Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the home of Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver. The official start point of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is Victoria’s surfing and beach worship capital.
Holiday with the family and play on one of the protected beaches, or if you prefer the action of the surging surf, nearby Jan Juc is a little wilder or for experienced surfers, tackle the big swells of Bells Beach. This world-famous beach is the venue for the Rip Curl Pro, one of the most sought after titles on the World Championship Tour.
While at its busiest in the hot summer months, Torquay is a year-round destination offering more than just amazing surf. Capture the spirit of surf culture with a visit to the Surf World Surfing Museum with pictures and hands-on displays. Stroll along sandy beaches beneath towering cliffs or take fine views of the coast from vantage points along the Surf Coast Walk. Don’t be afraid of the name, snorkelling around Point Danger Marine Sanctuary is a great way to see some of the diversity of the area’s underwater inhabitants.
SURF COAST SHIRE
Address: 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay
Postal Address: PO Box 350, Torquay, 3228
Hours: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm (Monday to Friday)
Phone: (03) 5261 0600
Fax: (03) 5261 0525