When you want to take some local talent home with you, drop by this eclectic homewares and gift shop in Apollo Bay. Throws, jewellery, stylish accessories, cute objets d’art, even hand-painted bicycle bells are all on the shelves; the best aspect of the tableau is that wherever possible the products come from surrounding communities. Natural body-care products from Otway Creations, Calma Candles from nearby Lavers Hill, cushion covers and fabric brooches by Melburnian Anna Murphy and handcrafted scarves by Bernadette Marriner are just some of the unique finds in store. Buy any or all as gifts – but you’ll be forgiven if you decide to keep them for yourself.
A quintessential Australian coastal town, Apollo Bay is burgeoning but thanks to the fish and chip shops, surf stores and impressive beach, it still maintains a relaxed vibe.
Bay of Apostles | 55 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay | +61 3 5237 6032