Located just 100 kilometres south of Melbourne, Torquay, offers a seaside Schoolies escape like nowhere else. The birthplace of Australia’s surf scene, celebrations here meld the energetic crowd from the nation’s cultural capital with the quintessential, laid-back beach vibe, creating an end of school adieu that you will never forget.
With a chill, surfer scene that can be felt as much on the streets as the sand, Torquay makes it impossible not to relax. A true celebration of the sea, you can spend your days exploring the epic beaches and surf breaks this stunning town is famous for, dive in and put your own surf skills to test, or embark on one of the magical coastal walks and watch the pros do their thing from one of the many epic lookouts instead. While you’re here, do not miss the chance to check out the unmissable Surf World Museum for an interesting insight into how surfing came to be the dominant way of life that it is for many Australians today.
More than just paradise for anyone who owns a board, Torquay also offers everything else you would expect from a town accustomed to entertaining tourists from around the world. When you aren’t out making the most of the magical surf and surrounds, delve into the local culinary scene and experience the best of the ocean from the kitchen instead. Experience sensational, locally sourced fare from one of the many lavish restaurants, or hit the local markets and get it street style along with a lineup of fresh local produce and handmade crafts. While you’re in the neighbourhood, don’t miss the opportunity to check out some of the many microbreweries that are well-known throughout this region also.
Finally, no mention of Torquay would be quite complete without the recommendation of an adventure down the Great Ocean Road. An absolute must-see, this jaw-dropping drive traverses landscapes alive with mystical waterfalls, chaotic coastline and captivating wildlife on its way to the show-stopping 12 Apostles. Rated as one of the best drives in the world, this is something you do not want to miss.
With so much on offer in such a convenient location, the Torquay Schoolies scene is promised not to disappoint. Book your part in the party with Sure Thing today.