The home of surfing

The official start of the Great Ocean Road
Escape to the ocean for a relaxing interlude or smash out an adrenaline pumping adventure in Torquay. Home to world-famous Bells Beach and the birthplace of iconic surf brands, Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia.


All things surfing

Whether you’re learning to surf or already one of the pros, Torquay has it all.



Surf City Plaza is the place to slip into your surfer style with all the big surf brands.


Take a stroll

If walking is your thing, lace up your boots and start planning your Surf Coast Walk or just grab a coffee and stroll the esplanade.


The famous Bells Beach

Located about five kilometers southwest of Torquay, Bells is an absolute haven for experienced surfers only. In winter big swells and cold off-shore winds display Bells at its best. Bells is also the home of the famous Rip Curl Pro.


Spend a weekend learning to surf

It’s impossible not to have a great weekend in or out of the water.


A weekend on the Surf Coast Walk

Coast along this 44km world-class walking and biking trail from Torquay to Fairhaven.


Visit the official Torquay site


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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.