Things To Do on the Surf Coast of Victoria

Torquay is undeniably cool. It’s hip, it’s thriving, and it’s one of Australia’s quintessential surf towns. Like Byron Bay is to Sydney, Torquay is to Melbourne. There are so many things to do in Torquay, Australia – even after you are done soaking up the surf culture.

Torquay has a lively arts scene, lots of great restaurants and cafes, and outstanding natural beauty. Torquay marks the start of the Great Ocean Road and gives visitors a taste of the marvels that are yet to come.

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Visit Bells Beach

Escape to the coast for a relaxing getaway or an adrenaline pumping adventure in Torquay. Home to world famous Bells Beach and the birth place of iconic surf brands, Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia. Located 95km South West of Melbourne, it is the official start of the Great Ocean Road.

Learn to Surf

Immerse yourself in the Aussie surf culture, check out the biggest surf brands retailing in the Surf City shopping precinct, or get your toes wet and if you’re keen learn to surf. If you’re visiting during Easter, you will see the world’s best surfers compete at the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro - a world class event.

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Indulge at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is situated 11 minutes drive from Torquay’s town center and is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Here you can find chocolate, candies and ice creams which are enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. The dreamy looking shop is impossible to miss while driving on the Great Ocean Road and is one of the only place where you won’t be judged for having ice-cream for breakfast! They offer chocolate tastings, high tea, and chocolate making classes as well.

Explore the Surf Coast Walks

Spend an hour, a day or longer exploring this spectacular coastal walk that showcases the heart of the coastal landscape. If walking is your thing, lace up your boots and start planning your Surf Coast Walk.

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