Destination guide

We can't promise you'll run into Keanu Reeves

You know the surf culture is strong with a place when it's featured in a movie like Point Break. The climactic scene of the classic 1991 film was set just near Torquay, but the town's connection with surfing goes much deeper than that. It's home to legendary surf brands including Quiksilver and Rip Curl, and top athletes ride its waves each year as they compete for World Championship titles. Of course, not everything revolves around the sea with Torquay vacation rentals. It's got more than its fair share of museums, restaurants and bars, and it's also the starting point for the greatest road-trip in Oz.

Things to do

Reckon they've saved you a spot in the hall of fame?

When you've swallowed just about as much salt water as you can take, Torquay vacation rentals have got plenty of other treats in store. Start by getting into the surf spirit with a visit to the Australian National Surfing Museum, which features all kinds of vintage surfing kit, plus a hall of fame that showcases Australia's most legendary wave riders. If you're fancying an excursion, take a drive down to Cape Otway National Park and Lighthouse, or visit Tiger Moth World Adventure park for an aviation history museum. There's also family fun stuff like mini-golf and a play park.


Make like the pros with a trip to Bells Beach

It won't surprise you to hear that surfing in Torquay is kind of a big deal. Jan Juc and the massive swells of Bells Beach are among the most famous spots, but there are plenty of calmer waters too. There's also great hiking on the Surf Coast Walk, and snorkelling at Point Danger Marine Sanctuary. If you can't get enough of the open road, then Torquay is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road – one of the most famous road-trips in Australia – and you can even take in the local sights from above with a flight on a WW2 biplane.


The only time you're going to be getting wet is in the water

Get those bags packed, because there's no bad time for a trip to Torquay. Torquay vacation rentals are at their busiest during the summer months, when the surf season's at its peak, and you're also likely to find the place a bit more crowded during the Rip Curl Pro surf competition – which normally takes place round March or April. The great thing about Torquay, though, is that its climate makes it a perfect year-round destination. Summers can get very hot, but winters are a good deal cooler, and it's a bit drier than many other Australian cities.

Natural highlights

And the award for greatest Aussie road trip goes to...

Best fill up with petrol, because there's a whole lot of country to explore round Torquay. Looking out onto the Bass Strait – which separates mainland Australia and Tasmania – Torquay's famous surf beaches are set on Australia's south coast, an hour and a half's drive from Melbourne. Torquay's the eastern terminus of the Great Ocean Road, an iconic, 243-kilometre road-tripping route that was built as a war memorial after WW1. It takes in rocky coastline, national parks, waterfalls, lighthouses and lookout points, and includes distinctive limestone formations like the Twelve Apostles sea stacks and the London Arch.

How to get there

How to get to and around Torquay

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 22.7 mi (36.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 52.3 mi (84.2 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Torquay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,029 holiday rentals around Torquay. From 809 holiday houses to 99 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Torquay is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Torquay?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Torquay. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Front Beach: 1,521 holiday rentals
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,602 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Central Farmers Market: 1,519 holiday rentals
  • Surf World Museum: 1,514 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Visitor Information Centre: 1,510 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Torquay listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Torquay?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 809 Houses in Torquay. Our other popular types of Torquay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 99 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 19 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 19 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Torquay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 96 holiday homes with pool available in Torquay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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