For those keen on sports, Torquay offers everything from hang gliding to parasailing, fishing, sailing, diving and of course, surfing. Golf is also a feature here, there are a number of beautiful courses set alongside scenic ocean views to be found. You can obtain more information from the Torquay tourist information centre at Surf World, Beach Road, Torquay. Phone 1300 614 219.
Nearby surf beaches include Bells Beach, where the Rip Curl Pro professional surfing contests are held each year during Easter. Torquay Beach and Winkipop Beach are also iconic Australian surf beaches, made famous by the Rip Curl and Quicksilver.
Nearby must see places to visit include Bells Beach and Winkipop, a short drive further along the Great Ocean Road, but the nearby towns of Geelong Australia 23km, Drysdale-Clifton Springs 42km, Colac 83km, Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads 30km and the Gold town of Ballarat Australia, some 107km inland.
Head south west on the M1 motorway from Melbourne Victoria. About an hours drive from Melbourne Airport and 15 minutes from Geelong. Train and coach approximately 1 and 1/2 hours.
Note - The places along the Great Ocean road such as Anglesea, Torquay and Geelong are very popular during school holidays. and hotels along the road can be fully booked well before the busy season.
Torquay Surf City
Along the Great Ocean Road You can find budget to luxury places to stay: resorts and hotels to beach cabins.
Main Photo: Surf and Sand at Torquay Australia. Torquay point is just to the left.
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