Surf Inspired Lifestyle

Throw in a line, build castles in the sand, dine with the locals and drink their brew. Begin the spectacular Great Ocean Road journey in Torquay.

The Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital, celebrates the story of surfing.

It also charts Australia’s significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world. Through the colourful and exciting permanent displays of an extraordinary collection of surfcraft, important surfing artefacts and memorabilia, the museum commemorates Australia’s fantastic surfing heritage and rich beach culture.

An unforgettable experience, the Australian National Surfing Museum offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most popular pastimes. It’s a place where you can experience surfing’s sense of fun and marvel at the changes that have taken place over the years.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Bells Beach

The world famous Bells Beach is an amazing spot both in the water and out! Surf the world class right hand Bowl or simply marvel at those who do from the bluffs above.

All-year-round, Surf Coast beaches attract a steady stream of surfers looking for the perfect wave. Wind, tides and swell combine with beach geography to produce many surf breaks for all levels of surfing. In different combinations, they create varied beach conditions. West, north-west and north winds with mainly south-west swells can generate the best waves on the Surf Coast beaches.

The Australian Surfriders’ Association has a comprehensive guide to local surfing conditions that explains in detail all the variations and what to look for in your quest for the best waves. It also tells how weather patterns work and has maps with beach locations. It is available from the Australian National Surfing Museum and Visitor Information Centre in Torquay.


Surf City Shopping

Surf City Plaza is the place to slip into your surfer style, offering everything from beach towels, fashion to surfboards and wetsuits. Home to surfings biggest brands and retail outlets.

There is no better place to master the art of surfing than Torquay, the Surfing Capital of Australia. Skilled instructors from local surf schools will soon have you standing on a board, looking like a professional. Age is no barrier to learning to have fun on a surfboard.