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Mild ocean breezes, sandy beaches and swaying Torbay Palms give the small English town of Torquay a distinctively Mediterranean feel.

Mild ocean breezes, sandy beaches and swaying Torbay Palms give the small English town of Torquay a distinctively Mediterranean feel. More than just a beach spot, Torquay boasts an enormous coastal aviary and the famous Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves. 

Population: 65.388

Agatha Christie spent most of her life here, and the city is now home to multiple film companies. With such a rich literary history, Torquay may be the perfect place to finish writing that novel or screenplay, or just to relax with a good mystery.

The main commercial centre of Torquay extends along Pearl Street and the length of Gilbert Street which joins the coastal boulevard of The Esplanade. More shops, cafes, restaurants and the town's hotel can be found on Bell Street, across the road from the large camping and caravan ground which fronts the coast near Point Danger.


The climate is temperate and warm in Torquay. There rainfall throughout the year in Torquay. Even the driest month still has a lot of rain. The climate classification Köppen-Geiger is Cfb. The average annual temperature in Torquay is 9.8 ° C. There are about 881 mm rainfall.


Public transport services are provided by the State Government through Public Transport Victoria (PTV). 

Bus: McHarry’s Buslines operates public transport bus services between Geelong and the Torquay/Jan Juc area, including connecting services to Marshall Train Station for people commuting to Melbourne. McHarry’s also operates the V/Line bus service along the Great Ocean Road, between Geelong and Apollo Bay. For detailed information on tickets, fares, timetables, routes, stop locations and more, visit McHarry’s or V/Line.

The summer seasonal bus services between Colac and Lorne (via Birregurra and Deans Marsh), and Colac and Apollo Bay are now permanent seasonal summer services operating in December and January each year.  

Train: The Warnambool to Geelong train line runs through parts of the Surf Coast Shire servicing the town of Winchelsea.

Taxi Services in the Surf Coast: There are 11 taxis specifically servicing the Surf Coast Shire area; four of which are wheelchair accessible. Taxis are licensed to work in specific areas, so it is best to contact the company that operates in your area. 


There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure.

Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across Torbay, out over the English Channel , along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth , Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth , all of which are only a few miles distant.

Torquay is a place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery, in Torquay parks and gardens to enjoy the experience of a Torquay holiday in a classical English seaside resort, at all times of the year.

There is an abundance of pavement cafes, Torquay pubs, Torquay restaurants and nightlife in Torquay, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest. 


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