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Tempting Torquay

Chuck on your thongs, stuff your wetsuit in a duffle-bag and cruise down the Great Ocean Road to Torquay in Victoria.

Known as the birthplace of Rip Curland Quicksilver,this is a surfing town from the tip of its custom roof-racks to the sand between its toes. The laid-back atmosphere and love of the ocean pervades every part of life in Torquay, and a visit is sure to leave you wistful for beach living. With swells that make you weak at the knees and locals who simply look great in a pair of boardies, Torquay is a beautiful stop, especially if you’re driving with mates around the coast. Pack your esky and your fishing rods and don’t look back.


10. Jan Juc This beach is known for its wild waves, so only good swimmers should bother.

5. Point Impossible Beach There are two breaks – one for beginners and one for experts. Nature’s very own training wheels.

9. Point Danger Marine Sanctuary Snorkel around this point to see the area’s underwater life.

4. Surf City Plaza It’s not just a shopping centre, but a mall completely devoted to your surfing needs!

8. Esplanade This stretch is the main part of town for shopping, dining and getting to know the locals.

3. Surf Coast Walk Take a stroll under the cliffs to get the best views of the coastline.

7. Taylors Park If you’re into wildlife, there are some great trails here, as well as a yabby pool.

2. Surf World Surfing Museum Torquay Are you ready to join the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame?

6. Lions Park A beautiful spot for a barbie or picnic. Get there early to snag the rotunda.

1. Bells Beach The most famous pure surfing beach in the land. Radical, dudes!


Australia Day offers a great excuse for picnics, beers, barbies and beach cricket. Plus you can watch the locals compete in the Australia Day Thong Challenge,which involves cruising up stream on a giant inflatable thong!

Each Easter, Torquay plays host to Australia’s most famous surfing comp, the Rip Curl Pro, as part of the World Championship Tour.

High Tide Festival is unique to this area and sees street parades, live music, performances, exhibitions and workshops.


  • Torquay is nice and sunny all year round, but winter can be decidedly chilly.
  • December, January and February can get hot, so slip, slop and slap if heading to the beach.
  • Spring and autumn are mild and sit around the yearly average of 25°C (77°F).


  • You’ll struggle to drive the Great Ocean Road without a car!
  • Once you’re in the town, walking will take you from beach to beach. There are also nice trails and tracks to explore.
  • There is a bus service, which is handy for getting from one side of town to the other.

Hotels in Torquay

Recommended hotels

From US$147

1 Wyndham Resort Torquay

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews


Winter Sale!

With magnificent beachfront views, high standards of comfort and a friendly atmosphere, this Wyndham Resort Torquay is an ideal place to reside for both business as well as leisure travellers. ... More

one night
Nice motel good amenities room had not been vacuumed. Disappointed that we had single beds for the price but I guess you pay for the location
29 Sep 2014
From US$141

2 Novotel Geelong

3 stars
4.3 / 5 35 reviews

10-14 Eastern Beach Road Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Whether in this part of Victoria for business or leisure, travellers find ideal base in the deluxe accommodations and waterfront location of Four Points By Sheraton Geelong. This sophisticated... More

Nice hotel
Great hotel and tasty breakfast. Close to shopping centre and beach.
16 Mar 2015
From US$95

3 Mercure Geelong

4 stars
4.1 / 5 59 reviews

Cnr Myers and Gheringhap Sts Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Mercure Hotel Geelong offers a wide range of business and leisure facilities, combined with attentive and professional staff, to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. ... More

Not Happy
The staff were lovely BUT that's where it ended! For the price I paid we had NO wifi even though it said we would? We had to use their bedside CLOCK RADIO for music, because there was NO music...
6 Jan 2016
From US$106

4 BEST WESTERN Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments

4 stars
4.2 / 5 11 reviews

30 Keera Street Map

Featuring comfortable accommodation and friendly service, this hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Geelong. GeneralDuring leisure, you can have a bracing dip in the swimming pool or... More

Average family accomodation
Stayed with teenagers in an apartment which was large with enough beds and clean bedding and towels. Kitchen seemed clean although we didn't cook in it. Bathroom was clean. Two children swam in the...
13 Dec 2014

5 Comfort Inn Eastern Sands

4 stars
4.0 / 5 18 reviews

1 Bellerine Street Map

If you are planning for a particular holiday at Geelong, then Comfort Inn Eastern Sands City Centre Geelong is the perfect place for you to reside. GeneralAmple parking space is also available... More

great place
great place to stay clean and tidy and fantastic service and value for money.
20 Jun 2015

6 Comfort Inn Bay City

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

231-235 Malop Street Map

This property provides you all the modern facilities and conveniences that are needed for a wonderful and enjoyable vacation. GeneralAmple parking space is also available for guests with their own... More

7 BEST WESTERN Admiralty Motor Inn

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

66 Mckillop Street Map

Being an ideal place in the city of Geelong, Best Western Admiralty Inn Geelong offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambience and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. General The... More

From US$63

8 Geelong Riverview Tourist Park - Aspen Parks

4 stars
4.5 / 5 23 reviews

59 Barrabool Road Map

Stay 7 Nights & Save 25%

Geelong Riverview Tourist Park provides quality service and modern accommodation for the guests' convenience. The places of interest in Geelong are Geelong's Waterfront, Old Geelong Gaol and... More

Relaxing time in geelong !
Staff were fantastic , park spotless , slept really well ! Quietest park we have ever stayed in !
6 Apr 2015
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