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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Lorne Surf Shop

Lorne Surf Shop

Lorne

Lorne Surf Shop established in 1973, has served as an icon on the Surf coast as a Gateway to The Great Ocean Road. It remains as one of the original,...

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Torquay Tackle and Sports

Torquay Tackle & Sports

Torquay

Located in Torquay on the Surfcoast, at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay Tackle & Sports is your local provider of fishing tackle,...

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The Room Inside

The Room Inside

Torquay

In the heart of Torquay, by the sea, you'll find The Room Inside, an intimate boutique gift shop with a touch of romance. Owner Kerri Mellross takes...

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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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National Wool Museum

Geelong

From $4.25 - $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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Umhauers Offroad and Camping World

Warrnambool East

Umhauer's has been a name synonymous with quality automotive service for over 80 years. From humble beginnings servicing motor vehicles, Umhauer's...

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Wolf Whistle

Wolf Whistle

Lorne

Wolf Whistle, established in 2009 by Sister's Dimitria and Koni Mammos, is one of the most unique fashion stores on the West coast. Wolf Whistle...

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Strapper Surf

Strapper Surf

Torquay

Strapper Surf Shop is based out of Torquay on the Surf coast in Victoria, Australia with Bells Beach and Winkipop surf breaks just down the road. Its...

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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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Beach Club Torquay

Torquay Beach Club

Torquay

Torquay Beach Club is a Geelong based company with 16 stores around the Victorian coast, from Warrnambool to Sorrento. Beach Club is proud to have...

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