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Experience Torquay in holiday homes to rent

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

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

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.

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 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,057 holiday rentals near Torquay. From 831 Houses to 110 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?

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

  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,616 holiday rentals
  • Surf World Museum: 1,526 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Central Farmers Market: 1,530 holiday rentals
  • Torquay Visitor Information Centre: 1,526 holiday rentals
  • Epic Surf School: 1,536 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Torquay listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 831 Houses in Torquay. Our other popular types of Torquay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 110 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 20 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 20 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 102 holiday homes with pool available in Torquay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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