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Torquay is a city in Victoria, Australia.


Located at the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is a famous surfing spot, with Quiksilver and Rip Curl headquartered here and Bells Beach just around the corner.

Get in[edit]

Torquay is 97 km south of Melbourne, 22 km south of Geelong and 253 km east of Warrnambool at the other end of the Great Ocean Road.

Torquay is serviced by the V/Line coach between Geelong and Apollo Bay, which runs four times a day each direction on weekdays and two times on weekends, connecting to rail services from Melbourne at Geelong Station. Alternatively, Route 50 and 51 operate between Geelong Station and Jan Juc, a suburb in the south of Torquay, via Marshall Station in Geelong's south. These services operate more frequently, about every hour, although stop more frequently so have a slightly longer travel time.

Get around[edit]

Map of Torquay (Victoria)

Routes 50 and 51 between Geelong and Jan Juc form the town's only public transport, as an extension of Geelong's bus network. Both routes largely follow the same route down the Surf Coast Highway, although Route 50 diverts to serve the north-eastern area of Torquay, including The Sands Resort. A map is available on the PTV website.


  • Fisherman's Beach.
  • Australian National Surfing Museum, 77 Beach Rd, +61 3 5261 4606. The largest surfing museum in the world.
  • Torquay Surf Beach.
  • Torquay Front Beach.


  • Tiger Moth World Adventure Flights, Torquay Airport, 325 Blackgate Rd, Torquay (7min NE of Torquay township), +61 3 5261 5100. 9am to 5pm. Step back in time and climb aboard an authentic World War 2 open cockpit Tiger Moth. Also an adventure park at the site.



  • 1 Cafe Moby, 41 The Esplanade.
  • Imperial Rhino, 3/15 Bell St. Shop. Famously eclectic eatery serving up both "bush tucker" (somewhat touristy super-Australian) and Asian fusion.



  • Crowne Plaza Torquay. 100 The Esplanade.
  • Peppers The Sands Resort, 2 Sands Boulevarde, +61 3 5264 3333. Offers premium golf resort accommodation, just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Torquay. Perched on the north headland of Torquay, the modern, sleek design of Peppers The Sands Resort, provides a stunning environment to retreat and relax. Comprising two interconnecting, three level buildings, the design offers privacy and breathtaking views over the surrounding Whites Beach and Sands Golf Course. $$+.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Torquay
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