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Home to world famous Bells Beach and the birth place of iconic surf brands, Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia. Located 95 kilometres South West of Melbourne, it is the official start of the Great Ocean Road. Whether you need a relaxing escape by the ocean or adrenaline pumping adventure is your thing, you can do it in Torquay. Board shorts aren't just the dress code in Torquay, they were invented here.The Torquay Visitor Information Centre has a fantastic range of fact sheets, maps and brochures available to help you experience the town, the Great Ocean Road and the rest of the Surf Coast. Drop in or call for more information on the region and help with planning your holiday. There is also a gift shop featuring a wide range of souvenirs and surf memorabilia.