Gourmet Shopping, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
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Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Much of the shopping focus along the coast revolves around the beach and board culture and there's no better place to experience this than in Torquay. At Surf City Plaza on the Surfcoast Highway, the top surf brands dominate. Check out the latest from the likes of Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Strapper, Gash and Rojo. And around the corner you can bag yourself a bargain from the Baines Court surf seconds outlets. Rip Curl and Quiksilver in fact had their genesis in Torquay, growing from backyard cottage industries to worldwide corporations.

Surf label revolution
Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer began making surfboards in 1969. They came up with the name Rip Curl (rip the curl) and proceeded to expand their business from surfboards to wetsuits. Today Rip Curl has become Australia's largest surf goods maker with licensees in the USA, France, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

Quiksilver began in the late 60s with Alan Green and John Law chasing their dream 'to live and work in Torquay and go surfing'. They started a small operation making good quality boardshorts designed for surfing. Quiksilver now creates quality surf, snow and street wear throughout Europe, Brazil, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia and Australia.

Village shopping
Many of the coastal villages, such as Queenscliff, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy, offer an array of specialty souvenir shops, boutiques, and galleries. Take time out to browse some of the unique gifts on offer, discover the work of local crafts people or buy some fresh gourmet delights. Stock up on all your major essentials in Warrnambool which has many of the larger retailers as well as quaint arts and craft stores and bookshops.

Produce markets
Spend the morning at one of the many quality weekend markets in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula including the Geelong Farmers Market offering the very best in local produce and the renowned Queenscliff Market with over 100 stalls selling high quality handcrafts and home baking. Apollo Bay also has a foreshore market every Saturday of the month plus you'll find many of the local growers selling their wares in streetside stalls or direct from the farm.

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Redox Jewellery Studio cabinets

Redox Jewellery Studio

Geelong

Redox Jewellery Studio is a contemporary jewellery and object gallery that features uniquely designed handcrafted pieces by talented Australian...

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Quiksilver and Roxy

Quiksilver & Roxy Shoes

Torquay

In 1969, two Torquay locals, Alan Green and John Law, turned to making boardshorts in their home garage based on what they saw as a market...

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Loom demonstrations held daily

National Wool Museum

Geelong

From $4 - $25

The National Wool Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1872 bluestone wool store close to the vibrant new Waterfront Geelong. The Museum is...

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Flying Fishes

Flying Fishes

Lorne

Flying Fishes is the perfect place to spoil yourself and others. Australian designed ceramics, jewellery,clothing and glass complimented by French...

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GAZ MAN

GAZ MAN

Lorne

GAZ MAN is one of Australia's leading menswear retailers with 45 stores around Australia. In addition to our retail stores, we are strongly...

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Surf Wall Hanging

Eponia Gifts

Torquay

Eponia Gifts specialises in animal themed and nature inspired gifts and homewares. Wildlife, pets, and environmental products, are all part of the...

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Antique furniture

Ashby House Interiors

Queenscliff

Ashby House Interiors prides itself in selling genuine pieces and can guarantee authenticity because all of the stock is personally selected. The...

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Blackwood Furniture

Carl Karacsay Furniture

Colac

George, a master craftsman from Austria, instilled solid values in his sons. If it's not the absolute best you can do, then it's not good enough!...

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Great Escape Books

Great Escape Books

Aireys Inlet

Great Escape Books' vision is to create a destination in Aireys that customers would love to come to. With this in mind all sections are now...

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Moorabool Ridge

Moorabool Ridge

Lethbridge

Deep in the Valley perched on the edge of the Moorabool River is a shepherd's cottage built in 1856. This historic building is now home to Moorabool...

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