Great Ocean Road Tourist Information

 

Local links and attractions


Links to sites of interest
 Local Events and Attractions
 Things to Do
Wineries
 
Restaurants
Places of interest
Other accommodation Web sites


Links to sites of interest

Anglsea Surf Lifesaving Club [ Click Here ]

City of Greater Geelong [ Click Here ]

Surf Shop Surf and weather report [ Click Here ]

The Great Ocean Road [ Click Here ]

Surf Coast Shire [ Click Here ]

Geelong Information [ Click Here ]

Geelong Advertiser [ Click Here ]

Barwon Water [ Click Here ]

Barwon Health [ Click Here ]

VLine Train and Travel Information [ Click Here ]

Vline Service Announcements [ Click Here ]

West Coast Railway [ Click Here ]

Geelong Football Club [ Click Here ]

Torquay area and other Victorian Country Shops [ Click Here ]

Torquay & Fairhaven, Victoria, Australia Surf Report [ Click Here ]

Wilkins Tourist Maps and helpful local information [ Click Here ]

Parks Victoria [ Click Here ]

Wilman map of Torquay [ Click Here ]


Saltair Spa Retreat Packages Torquay

Saltair Spa Retreat Packages Torquay

From romantic couples weekend retreats to indulgent midweek getaways, there is sure to be a Saltair Spa accommodation package to suit your needs.

With a range of great apartments in Torquay, you can stroll along the beach, enjoy a massage or spa treatment at Saltair Spa, and truly relax. More details on available Spa packages

Baby Equipment Hire available from Little Traveller

Little Traveller hire a range of high quality baby equipment including baby capsules, child seats, prams, strollers, cots, portable cots, bassinets, co-sleepers, high chairs, safety gates, monitors, baby baths, toys and more.

Locally owned and operated, Little Traveller baby hire offer free delivery within the Torquay/ Jan Juc area, and complimentary installation for all hire seats and baby capsules.

Please order direct on 0401 061 617

www.littletraveller.com.au


Local Events and Attractions

The Salomon Trail Run Series

The new Surf Coast Century, a new 100km ultra marathon (Saturday the 22nd September).

Imagine running at the foot of some of Australia's tallest coastal cliffs, while the low tide of the Southern Ocean laps the sand at your feet. Ahead lies a magical 100km trail run journey along Victoria's wild surf coast and exploring its hinterland. This is a unique run with a promise that no two steps will be the same.

Tri X series -Anglesea - Swim 500m, Bike 20km, Run 6km Surf Coast

The tri X series returns to the famous Surf Coast region for the ‘tri X anglesea’ triathlon.

This event is for triathletes, swimmers, mountain bikers, runners, multi-sporters or adventure racers, surf lifesavers and anyone looking for a great fitness challenge.

Danger 1000 Ocean Swim, Torquay

The Danger 1000 Ocean Swim at Torquay Front Beach, has become one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Australia.

The 12th Danger 1000 Ocean Swim will be held at the Torquay Front Beach (Cosy Corner) on Saturday, 16th January 2010. The event is run by the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club at the very calm, protected and picturesque location that the locals fondly refer to as "Cosy Corner." This idyllic setting is protected by Point Danger. The distance of the triangular course is 1000 metres hence the name Danger 1000. In 2010 over 2000 competitors are expected to compete in the event with ages ranging from 12-72.

Contact Surfcoast Holiday Rentals now for accommodation for the12th staging of the event.

Bells Bash Cliff Run/Walk

The Bells Bash is an 8km Fun Run or 4km Run/Walk from Jan Juc Surf Club along the cliff top to Bells Beach and back.

The 7th annual Bells Bash will be run from 5pm on Friday, 15th January 2010. The course takes runners along an undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is regularly used by runners and walkers and overlooks much of the picturesque coast between the two points.

There are 10 categories, Spot Prizes, Trophies and lots, lots more.

Contact Surfcoast Holiday Rentals now for accommodation.

Torquay SLSC TSLSC

Torquay SLSC TSLSC is at forefront of lifesaving service. Torquay beach is one of the busiest beaches in Victoria. Each summer, club members patrol 3,000 hours; perform between 20 and 30 rescues and over 270 preventative actions.

Torquay SLSC is recognised nationally as a premier competition club with many gold medals and numerous finalists at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships over the past 50 years.

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club

The Club is situated on the cliff top over looking the Jan Juc Beach in one direction and the Torquay Golf Course in the other. These facilities are available for hire.

The Club patrols during the summer season every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between the end of November, 2006 and the end of March, 2007. The Club runs a Nipper Program nippers aged 7 – 13 for approximately 4 weeks beginning December, 2006 to January, 2007 from 10am – 12noon. The Club offers many opportunities for competition – surf boats, craft, water and beach – and is home to the 2004 World Champion Women's Boat Crew.

The Anglesea SLSC

 The ASLSC clubhouse overlooks the main Anglesea beach and has one of the most spectacular views along the Great Ocean Road & Surf Coast.

The Anglesea SLSC was formed in 1952 and has established itself as one of the premier clubs in Australia with many awards including winning in both 2007 and 2008, the patrol efficiency award and also having individual members win the Wishart medal, Victorias highest accolade as Lifesaver of the year.

The ASLSC has over 1,600 members, the largest membership base of Victorian clubs and in addition to providing sport and recreation, skill development and offering frontline first aid and emergency services, Anglesea has proven to be an innovative and progressive club with many of it's initiatives being implemented at state and national levels.

Surfing Victoria

Surfing Victoria is recognised by the State Government as the organising body for surfing in Victoria. Surfing Victoria conduct a range of age and discipline events, also, educational programs to coaches, instructors, recreational surfers and competitors.

Click here for surf Victoria Events calandar

Our services are delivered by a network of regional coaches, affiliated clubs and surf schools.

Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Bells Beach has been home to the Rip Curl Pro for 37 years and the event has become a treasured tradition for thousands of surfing fans and holiday-makers alike.

The world’s best male and female surfers hold centre-stage for the entire April 7 to 18 event window – battling each other and Mother Nature in hope of climbing the podium to “ring the Bell”.

The surfers will share the spotlight with a host of Australia's best musicians come Easter Saturday and Sunday, when we fire up the Live Music Stage in the Bells Beach carpark.

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride Event Features Spectacular and challenging course featuring the Great Ocean Road, Otway Ranges and quite back roads of regional Victoria. The si rRefreshments and entertainment on course at Moriac, Deans Marsh, Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay for all participants.

The Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride is a recreational Ride not a race. Participants will not be timed and there will be no prizes for finishing first. We encourage all riders to ride within their ability, be careful at all times on course and enjoy the spectacular scenery and entertainment provided.

Schoolies Down South

Young people are choosing to celebrate the end of school at Lorne and Torquay because of the relaxing environment and low-key atmosphere. This website is intended to provide some information on the local character, expectations and safety information. A group called Schoolies Working Group (SWG) work all year round to ensure that the Surf Coast is as safe as possible.


Things to do along the Great Ocean Rd and the Surf Coast

FISHING TRIPS with Queenscliff Fishing Charters and Scenic Tours

Join us for a fun, personalised and affordable Fishing Charter or Scenic Tour at Queenscliff, inside the safe sheltered waters of Port Phillip Heads.

We specialise in Fishing experiences, targeting a "Quality Catch".

We provide fully equipped Fishing Trip, Rods, Tackle and Bait. Your catch is cleaned, filleted and ready for the frying pan.

We can cater for a group of up to 16 people.

We also offer scenic and sunset tours. 

Why not bring a group and book a chartered Scenic Tour or come alone and make new friends.

Phone 0458 504 058 for bookings.

Go Ride A Wave

Go Ride A Wave are industry leaders in surfing instruction since 1987

Go Ride A Wave provide a diverse range of outdoor recreational activities including surfing, bodyboarding, surf life saving, surf carnivals, surf safety, lifeguarding, sit on top kayaking, climbing, abseiling and corporate and team building activities.

We can get you started and standing up in no time at all, and offer lesson packages to help you progress quickly.

For more information go to our web site or call us on 1300 132 441


Wineries in the area

Here are 6 Wineries with Tourist Attractions.

Barrettes West Wines
Nelson Highway
Portland
PHONE: +61-3-55265251

Kingsley Wines
50 Bancroft Street
Portland
PHONE:+61-3-55231864

Mount Duneed Winery
70 Feehan's Road
Mount Duneed
PHONE: +61-3-52641281

Crawford River Wines
50 Bancroft Street
Condah
PHONE: +61-3-55782267

Longboard Wines
520 Great Ocean Rd
Bellbrae
PHONE: 0417 384272
http://www.bellbraeestate.com.au/

Mt Anakie Winery
Staughton Vale Road,
Anakie
PHONE: +61-3-52841452


Restaurants

Great Ocean Rose  220 Great Ocean Road, Torquay 03-5261 2038
La Porchetta  Shop 18/61 Geelong Road, Torquay 03-5261 9444
Micha's On The Esplanade 23 The Esplanade, Torquay 03-5261 2460
Nocturnal Donkey  Shop 6/15 Bell Street, Torquay 03-5261 9575
Torquay Hotel Motel 36 Bell Street, Torquay 03-5261 2001
Zeally's Restaurant & Bar 35 The Esplanade, Torquay 03-5261 3492

Places of Interest

Surfworld Surfing Museum & Hall of Fame: Beach Rd. Ph: 03 5261 4219

Mary Elliott Potters: 80 Geelong Rd. Ph: 03 5261 3310

Bellbrae Pottery: Moores Rd. Bellbrae. Ph: 03 5261 4466

Angledean Pottery: Moores Rd. Bellbrae. Ph: 03 5261 2054

Bells Beach Tiger Moth Scenic Flights: Blackgate Rd. Ph: 03 5261 5100

Bellbrae Carriage Museum: Brushfields Rd. Bellbrae. Ph: 03 5261 5908

Rambling Rose Nursery: 220 Great Ocean Rd. Ph: 03 5261 2016

Ironbark Basin Reserve walks: Off Point Addis Rd. - Adventure Playground: Picnic Area and Barbecues

Other Accommodation web Site

Ez Holiday Rentals

Welcome to EZ Holiday Rentals, the easiest way to organise your next holiday. With our ever-expanding database of properties and activities to do on your holiday you are bound to find somewhere perfect for your next holiday. No matter what your needs are and what scenery you prefer EZ Holiday Rentals strive to find the best accommodation for you. No ask is to small nor large. So what are you waiting for your next holiday could only be a click away.

New links as of 16 Fev

Danger 1000 Ocean Swim, Torquay

The Danger 1000 Ocean Swim at Torquay Front Beach, has become one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Australia.

The 12th Danger 1000 Ocean Swim will be held at the Torquay Front Beach (Cosy Corner) on Saturday, 16th January 2010. The event is run by the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club at the very calm, protected and picturesque location that the locals fondly refer to as "Cosy Corner." This idyllic setting is protected by Point Danger. The distance of the triangular course is 1000 metres hence the name Danger 1000. In 2010 over 2000 competitors are expected to compete in the event with ages ranging from 12-72.

Contact Surfcoast Holiday Rentals now for accommodation for the12th staging of the event.

Bells Bash Cliff Run/Walk

The Bells Bash is an 8km Fun Run or 4km Run/Walk from Jan Juc Surf Club along the cliff top to Bells Beach and back.

The 7th annual Bells Bash will be run from 5pm on Friday, 15th January 2010. The course takes runners along an undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is regularly used by runners and walkers and overlooks much of the picturesque coast between the two points.

There are 10 categories, Spot Prizes, Trophies and lots, lots more.

Contact Surfcoast Holiday Rentals now for accommodation.

Torquay SLSC TSLSC

Torquay SLSC TSLSC is at forefront of lifesaving service. Torquay beach is one of the busiest beaches in Victoria. Each summer, club members patrol 3,000 hours; perform between 20 and 30 rescues and over 270 preventative actions.

Torquay SLSC is recognised nationally as a premier competition club with many gold medals and numerous finalists at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships over the past 50 years.

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club

The Club is situated on the cliff top over looking the Jan Juc Beach in one direction and the Torquay Golf Course in the other. These facilities are available for hire.

The Club patrols during the summer season every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between the end of November, 2006 and the end of March, 2007. The Club runs a Nipper Program nippers aged 7 – 13 for approximately 4 weeks beginning December, 2006 to January, 2007 from 10am – 12noon. The Club offers many opportunities for competition – surf boats, craft, water and beach – and is home to the 2004 World Champion Women's Boat Crew.

Surfing Victoria

Surfing Victoria is recognised by the State Government as the organising body for surfing in Victoria. Surfing Victoria conduct a range of age and discipline events, also, educational programs to coaches, instructors, recreational surfers and competitors.

Our services are delivered by a network of regional coaches, affiliated clubs and surf schools.

Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Bells Beach has been home to the Rip Curl Pro for 37 years and the event has become a treasured tradition for thousands of surfing fans and holiday-makers alike.

The world’s best male and female surfers hold centre-stage for the entire April 7 to 18 event window – battling each other and Mother Nature in hope of climbing the podium to “ring the Bell”.

The surfers will share the spotlight with a host of Australia's best musicians come Easter Saturday and Sunday, when we fire up the Live Music Stage in the Bells Beach carpark.

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride Event Features Spectacular and challenging course featuring the Great Ocean Road, Otway Ranges and quite back roads of regional Victoria. The si rRefreshments and entertainment on course at Moriac, Deans Marsh, Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay for all participants.

The Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride is a recreational Ride not a race. Participants will not be timed and there will be no prizes for finishing first. We encourage all riders to ride within their ability, be careful at all times on course and enjoy the spectacular scenery and entertainment provided.

Schoolies Down South

Young people are choosing to celebrate the end of school at Lorne and Torquay because of the relaxing environment and low-key atmosphere. This website is intended to provide some information on the local character, expectations and safety information. A group called Schoolies Working Group (SWG) work all year round to ensure that the Surf Coast is as safe as possible.


 

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