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Let's start at the very beginning

Torquay is the official start of the Great Ocean Road and home of Australian surfing. It is the largest town along the Surf Coast Walk with many cafés and restaurants close to the coast providing an ideal meeting point for your walking adventure.

The Surf Coast Walk starts at Point Impossible, five kilometres northeast of Torquay, taking you through windswept dunes to the Torquay promenade with the conveniences of local cafes and shops for a refresh. The path then heads out to Bells Beach before moving on to Anglesea. In total, the Surf Coast Walk has 44km of well maintained trail, with many entry and exit points providing bite sized options.

The Torquay section of the Surf Coast Walk is easily broken into three sections.

  • Point Impossible to Yellow Bluff - 5.7km
  • Yellow Bluff to Torquay Promenade - 1.6km
  • Point Danger to Bird Rock - 3.3km
  • Bird Rock to Bells Beach - 3.2km

For more information on the walks, visit Surf Coast Walk.

Download the Surf Coast Walk Map

Accessibility Information

Many sections of the Surf Coast Walk can be easily accessed by people of all abilities. Other sections may require use of the TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair, particularly for people with mobility issues. Some sections involve steep gradients, stairs and beach access that are not recommended for TrailRider users.

The only Torquay section of the Surf Coast Walk that meets wheelchair standard is the concreted Torquay Promenade - Yellow Bluff to Point Danger. Most other Grade 2 tracks are flat, smooth, steep free and suitable for an all terrain wheelchair. In Torquay, these sections are:

  • Wathaurong Country - Point Impossible to Yellow Bluff (5.70km)
  • The Bells Track - Bird Rock to Bells Beach (3.20km)

The TrailRider All Terrain Wheelchairs are available for free hire via the Surf Coast Shire.

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