There are several ways you can travel to Apollo Bay for the weekend Festival of Distance running:
- From Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, you can get a shuttle into the city Melbourne then get a train or bus to Geelong. From Geelong you can hire a car and drive along the Great Ocean Road via Lorne[the start] to Apollo Bay.
- Or you can get the Gull bus from Tullamarine to Geelong.
- Alternatively if you wish you can get a train from Geelong to Colac then either hire a car and drive to Apollo Bay or get a bus.
All of these options you can decide for yourself which suits your travel needs. All the links to Train/ /Bus time tables /Car Rental are listed on the ‘Maps and Links‘ tab under International.
Remember to read the Road Closure information
The weather at this time of year, winter, in Victoria can be variable, but it is generally cool to cold, so suggested clothing would be to bring warm jacket/hat etc… as per your personal requirement. Our autumn weather this year has been particularly fine and sunny, but it could change quickly, so be prepared.
WEATHER UPDATE:Winter has arrived in the beautiful Otway ranges, some gloves would be handy if you are running in the distance events. A rain jacket could be helpful also.
Check with your airline agent when booking whether you will require a visa and give yourself plenty of time for this application to proceed.
Do not bring in any food stuff with you as Australia has very strict entry laws.
Accommodation inquires can be made also via the links provided. There are a huge variety of styles and locations from Apollo Bay to Lorne.