Backpacking Torquay

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    THIS IS VICTORIA'S SURFING CAPITAL, WITH SOME OF THE BEST WAVES IN THE COUNTRY: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    THE FAMOUS BELLS BEACH IS A MAJOR DRAWCARD FOR THE DEDICATED SURFER: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    LEARN ABOUT THE FASCINATING SURFING HISTORY OF THE REGION AT THE SURFING MUSEUM: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST POPULAR DRIVES, THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD, BEGINS HERE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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Torquay Highlights

  • Victoria's surfing capital with some of the best waves in the country.

  • Just a couple of kilometres south of town is the famous Bell's Beach, where the Rip Curl Pro, a World Class surfing competition is held every Easter.

  • Learn to surf at one of the surfing schools.

  • The town is home for the major surfing brands of Ripcurl and Quicksilver.

  • Check out the surfing museum, which has a wave-making tank, board shaping demos and surfing history videos and displays.

  • Partake in some adrenaline and adventures activities such as sea kayaking, skydiving, or mountain biking.

  • Take one of Australia's most scenic drives - the Great Ocean Road, which goes through some of Victoria's most stunning scenery, including the famous 12 Apostles.

  • Undertake the 30km Surf Coast Walk, which encompasses spectacular coastal views, dense forest and local wildlife.

About Torquay

Population 8,000

This bustling holiday town is Victoria's surfing capital and is the home for the major surfing brands of Ripcurl and Quicksilver. There is a surfing museum, which has a wave-making tank, board shaping demos and surfing history videos and displays.

Just a couple of kilometres south of town is the famous Bell's Beach, where the Rip Curl Pro, a World Class surfing competition is held every Easter.
           
There are also some excellent coastal walks nearby, including the Surf Coast Walk, which is a 30km walk from Jan Juc near Torquay to Moggs Creek, past Anglesea. This walk encompasses spectacular coastal views, dense forest and local wildlife. There are also other shorter walks, that also offer stunning scenery.

The Great Ocean Road begins here. This drive is one of Australia's most scenic drives and passes by some of Victoria's most stunning scenery, including the famous 12 Apostles.

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Torquay Visitor Information Centre

Address Surf City Plaza
Beach Rd
Torquay, Victoria
Phone (03) 5261 4219
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