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
Point Danger Marine Sanctuary
Located in Torquay, one of Victoria's favourite seaside towns, Point Danger Marine Sanctuary is ideal for snorkelling and exploring the diverse marine life at low tide.
Go Scavenger Hunt
Go Scavenger Hunt creates amazing events across Australia for corporate and social groups. Their high tech scavenger hunts use GPS, image recognition and augmented reality technology to create cool team...
Surfcoast Party Hire
The Surfcoast Wedding Specialists. Your wedding is your special day, so you deserve to have it go as smoothly as possible. That’s where Surfcoast Party Hire comes in.
Saltair Health Spa Torquay
Spa and Wellness redefined in an Australian first BABOR Health Concept facility, designed in Germany by the pioneers of Skincare BABOR (since 1956).
Oishi-m [Oy-shee-em] is an independent Australian children’s brand and retailer amplifying the stoke of childhood. Our Torquay Designed (and largely Melbourne made) childrenswear splashes amazing fabrics together to create funky unique garments, accommodating variances in children’s sizes by catering for both skinny mini's and chubba bubbas.
Mile High Australia
Mile High Australia provides helicopter scenic tours, full-day and half-day tours of the 12 Apostles, flights into wineries around Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and Otways, golf experiences into many of...
Eat & Drink
Bells Beach Brewing
The Brewery Torquay at Bells Beach Brewing is the hidden gem on the Surf Coast for great craft beer in the most relaxing of environments.
My Beach Kitchen
My Beach Kitchen provide a pick-up service of precooked meals, using fresh, local and as organic as possible ingredients. Restaurant quality food for you to have at home with your family.
Crafted on Surf Coast, this new Seltzer range is the newest drink to come out of Torquay.
The Farmer's Place
The Farmer's Place is a small working farm, cafe and market place located in Freshwater Creek.
Sweet Thyme Cafe
A sweet little cafe in Winchelsea, Victoria, Sweet Thyme Cafe serves excellent food with a smile.
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.
Accommodation in Torquay
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.
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.
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.
Torquay Tropicana Motel
The Torquay Tropicana Motel is located at the heart of Victoria's surfing capital, and offers affordable year-round resort accommodation to meet your quest for the ultimate Torquay experience.
Surf Coast Holiday Rentals Torquay
Located in central Torquay, Surf Coast Holiday Rentals manage over 200 properties around Torquay, Jan Juc and Geelong.
Bombora Bed and Breakfast
Stylish Bombora Bed and Breakfast is a dream escape in the heart of Torquay - close to Bells Beach, surf shops, restaurants, beaches and The Great Ocean Road.
Around the region
Easter at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
The most delicious destination this Easter is the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.
02 Mar 202109:00 - 17:00
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the first event of the Australian leg on the WSL Championship Tour.
01 Apr 2021
Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride
The Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride is one of Australia’s premier and most spectacular recreational cycling events.
24 Apr 202107:00 - 15:00