Fantastic in summer. Just as beautiful in winter.
Fisheye9 is located on the Great Ocean Road in the small town of Skenes Creek, just 5 kilometres from Apollo Bay.
The Beach is literally across the Great Ocean Road and dog friendly.
A great spot for walking with your dog, surfing or watching the surf and fishing.
Access to town with cafes and lovely restaurants is only a few minutes drive away. Only 100 metres to the beach with ocean views.
The owners are locals and happy to make suggestions of activities, entertainment and attractions to enjoy that are pet friendly and wheelchair friendly.
Fisheye9 is just a 90 minute drive from the iconic Twelve Apostles. Take your time and enjoy the day. You may choose to stop at the Otway Fly along the way or enjoy a coffee in Lavers Hill. Scenic flights either by Tiger Moth planes or helicopters can be booked in Apollo Bay or at the Twelve Apostles.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
The Great Ocean Walk
Enjoy a night at Fisheye9 before commencing “The Great Ocean Walk”. The trail head begins in Apollo Bay and can be accessed from various points. If 91km is too far, you can access some of the sections for day walks. Although not wheelchair friendly, some sections are easier for those with limited mobility.
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lighthouse is only a 30 minute drive from Fisheye9 and is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia. Built in 1848, it offers both a historical and cultural experience. The lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope,’ sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait.
Sea Kayak to the Marengo Marine Sanctuary to see the local seal colony located in Apollo Bay. Advance enquiries would be beneficial so that a time can be arranged.
Otway National Park
Beautiful drives through the Otways, surrounded by temperate rain forest and the Otway National Park. Wheelchair accessible trails, including the Beechy Rail Trail only 45 minutes away and in the rain forest (ask owners for details of other trails in the area that are ideal for wheelchairs).
Maits Rest Forest Walk
Take the self-guided rain forest boardwalk at Maits Rest in the Otways and see beautiful fern gardens and giant rain forest trees that are up to 300 years old. A wooden boardwalk has been built over the tree-fern gullies and moss-covered roots of ancient rain forest trees, protecting the delicate ecosystem while providing visitors with unique views of the forest. If you’re lucky, you may run into some of the local inhabitant including swamp wallabies, koalas, ring-tailed possums and grey kangaroos.
Walking Distance: 800m Duration: 30 minutes return Grade: Gentle
Restaurants and Dining
Apollo Bay and surrounds has numerous fine restaurants, cafes and a couple of pubs that offer meals for a variety of budgets. The pubs frequently offer live entertainment on Saturday nights – both pubs have wheelchair access.