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   ‘Birthplace of the global surf industry’                               WINERIES & LOCAL PRODUCE
 Torquay is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and birthplace of         There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region.
 the global surf industry home to the international Rip Curl Pro and      Pick up a copy of the Surf Coast Wine & Produce Trail and go on a
                             Quiksilver.                                  mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast.
                                                                             Refer to a Surf Coast Wine & Produce Trail
WALKS
Deep Creek Reserve
                                                                          BEACHES
Deep Creek Flora & Fauna Reserve, a strip of land extending along         Torquay is famous for its Surf Beaches. Surf breaks such as Winki
the watercourse, is the last remnant of Torquay’s indigenous              Pop and Bells have challenging surf for more experienced surfers
vegetation. Take a stroll along the designated tracks. The walk runs      while Torquay and Jan Juc offer good conditions for those wanting to
between the Surf Coast Highway and The Esplanade.                         learn to surf. Surf conditions can vary greatly, check with the Visitor
   Refer to a Torquay Township Map                                        Information Centre or local Surf Life Saving Club.
Foreshore Trail
                                                                          Safe swimming beaches for families include ‘Cosy Corner’, located
A stroll along Torquay foreshore is very pleasant. Commencing from
                                                                          between Torquay’s Front Beach and the rocks at Point Danger and
Deep Creek Reserve on the Esplanade, visit the Sundial which was
                                                                          Fisherman’s Beach located between Whites Beach and Zeally Bay.
designed by local artists. Continue along the foreshore and take in
the beautiful views of Fisherman’s Beach. Pass the Torquay play           ATTRACTIONS & TOURS
park and walk along the Front Beach. Here you will pass the local
artist impression of the Inverlochy Figurehead and the large anchor of    Australian Skydive
the Joseph H Scammell vessel wrecked off Point Danger. Keep               See the spectacular Great Ocean Road & Bells Beach from the air.
following the foreshore path to Point Danger for spectacular views        Enjoy the sensation of freefall for 45 seconds. Your parachute then
and to visit the war memorial. From here, follow the trail along the      opens & you are gently floating down to earth under a canopy.
Torquay Back Beach admiring the wood carvings and views along             Torquay Airport 325 Blackgate Road TORQUAY Ph:1800 557 101
the way. After the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club, cross the footbridge    Auswalk Walking Tours
over Spring Creek and continue along the walking trail to Jan Juc         Inn to Inn self guided tours running from Torquay to Lorne. Maps and
where the Surf Coast Walk commences.                                      self guided material supplied and luggage is moved for you while
    Refer to a Torquay Township Map                                       you’re out walking. Tours depart daily.
Surf Coast Walk                                                           For bookings phone: 5356 4971
This walk is a marked trail that commences at Jan Juc passes              Big Stick Adventures
through the famous Bells Beach, the Iron Bark Basin, Point Addis,         Provides guided surfing safaris, winery tours and adrenalin
Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Split Point Lighthouse, Fairhaven and Moggs        adventures. Choose from sea kayaking, mounting biking, jet boating,
Creek. While the total distance is around 30km, the walk consists of      horse riding, sky diving, tiger moth flights to bushwalking.
several sections to suit your energy level.                               For bookings phone: 5261 4379 or 0401 748 090
   Refer to Surf Coast Walk Guide
                                                                          Sundial of Human Involvement
PICNIC, BBQ AREAS                                                         The Sundial is situated on the foreshore land at Fishermans Beach at
                                                                          the corner of Darian Road and The Esplanade. This unique sundial
Front Beach (The Esplanade)
                                                                          was assembled in a traditional time honored method of mosaic using
Picnic tables, shelters, toilet block, BBQ and play park
                                                                          more than 120,000 glass Tesserae tiles. The sundial represents
Torquay Common (Near Spring Creek Board Walk)
                                                                          traditional dreaming stories of the Wathaurong aboriginal people.
Picnic tables, shelter, toilets, BBQ and play park
Apex Park (Near Jan Juc Creek)
                                                                          Tiger Moth World Adventure Park
Picnic Tables and BBQ
                                                                          Open cockpit Tiger flights. Mild to extreme aerobatics for the thrill-
Jan Juc Shopping Centre
                                                                          seekers. Or, take a tour to the 12 Apostles. Wing your way along the
Picnic Tables, Toilets.
                                                                          beach and cliff tops of the Great Ocean Road.
Bellbrae Reserve
                                                                          325 Blackgate Road TORQUAY Ph: 5261 5100
Play park, picnic tables and shelter.
                                                                          SURFING ATTRACTIONS AND TOURS
PLAYGROUNDS
  Refer to Torquay Children’s Activities Guide
                                                                          Go Ride a Wave
SHOPPING                                                                  Offers classes in surfing, body boarding, sea & surf kayaking, surf
                                                                          lifesaving, rock climbing and abseiling as well as a wide range of
Surf City Plaza is home to iconic surfing brands such as Quiksilver       initiative based adventure courses. Equipment hire available.
and Rip Curl both of which originated in Torquay. There are a variety     For bookings phone: 1300 132441
of retail and factory outlets. Torquay Central offers a variety of main
stream shops for clothing, shoes, books, home wares etc. Gilbert          Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
Street and Bell Street shopping centres also offer a range of fantastic   Surf Tours & lessons down the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
shops to explore.                                                         and Torquay, specialising in small, friendly groups for full 1, 2 & 3 day
EATING OUT                                                                surf tours. All inclusive are transport, lunch, lessons & coaching,
                                                                          board, wetsuit & surfing ‘show bag.’
Torquay has a variety of eateries, from quick, convenient take away       For bookings phone: 1800 SURF LESSONS /1800 7873 537
shops to fine dining restaurants.
     Refer to Torquay Food Guide
TORQUAY THINGS TO SEE & DO
Southern Exposure Eco Adventures                                            FISHING
Offers a range of adventure sports. From learn to surf programs to
                                                                            There are plenty of fishing spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots
mountain biking, sea kayaking, dragon boats, fitness courses and
                                                                            around Torquay include Fishermans Beach, Zeally Bay, Spring Creek
much more. Caters for large groups and individuals.
                                                                            and the Jan Juc beach.
For bookings phone: 5261 9170
                                                                               Refer to Surf Coast Fishing Guide
Surf World Museum
Surf World is recognised as the largest surfing museum in the world,        ACTIVITIES & SPORT
an attraction not to be missed. Surf World is packed with interactive       Lawn Bowls
videos, surf memorabilia, photographs, and biographies of surfing           Torquay Bowls Club, The Esplanade Ph: 5261 2378
pioneers and an Ocean Art Gallery.
Located in the same building as the Visitor Information Centre              Tennis Courts
Ph: 5261 4606 or visit www.surfworld.com.au                                 Torquay Tennis Courts, Spring Creek Reserve.
                                                                            Deep Creek Reserve, access from Aquilla Avenue.
Torquay Surfing Academy                                                     Jan Juc Tennis Court, Sunset Strip. Court hire from Jan Juc Milk Bar
Comprehensive surfing lessons and surf retail store selling                 Kite Surfing & Wind Surfing
surfboards, body boards, skim boarding, skateboarding and wetsuits.         Point Danger is a favourite spot. Check with the Visitor Information
Shop 34A Bell St TORQUAY, For bookings phone: 5261 2022                     Centre for local conditions.
Westcoast Surf School                                                       Sailing
Surfing lessons for all ages and abilities. Qualified instructors,          Torquay Sailing Club, Fishermans Beach
wetsuits and soft beginner surfboards. Equipment hire, ocean kayak
instruction and hire, snorkelling and rock-climbing.                        Skate Parks
For bookings phone: 5261 2241                                               Located adjacent to the Surf City outlets on Beach Road. Includes
                                                                            1/4 pipe, fun box, grind rails and wedge ramps, 6 & 8 foot bowls.
CYCLING
Cycling is a great way to explore the coastal and hinterland scenery        SPA & MASSAGE
of the Surf Coast. There are more than 30 recommended trails to             Grossman’s Salt Air Spa Retreat
choose from in the ‘Cycling the Surf Coast’ guide.                          Relax, re-focus and re-vitalise at this day spa which offers water
   Refer to Cycling the Surf Coast Shire Guide                              therapy, facials, spa house massages, body treatments, colon
      NOTE: Unavailable, currently under review                             irrigation and spa packages.
MARKETS, CRAFT SHOPS & GALLERIES                                            50 Ashmore Drive TORQUAY Ph: 5261 9977
Alexander Pottery                                                           Whites Beach Resort and Day Spa
105 Gundrys Rd BELLBRAE Ph: 5261 4828
Call for opening times.                                                     The exciting new Day Spa offers a wide variety of treatments
Cowrie Community Market                                                     specialising in massage, facials, body treatments, manicures and
Held at Elephant Walk, The Esplanade, Torquay every third Sunday            pedicures. You also get the opportunity to swim in the indoor pool
of the month. Handmade crafts, bands, busking & food.                       before your treatment.
Held from Sept-April                                                        1212 Horseshoebend Road TORQUAY 5264 8875

Torquay Central Farmers Market                                              CHILDRENS SERVICES
Held at Torquay Central on Bristol Road
Local produce including fruit & vegetables, conserves, home made            Surfworld Leisure Centre run a School Holiday Program
produce, wine, plants and much more.                                        Bookings Essential Ph: 5261 4606
Every Saturday from 8.30am01pm                                              Torquay Library run a School Holiday Program
The Bellbrae Pottery                                                        Bookings Essential Ph: 5261 3049
55 Moores Road BELLBRAE Ph: 5261 4466                                       Further information on any of the above activities can be
Normal opening hours: Tue to Sun 10am to 5pm                                obtained from the Visitor Information Centres.
Tiny Trinkets                                                               Last Update 5th February 2010
                                                                            Prepared by Surf Coast Tourism on behalf of the Surf Coast Shire. Phone: 5261 0600.
Shop 3, 118 Surf Coast Hwy TORQUAY Ph: 5264 7690                            Surf Coast Tourism provides this list for information and communication purposes
Open 7 days 9.30am to 5.30pm.                                               and takes no responsibility for loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of your
                                                                            reliance on this information, whether or not there has been any error, omission or
                                                                            negligence on the part of Surf Coast Tourism or its employees. Copyright of this
                                                                            material resides with Surf Coast Tourism. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of
GOLF COURSES                                                                private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under copyright legislation,
                                                                            no part be reproduced or reused without prior consent from Surf Coast Tourism.
Torquay RACV Golf Club
The Great Ocean Road commences with the Torquay Golf Club as its No. 1,
with panoramic views and a challenging 18 hole golf course. The course is
immaculately groomed with extensive fairways and fast greens.
1 Great Ocean Road TORQUAY Ph: 5261 2005
The Sands Torquay
This unique links course winds its way through the natural
environment of the coastal location. The course provides a
challenging and unique experience for the golfer.
2 Sands Boulevard TORQUAY Ph: 5264 8801

				
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