Towns and Activities - Torquay

Torquay  (95 kilometres from Melbourne) is the start of the Great Ocean Road traveling East to West. The town has a surf culture being the home of Ripcurl (©®) and Quicksilver (©®)

The world famous Bells Beach which hosts the worlds longest running Pro Surf event is located nearby. Torquay has the both protected family beaches, and the action of the raging surf, nearby Jan Juc surf beach is a safe beach as well. Lifeguards patrol the beach in season.

Surfworld Museum and factory outlets for surf ware are other major attractions not to be missed.

The place to stay is Bells Beach Lodge, a friendly cosy hostel, close to the surf, shops and beach.

The local pub provides good food and regular entertainment.

Travel by car via the Surf Coast Highway. Daily rail services are available from Melbourne to Geelong. Local bus services are available from Geelong.

Australian Skydiving
(Tandem Skydiving Bells Beach) 1800 557 101

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours

106 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay 3228
PHONE: 03 5261 3730

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours are a multi award winning surf tour operator offering the simplest, most enjoyable way to experience Australia's great culture of surfing. From 2hour lessons to 10 day tours, beginners to advanced - there's something for everyone. 

SurfWorld Museum
Surf City Plaza
Surfcoast Highway (03) 5261 4606

Torquay Visitor Centre
Surf City Plaza
Surfcoast Highway (03 5261 4219

West Coast Surf School
Phone/Fax (03)5261 2241

Golf, Fishing, Skate Park, Walking Trails, Bike Rides, Shopping, Surf Apparel and Equipment.