SURFING CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA
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.
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.
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.
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!
An absolute heaven for surfers, located about five kilometres southwest of Torquay, Bells Beach comprises a high concentration of quality surfing spots from Winkipop on the outer to Southside and the famous Bowl. In winter big swells and cold off-shore winds display Bells at it’s best. Bells is also the home of the famous Rip Curl Pro.
Bells Beach is in Wadawurrung country. Bells Beach has been visited by the Wadawurrung people for thousands of years and their connection with the reserve continues to this day.
What To See and Do
Torquay interior design studio, bespoke furniture and homewares It is not until you step inside you realise the diversity that Easterly Furniture and Interior Design offers to the surf coast.
Local Torquay chauffeur company Coastal Chauffeurs aims to provide a friendly and professional service available for airport transfers, wine tours, group tours, wedding parties and any type of outing in...
Lili Fine Jewellery
Lili Fine Jewellery is a small family owned business specialising in quality handmade custom designed pieces from diamond engagement rings, remakes, remodels to simple jewellery repairs.
Beach & Bay
Beach & Bay is a women’s apparel business, passionate about providing smart and casual fashion. Brands include Jump, Foil, Yarra Trail, Betty Basics and their own developed products under their...
Easterly invites you to immerse yourself in an indulgent and coastal lifestyle as you step inside your new home. Torquay’s very own Easterly furniture and interiors will inspire your way of living, one piece of furniture at a time.
Southern Exposure offers surf school, mountain biking and surf kayaking on the Great Ocean Road and Surf Coast in Torquay, Forrest Lorne, Anglesea, Ocean Grove and Forrest.
Eat & Drink
Locally produced Glenkeen Honey with quality that you can taste. Honey is not only a healthier alternative to other sweeteners out there but it is also great for your gut health.
La Cantina at Common Ground
Common Ground Project is a not-for-profit community farm and restaurant that promotes food security by creating fair access to locally grown, healthy food.
Peach's Torquay is renowned for the finest selection of seasonal produce and speciality items from local growers, farmers and suppliers.
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.
Dinny Goonan Wines
One of a handful of families pioneering grape and wine production in the Otway hinterland, Dinny Goonan Wines have won numerous awards since the first commercial release in 2001.
At Blackman’s Brewery, their philosophy is this: they love good beer, it’s really that simple. They make their beers with the best quality ingredients they can get their hands on...
Accommodation in Torquay
Torquay Holiday Park
Torquay Holiday Park is a family friendly caravan park set in a picturesque landscape of gardens and trees and located within walking distance to most beaches in the Torquay area.
Torquay 1903 Period Cottages
Torquay 1903 Period Cottages are elegant and classically appointed, with a touch of old world charm. These one bedroom self-contained cottages offer modern day luxuries and optional breakfast provisions.
Serving the Great Ocean Road and Victoria wide, Twilight Glamping offer a premium pop-up accommodation service for unique luxury getaways, festivals, weddings and events.
Coastal Forest Lodge
Coastal Forest Lodge is ideal for school, church, family, youth or club camps and retreats. Located on a beautiful 196-acre property just off The Great Ocean Road.
Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages
Located in Bellbrae, a quiet country town four kilometres from Torquay and just eight minutes' drive from the famous Bells Beach, Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages features free Wi-Fi,...
Surf Coast Holiday Rentals Torquay
Located in central Torquay, Surf Coast Holiday Rentals manage over 200 properties around Torquay, Jan Juc and Geelong.
Around the region
Junior Chocolatier Classes
Become a Junior Chocolatier in a 45 minute Junior Chocolatier Class at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.
23 Jun 2021
Taste and Create Rocky Road Classes
Discover the taste of 12 the most popular chocolates from Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery specialty ranges then craft your very...
23 Jun 2021
Join the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery to celebrate their annual Brownie Festival from the 10th until the 27th of June.
23 Jun 2021