Things to do in the Surf Coast Victoria


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For the past 5 years Maxted has been situated on the Surf Coast of Victoria, in Torquay. Famous for Surfing, and the Bells Pro surf comp held here every year, this coastal area, provides an idyllic lifestyle.
As an ode to one of our favourite places in the world, and somewhere we have been lucky enough to call home, we wanted to create a list of the top 10 things we love about Torquay and the surrounding area for you.
Sit back with a cup of tea, and note down some of these for your bucket list.

1. A Walk at Point Addis

Recently, we purchased a piece of art by @byahki_illustration. It features a landscape of Point Addis, a place that holds a special place in our hearts. It's situated between the rugged coastlines of Torquay and Anglesea it has wide sandy beaches backed by crumbling limestone cliffs, with extensive intertidal rocky platforms along the headlands.  
Walk along these craggy cliffs. Feel the wind whipping your face and breathe in the sea, and you'll agreethis is one of the most beautiful spots along the Surf Coast. 
A piece of art featuring Point Addis

2. Cocktails at The Kynn

Hang out at The Kynn. This restaurant and bar, looks over the esplanade in Torquay and it's one of our frequent haunts. We love the cocktail list especially the Spicy 🌶️ Margs 📸 @ladydrewniak

3. Bells Beach

Walking to Bells Beach from Torquay you can cruise the coastline for 3.4Kms, or Jan Juc. September is an ideal time of year for this activity, when you might be lucky enough to spot some Whales and Dolphins.

4. Fish and Chips - At Fishos

On a warm summer evening, there truly is nothing better than eating traditional fish and chips. Fishos is another hit along the Esplanade, and it's a popular spot to enjoy some laidback seafood. We also recommend their tacos and octopus.

5. Torquay Park 🏃‍♀️ Run.

Start the weekend right with a 5km run from Salty Dogs to Whites Beach and back. Put on your favourite runners, dust off that sports bra and get out there. You'll enjoy some spectacular scenery on the way, and can work up the appetite for that much-deserved Fishos visit.  

Torquay run

6. Delicious Veggies 

One of our favourite things to do while living on the Surf Coast has been to visit @Kinsfolk_Farm Folk at Torquay Farmers Market.

We love the Cauliflower, Zucchini’s and Basil (you can really taste the difference). But our favourite has to be the lettuce, you can’t find a better lettuce. 

7. Torquay Farmers Market

The Torquay Farmers Market is every Saturday morning 8:30-1pm. It celebrates fresh local foods and artisan produce. Pastries from @woodendbakery will keep you coming back week after week.


8. Mortadeli

Mortadeli is a Mediterranean restaurant right in the heart of Torquay. It's open 7 days a week, for all your tasty treats. We love picking up a coffee or heading over for 'Happy Hour'.


Mortadeli in Torquay

9. Ocean Grind

Ocean Grind are a coffee roasters and cafe in Torquay. We pick up our beans from these guys because we love to support local business and they make a great coffee. When we're in the area, we love to swing past for a quick coffee. 

10. Sober Ramen - Seafood Ramen 😘😘

This incredibly popular ramen restaurant in Geelong and Torquay is renowned for their ramen and dumplings. This is one of our favourites - a prawn & chicken broth, with thin noodles, fried prawn & calamari, scallops + whole marinated soft yolk egg

Ramen from Sober Ramen