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.
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.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME IN TORQUAY
Looking for inspiration, tips and tricks from one of our local experts. We share blogs from real people doing their own Torquay thing. Hope you find some inspiration on where to go, what to see and where to enjoy wholesome Torquay food!
Unsure what to do and trying to make sure you find something for everyone Check out our suggested itineraries and road trips designed by locals. Enjoy just Torquay or travel on exploring the road or the hinterland.
Browse through accommodation for Torquay and surrounds. From resorts, holiday homes and caravan parks, you are sure to find somewhere to rest your wary head
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.
Located just 103 kilometres away, getting to Torquay from Melbourne is easy. If coming via a car, take the M1. The V-line train will take you from Southern Cross Station all the way to Geelong, Marshall or Waurn Ponds, then just jump on a bus and it will bring you to Torquay.
No Dress Code
We believe a healthy lifestyle is about balance by mixing up some exercise with some indulgences to really appreciate the beauty and lifestyle. Explore the inspiring coastal landscapes on foot or by bike when you enjoy the Surf Coast Walk. Take a morning stroll along the waters edge, or have an early morning swim! Perhaps a morning coffee in one of our beachside cafes is your thing...there is no dress code! Relax and have fun!
If breathing in fresh air after a day of invigorating outdoor activities is not enough, take a few moments to unwind with the ultimate in relaxing spa treatments.
Torquay is home to some of the greatest events in the world! A big claim...but it can be backed up by visiting and seeing them for yourself. Host of the Historic Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the longest running surf competition in the world, now in its 57th year and attracting world champions. See our events calendar and plan your next visit.
Choose from Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Beachfront Holiday Homes, Bed & Breakfast, Cabins or Caravan Parks - there is an accommodation option to suit your Great Stay
Food is fuel, so after a day of activities, kick back and soak up the friendly atmosphere at a local pub, or savour regional produce with a story from paddock to plate.
Active Day in Torquay
Use this guide as a planned itinerary for what you should do on An Active Day in Torquay. We believe a healthy lifestyle is about balance by mixing up some exercise with some indulgences to really appreciate the beauty and lifestyle of such an awesome spot in the Surf Coast. But most importantly, have fun!
Check out the stunt filmed near Bells Beach at Jarosite Reef recently - Rex Pemberton catches a wave... after jumping out of a helicopter!
CHAT TO A LOCAL
Chat to a local
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