Things to do in Torquay & the Surf Coast
Victoria’s Surf Coast is one of the most picturesque and sought after holiday destinations in Australia, with a long list of visitor attractions to match. Take a look at what’s on offer in our region to help you make the decision to stay with us at Torquay Holiday Park.
A Maze ‘n Games
With one of Australia’s largest timber mazes and a massive 24-hole mini-golf course, the family can be entertained for hours here. There’s also a cafe serving coffee and delicious cakes or light snacks when you need a break.
Take a break from camping to visit Victoria’s biggest water theme park. Adventure Park caters for the whole family with both fun-filled water rides and dry land activities. The thrilling Aqua Racer is for those who love speed or take a slightly easier pace on the River Torrent with its turbo-charged wave action.
Australian Skydive Torquay
Do a tandem jump or learn to skydive at Victoria’s most beautiful coastal skydive centre.
- Nature & Parks
Torquay, Jan Juc and Bells Beach have kilometres of sandy beach catering for all interests. Torquay offers a range of beaches along its grassy foreshore, catering for surfers, swimmers and anglers. The famous Bells Beach is the home of the longest-running professional surfing event in the world, the Rip Curl Pro. Jan Juc offers a cliff-lined sandy beach which is popular with swimmers, surfers and beach anglers.
Experience travel in heritage trains on the historic Bellarine Railway, built in 1879 between Queenscliff and Drysdale. There’s trips for adults and kids, including a Thomas the Tank and Musical Blues Train rides.
Blazing Saddles Horse Riding
Ride horses along beaches or among wildlife in the Great Otway National Park or Otway Ranges.
Cape Otway Lightstation
A visit to what is perhaps Australia’s most significant lighthouse offers magnificent scenery and cliff-top views. Built in 1848, the Cape Otway Lightstation is surrounded by the Great Otway National Park, spectacular sea cliffs and the Southern Ocean below. From May to October it is ideal for whale spotting and there are daily lighthouse and shipwreck discovery tours.
The Great Ocean Road is an anglers’ heaven, with many classic fishing spots, as well as some hidden gems.
Fort Queenscliff Museum
You will need a little time to get from Torquay but the trip to the Fort Queenscliff Museum is well worth it if you’re interested in military history.
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Take a break from the caravan park and Torquay and visit Victoria’s largest regional city, which offers a stunning waterfront with parks, gardens, beaches, great shopping and fantastic restaurants and bars.
Staying at Torquay Holiday Park should be a golfers’ dream. There are renowned, quality golf courses within reach, including Torquay, The Sands, 13th Beach, Barwon Heads and Anglesea, where you can play amongst the resident kangaroos.
- Activities Nature & Parks
Great Ocean Road
Surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, apostles, shipwrecks, waterfalls, breathtaking mountain ranges, rainforests and national parks – these are all part of the diverse and dramatic landscape that make up our world-renowned coastline. You can travel the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Warrnambool in a day, or take your time and stop along the way.
Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
Great Ocean Road Surf Tours can teach you to surf, with different boards for any age and experience level. Tours run daily from September to July.
Experience being up among the gigantic trees with this unique rainforest experience at Beech Forest. The Otway Fly offers tree-top walks along bridges and the chance to fly through the trees on a guided zip-line tour. For another option you can also combine this experience with a walk to the spectacular Triplet Falls, located within a one-hour loop of the Otway Fly.
Take a trip across Port Phillip Bay and visit another beautiful part of Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula. The Queenscliff and Sorrento car and passenger ferries cross southern Port Phillip Bay 24 times a day, every hour on the hour, from 7am to 6pm. Enjoy the serenity and look out for dolphins.
Split Point Lighthouse
Affectionately known as ‘The White Queen’, the Split Point Lighthouse at Aireys Inlet is the famous setting for the TV series ‘Round the Twist. Offering amazing 360-degree coastal views, a guided tour will take you about 45 minutes.
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Surf City Plaza
Embrace the beach lifestyle with cafes, surf shops and factory outlets selling major brands.
- Nature & Parks
Surf Coast Walk
Take in 30 kilometres of beautiful coastal scenery or choose to explore shorter sections of the Surf Coast Walk. This is a great way to see the region and experience both beach and bush.
Surf World Museum
Just a stone’s throw from Torquay Holiday park, this is the world’s largest surfing-beach culture museum and home to the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.
Tiger Moth World
A short drive form Torquay Holiday Park is the Tiger Moth World adventure flight park. Climb aboard one of the Tigers for the flight of a lifetime. If you’re game you can choose either a mild, wild or extreme aerobatics flight, go sky diving, or opt for a more leisurely flight to the 12 Apostles.