No Dress Code

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.



No Dress Code

Nowhere is better for getting your surf on - in the waves, from the sand, browsing the big-name of surf retailers or learning how it all began at the Australian National Surf Museum, there is no dress code!   It's all about the vibe

Surfing Culture

1969 was a big year for Torquay with two boardshort companies led by four local surfers setting up backyard businesses. These businesses, Quiksilver and Rip Curl, went on to become two of the industries largest and both maintain their Headquarters in Torquay to this day.

Surf City Plaza is the place to slip into your surfer style, offering everything from beach towels and singlets to surfboards and wetsuits. Rip Curl and Quiksilver bookend the Surf City Plaza, with many other iconic brands joining in the middle (and across the road). Head around the corner to Baines Crescent and find a series of factory outlets providing a stack of bargains to keep shoppers happy.

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Lunch at a Torquay restaurant by the beach

The Torquay Vibe

Sit back, relax and enjoy the Torquay vibe, whether it's brunch at an outdoor cafe or restaurant, soaking up the sun while people watching  or walking along the beach getting back in touch with nature, or lacing up your hiking boots and hitting the Surf Coast Walk.   Torquay is all about being at one with yourself, doing the things you love to do.