SURFING CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA
TORQUAY HAS IT ALL
Torquay has it all!. A Relaxing Interlude Or An Adrenaline Pumping Adventure!
Seek the ultimate ride on world famous waves, lace up your boots for the Surf Coast Walk or stroll barefoot along sweeping beaches as the sand drifts in the sea breeze. Throw in a line, build castles in the sand, dine with the locals and drink their brew. Begin the journey on the spectacular Great Ocean Road… where coast and hinterland meet in a chorus of oohs and ahhs.
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.
Torquay is a vibrant seaside resort town on the Great Ocean Road, attracting thousands for its modern lifestyle, great beaches and surf culture. Shopping is a dream at Torquay, home to many surf clothing & surf equipment stores including Rip Curl & Quiksilver You will also find a blend of cafés and convenient takeaway outlets, ice creameries, hotels and restaurants. You can even learn to surf at one of our surfing schools. Boutiques and galleries are dotted around Torquay, there is something for everyone.
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
Torquay Fish And Chips
Established since 1954, Torquay Fish and Chips has been providing quality products to many, year after year.
Winchelsea Tea Rooms and Cafe
Stop for all day breakfast and lunch, or morning and afternoon tea at the beautiful Winchelsea Tea Rooms and Cafe.
Jashn, a word with origins in India, means celebration. At Jashn you can savour a contemporary dining experience that does not compromise the traditional flavours that embody the festiveness of...
Flippin Fresh, Torquay's iconic fish and chip shop, is known as one of Victoria's best and have been serving traditional fresh fish and chips, classic seafood, burgers, souvlakis, dim sims...
Welcome to Sujin Thai restaurants, renowned for original Thai cuisine with locations in Geelong and Torquay.
Bowside Cafe has great coffee, the best vanilla slice on the coast and Baklava that people come from Melbourne to try.
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
Rip Curl Pro Launch Party - A Celebration of Victorian Surfing
Honour the legends, meet the 2017 competitors and cheer on the Surf Coast rising stars at this years Rip Curl Pro Launch Party.
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Historical Bells Beach, home of the longest running surf competition in the world celebrates it's 56th anniversary this year.
Murder at the Mansion
Murder at the Mansion invites you to a themed murder mystery dinner in one of Australia’s finest mansions, Barwon Park Mansion Winchelsea, Victoria.