Project Overview

In late 2022, the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (the Authority) closed a section of the informal walking track on the golf course between Point Bunbury and the Barham River.

The closure was enacted to:

  • Ensure community safety was maintained in the area
  • Protect the ecology and cultural heritage of the landscape

We heard from the community what a special part of Apollo Bay this area was and the strong desire to maintain access and connection.

Over recent months we’ve worked with the Apollo Bay Golf Club and an independent consultant to identify alternative track options, to realign this short section of track and allow community to enjoy the spectacular headland at Apollo Bay.

An Options Analysis Report was produced, outlining the alternative tracks options - please click on the the link in the Document Library on this page.

Recommended walking track alignment

Based on the consultant’s report and discussion with the Golf Club, a recommended track option has been identified that provides an informal connection for walkers from the new boardwalk through to Point Bunbury and the Apollo Bay Harbour Precinct.

This recommended track option has been endorsed by the Apollo Bay Golf Club Committee and Rights Holders, with works scheduled to commence from mid-2024 which include the installation of bollards, signage and safety netting.