Catch a wave to the coast and visit us this summer.. Come to Torquay for a super special visit during the holidays, see the sights, taste the delights, get salty and sunny at Cosy Corner Beach (as pictured above), and of course come and meet us at the Oishi-m shop! Here's some of our suggestions for awesome places to visit in our region.
The official start point of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is Victoria's surfing and beach worship capital. Dose up on surf culture and heritage while you're in Torquay, the home of Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver. Surf City Plaza is a shopping precinct devoted to the sport, so stock up on the latest gear or bag yourself a bargain from the Baines Court Surf Seconds Outlets. While you're there, capture the spirit of surf culture with a visit to the Surf World Surfing Museum with pictures and hands-on displays.
Families play on the protected beaches like Cosy Corner or Fisho's, while the more experienced go surfing at nearby Jan Juc or tackle the bigger swells of Bells Beach. Prefer to stay dry? Stroll along sandy beaches beneath towering cliffs or take fine views of the coast from vantage points along the Surf Coast Walk.
While at it's busiest in the hot summer months, Torquay is a year-round destination. We're all about 'sharing the love', so here's a round up of some of our fave local hangs:
Cafe’s with playground - Moby. Comfy space for wood-fired pizza and brekkie, with live music and a secure outdoor playground for kids.
Fresh sanga's - Sandwich Shack (opposite Woolworth's).
Best Coffee - Mejavo's or Pond (sensational ocean views, great food & coffee).
Best Chai and Hot Chocolates - Torquay Larder. Their hot chocolate will leave you speechless with it's melted Lindt chocolate base. Yummy cakes and morsels too.
Fish and Chips - Fisho’s. Overlooking Fisherman's Beach, locally sourced fresh seasonal fish and produce is our go-to for amazing meals (and we love taking visitors here)!
Image of Fisho's boxes above by @riifika on instagram.
Taco’s - Taco Truck. Cliff St, we love the '3 for..' variety deal.
Interesting Japanese - Roku Den. The Tofu Chips are to die for.
Shopping for teenagers - Surf shops, Baines Court Surf Seconds Outlets.
Best family outing: Fresh berry picking at Raven's Creek Berry Farm, Moriac.
All roads lead to Raven's Creek Farm - wonderful place to visit when the weather's not great for the beach, or you're looking for something different to do (and great food and drinks to enjoy).
Girls night out - Senors for tapa style share plates and cosy drinks, or newly-opened Ole Mexican for the latest fresh Mex in town!
Bells Beach - Stunning natural amphitheatre and globally recognised marine sanctuary, this is a must-visit location.
There's always visiting our beautiful photoshoot locations. See Google Map above.
And of course, all roads lead to our Torquay store - can't wait to meet you and your merry munchkins at Oishi-m!