Apollo Bay is a very small town on the coast, midway down the Great Ocean Road. Anyone who retires here will find an ideal retirement lifestyle with endless beaches, great wildlife, easy and prime public access to the beach and many national and state parks. Casual life style ideal for retirees. 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 1,095 at the 2011 Australian census. It is somewhat unique in that is has plenty of places to enjoy the wildlife such as koalas napping in their preferred food source, Manna gums (a particular type of Eucalyptus tree).