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Torquay

Torquay is my town......... it is at the beginning of the great ocean road famous for its winding coastal views, 12 apostles and bells beach. The weather here is pretty mild can be as low as10/12 degrees in winter and 40 degrees celsius in summer. There is probably 5 months of the year where the ocean/sun is warm enough to swim without a wet suit, the water is not very warm in the southern ocean 12- 20 degrees. Torquay has plenty of surf factory shops for those who like shopping and some good restaurants/cafes.
The nightlife here is OK year round (weekends) and peaks in summer especially over christmas. The local pubs are the main places, for those here in winter nearby Geelong( regional city) may have better prospects.
Plenty of places to stay here including 3 caravan parks, a backpackers, numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts. Torquay is a town that caters for so many interests.... too many to name.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:good coast, surf shops, summer
  • Cons:hate to winge but- holiday traffic, windy, summer 'coastal tax' on beer, petrol basically everything....
  • In a nutshell:this aint Torquay, England mate
  • Intro Updated Feb 12, 2006
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  • MikeStarr5's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2007 at 7:20 AM

    Happy Birthday from Mike and Shelley in sunny "Barking Town" - I did not know there was a Torquay in Aus - but there again I did not know there was a Barking in America til I joined VT

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 12:25 AM

    Cape Otway is definitely off that beaten path!

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2005 at 5:22 PM

    Ebon, Stunning shot of rare mild surf conditions, could pass for Malibu and their surf on a typical summer day. I see the Aussies are out in it, anyway. Nice tip. too! Doug (^_^)

  • cassiejoy42's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2005 at 5:05 PM

    Ebon where are all your great pages - I keep checking - Nice photos already - Cassie

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 12:20 AM

    G'day, mate! Looks & sounds very attracting, Ebon!

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