An Active Day In Torquay

Torquay is well known for its surfy vibe, incredible beaches and relaxed culture which makes it a must visit destination for Victorians and tourists alike. Less than an hour and a half west of the Melbourne CBD, Torquay is equally good for a day trip as it is for a longer escape.

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!

For more ideas on how to spend a day along the Great Ocean Road, check out our Active Getaway Guide for the Surf Coast.


Sweat it Out at Upstate Yoga

Start the day with a hot yoga session that is going to challenge you and get you super sweaty! The cool, modern and inviting studio at Upstate Yoga perfectly complements the surfy surrounds. If Pilates more your thing, they also offer core and hot Pilates as well as roll and release classes which could be just what you need on a weekend escape.

Upstate Yoga

2A Perkins Place, Torquay

Nourish Your Body at Surf Coast Wholefoods

You’ll be spoilt for choice at this delicious and nutritious wholefoods café that also offers a great range of vegan and gluten free options. Feeling like something sweet? Opt for their Paleo pancakes that are organic, refined sugar free and grain free making them the healthiest of sweet treats! Or maybe, their Brekkie Greens which speak for themselves as a nutrient rich option complete with two poached eggs on top. Check out these other foodie hotspots on the Surf Coast

Surf Coast Wholefoods

104/41 Bristol Road, Torquay

Take the Surf Coast Walk from Bells Beach to Point Addis

Bells Beach plays host to the Rip Curl Pro each Easter, where the top surfers from across the globe compete, making it one of the most well recognised beaches along the Surf Coast.

It’s also complemented by incredible views from the cliff tops which makes the 8km walk from Bells Beach to Point Addis a must do activity on your day in Torquay. The walk directs you through the Ironbark Basin in the Great Otway National Park and will take around 1.5 hours each way. 


A Few Beers & a Pizza at Blackman’s Brewery

One of the Surf Coast’s best micro-breweries features brews with quirky names like Regional (IPA) that’ll “jump from the glass and fill your nostrils with every sip” or Ernie (Golden Ale) an “all rounder made with session-ability and Sinatra in mind.” Grab a tasting paddle of six of your favourite choices, a wood fired pizza and sit out in the beer garden and take a moment to chill.

Blackman’s Brewery

26 Bell St, Torquay

Retreat Yourself at Saltair Day Spa

Located just outside Torquay, this stunning day spa is surrounded by rolling hills offers a scenic escape away from the stresses of daily life. Using all Natural Organic products, the professional team will give you the ultimate relaxation experience. If you want to do something a little bit special, book in The Ocean Dreaming package which is an incredible combination of an exfoliation, massage, clay wrap, facial, hair treatment and foot mask.

Saltair Day Spa

50 Ashmore Road, Torquay


Check Out The Ultimate Beach Bar, Growlers

Located on the famous strip of The Esplanade with a view that money just can’t buy, Growlers boasts a beautiful red gum bar, old local surfing photographs and a sandy beach in their front beer garden courtyard. The ultimate beach bar! With a casual surfy vibe, Growlers has a strong a focus on seafood based dishes with produce sourced locally making it the best spot along the coast for a delicious feast while watching the sunset.


23 The Esplanade, Torquay

Looking for more things to do?

Check out Chief Active’s new FREE Surf Coast Active Getaway Guide.

Blog Author: Kate Campbell

Kate is a co-founder of health and fitness site Chief Active ( and is passionate about delivering an honest and authentic approach to wellness. She loves that her business brings together a community of beautiful people and works to educate and inspire them to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. She’s obsessed with smoothie bowls, puppies and peanut butter and sees the world as being full of endless possibilities. Find out how to be the best version of you here