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Camping upgrades to revitalise tourism at Apollo Bay


looking down on the Apollo Bay foreshore

Campers will be able to wake up to the spectacular views of Apollo Bay at high-end camping sites, as the Victorian Government continues to revitalise tourism along the Great Ocean Road.

The upgrades will be supported with $2 million to upgrade camping facilities as part of a Flagship Tourism Project for the region that was announced in the Victorian Government’s $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package.

The works will provide accessible high end camping accommodation with the installation of upmarket accommodation pods, alongside more powered and unpowered camp sites, amenities such as bathrooms, changerooms and an all-abilities playground.

The project will have a focus on accessibility to make camping a viable accommodation option which will be available for all visitors to Apollo Bay.

The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority will deliver the project and will begin consultation on project designs with the local community and other key stakeholders.

The project is part of $47.5 million invested by the Victorian Government in several projects to build better visitor infrastructure along the Great Ocean Road, announced in the 2020-21 Victorian Budget.

The $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package forms part of the $633 million Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan, a whole-of-state strategy with a goal of with a goal of achieving $35 billion in annual visitor expenditure supporting 300,000 jobs by June 2024.

aerial view of the Apollo Bay township

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