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Torquay, Queensland, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Torquay?

You should plan to spend around $88 (AU$133) per day on your vacation in Torquay. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (AU$39) on meals
  • $40 (AU$60) on local transportation
  • $80 (AU$121) on hotels

A one week trip to Torquay for two people costs, on average, $1,231 (AU$1,863). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Torquay cost?

A one week trip to Torquay usually costs around $615 (AU$932) for one person and $1,231 (AU$1,863) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Torquay on average costs around $1,231 (AU$1,863) for one person and $2,462 (AU$3,727) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Torquay on average costs around $2,638 (AU$3,993) for one person and $5,276 (AU$7,986) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Torquay has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Torquay expensive to visit?

Prices in Torquay are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Torquay is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Pacific for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Torquay.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Torquay Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Torquay?

The average Torquay trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Torquay travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$121 ($80)
Local Transportation 1 AU$60 ($40)
Food 2 AU$39 ($25)
Entertainment 1 AU$17 ($11)
Alcohol 2 AU$6 - 17 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Torquay
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Torquay is $40 (AU$60). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Torquay is $80 (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 $40 (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
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Torquay can vary, the average cost of food in Torquay is $25 (AU$39) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Torquay should cost around $10 (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 $11 (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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Torquay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.55 (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
Torquay Torquay
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.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.