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
Kobo Cafe and Bar
Come on home to Kobo Cafe and Bar. Bringing healthy eating to life. Share Kobo's enthusiasm for cooking, meet the chefs that produce your food, enjoy quality local produce, nourish...
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road has become even more irresistible with their sweet new destination, Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery Just over an hour from Melbourne, twenty minutes...
Ravens Creek Farm
Ravens Creek Farm is a truly unique farm shop and cafe with pick-your-own berries. Visit Ravens Creek Farm to experience how a real farm works, try delicious homemade food, organic...
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 Cave Wood Fired Pizza
The Cave is a cosy wood fired pizza restaurant situated in Jan Juc, providing customers with take away and dine in options.
The Beach Hotel Jan Juc
Just a turn off the Great Ocean Road, The Beach Hotel Jan Juc offers a relaxing dining experience, bar and bistro with kids play area, TAB and bottle shop.
What To See and Do
Angledean is a large mud brick studio situated in the rolling hills of beautiful Bellbrae. This working studio has been producing high quality hand thrown stoneware pottery for over twenty years.
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.
Barwon Heads Airport
Barwon Heads Airport is the perfect base for your aviation adventure. Skydiving, Sight-seeing flights, Helicopter rides, Warbird combat flights and more.
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.
Around the region
Torquay Rotary Motorshow
The Torquay Rotary Motorshow is held on the Torquay Foreshore – Elephant Walk annually on the second Sunday in February.
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.
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Spring Fair and Open Day
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Spring Fair showcases the abundance of the school community.