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It’s been a really bloody hot start to the year, so it’s about time you headed down the coast to take in some of that cooler air.
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival is back once again in 2020, celebrating the seafood industry that brings so much colour to Apollo Bay.
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival runs over three days in February. A gala dinner (which is sold out, unfortunately) on Friday 14 February, Harbour Day on Saturday 15 February, and Conversations on Sunday 16 February.
Harbour Day is the main event at the festival. It kicks off from 10am and features a range of pop-up restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and a seafood market featuring plenty of fresh seafood to take home. There are also hands-on education sessions for kids to get into.
Conversations on Sunday will feature a range of speakers who are fishermen, scientists, farmers, chefs, and indigenous knowledge keepers exploring some hot issues that affect the ocean and the land. The whole event will be hosted by festival MC Richard Cornish, and Hilary McNevin.
On the food front, you can expect to see dishes from Apollo Bay Fisherman’s Co-op, Movida x Atlantic, Apollo Bay Bakery, Kinkawooka Shellfish, and more.
Apollo Bay Seafood Festival
When: Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February
Where: Apollo Bay Harbour, Trafalgar Street, Apollo Bay
For more information, head here.
About Apollo Bay:
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the eastern side of Cape Otway, along the edge of the Barham River and on the Great Ocean Road, in the Colac Otway Shire. The town had a population of 1,598 at the 2016 census.
It is now a tourist destination, though it is smaller and quieter than other nearby places such as Lorne. It is also host to the annual Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Great Ocean Sports Festival.
In winter to spring, southern right whales come to the area mainly to breed, to bear their calves, and to raise them in the warmer, calm waters of South Australia during their migration season. Less frequently, humpback whales can be seen off the coast.
– via Wikipedia.
- Wye River | 30km | 37-minute drive
- Forrest | 40km | 47-minute drive
- Lorne | 47km | 1-hour drive
- Colac | 72km | 1-hour and 10-minute drive