Apollo Bay - BIG Whale Shark


72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Whale Shark

One of seventy-two large aquatic sea creatures created by MotherWorks for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 

For every country that competed in the Games an aquatic sea creature, native to that country was created and floated across 36 barges down the Yarra River in an amazing sound and light display

After the Commonwealth Games concluded 62 of the sculptures were offered to councils through out Victoria to boost tourism. Many of the sculptures found permanent homes and sadly, since the sculptures weren't designed for the outdoor elements, between the Yarra River and councils placing them outdoors, many sculptures perished.

This is the Whale Shark located in Apollo Bay. The Whale shark is native to the Maldives and can be found behind  the Fishermans Co-op in Apollo Bay. 

Be sure to get out of your car and check behind the building. It's quite sneaky and not viewable from the carpark or the road. It's on the side of the building that faces the water.