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- Entire guesthouse
Enjoy absolute privacy in our guest suite - your own wing of our modern home with a soothing garden view and private entrance. Feel a sense of serenity as daylight streams in through glass doors and a long transom window in a room filled with plants and Asian accent pieces. Wander to the beach after a delicious fresh breakfast of home-made muesli and yoghurt, sour dough, butter, preserves, fruit, juice, milk, espresso coffee and a selection of teas. Created especially for the discerning couple or single traveller for short or extended stays. Your complete comfort is assured.
- Entire guesthouse
This Cosy Hideaway is perfect for people who enjoy all Torquay has to offer while also enjoying a country setting away from the crowds. The HIDEAWAY bungalow is approx 40 metres from the main residence and can be accessed privately. The only shared space is the driveway. We are 2.9 km to the nearest Beach - Whites Beach We are approximately 5km from the main Torquay Centre Our local supermarket, petrol station, cafe, chemist, bottle shop, pizza, thai, etc is a short drive away - 2km
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Your guide to Torquay
All About Torquay
Torquay is a spectacular seaside city known for its world-renowned surf spots and scenic beaches, including Whites Beach, Point Impossible Beach, and Torquay Beach, all of which have walking paths, picnic areas, and vast stretches of sand. The city, located approximately 22 kilometres south of Geelong and 100 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, is the easternmost point along Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, and is the traditional home to the Wathaurong Aboriginals.
The walking paths near these shores offer picturesque views with seaside eateries and cafes along the way. In addition to its array of beaches and green spaces, Torquay offers golf courses, spas, surf shops, restaurants, a brewpub, and art galleries for those looking for some out-of-the-water entertainment.
How do I get around Torquay?
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the gateway for domestic and international air travellers looking to access Torquay and the Surf Coast region. The drive to Torquay from Melbourne Airport is about an hour and 15 minutes along the M1 highway. Taxis and car rental services are available at Melbourne Airport for those looking to travel to Torquay by car. Public Transit Victoria, Greater Melbourne’s public transit system, offers journeys to Torquay — trip schedules, duration, and itinerary can be assessed on the company’s official website, which also offers a journey planner. While many of Torquay’s beaches, parks, and coastal attractions are to be enjoyed on foot, the best way to get around town from your holiday house may be by car, especially for those who want to explore the region’s wealth of attractions and scenery.
When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Torquay?
Torquay’s Mediterranean climate brings many of its visitors in during the spring and summer months when the temperatures are warm, and the area’s beaches can be enjoyed to their fullest. Many visitors come to Torquay year-round for its surfing spots, as well as its surfing tournaments, the largest being a contest at Bells Beach, just south of Torquay. Thousands of spectators and competitors come out for the contest every year, which is held in early autumn. Winter introduces some wet and chilly weather, so travellers visiting during these months should remember their woollies.
What are the top things to do in Torquay?
Australian National Surf Museum
Explore Torquay’s surfing heritage through exhibits, artifacts, and displays making up one of the world’s largest collections on the sport. The renowned museum welcomes visitors 364 days a year to explore the revolving exhibitions, or join a group tour to learn about the surfing culture prevalent in this region. There’s also a permanent collection of more than 150 surfboards showcasing the evolution of this pastime.
Great Ocean Road
Hop in the car and drive along one of Australia’s most celebrated scenic roadways. Torquay is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, a highway offering unforgettable views of the Surf Coast’s bluffs, coastal cliffs, and beaches. Stretching a wide 243 kilometres, the road snakes the coast of southeast Australia and serves as a vantage point for travel to the nearby coastal cities and towns, perfect for a day trip by car.
Whether you’re looking to hit the waves or soak up the sun, Torquay Beach has a spectrum of activities to dive into. The beach offers a wealth of facilities including a park, BBQ grounds, walking paths, a cafe, boat launch, and playground, making it an accessible and fun spot to enjoy Torquay.