A Surfer’s Playground

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Widely considered Australia’s surfing capital, Torquay is home to famous surf brands and some great beaches, including Bells Beach. Oh, and there’s fantastic ice cream, too.


No visit to Torquay would be complete without a trip to one of its famous surf beaches.

Bell Beach and Winki Pop are surf beaches for more experienced surfers, while beginners can pick up some tricks of the trade at Torquay Front Beach and nearby Jan Juc beach. Be sure to check at the Visitor Information Centre or local Surf Life Saving Club beforehand to find out what surf conditions are like. You can also check the Swellnet, Coastalwatch or Buoyweather websites for daily surf reports.

No visit to Torquay would be complete without a trip to one of its famous surf beaches.

There are several great places to go for a walk around Torquay. To enjoy what remains of the area’s indigenous vegetation, walk around Deep Creek Reserve between the Surf Coast Highway and The Esplanade. Also starting at Deep Creek Reserve is the Foreshore Trail, a route you can take along the Esplanade, Torquay Front Beach, Point Danger, Torquay Back Beach and onwards to Jan Juc.

The Surf Coast Walk commences in Jan Juc and goes for up to thirty kilometres, passing along Bells Beach, the Iron Bark Basin, Point Addis, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Lighthouse, Fairhaven and Moggs Creek. It’s also possible to just do a section of the walk, if you’d prefer a shorter walk. Content adapted from the Traveller’s Point.