Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Torquay

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Torquay

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Torquay

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What travellers are saying

  • mary O
    4 contributions
    Never heard of The Great Ocean Road before but because of Camille with Go West Tours, so many memories from our day exploring the Surf Coast, the Green Coast, and the Shipwreck Coast! Such a rich history in this part of Australia. Thank you Camille for a wonderful day…this trip is a must for those visiting Melbourne who want to get out of the city!
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • Tom B
    Melbourne, Australia1,581 contributions
    The waves were breaking at Winkipop not Bells but still worth a visit. No flags or surf patrol so we headed back to Jan Juc for a swim
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    Even if you aren't a 'waxhead' you'll probably get something out of this given the prevalence of surfing in Australian culture and if you are a waxhead then you'll really enjoy it. There are displays talking about the birth of surfing in Australia and there are old boards, new boards, information about construction techniques, old books about surfing and videos about the subject.

    It's cheap enough and well laid out enough that even if you don't know your tow rope from your leg rope you won't have wasted your time.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Bec
    Brisbane, Australia1,100 contributions
    Went in to get some information and they ladies there were extremely helpful and had some great local advice. They also have some great souvenirs to purchase as well.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Jude
    Torquay, Australia598 contributions
    This beach is most lovely to stroll along, clean, long, good surf and incredibly dog friendly! But if you are a little nervous of nudity on the beach this is not the place for you. It is one of the nudist beaches in the region so consider that before going there. But highly recommended, not crowded and very peaceful. Remote from the township of Torquay so no shops or facilities apart from a basic toilet block at the car parking area. Access to the beach over soft sandy paths meandering through the sand dunes.
    Written 8 April 2019
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC5,934 contributions
    This was our first stop as part of our Great Ocean Rd tour from Melbourne. We had about 20 minutes to explore the beach on a rainy morning, but it looked nice. Worth the stop
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • AraleMelbourne
    Melbourne, Australia401 contributions
    Walking leisurely along the beach and coming across this playground was a highlight for the kids. It also broke up their walk along the coast which was nice. There is toilet facilities as well as a drink fountain to fill up your bottles. We spent close to an hour here before continuing with our walk.
    Written 10 July 2021
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  • Simon B
    City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,776 contributions
    Fisho’s is the local go-to for a long walk on firm sand, without or with a dog. Also good for young families as sheltered bay offers gentle water for safe and shallow play.
    Written 22 May 2019
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  • Veronika C
    4 contributions
    Highly recommendable!
    Professional staff for excellent surf coaching with very good boards.
    Would definitely come back - Thank you!
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • Dennis F
    2 contributions
    Absolutely brilliant instructors, they have the patience of a saint and ensure everyone has a great time! Good quality gear supplied and cater to the different ability levels of all people in the groups! Can’t recommend enough will definitely be back for another lesson!
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Climber01750961330
    1 contribution
    Loved it so much and it was a special feeling to start the year with something new and as great as the experience of paragliding on the Great Ocean!
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Emma
    Bonn, Germany1 contribution
    It was absolutely amazing!
    I booked the one day surfing tour and got way more than I expected.
    At first I was a bit afraid of the waves and riptides but as soon as I got into the water and got wet I realized that as long as Olli is with me, there is nothing to be afraid of.
    Ollis enthusiasm for riding even bigger and harder waves soon infected me too. The way he helped me getting into every position made me feel so good.
    He taught me how to ride them right and I tried my best to follow his instructions and do as Olli wanted me to do.
    He really taught me a lesson (my bruised knees and sore muscles the day after speak for themselves!) and I could never thank him enough for that day.
    It was/he was truly amazing and I‘m really looking forward to when we meet again.
    Written 15 January 2020
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