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Driving The Great Ocean Road - Torquay • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog
Torquay was our first stop along the Great Ocean Road but also our last as we loved it so much, we had to stop again on the way back! Home to the world-famous Bells Beach, Torquay is Victoria’s surfing capital and the birthplace of the Rip Curl and Quicksilver brands. During Easter, you’ll find the world’s best surfers competing in the mighty Rip Curl Pro Surfing Classic – an annual event which attracts surfers from all over the world. Aside from its beautiful beach, Torquay is tiny, so there isn’t really much else there! However small, this sleepy seaside village has oodles of charm and its laid-back lifestyle won us over. We thoroughly enjoyed our days here spent surfing, walking along the beach, visiting the local market, having fish and chips for dinner and eating (too much) frozen yoghurt! There are a few different surf shops in Torquay – if you want to do a lesson, it’s worth trying to book something before you arrive. We (stupidly) tried to rock up for a lesson in the morning, but the group had just left so we were too late. The guy in the shop was lovely – Gary explained I’d never surfed before and I was given a complimentary …