Explore Local Attractions

Things to see and do:

  • Beaches
    Torquay is considered to be the surf capital of Australia. The Torquay Surf Beach is within walking distance of the park, while world-famous Bells Beach is just around the corner at Jan Juc. Whether you’re after a surf lesson, a paddle in the shallows or sunbake on the sand, our clean and beautiful beaches are perfect for the whole family.
  • Surf World Museum
    Located on the Surf Coast Highway and walking distance from our park, Surf World Museum is the world's largest surfing-beach culture museum and home to the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame. surfworld.org.au
  • Famous Surf City Plaza
    Once you’ve finished learning about the surfing history of Australia, buy some surf gear or your own board at Surf World Plaza. Visit the massive stand alone stores of brands such as Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl, just to name a few.
  • Shopping
    We are located on Bell St which is home to great restaurants, cafes, Bells Bakery and The Torquay Hotel. Local supermarkets and other shopping centres are within walking distance.
  • Surf Coast Walk
    Offering natural beauty and easy access the 44km Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a world-class walking destination at your own pace. The walk connects you to the Great Ocean Road towns of Torquay, Anglesea and Airies Inlet. surfcoastwalk.com.au 
  • Golf
    Golf is an experience you can indulge in to your hearts content in the surf coast region. For more information click here
  • Tigermoth World 
    For something a little more adventurous, Tigermoth World offer a wide range of air-experiences including scenic joy rides over the area and to the Twelve Apostles, or aerobic flights for those a little more daring. Sky-diving is on the menu for the wild at heart, or you can simply drop in to the Moth Balls Museum and view the original 1930s open cockpit Tiger Moth. tigermothworld.com
  • Playground for the kids
    Kids need entertaining? Located on the Esplanade, they’ll love the amazing Elephant Walk Playground with its myriad of swings, bars, decks and slides. 
    Click here for a full list of playgrounds on the Surf Coast.
  • Wineries
    Those with quieter (and finer) tastes will enjoy seeking out the wineries in the area. The Minya and Mount Duneed Wineries are located just north of Torquay and produce an impressive range of red and white wine varieties. Offering tasters and diners beautiful views and pinic facilities, both wineries are open every weekend. 
  • Fishing
    For more information click here

Torquay is also home to spas, restaurants, cafes, markets, craft shops, retail stores and golf courses. For a full listing of the area’s attractions and facilities, go to www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au