Known as the official start point to Australia’s national heritage listed Great Ocean Road. Stretching an impressive 243 kilometres across Victoria and South Australia, Torquay is known as Victoria’s surfing and beach capital. It is home to the well-known Bells Beach and the birth place of surf brands Rip curl and Quicksilver. Still if surfing isn’t quite your thing, there is the coastline offers and a variety of beautiful walks, you can hire bikes to make your way slowly along the Great Ocean Road and finally Victoria is home to some of Australia’s best wineries with the local Mount Duneed only a short drive away.

When visiting make sure you

  • Go to Bells Beach and try Surf (of course)
  • Take a drive (or a cycle) along the Great Ocean Road
  • Go to the Australian National Surfing Museum

Torquay Common

Positioned a walking distant from Torquay surf beach and next to the running water of spring creek, Torquay Common last year hosted 10,000 Drop festival goers for one of the most memorable events.

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