Top things to do in Torquay

Top Choice Microbrewery in Torquay

Blackman's Brewery

One of Victoria's best microbreweries is this brewpub, where you can taste all eight Blackman's beers, which are produced on-site. Go the tasting paddle ($16) to sample the range of IPAs, unfiltered lager, pale ale …
Top Choice Museum in Torquay

Australian National Surfing Museum

The perfect starting point for those embarking on a surfing safari, this superbly curated museum pays homage to Australian surfing. Here you'll see Simon Anderson's ground-breaking 1981 thruster, Mark Richard's awes…
Top Choice Bar in Torquay


The place to be in summer, this pop-up rooftop beach bar has prime ocean views. Enjoy local brews on tap, cocktails, pizza, and live music or DJs.
Coffee in Torquay

Ocean Grind

Torquay's best coffee is in its outskirts, where this third-wave micro-roaster in an industrial space serves up single-origin batch brews and espresso coffees. There are pastries, plus a food truck Wednesday and Thu…
Cafe in Torquay

Ginger Monkey

This rustic-chic cafe has the best vegetarian food in town, offering nasi goreng or mushroom ragout with poached egg for brekkie, and chunky homemade vegetarian 'sausage' rolls for lunch. If you're around Friday, he…
Fashion & Accessories in Torquay

Rip Curl Surf Factory Outlet

Rip Curl's shiny main outlet is in Surf City Plaza, but head round the back to the industrial estate for the factory outlet, where you'll get 30% off the price of last season's clothing and wetsuits. A big-name glob…
Vietnamese in Torquay


A hipster option along Torquay's seafront Esplanade is this open-air Vietnamese diner set among shipping containers and Astroturf. As well as its namesake pho dishes, there are duck spring rolls and a good selection…
Seafood in Torquay


Not your average fish-and-chip shop, this oceanfront joint does original takes on the classics, such as gummy-shark tacos, sticky-fried-snapper wings and sweet-potato cakes. It's set up in an atmospheric weatherboar…
Coffee in Torquay

Mikro Coffee Roasters

Renowned Mt Gambier coffee roasters Mikro have defected from across the border to slot in beautifully along Victoria's surf coast. Superb filter single-origins are roasted on-site, and there's also the Tuckshop cafe…
Cafe in Torquay

Cafe Moby

This old weatherboard house on The Esplanade harks back to a time when Torquay was simple – which isn't to say its meals aren't modern. Fill up on smoked-bacon breakfast burgers, spiced-duck tacos or slow-cooked lam…