One stop along the Great Ocean Road, the beautiful Australian city of Torquay calls for you to stop your travelling and enjoy what it has to offer you. The surf centre for all those who like to ride the waves, Torquay’s beaches are legends in surf mythology. But a holiday in Torquay is not just for surfers; couples and families of all ages can enjoy the many attractions from a fine selection of holiday accommodation in Torquay.
A trip to Torquay will remain etched in your memory. Torquay beach is a wonderful day out for the entire family. The beach is clean, soft and golden and the water’s crystal clear so as you are swimming it looks as though you can see right down to the bottom. Surfing and other water sports are offered along the bay and the famous Hervey Bay Sailing Club is located here.
But if you are not a surfer it doesn’t matter. There are many water activities offered along Torquay’s beaches. Why not take a few lessons in surfing or sea-kayaking or even enjoy one of the many boat trips which allow you to explore the stunning natural beauty of the coastline.
You can also opt to discover the diversity of Torquay’s natural world by going bird watching along Fraser Coastline; it is unexpected as well as magical. Thousands of birds from as far away as Asia, Siberia and Alaska all migrate here. Bring a picnic with you so you can enjoy your lunch al fresco whilst watching the native wildlife in their own setting.
Many people opt to stay in one of the many holiday rentals situated along the beaches in Torquay. Offering serenity and privacy, these serviced apartments and holiday villas will be the ideal base in which to explore this amazing city.
Even if you don’t know how to surf, there’s much more to Torquay than beaches; there are a host of activities and things to do in this city. For an adrenaline rush, there are tour operators in the city who offer the chance for you to do a spot of sky diving and bungee jumping.
If those who love the taste of adventure, a day trip to the WetSide Water Education Park will be an excursion none of the family is likely to forget. Located in Hervey Bay, this eco-friendly attraction teaches you about water management in a fun, friendly manner. At night, the park stages an impressive light show.
If you come to this region between June and November, you can enjoy a spot of whale watching from one of the many tour boats in and around the area. Whales come here during the breeding season and jumping on a boat to go watching for these majestic creatures is a fantastic day out for the entire family. To unwind from your excitement of your whale watching trip, you can enjoy a bottle of wine in the comfort of your luxury holiday accommodation. Sipping the wine from the balcony of your holiday home with someone you love, you can enjoy the sun setting in a blaze of fire over the ocean.
Millions of visitors around the world are drawn to this part of Australia and it isn’t hard to see why. The beauty of the land, the wonderful weather and the brilliant crystalline blue expanse of the ocean lure holiday makers of all ages makes it the perfect destination. At night, the city is vibrant, pulsating to its own beat. Exploring Torquay at night is an adventure all by itself and many rent a holiday house to use as their own base. After your adventure, head back to your accommodation with the brilliance of the stars staining the sky above you.
This region is perfect for holiday makers due to its wonderful sunny climate. Temperatures can reach up to 23 degrees Celsius in February, with lower temperatures of 13 degrees in June. But no matter when you decide to go, it’s always best to drink plenty of fluids and to slap on that all important sunscreen.
There are many flights leaving London Heathrow Airport to Hervey Bay Airport with connections in various cities. Airlines include American Airlines, British Airways, Quantas Airways and Emirates. Stopovers include Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dallas, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney. Hervey Bay Airport is only 5 kilometres away from Torquay, so upon landing in Australia it won’t be long until you are settled in your luxury holiday home where you will be endlessly enchanted with this glorious region of Australia.
The vibrant Victorian beach town of Torquay is only a short drive from Melbourne at just over 1 hour. Torquay is home to some of Australia's best surf beaches, including Bells beach which hosts celebrity surf competitions like the Ripcurl Pro Bells Beach. Torquay has surf conditions ideal for grommets to the more experienced surfer.
The town itself is a cute seaside village with a laid-back, friendly vibe and has some great shops, pubs, eateries and a large size supermarket. Ever popular is the large stretch of surf shops and outlets stocking every imaginable board, wetsuit and bikini. A short drive from 'old Torquay' is Whites beach which is more suitable for young children as its wave conditions are flatter and it has a great playground with a giant flying fox. Numerous signs warn about snakes and although I’ve never seen one there, be sure to keep your eye on the path.
Perched above the cliffs of Torquay theres a wonderful coffee shop so you can sip on your favorite espresso while looking down on the beach. The beach is dog friendly but be sure to leash and clean up after your four legged friend.
Torquay has a wide variety of accommodation options. Theres an option available for every style of traveller and to suit every budget. Torquay is the ideal destination for those looking for a laid back beach holiday to enjoy the best surf that Australia has to offer.