The Surf Coast, only 75 kilometres southwest of Melbourne is the start of many a Great Ocean journey. Surf, fun, sand, adventure and spectacular scenery…it’s a winning combination that ranks Victoria’s Surf Coast as a top Australian holiday destination.
The Surf Coast includes the main towns of Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet (believed to be one of the Great Ocean Road's greatest secrets) and Lorne. Lorne is the final stop along the Surf Coast and one of the more well-known and well-established coastal settlements within the Great Ocean Road region. Winchelsea in the Hinterland is a classic country victorian town; a great break in your journey and an inland gateway to the state's south west and the Otways.
You will enjoy meeting the locals who will make you feel so welcome, kick off your shoes and soak up the ambience of a your coastal visit.
Experience the Surf Coast with its pristine beaches, fabulous surf, walks and waterfalls, cycling and events...the Surf Coast has it all!
Surf and beach culture flows through the veins of the small towns along the Great Ocean Road. It peaks in Torquay, the home of surfing including the Australian National Surfing Museum and birthplace of iconic surf brands including Rip Curl and Quiksilver. Just out of Torquay is world famous Bells Beach, where the best surfers in the world gather annually at Easter to compete for the coveted Bell trophy.
This is only the tip of surfing on the Surf Coast. A coastline of 55km dotted with many surf breaks along the way.
Bells Beach - Home of the Rip Curl Pro, where every Easter the world’s top ranked surfers compete for the most coveted trophy in surfing. The high cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to the natural amphitheatre of the beach and large swells from the Southern Ocean, which slow down and steepen over the reef-strewn shallows, to create the outstanding surf.
Discover the waterfall walks of the Great Ocean road in Lorne and the Otways.
There is a variety of small and longer walks suitable for family trips, hikers, strollers and explorers.
Whether you’re a road cyclist, love the energy of mountain biking, are looking for your next event challenge or are searching for a cruisy leisure ride, there are so many options on wheels available to you as you experience the Surf Coast.
The Great Ocean Road hosts many iconic events and the Surf Coast hosts many of them including Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro, The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Amy’s Gran Fondo, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Pier to Pub and many more.
Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a destination at your own pace.
Explore inspiring landscapes on foot or bike as the trail connects you between Torquay, Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.
TALK TO A LOCAL EXPERT
Nothing beats talking to an experienced local to ensure you make the most of your journey. Drop in or call an Accredited Visitor Information Centres throughout the region to get expert help and detailed information to plan your holiday. Accredited Visitor Information Centres are open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm
FIND YOUR WAY
Surf Coast offer you a series of downloadable maps to assist you with your travels.
Please observe speed limits whilst on the road and ensure that you only stop for photo opportunities when safe to do so.
Enjoy your time in Surf Coast.