A kayaking experience like no other. Start with a quick lesson in riding and guiding the two-seat kayaks before paddling out to a nearby seal colony where you’ll watch the inhabitants sunning themselves on rocky outcrops. If you’re lucky, the furry creatures may even dive around you and your kayak. Head back in, catch a few waves, then dry off on the beach. Participants for this two-hour guided kayak tour of Marengo Marine Sanctuary must be able to swim 50 metres and be older than 12. The company also offers surfing and paddleboard lessons, guided history walks along the beach and mountain bike hire. Bookings essential.
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.
Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak
157–159 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay | +61 405 495 909