The start of the Great Ocean Road and with the iconic Bells Beach, it is no surprise Quiksilver and Rip Curl decided to call Torquay home.   Just a short distance from Melbourne, whether you're a yogi, foodie, surfer, golfer or just want to relax on our beautiful beaches, Torquay has everything you need, want and more.

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THE START

Torquay is the start of the magnificent Great Ocean Road, 243kms carved by returned servicemen as a memorial to those who served and were lost in World War 1.   They used, explosives, picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and small machinery to carve the route from the rocky cliff faces and steep coastal mountains.  Today it is a journey of a lifetime offering superb lifestyle, and world class panoramic vistas.  

SURF CULTURE

Torquay is the quintessential home of Australian surfing.Home of the Rip Curl Pro, birthplace of famous Australian Surf Brands Quiksilver and Rip Curl and birthplace of many of the world's best surf breaks., You can immerse yourself in all things surf.

TORQUAY, THE PLACE TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ALL THINGS SURF...

Seek the ultimate ride on world famous waves, lace up your boots for and start 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. Come visit Torquay and enjoy the lifestyle that prompts many to consider a sea change.

 

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CHAT TO A LOCAL

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Get the low down from a local!

Need help planning your visit to Torquay and the Great Ocean Road?  Then the first stop is the Torquay Visitor Information Centre.

Drop in, or phone the Torquay Visitor Information Centre for more information on the region or help planning your holiday. We are open  9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

Address: Surf City Plaza, 77 Beach Road, Torquay, Victoria 3228
Phone: +61 3 5261 4219

Be Inspired and Plan before you go

Torquay Map

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Great Ocean Road Travel Planner

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Great Ocean Road Touring Map

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