Welcome to Torquay

Top experiences in Torquay

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

Image for

Torquay activities

$99.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Your day begins with an early morning departure from your centrally located Melbourne or St Kilda hotel. Travel over the Westgate Bridge on your way to the Great Ocean Road. The drive in the morning is slightly longer than other tours as you are starting at the end of the road and traveling back to the start to escape the crowds! The first stop on the Great Ocean Road will be in the country town of Colac for morning tea before heading to the Shipwreck Coast. Here you’ll find the major attractions of Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge and of course, the 12 Apostles. Not only will there be less people at these stops but the sunlight is better for viewing and photos. Enjoy a fresh sandwich lunch at one of these spectacularly breathtaking spots. Start the drive backwards along the Great Ocean Road as the road begins to run away from the coast line through the Otway ranges. It is time to stretch your legs on a wonderful guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world. After a short drive the road and ocean meet again in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. From here the road twists along the coast offering spectacular ocean, beach and cliff views. Along this beautiful section of the Great Ocean Road you’ll stop on a location where your guide will help you spot wild koalas amongst the eucalyptus trees. Continuing the journey and passing through small sea side towns, make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as The Great Ocean Road sign, commemorating the workers that built the road. From here head to start of the road (or end of the road on this reverse tour) through the town of Torquay and make a quick dinner stop along the way (own expense).

$99.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles Sunset Day Tour from Melbourne

Start your day by traveling through Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, before heading south to the coastal town of Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road.Enjoy the breathtaking coastal views as you drive through the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and visit the Narana Cultural Centre. Enjoy a Didgeridoo performance and a walk through the native garden spotting emus and kangaroos and a cafe lunch. Wind along the coastal road stopping at scenic spots along the Surf Coast and Otway national park including Memorial Arch.Next walk through the Otway Ranges and see Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps on the western end of the Great Ocean Road before arriving at the world famous limestone rock stacks, the Twelve Apostles. Naturally formed by erosion, these limestone formations were originally caves and arches that collapsed due to the harsh weather conditions into the clear blue waters of Port Campbell National Park. Before returning to Melbourne, take in the gorgeous sunset over the spectacular coastline, which will no doubt be one of the many highlights of your day!

$92.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Sunset Great Ocean Road Experience from Melbourne

If you are a person that does not appreciate getting up at the crack of dawn to head out on tour or are looking for the best photo opportunity along the Great Ocean Road, then why not leave after the crowds and travel the Great Ocean Road on this Sunset Experience, leaving from Melbourne at approximately 11:00am and returning around midnight. This tour includes all the major highlights as a normal day tour except leaves the city a few hours later, heading out over the Westgate Bridge towards Geelong . First stop will give you the opportunity to stretch your legs, walk the beach and check out the spectacular coastal views before stopping for a photo opportunity at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. Visiting the brand new and stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where you enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples. Drive through the popular seaside townships of Torquay, Anglesea, Wye River, Lorne, stopping along the way to go Koala spotting in the wild. Explore the Otway Rainforest admiring some of the tallest trees in the world whilst you cool off hidden from the harsh Australian sun. Learn of tragic tails of the Shipwreck Coast and take a dip in the cool waters of Loch Ard Gorge. Arriving at the 12 Apostles just in time to make your way down to the boardwalk to watch the sunset upon the limestone rock formations.  To see the sky light up with an a-ray of glorious colors, but make sure you have your camera at the ready to capture that picture perfect postcard shot. Before heading back to Melbourne in the dark.

$179.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Great Ocean Road Tour

Day 1: Depart MelbourneMeet your guide at St Paul's Cathedral at 615am for a 6:30am departure, leaving Melbourne early to avoid the traffic and crowds. The Great Ocean Road is divided into three stages. On the first day, you will cover stage one, the Surf Coast. The first stop for morning tea on the Torquay foreshore. After Torquay travel thorough Bells Beach to see kangaroos and enjoy some amazing ocean views and more surfers. We then travel Anglesea stopping at the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, before heading to view the Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. After the lighthouse it is your first chance to take a walk along the magnificent Fairhaven Beach situated at the Memorial Arch for some great photo opportunities. Then it is time for a walk down to the Erksine Falls, the largest falls in the region. After visiting the falls you'll head into Lorne for a lunch break. Browse in the local shops, take a walk on the beach and if the weather is good, there is time for a swim in the ocean. After lunch (at own expense) take a walk to the second waterfall for the day. You'll then travel along the winding road, rounding right next to the ocean stopping at various ocean lookouts, before heading to Kennett River to look for wild koala and parrots. Continue to Apollo Bay, stopping at Mariner’s Lookout, before being dropped off for your overnight accommodation (at own expense). Day 2: Apollo Bay to MelbourneWe departing Apollo Bay at 7.am. Today you will travel through stage 2 of the Great Ocean Road, Otway Forrest and stage 3, shipwreck coast. On the first stop of the day is a walk through the rainforest, to view some giant trees and wonderful ferns. After stopping at an ocean lookout head up to Lavers Hill for morning tea. It is then time to farewell the forest and continue towards the shipwreck coast to view the famous 12 Apostles. Visit Gibson steps, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback and Island Archway. At the 12 Apostles for an extra fee you can experience a discounted helicopter flight. It is then time for lunch (at own expense) at the local village, Port Campbell. After lunch continue along the Great Ocean Road stopping at all six remaining lookout points, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Peterborough, Bay of Martyrs, and Bay of Island. Finally it is time to head back to Melbourne. Travel north through Timboon and dairy farm country and join the Princess Highway just before Colac. We travel along the Princess Highway, arriving back in Melbourne at approximately 6.pm.It is recommended that you come prepared with the following: Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen Rain jacket (just in case) Warm clothes (just in case) Bathers and Towel Comfortable walking shoes Camera (spare battery and memory card - you will need it)

$622.49 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne Including Memorial Arch, Twelve Apostles, and Loch Ard Gorge

Day 1: Melbourne – Beacon Point (D)After departing Melbourne in the morning, begin your 2-day tour with the drive through the vast volcanic plains on the way to Geelong, where you can stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. Continue to Torquay, where your journey along the Great Ocean Road starts; you'll stop at various places along the coast including Bells Beach. Travel along a particularly scenic section of the road, and visit sites such as the Memorial Arch, where you'll hear the story of this incredible road.After lunch in Lorne (own expense), continue along the road, stopping at scenic spots including Kennett River, where you can look for koalas and colorful native birds in the wild. Traveling through Apollo Bay, head into Great Otway National Park for a 0.6-mile (1-km) guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see some of the world’s tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns, and interesting features such as ‘yabbie chimneys.’ Your accommodation for the night is a private, self-contained villa at Beacon Point, set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean. Enjoy a couple of hours to relax before your 2-course dinner at Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant, the only local restaurant to be awarded a Chef's Hat; it boasts an extensive menu that utilizes local produce in modern, Greek-Australian cuisine.Overnight: Beacon Point Ocean View VillasDay 2: Beacon Point – Melbourne (B)Your second day starts with breakfast at Bay Leaf Cafe, a local favorite. Then travel through the Otway ranges and on to the Shipwreck Coast, where you'll stop at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire River valley. Next up is the Twelve Apostles, where you'll arrive as the limestome rock formations are lit up by the morning sun, offering less crowds and great photo ops. After hearing about the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock, you can explore the boardwalks or even take a helicopter flight along the coastline, if you wish (own expense). Then visit Loch Ard Gorge, the site of a famous 19th-century Australian shipwreck. Listen to the entire story, from the calm voyage to the tragic wreck to the survivors and their ultimate fate. While hearing the tale, you can see and hold some original artifacts, photos, and documents from the Loch Ard.Port Campbell is your lunch stop for today (own expense); the fishing village of just 350 is set in a natural port and is home to cafes and restaurants for food and views. After lunch, travel to a lesser-known but highly impressive area of the Great Ocean Road, west of Port Campbell. This section takes in London Bridge, Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, and Boat Bay before you start the return journey to Melbourne, driving inland and traveling through open farmland. Your tour ends when you arrive back in the city for drop-off.

$570.92 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road Trike Tour for Two from Melbourne

Exploring the scenic beauty of Victoria's Great Ocean Road is definitely the road trip. Your local operator wants you to experience the rush, but not rush the experience so they've decided that a little bit longer for this tour is essential to allow you time to experience, and not just view, the sights. You'll quickly discover why this region is Victoria's holiday destination of choice.Take in the sights from your luxury Boom trike on the winding cliff tops as you travel the great road or there's time to wander down to some of the beaches. Start at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road at Torquay and visit various locations including Winki Pop and Bell's Beach before proceeding to Anglesea, Airey's Inlet, Fairhaven, Lorne and Apollo Bay where you take a break before returning. You visit numerous lookouts and other locations - such as Erskine Falls - for a diverse day and your local provider works with you in determining how much time you spend in various idyllic locations. It's all about the ride and the road on this trip with stops along the way to take in the breathtaking views.