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Torquay, Queensland, Australia

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How much money will you need for your trip to Torquay? You should plan to spend around AU$133 ($86) per day on your vacation in Torquay, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$39 ($25) on meals for one day and AU$60 ($39) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Torquay for a couple is AU$121 ($78). So, a trip to Torquay for two people for one week costs on average AU$1,863 ($1,198). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Torquay for one week usually costs around AU$932 for one person. So, a trip to Torquay for two people costs around AU$1,863 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs AU$3,727 in Torquay. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Torquay can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Torquay? How much money do I need for Torquay?

How much does a trip to Torquay cost? Is Torquay cheap or expensive? The average Torquay trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Torquay prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Torquay
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Torquay is AU$60. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Torquay is AU$121. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Torquay

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Transportation Budget in Torquay
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Torquay is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent AU$60 per person, per day, on local transportation in Torquay.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Torquay
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Rental Cars in Torquay
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Food Budget in Torquay
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  • While meal prices in Torquay can vary, the average cost of food in Torquay is AU$39 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Torquay should cost around AU$15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Torquay is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Torquay
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  • Entertainment and activities in Torquay typically cost an average of AU$17 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Torquay
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  • The average person spends about AU$11 on alcoholic beverages in Torquay per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Torquay On a Budget
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Located on the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is a seaside town of Victoria famous for its surfing and beaches. Surf town through and through, it is also the headquarters for the Quiksilver and Rip Curl surf gear companies, and home to the Rip Curl Easter Pro, the world's longest running surf contest held on Bells Beach.
In addition to the surfing hype, Torquay provides an access point to the Great Ocean Road, the most famous scenic drive of the region. At 243 kilometers long, the road was built by returning soldiers after World War I in dedication to those who were lost. It is the world's largest war memorial, and winds through varying coastal terrain past several landmarks including a number of lighthouses, state and national parks, beaches, lookouts, and unique rock formations like the 12 Apostles.

The town itself, however, is best known for the surf beaches that surround it. Bells Beach in particular draws the crowds with the Rip Curl Easter Pro contest mentioned above, where surfers tackle waves up to five meters tall. The two day festival also features some of Australia's best musical talent, while other events take the stage the remainder of the year. Some of these include smaller surfing events, as well as the Australian Strongman Triathlon in February, and the High Tide Festival in December.

Winkipop beach also provides some fierce surf, while Jan Juc is cliff-lined with smaller waves. Other popular spots include the clothing optional Point Impossible or Southside beaches, as well as the family friendly Torquay Front Beach and the less sheltered Torquay Back Beach.
Torquay is a small town, but consists of a few distinct areas. Ocean Views is in the south of Torquay. Originally a grazing and farming area, the rocky and hilly landscape is now residential-having been developed in 2000. Wombah Park is in the northeast of Torquay and is also residential, while the Church Estate (once owned by the Catholic Church) is now developed and bounded by Spring Creek Reserve, Spring Creek, and Torquay Road. Zeally Bay, east of Torquay, is the district for vacationers. Named after a squatter who lived in the area back in the 1850s-on, Zeally Bay now hosts a yachting club, a fishing club, and Fishermans Beach, as well as the 4-acre public Taylor Park and a multimillion-dollar resort and plaza called the Crowne Plaza Torquay. This eastern shore is also where Torquay's famous beaches lie, modeled after English seaside resorts with grassy foreshores, shady trees, and picnic areas.

For the intermediate to advanced surfers, the best time to tackle the waves on Bells Beach and other popular surf spots is from March to October. Some beaches cater more to swimming and sunbathing, while other favorite pastimes of the town include activities like sailing, diving, fishing, and windsurfing.

Surfing enthusiast's might also want to visit Torquay's Australian National Surfing Museum, which commemorates Australian surfers and their achievements and showcases Australia's deeply ingrained surf culture through exhibitions and memorabilia. The museum also houses the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame, which includes a display of surfboards ridden by surfing legends with facts about their careers and surfing milestones.

Other activities include golfing, an assortment of tours, kayaking and canoeing, bike/motorbike rentals, and adrenaline sports like skydiving, amongst others.
Food and Dining
As a popular tourist destination, Torquay has many places to eat from fine dining in restaurants, to casual cafes, bars, and grills. You can choose from Thai, Mexican, pizza and Italian-from formal dining to laid-back right off the beach lunch spots. Many cafes and restaurants are on the Esplanade and on Gilbert and Pearl Streets, amidst the main shopping center in town.

As a region, Victoria is known for its farms and wineries offering up a diverse array of wines and cheeses to indulge in. Being a seaside town, Torquay is also a prime spot for great fresh fish and seafood.

Melbourne International Airport is the nearest major airport. It offers regular flights from a range of overseas and domestic destinations, and is the closest capital city access point to the Great Ocean Road. Geelong, the eastern gateway to the region, is a 55-minute drive away, via the Western Ring Road and the Princes Freeway. Or you could drive right to Torquay in about 1.5 hours. Torquay is located on the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road.

Another option is to fly into Geelong's Avalon Airport, just south of Melbourne, which is home to Australia's cheapest flights to and from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with Jetstar seven days a week. From here, it is about a 40-minute drive to Torquay.

You can also reach Torquay from Melbourne by public transportation, taking about 3 hours.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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