Torquay, Victoria

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Torquay, seen from the Great Ocean Road

Torquay is a township in Victoria, Australia, which faces Bass Strait, 21 km. south of Geelong and is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. It is bordered on the west by Spring Creek and its coastal features include Point Danger and Zeally Bay.

The Torquay area is famous for its surf beaches with Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach located on the town's southern outskirts. Many of the world's most famous surf companies have their home in Torquay, including Rip Curl, Piping Hot and Quiksilver, which make up part of the Surf Coast Plaza, which provides shopping and eating, as well as the Surfworld Museum. It was home to the popular Offshore Festival in the late 1990s.

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