary
Just off the Great Ocean Road is the Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary which serves to protect 12 hectares of ocean water. Little Henty Reef and all that it contains is looked after by the sanctuary, with plenty of sea life living beneath the surface. Scuba dive or snorkel in the sanctuary and discover sea snails, abalone and tubeworms, with Bull Kelp forests and seaweed gardens lying in the deeper waters. Soft corals, sponge gardens and sea urchins also cohabit here, as do Australian fur seas, wrasse and Zebra Fish. You can also surf and kayak around the sanctuary, giving you another opportunity to see all this area has to offer.