Summer has arrived! The days are longer, the sun is out and everyone’s in that celebratory kind of holiday mood.
To keep you entertained this summer, we’ve put together a list of top 10 things to do in Torquay.
We’ve included some tried and true classics, like Surfworld and Bells Beach, but we’ve also thrown in some new haunts too, like the recently refurbished Quicksilver Boardriders Club and our very own local brewery.
1. Taste a local brew
Kick back and enjoy a refreshing local beer from our very own Blackmans Brewery. Unwind in the beer garden, take a brewery tour or simply explore the different varieties of beer on offer, including ales, porters, IPAs, larger and witbier.
2. Take a stroll along Whites Beach
Long stretches of fine, white sand meet the blue expanse of the ocean at Whites Beach, a dog friendly beach where you can bring your pooch along for a stroll. It’s the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon.
3. Learn to surf
Learning to surf is a rite of passage for Torquay visitors. Check out our impressive array of surf schools and catch yourself some waves:
4. Score a bargain at Surf City
Head to Surf City to hunt around our surf seconds outlets for a bargain. Retailers include such world-famous brands as Rip Curl, Quicksilver, Reef, Oakley, Strapper, Blunt, Patagonia, Ghanda and Billabong.
5. Check out the newly refurbished Quicksilver Boardriders Club
This brand new 1000 square metre, double-storey space at Surf City has a surf shop, a barbershop, free Wi-Fi and a hip and happening rooftop bar called Bar 61.
6. Tour Surfworld
Visit Australia’s National Surfing Museum Surfworld and soak up some fascinating surf history. You’ll learn about the development of surfing as a sport and pastime, as well as Australia’s involvement in the growth of the surf industry.
7. Get pampered
Go on, treat yourself! There are many great spots to get a massage, a facial or to just simply relax and unwind:
8. Walk the coast
Take in the natural beauty of the Surf Coast on one our many sign-posted walking tracks, including the Surf Coast Walk (Jan Juc – Bells Beach – Pt Addis), Southside, the Ironbark Track and the Koorie Cultural Walk.
9. Visit Bells Beach
Take a trip to Bells Beach, the iconic surf beach where the annual Rip Curl pro is held each year and where scenes from the infamous surf documentary ‘The Endless Summer’ was filmed.
10. Cafe hop
In the last couple of years the cafe scene has really exploded in Torquay. The quality of local food, good coffee and cheap eats is unparalleled for a coastal town. Spend a day hopping from one cafe to the next!
For a full list of what’s on offer visit: http://torquay.com.au/business-directory-food-beverages