The beachfront town of Torquay has been a popular holiday destination for Victorians since the early 1900's. Located at the northern end of the Surf Coast section of the Great Ocean Road and 95 kilometres south of Melbourne, Torquay is one of Australia's most well known surfing destinations.
Torquay boasts family friendly beaches and surging surf suited to the experienced surfer, the most famous breaks being Bells Beach and Jan Juc. Some of the biggest names in the surf wear industry are headquartered here while The Surfworld Museum captures the spirit of everything associated with the sport and its lifestyle.
Torquay is a year round destination with more than just amazing beaches, there are great scenic walks with amazing views, shops and eateries.
Scenic walking tracks extend through much of the town's foreshore including The Surf Coast Walk, an established track stretching from Jan Juc to Moggs Creek, offering fantastic coastal views, thick forests, native birds and kangaroos. Breathtaking views can also be admired from Yellow Buff and at Point Danger where an Anzac Memorial is perched high above the ocean on the headland.
The main commercial centre of Torquay extends along Pearl Street and the length of Gilbert Street which joins to the coastal boulevard of The Esplanade dotted with eateries and restaurants.
Peppers Accommodation at Torquay
Perched on the north headland of Torquay is Peppers The Sands Resort. Surrounded by an 18 hole championship golf course with breathtaking views, this resort provides a stunning environment for a short break with an onsite restaurant and 112 spacious and modern rooms to choose from.