Things To Do In Torquay This Weekend… By Foot!

Torquay Holiday Park is just 1km from Torquay Main Beach and the town center, meaning you can leave the car parked at the holiday park and explore Torquay by foot. Discover cafes, shops and loads more, all just a stones throw from our camping site. Here’s our top list of things to do in Torquay – without needing a car!

Overview of Torquay

A year-round destination and the largest town along the Surf Coast, Torquay has plenty to offer. Also known as Australia’s surfing capital, it is the birthplace of iconic surf brands: Rip Curl and Quiksilver. You can visit the world-famous Bells Beach – the venue of surfing competition the Rip Curl Pro – located only a short drive from Torquay.

The Surf Capital: Australian National Surfing Museum and Surf City Plaza

A 5-minute walk from our holiday park will bring you to the world’s largest surfing and beach culture museum. Celebrating the story of surfing and Australia’s significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world, this is a must-do for all surf enthusiasts!

Looking to shop? Visit Surf City Plaza for all your surf, skate and snow needs. With big concept stores and retail outlets with huge discounts, you can find all the iconic brands here in Torquay right on the doorstep of our holiday park.

Surf City Plaza Torquay, Surf Capital, Rip Curl, Oakley, Retail Shops
Shop at Surf City Plaza

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Coffee Covered at Ginger Monkey Café

Opposite our holiday park, you’ll find the perfect hang out filled with locals, visiting surfers and tourists. Ginger Monkey Café serves coffee from Melbourne’s popular Proud Mary Coffee Roasters. Don’t miss out on their $10 Paella Friday’s!

Ride the Waves at The Surf Capital

If you’re new to surfing, here’s the best place to get started – Go Ride A Wave is Australia’s favourite surf school. You can easily rent all the gear, get lessons, and you’ll more than likely be up standing and riding waves by the end of a two-hour session! Speak to the staff or locals about the best spots for beginners, or if you’re an experienced surfer try your skills on the bigger waves at Jan Juc or Bells Beach. All along the Surf Coast, you can find the perfect waves suitable for your experience level.

Go Ride A Wave Surf School, Surfing Lessons Torquay, Beginners Surfing
Go Ride A Wave surf lessons. Image: Go Ride A Wave.

Fish n Chips and Walk Along Torquay Beach – The Surf Coast

Feeling hungry after your salty surf sesh? A favourite spot with locals and tourists along the Esplanade is Fisho’s Torquay. With an abundance of fresh fish and seafood, plus views of the ocean in their beer garden, it’s the perfect spot to sit outside, enjoy the view, and watch as time goes by in this stunning seaside town.

Walk off lunch or hire a bicycle as you explore Torquay Beach and the Surf Coast Walk. This 44-kilometre multi-use trail starts from Torquay and ends in Aireys Inlet, another seaside town along Victoria’s beautiful Great Ocean Road. Take it easy as you enjoy the scenery of windswept dunes and coastal vegetation along the promenade, working your way down the coast. You can easily spend an hour, or a full day exploring the unique landscapes along the Surf Coast.

Torquay, Surf Coast Walk, Great Ocean road
Along the Surf Coast Walk. Image: Wandrful

With plenty of things to do in Torquay, make Torquay Holiday Park the base for your next coastal getaway. Stay with us during spring and enjoy 25% off each night! T&C’s apply.

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