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Day Trips From Jubilee, Part 2 (Torquay and the Surf Coast)

With warmer weather and longer days finally here, plan a day trip down to the Surf Coast and the iconic Great Ocean Road. Only an hour’s drive from Jubilee, this part of Victoria has plenty of stunning sights and activities, ensuring a memorable day out for the whole family.

Beach Day in Torquay
Torquay has some beautiful golden beaches for you and your family to explore. From walking trails to swimming, or even building sandcastles, there are different beaches to suit a range of activities.

Cosy Corner is the perfect place to start and is a popular spot for families with young kids. Plus, it’s conveniently located opposite the High Street of Torquay filled with cafes and shops. If you’re after a quieter spot, drive further along the Great Ocean Road to Point Addis, where you’ll find white sands and towering rock faces for a great beach day out.

If you’re looking to try some surfing, there are plenty of spots scattered along the Surf Coast suitable for beginners, or for those daring to ride bigger waves – Bells Beach has some of the world’s best breaks.

Surf’s Up
Discover the world’s largest surfing museum in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital. The Australian National Surfing Museum has a collection of over 150 surfboards on display and shows an interesting and colourful history of surfing. It’s a fun way to fill a few hours of your day!

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
Located between Torquay and Anglesea, this sweet destination is sure to be somewhere the whole family can enjoy. Visitors are welcomed into the showroom filled with hundreds of chocolates, an array of delectable treats and an all-day chocolate-themed café.

They also hold seasonal workshops and exclusive chocolatier classes. Check out their website for a sweeter experience.

Strawberry Season
From October/November to April, drop by Surf Coast Strawberry Fields for a family fun experience of farm-fresh picking “paddock to punnet.” Explore the 90-acre strawberry farm where kids can see tractors and discover farm life. Fill your punnets with fresh-picked strawberries, relax with ice cream and take some jam and tarts away for your journey home.

Take a look at their website before visiting the farm for daily updates.

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