A girl’s weekend couldn’t get off to a better start than a shopping spree. Hop on to the Great Ocean Road and head to Torquay. Spoil yourself by stopping in at Surf City Plaza, Torquay and getting kitted out in beach attire. Nothing like blending in with the locals to feel like you have escaped the city.
Drive around the Esplanade and park your car in Zeally Bay road..then wander the shopping precinct in this area, you will find some unique clothing boutiques and gift shops.
Girls love to “do” lunch..The Esplanade Torquay has plenty of options and you will definitely find something for your taste-buds. Take a stroll along The Esplanade admiring the beach, feel the fresh air in every pore of your being.
The environment may be rugged and wild, but pampering is never too far away. Prepare yourself for an afternoon of luxury…You’re spoilt for choice with the Ocean Dreaming package at Saltair Day Spa, Endota Day Spa or Soul Skin and Beauty Care…book yourselves in for a couple of hours of well earned “me” time.
Find a local restaurant and settle in for the night.
Enjoy breakfast at one of the many cafes as you contemplate the day ahead..
Travel to Anglesea – Head to the Anglesea River and hire a canoe. Whether solo or in pairs it won’t be long until you are gliding through the water like experts or giggling like teenage girls!
Anglesea Art Studios – trail of working art studios around the Surf Coast town of Anglesea. United by a contemporary vision, 14 artists spread over 8 studios. Anglesea has a wealth of creative talent to discover ensures you will find that special something to take home as a momento of your girls weekend away
Enjoy lunch in Anglesea and then walk it off by Taking an hour to explore the spectacular Surf Coast Walk – it showcases the beautiful coastal landscape of the region and the untouched natural beauty. From Anglesea you can walk in either direction along this spectacular coastal trail. Keep your eye out for native wildlife.
After your day in Anglesea, head to Aireys Inlet which is a picturesque 15 minute drive. Enjoy dinner at the pub and find a spot to relax for the night.
This morning as you head for home travel inland to Murroon, where we suggest you visit the PennyRoyal Raspberry Farm. During the summer season, we have a full range of raspberries, cultivated blackberries and many other varieties available for “pick-your-own”. You can enjoy tastings of the fine “Crucible” Apple Cider along with a range of Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm Gins.
Travel up to Birregurra to join the Princes Highway arriving there in time for lunch.
Birregurra is delightful and absolutely oozes country charm. Food produced in these hills has a freshness and honesty rarely found in modern products. The town itself is charming, with wonderfully restored facades on buildings giving it a historic and reminiscent feel.
Continue to the Princes Highway for your journey home, planning your next trip to explore more of the region!
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