Torquay Hotel & Accommodation

The official start of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is drenched in surf culture and is one of Victoria's most lively beachfront localities. The town has long been associated with the surfing industry, and boasts a huge number of surf brand manufacturers and retailers including Rip Curl and Quicksilver.

Whether you're hoping for a luxurious resort getaway or a holiday park stopover, Torquay accommodation, from beach retreats to cosy guesthouses, caters to the diverse travellers which visit the region's stunning beaches each year.

Most guests visit Torquay as it's the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, resting on northern end of the Surf Coast section of the famous Australian beach road. Just 21 km south of Geelong and 95 km south west of Melbourne, it's a scenic drive from either Victorian hub along some of the most spectacular beach roads you'll find along the east coast. To experience the Great Ocean Road how it should be experienced, book a hire car from Melbourne and create your own self-drive itinerary along the all-encompassing coastal drive.

Famous for its iconic surf beaches, board shorts are practically the local uniform in town. It lies adjacent to the beautiful Jan Juc beach, bounded by sweeping high cliffs and patrolled by the local life saving club in summer.

It is also the major township to Bells Beach, located just south-west of the town outskirts. Home to one of the world's longest-running surfing competitions, The Rip Curl Pro Surf & Music Festival, Bells Beach is a world-class surfing spot known for its impressive waves and silky white sands.

Bells Beach is a great spot to watch local surfers in the water or simply breathe in some of the coast's most picturesque beach views.

For all things surfing, Torquay is the place to be. From the popular Surf City Plaza, bursting with surf shops and favourite eating spots; to the Surf World Museum, which traces Australia's surfing history and contribution to the global surfing scene through colourful displays and exhibitions with collected surf artefacts and memorabilia.

To celebrate Australia's thriving surf culture and rich beach lifestyle, or stopover on your drive along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road, book yourself some Torquay accommodation and relax in the sun-drenched Victorian towns.