Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Torquay
Torquay: stunning beaches, thriving surf culture and boutique accommodation
Torquay is the official start point for the Great Ocean Road and is your gateway to exploring the region and neighbouring towns.
In summer, Torquay is pumping. Flocks of day-trippers and city-slickers make for this laid-back coastal town for sun, sand and surf. Those teaming their trip with the summer season should get in early to snap up the best Torquay accommodation, whether you're suited to an old-school beach house, a studio apartment, palatial oceanfront pad or a cottage nestled away from the crowds. Winter shouldn’t be counted out though, because the cooler months equal quieter streets, deserted beaches and crisp ocean air. Unless cold water doesn't faze you, a wetsuit is a good idea for those planning on swimming.
No matter what time of year you visit, prepare for a dose of surfing culture because Torquay’s surfing credentials are outstanding. This town wears the crown as Victoria’s surfing capital and boasts world-famous breaks, including Bells Beach. Be sure to dress the part by swinging past Surf City Plaza, a shopping strip that houses some of the biggest local and international surfwear labels. Hint: round the corner to Baines Court to find the outlet and seconds shops where it is almost impossible not to find a bargain. There are plenty of surf schools for surfing newbies or those looking for a refresher. Prefer to stay closer to dry land? Torquay’s beaches are just as good as its breaks – make sure to swim between the flags – or pull on your walking shoes and hit the Surf Coast Walk.
One of Torquay's perks is its proximity to Melbourne. It is only a 90-minute drive from the CBD, making Torquay a tempting destination for impromptu weekends away, whether it's with your partner, family or friends. Whether you're seeking a house near relaxed Jan Juc, an apartment along the Esplanade or a suite on the fringe of town, our Torquay accommodation has something for you. Plus, there are boutique stays scattered up and down the wider Great Ocean Road, too.
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