Reasons to visit
Torquay is a beach-front town 22 kilometres south of Geelong. The legendary beaches feature grassed areas and trees as well as excellent surf. Bells Beach - home to the annual Rip Curl Pro Surfing Classic - is just down the road.
Located on the Surf Coast section of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is ideal for touring this iconic 200-kilometre Aussie road, passing through the Otway Ranges and along the Shipwreck Coast. The Great Ocean Road is a gastronomic odyssey too. Markets, road side stalls, fabulous seafood restaurants and foodies trails abound – check out the Otway Harvest Trail and the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail.
Scenic walking tracks are a highlight and take in much of the town's foreshore. For the best views head to Yellow Bluff and Point Danger. Surf City Plaza is the place to go for surf gear and cool clothing and don't miss the Australian National Surfing Museum, the world's largest surfing and beach culture museum.
A local's top tips
Arch Abdelkader, Store Manager, Ryans SUPA IGA Torquay
"We specialise in local produce. We have a lot of tourists come through and they're always looking for something from within the region. We have huge deli and fresh food sections in store.
Some of our popular local producers include Otway Pork, Barwon Valley Smallgoods, Irrewarra Sourdough, Manzanillo Grove olive oil and Scotchmans HIll wines.
We have become known for our gluten-free and organic sections and we are really proud of them. We stock around 1500 gluten-free lines now, including breads, nuts, health bars, flour, sauces, confectionary, pasta, biscuits and even frozen meals.
We also run a community rewards program that benefits local charities."
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