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Relax near the beach with Torquay luxury escapes

The seaside resort of Torquay is perfect for a beach retreat in luxury accommodation in Victoria. It boasts an array of excellent surf beaches, such as Jan Juc Beach and Point Impossible Beach, as well as the Australian National Surfing Museum. There’s also the Surf Coast Walk trail, which takes you along the coast to see beautiful views of the water. If you’re looking for more adventure, there are tour companies that offer all types of thrilling experiences on land and sea for a memorable trip. You’ll also like the Point Danger Marine Sanctuary, a marine nature preserve with all types of intriguing species.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Torquay holiday rentals

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.


What to do near Torquay holiday accommodation

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.

Day trips

Day trips near Torquay holiday homes

Torquay is an ideal base camp to explore the wonders of Melbourne. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Yarra Valley, a wine region with an array of cellar doors, vineyards and wineries, and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, a riverside garden with a mix of Australian species and non-native gardens. You’ll also like Federation Square, a contemporary central public plaza with restaurants, museums and arts venues, and Queen Victoria Market, a historic market with food, clothing and more in a historic landmark.


Climate during your stay in Torquay holiday homes

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.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Torquay holiday homes

Torquay has an array of fascinating places for couples. Holiday homes are available near places like Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a facility with aboriginal artwork and artefacts, and Addiscot Beach, a clothing-optional beach with cliffs, surfing and sunbathing. You’ll also like Surfcoast Images Gallery, an art gallery with local artworks.

Where to stay near Torquay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 954 holiday rentals near Torquay. From 749 Houses to 81 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Torquay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Torquay? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Torquay. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Surf World Museum: 1,410 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Central Farmers Market: 1,415 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Visitor Information Centre: 1,407 holiday rentals
  • Epic Surf School: 1,423 holiday rentals
  • Split Point Lighthouse: 1,268 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Torquay listed on 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. offers 749 Houses in Torquay. Our other popular types of Torquay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 81 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 22 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 22 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Torquay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 86 holiday homes with pool available in Torquay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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