Find the best place to stay — Torquay

Where to stay around Torquay?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,036 holiday lettings near Torquay. From 780 houses to 120 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Torquay is on HomeAway.

Can I rent houses in Torquay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 780 houses in Torquay. Our other popular types of Torquay holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 120 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including condos and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Torquay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 107 holiday homes with pool available in Torquay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday villa in Torquay, Australia your home away from home

    Torquay is a coastal town in Victoria, towards the eastern end of the famous Great Ocean Road. Many people head for Torquay holiday villas for the surfing – it’s one of the best-known surfing spots in the country.

    Things to do in Torquay, Australia

    Torquay self-catering accommodation is set in a town synonymous with the sport of surfing, Such is its importance that a number of the world’s most renowned surf brands are headquartered right here, among the Quiksilver and Rip Curl. The Surf Coast Plaza is a shopping and entertainment destination boasting numerous stores, an even a museum devoted to the history and culture of surfing – Surfworld Museum.

    Key surf beaches found within easy reach of Torquay holiday accommodation are Bells Beach and Jan Juc. The former is considered one of the top beaches for the sport in the world. It’s home to the Rip Curl Pro Surf & Music Festival, which dates back to 1961, making it the longest-running event of its kind in the world. Jan Juc is also a popular spot for surfing, and is in a scenic location, backed by cliffs, separated in the middle by a creek.

    If you’re a golfer visiting a holiday villa in Torquay, you’ll find Peppers the Sands Resort a short drive away. It’s home to a championship, 18-hole course, complemented by practice greens and a driving range. The countryside inland from Torquay is beautiful, and covered in parts by vineyards. There are a number of wineries minutes by car, including Pettavel, Bellbrae, Wolseley and Brown Magpie, each offering a slightly different experience, and usually accompanied by excellent restaurants.

    Places to visit on holiday in Torquay, Australia

    The city of Melbourne is just over an hour from Torquay self-catering villas, and offers a wealth of culture, history and shopping. In the Southside area you’ll find cultural attractions like the Victorian Arts Centre, while the Melbourne Museum in Carlton outlines the history and evolution of the city. Alternatively you could see more of the scenic Great Ocean Road, which heads west towards South Australia.

    Weather in Torquay, Australia

    Torquay holiday rentals are set in a region that gets a moderate climate, known for its relative changeability. There are warm summers, when temperatures usually reach the low-30s in January and February. The period from May to October is usually mild, with some moderately warm days at this time of year. There’s a risk of rain at any time of year.

    Cheap flights to Torquay, Australia

    Torquay self-catering holiday villas are found on the coast just over an hour to the south of Melbourne Airport (MEL), which can be reached from the UK by flying with Qantas from London-Heathrow (LHR).

    Attractions in and around Torquay

    Looking for things to do while you're in Torquay? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can spend an enlightening afternoon at Surf World Museum, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre or Geelong Performing Arts Center. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Bell's Beach and Anglesea Surf Beach, and green spaces such as Coogoorah Park and Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Simonds Stadium or Kardinia Park. Activities around the area include Torquay Golf Club, Thirteenth Beach Golf Links and Anglesea Golf Club. Why not also add Torquay Central Farmers Market, Bellbrae Estate Winery or Point Addis Marine National Park to your agenda?