Exploring Torquay: The Ultimate Airbnb Holiday Adventure

If you’re a couple or a family seeking a charming coastal retreat, look no further than Torquay, a picturesque town nestled along the stunning beaches of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant surf culture, and inviting atmosphere, Torquay is a prime destination for travellers seeking a memorable escape.  For those residents in Melbourne, Torquay is only 100kms away (approximately 1.5 hours) along a good road. So it’s easy to get to, after a long day of work.

And what better way to immerse yourself in the local charm than by staying in a cozy Airbnb rental? In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey through Torquay and explore the best Airbnb options to consider for an unforgettable holiday along some of the best beaches on the Great Ocean Road.

Torquay Holiday Accommodation Rentals - Airbnbs allow you flexibility and privacy - many are within walking distances of beautiful beaches

Torquay offers a huge choice regarding holiday accommodation.  Many are within easy reach of beautiful beaches just like this one.  

Torquay: Where Coastal Beauty Meets Adventure

Torquay is a true gem located on the south-eastern coast of Australia, about 100 kilometers southwest of Melbourne.  It is also the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. This charming town is celebrated for its pristine beaches, rugged sandstone cliffs, and diverse marine life. Whether you’re a water sports enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply in need of relaxation, Torquay offers something for everyone.

A Surfer’s Paradise

For those who love riding the waves or simply observing the surf culture, Torquay is a haven. The town is considered the birthplace of Australian surfing. Imagine waking up in your holiday accommodation in Torquay, just a stone’s throw away from the waves, with the gentle sound of the ocean serving as your morning alarm.

For those who love the fast competitive action of surfing competitions, Torquay is not far from the world-famous Bells Beach, which attracts surfers from around the globe. Most notable is the Easter weekend Rip Curl Pro Surfing Championship, where you can get great views from the tops of the cliffs of some of the best surfing in the world.  For details on this championship and others along the Surf Coast, visit our Events page. 

Exploring Torquay’s Natural Wonders

Beyond the waves, Torquay boasts an array of natural wonders waiting to be explored. The Great Ocean Road itself is a scenic marvel, offering breathtaking views of the rugged coastline and stunning rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles. Embark on coastal hikes, explore hidden coves, or take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Southern Ocean. There are a number of well known Victorian National Parks that will offer you an extra-ordinary experience.  And after a day of adventure, you can unwind in the comfort of your chosen Airbnb holiday accommodation in Torquay.

Teddy's Lookout - Otways National Park - visiting the Surf Coast - beautiful lookout on day trips from Torquay - book your airbnb holiday accommodation

Teddy’s Lookout – a short bush walk for a day trip between Torquay and Lorne

The Great Ocean Walk starts nearby and this is one of the most well known coastal walks in Victoria. You can take it in small parts as day trips from your Torquay Airbnb. Or you may prefer to walk the entire distance staying in different accommodation along the Surf Coast as you go. 

Airbnb in Torquay : Your Home away from Home

When it comes to holiday accommodation, Torquay offers a plethora of options through Airbnb, ensuring that every traveller’s needs are met. From peaceful, quaint beachfront cottages to modern apartments with panoramic views, you’ll find the perfect home away from home.

For those who love to run, Parkrun is on every Saturday, and starts on Fisherman’s Beach.  There’s a great crowd of both residents and visitors, and it’s very inclusive. 

Beachfront Bliss

Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of waves and stepping outside to witness the sunrise over the ocean. Beachfront Airbnb holiday rentals in Torquay provide just that. With direct access to the sand and sea, you’ll have the beach as your backyard. These properties often come equipped with outdoor spaces where you can relax, barbecue, and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Charming Retreats

If you prefer a more secluded experience, consider booking a charming Airbnb cottage nestled in Torquay’s lush surroundings. These cottages offer a perfect blend of comfort and tranquility, making them ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families wanting a serene holiday. Enjoy winter evenings by the fireplace, strolls through beautifully landscaped gardens, and the joy of disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A little further away from Torquay,  you’ll find the Otways.  Lots of bush with a spectacular coastline, makes this are perfect for walking in rainforests or along coastal tracks with ocean vistas.  Waterfalls are in abundance too.  There are many options for holiday accommodation here to choose from; whether it be a short term holiday house rental, camping, luxury beachfront villa or a hotel.  

Modern Comforts in your Torquay Airbnb

For travellers who seek modern comforts and conveniences, Torquay’s Airbnb listings include contemporary apartments and villas. These accommodations often feature stylish interiors, fully equipped kitchens, and amenities like swimming pools, gyms, golf courses and entertainment systems. After a day of exploring, you can retreat to your modern haven and unwind in style.  Beautiful linen, free wifi, washing machine, parking on-site and commonly used essentials in the pantry, can often make all the difference to your stay. 

Flexibility and Privacy

Airbnb accommodation can offer a lot of flexibility and privacy – you can often invite additional guests for a night or have a small contained gathering.  I find that as long as I’m open and transparent regarding any celebration details with a host, they almost always try and help as much as they can. It basically comes down to respecting their place as though it is your own. 

Other aspects of privacy include having access to the accommodation all to yourself and your family.  The freedom to just relax and chill out, definitely provides a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. 

Exploring Torquay’s Culinary Scene

No holiday is complete without indulging in delicious cuisine, and Torquay won’t disappoint. The town offers a diverse range of dining options, from feasts at waterfront restaurants to a diverse range of local cafes serving up artisanal coffees and homemade treats. And if you’ve opted for an Airbnb with a kitchen, you can also explore the local Torquay Market held every Saturday morning and whip up your own culinary creations using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

I suggest you ask your hosts about their recommendations on eating out.  Many times, we’ve really scored and visited a smaller venue with outstanding food options.  Places like this remain a talking point in our family years after having been there. 

Making Memories in Torquay

Torquay is more than just a destination; it’s an experience that promises memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a beach lover, a thrill-seeker, or simply someone who craves relaxation, this coastal paradise has something special to offer. By choosing an Airbnb rental, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, explore the environment via day trips and create a truly personalized holiday.

Why not choose your next holiday in Torquay ? The beaches are beautiful and you can relax in a beautiful airbnb within walking distance from the surf beach

Torquay Surf Beach

Booking your Torquay Airbnb Adventure

As you plan your Torquay getaway, consider the aspects that matter most to you—whether it’s waking up to the sound of waves crashing, unwinding in a private cottage, or enjoying modern comforts in a stylish apartment. With Airbnb’s wide range of options in Torquay, you’re sure to find the perfect coastal accommodation that complements your holiday dreams. I always read reviews of each accommodation property, as they are a great source of information.  Don’t obsess over a few negative ones, but rather look at the overall summary of reviews and if it’s positive, book it. 

In conclusion, Torquay is a destination that beckons to be explored. From its stunning natural beauty to its vibrant surf culture and diverse dining scene, it’s a place where adventure meets relaxation. And with Airbnb rentals that cater to all preferences, your stay in Torquay is bound to be an unforgettable journey filled with cherished memories. Remember though, that it is a popular spot being so close to Melbourne.  Book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Then all that’s left is to pack your bags, embrace the coastal breeze, and get ready to embark on an Airbnb holiday experience like no other.

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