SURFING CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA
A RELAXING INTERLUDE OR AN ADRENALINE PUMPING ADVENTURE
Torquay has it all!. Home to world famous Bells Beach and the birth place of iconic surf brands, Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia. Located 95km south west of Melbourne, it is the official start of the Great Ocean Road.
Home to world famous Bells Beach and the birth place of iconic surf brands, Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia. Located 95km South West of Melbourne, it is the official start of the Great Ocean Road.
ALL THINGS SURFING
Immerse yourself in the Aussie surf culture, with the biggest surf brands retailing in the Surf City shopping precinct, or visit some of the oldest surf clubs in Victoria, or get your toes wet and learn to surf. If you’re visiting during Easter, you will see the world’s best surfers compete at the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro - a world class event held in the birthplace of the global surf industry.
If you prefer to keep your toes dry, the Surf World Museum is a must-do, it’s a celebration of the Australian surfing culture and home to the National Surfing Hall of Fame. With epic pictures and hands-on displays there’s something to amaze every age.
LACE UP YOUR BOOTS..LET'S WALK!
If walking is your thing, lace up your boots and start planning your Surf Coast Walk. Spend an hour, a day or longer exploring this spectacular coastal walk that showcases the heart of the coastal landscape.
Don’t forget, board shorts aren't just the dress code in Torquay, they were invented here
Eat and Drink
Brown Magpie Wines
Brown Magpie Wines is a family owned winery and vineyard in Modewarre, which is situated in the Surf Coast hinterland in the Geelong wine region.
The Imperial Rhino is a funky relaxed Cafe/Restaurant. Whether you're staying in Torquay or starting the Great Ocean Road drive - Imperial Rhino is a great place for a fantastic...
Blackman's Brewery is in Torquay, where beer is brewed just a hop and a skip from the surf, not far from Bells Beach, one of the world's most famous surf...
Welcome to Growlers Torquay. Growlers has been one of the Surf Coast's favourite dining and drinking beach front bungalows for years.
The Minya Vineyard & Winery
The Minya Vineyard & Winery was established in 1974 by Jeff and Sue Dans. The name 'Minya' was chosen from the Aboriginal name meaning 'Place of Many Birds' to preserve...
If you want to experience the best steak on the surf coast, visit Squires Loft. If you want the best steak and arguably the best service around, visit Squires Loft.
What To See and Do
Australian National Surfing Museum
The Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia. It tells the story of this countries rich beach culture and surfing heritage that has developed over...
Balance Studio is the Surf Coast's premier boutique fitness centre with over 20 classes per week, seven days a week.
Bell Street Photographers Gallery
The Bell Street Gallery showcases a magnificent range of inspiring surf and landscape photography predominantly from the Great Ocean Road region of Victoria.
Easterly Unique Furniture and Homewares
Easterly has an amazing store with unique furniture and homewares from around the world. Situated outside Torquay, the store is a must see for visitors to the area.
endota is an indigenous Australian word meaning beautiful. endota spa is the fresh, soothing, all-Australian day spa at home near you. Here, wellness is the way.
Ghanda Clothing was born in Torquay, a little store on the Surfcoast highway, in the Surf retail hub of Victoria Ghanda Clothing is a famous retail and online clothing store...
Around the region
Inner Child Intimate Workshop of Emotional Healing & Self Discovery in Torquay
If you are struggling with relationships and finding a pattern of circumstances repeating, if you are living your own version of 'Groundhog Day',...
Great Ocean and Otway Classic Ride
The RACV Great Ocean and Otway Classic Ride is one of Australia’s premier and most spectacular rides, attracting competitors from both Australia and...
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Historical Bells Beach, home of the longest running surf competition in the world celebrates it's 55th anniversary this year.
Murder at the Mansion
You are invited to a themed murder mystery dinner with a dramatic plot, in one of Australia’s finest mansions, Barwon Park Mansion, Winchelsea.
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Spring Fair and Open Day
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Spring Fair showcases the abundance of the school community.