10 Days Tour and Surf Camp in Torquay, Victoria, Australia

  • Great Ocean Road Surf Tours, 106b Surf Coast highway, Torquay, Victoria, Australia

Australia Surf Camp

If you want to learn more, rip more, see more, and surf more, then this learn to surf package is for you. You will be able to ride different surfboards and experience a number of different beaches as Great Ocean Road Surf Tours takes you on a journey in search of the best waves on the Great Ocean Road with the least crowds.


  • 8 days surfing
  • Daily surf lessons and coaching
  • Sightseeing tour of the Great Ocean Road
  • Surfboard and wetsuit to suit your ability
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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Great Ocean Road Surf Tours' self-contained accommodation is based in Torquay, the birthplace of Quiksilver and Rip Curl and home to the world famous Bells beach. This is a mecca for surfers and a fantastic place to hang out and learn to surf. You will be staying in their privately owned cabin in the heart of the town and a stone throw from Surf City plaza. The dorm style accommodation sleeps up to six people and is reserved for surf tour participants only.

Linen, a shower towel, and breakfast, as well as tea and coffee, are provided for your duration. In the evenings, there are bars, beaches, and barbecue, only a short stroll away, and all next to a stunning ocean view. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours tries to have separate male and female dorms but this can not always be the case.

The accommodation is a privately owned cabin in a holiday park. You will be able to use the facilities in the park including the swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, barbecue, and jumping pillow. They have self-contained facilities so you can prepare your own meals if you wish. The cabin is complete with a shower and toilet facilities as well as two rooms sleeping four in one and two in the other.

Day 1

  • 07:45 Pick up from World Trade Center Melbourne and journey to Great Ocean Road Surf Tours headquarters in Torquay
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Morning tea and general loading of equipment for the day
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Drive to a suitable beach location dependent on conditions
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Wetsuit
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Beach or safety briefing and practice
  • 11:00 - 12:30 First surf session
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Second surf session
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Pack up
  • 15:00 Bells beach visit
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Shopping experience or Surf World Museum tour (charge may apply)
  • 16:15 Check-in to accommodation

Day 2 to day 4

The schedule is as day 1 with progressive surf lesson plan.

Day 5

This is your rest day. You can explore the surf coast, have beautiful walks, swim at the beaches, discount into local national surfing museum, shopping experience, play mini golf, or just relax by the pool or spa.

Day 6 to day 9

The schedule is as day 1 with progressive surf lesson plan.

Day 10

  • 08:45 Check out and board Bunyip Tours' classic Great Ocean Road tour
  • 09:00 - 17:00 Journey along the Great Ocean Road including iconic sights like Cape Otway lighthouse, Koalas and wildlife, 12 Apostles, and Loch Ard Gorge
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at Colac
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Journey back to Melbourne

Sight seeing tour of the Great Ocean Road including the 12 Apostles and a visit to Bells beach are included in the price.

Gateway to the Great Ocean Road, the town of Torquay, Victoria has a rich history in Australian surfing and tourism. Located just over an hour southwest of Melbourne, Torquay is a coastal town popular for holidays and weekend breaks as well as a mecca for all surfers worldwide.

Being the birthplace of surfing giants Rip Curl and Quiksilver, Torquay has its own unique surf culture with the Surf Plaza boasting flagship stores and discount stores to cater for every well-known surf brand around. It is a great place to look for the latest surf and skate fashion or choose from a wide range of new or secondhand surfboards to hire and purchase.

There is also a wide range of cafes and restaurants for all budgets and occasions and importantly is home to the world's first surf world museum in which you can spend hours discovering the wonders of the amazing culture and watch a surf movie. Torquay is home to Bells beach, the local iconic surf spot that entices surfers far and wide. Here the longest running surf contest is held, the Easter Classic, now stop number two on the WSL world tour where every Easter you can witness the world's top elite surfers battle it out to ring the famous Bell trophy.

Being one of the most consistent and least crowded places around Australia to surf, you can find something to suit all levels. From the long point breaks of Bells and Winki to the beach breaks of Jan Juc and Torquay, surf spots stretch nearly the entire length of the 350 kilometers stretch of the Great Ocean Road. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours has one of​ the best places in the world for their surf school and learn to surf programs.

Daily breakfasts and lunches on the beach are included in the price.

  • Capture your surfing memories with surf photo package (15 AUD)
  • Enjoy surf coast walk
  • Explore beautiful hidden coastline
  • Have fun with summer Torquay festivals, Bells beach surf festival, Easter, and high tide festival
  • Hire bikes and cycle around the area
  • Take a walk on the Esplanade
  • Visit the farmers market
  • Visit waterfalls in Lorne area

Endota spa is not included in the price.

  • 2 surf lessons and coaching per day
  • 8 days of surfing
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Discounted entry into Surf World surf museum
  • Discounted VIP shopping experience at Surf City
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Sightseeing tour of the Great Ocean Road including the 12 Apostles
  • Surfboard and wetsuit to suit your ability
  • Surfing show bag
  • Transfers from Torquay and Melbourne
  • Visit to Bells beach
  • Daily dinner
  • Flight to Melbourne Airport (MEL)
  • Photo packages
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Melbourne Airport (MEL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Take the train from Southern Cross station to Waurn Ponds and the final stop is on the Geelong line. Meeting time at 9 a.m at World Trade center, the center of CBD crossroads of Spencer and Flinders Street Melbourne.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Junjie Ge from Australia

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  • Review by Fiona McAdams from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the wonderful opportunity that you provided for kids on the weekend. It was a fantastic experience for all of us and no doubt something that the kids will remember for a long time. Thanks again, for all your organizing, enthusiasm, and supporting these kids to have a once in a lifetime experience."

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  • Review by Noe from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I will always remember the good times and the new mates I have made. Thanks to all the staff for making me feel like the family. The best surf camp for life. See you guys soon."

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  • Review by Helena from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "I did a 3-day surf tour and one week later, I came back for more. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours has friendly instructors, beautiful beaches, and picking up / dropping off at Melbourne was definitely a big plus. Thumbs up!"

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  • Review by Verdinand from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "It was a great day and best experience for beginners! We got great pictures and we had a patient, friendly and funny teacher. It is the best for our first experience on the ocean waves."

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  • Review by Geoff
    10 out of 10

    "What a grat day! I have been training with Great Ocean Road Surf Tours for 6 months until now. The support and coaching have been wonderful, thank you."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "We were in Melbourne for the weekend for a concert on a Saturday night so were looking for a daytime activity to pass the time on the Sunday before a flight home. This was perfect! Alistair picked us up from the city (where it was 8 degrees and pouring down) and drove us out to Torquay (where the sun was shining, thank god) for a beginners surf class. In a small group, we were all given a safety brief and went over the basics with Alistair who clearly knows his stuff but delivers it in a fun, laid back way. It was fun to be in a group to encourage/laugh at each other but at the same time, we were all given enough 1 on 1 time to get personalized advice from Alistair. I definitely feel confident enough to do it again now by myself. All in all a great day out. So tiring, though - beware if you have plans for after that all you'll want is a hot shower and a nap. The beach is lovely, nothing scary in the water at all and lunch is a subway sandwich which is just right for getting back into the water after."

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Via Backpackers World Travel in Melbourne, I ended up with the Great Ocean Road Surf Tours in Torquay. I expected lots of group fun, but the first day, the lessons I got were only shared with one other guy. It is because it is not that warm yet, does not matter, wetsuit and shoes will keep you warm. After all, it was fine, having only one other guy, so Matt could cheer for every good wave I caught! The next day, I got two other teachers, but they have had spoken about my first lesson, as I got a smaller board the next day, because I was doing well. So, good intern communication, if you are going multiple days. As there still were just not that many people, I could again enjoy a lot of teaching. And that is what I came for. Chris and Ben were teaching together, and were quite good in balance, both told nicely what you could improve, but if you ended up below the waves, Chris would cheer for everything you did right, and blame the waves where it went wrong, and Ben would look after you, if you were okay. The last day, I could enjoy a nice balanced group of people, and saw the coaches handle a lot of people at one time, putting a lot of smiles on those faces."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time. As total novices, we were taught the basics by our attentive instructor Al, and he guided us all the way until we were riding the waves! I highly recommend this place for first timers."

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  • Review by a traveler from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "I did the 10-day shredder which is a great way to get really into surfing. I was able to stand up within the first two hours and as you make progress they will show you how to improve your pop up, how to turn, how to recognize good waves etc. Over these 10 days I had surf lessons with different surf instructors, so thanks to Chris, Laura, Lucas, Matt, Rye, Tom and everyone else I forgot to mention. The good thing about staying for a couple of days is that you will surf at different beaches and you can try different surfboards as you are making progress.Unfortunately, I was not able to do the Great Ocean Road Sightseeing because of the bushfires, but I got an additional surfing day for that which was great, otherwise I would have probably missed the day with the most awesome waves. When I go to Victoria the next time I will definitely come back for another few days of surfing."

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great day with Al of Great Ocean Road Surf tours. I was the only person from Melbourne for this one-day surf trip so I was transported from there to Torquay with other groups and dropped off, and then we headed out from there. Al was super stoked on surfing and was a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area and ocean. The surfing was great, smaller in the morning while we were all getting ready and bigger in the afternoon. We surfed for about 4 hours total with a small break for lunch in between. The lunch was pretty basic, but that is fine when you have been surfing all morning. At the end of the day, Al dropped me off at the local train to go back to Melbourne. This was a nice way to see more scenery and was quick and efficient, dropping me off at Southern Cross station back in Melbourne. All in all, I had a great day, got a ton of surf and was able to surf to my own level despite it being more of a beginner surf lesson. Al really did his best to make it a fantastic day for our entire group."

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  • Review by Laura and Kristina from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for a totally mint day Ryan and Chris, you guys were awesome! We would totally recommend the day experience. We had such a laugh! We definitely have a lot of practicing to do but we had a blast."

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Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours is located in Australia. They offer surf lessons, surf tours, and surf coaching for intermediate to advanced surfers, vegemite surf groms, and private lessons.

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