Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia and one of the fastest growing towns in the Geelong region with new developments going up everywhere, Being only 25 minutes from the centre of Geelong and under an hour and a half from Melbourne people are moving to Torquay for its magnificent beaches, cosmopolitan energy and great lifestyle.
Looking out over the rugged Bass Straight Torquay has some of the country's best beaches including world famous Bells Beach which is home to the Rip Curl Surfing Classic every Easter attracting the world's best. Jan Juc, Breamlea and the clothing optional Point Impossible are also within easy reach of Torquay.
Torquay is home to the surf industry, many of the big brands like Rip Curl, Piping Hot and Quicksilver have surf factories in town. The Surf Coast plaza is a vibrant collection of the big surf brands, cafes, speciality stores and the Surfworld Museum.
Torquay Surf Life Saving Club and Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club recognised as some of Australia's finest hold competitions during the year. Other events taking advantage of the magnificent beach conditions include The Australian Strongman Triathlon held in February, The Danger 1000 Open Water Swim and beach cricket.
Torquay has plenty of accommodation from luxury hotels and apartments right down to expansive camping facilities, making this town the perfect place for anyone visiting the region. There are also plenty of farm stays and B&B's a few kilometres inland around Freshwater Creek and Bellbrae for those wanting a quieter stay.
The dawn of April 25 every year Torquay celebrates Anzac Day with a very moving service at Point Danger. Thousands brave the usually cold and windy conditions to pay respect for the fallen. The Torquay service is regarded as one of the state's best Anzac Day traditions.