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Travel – Surf World Museum – Australia

Surf World is the place where surfing lives. This is the earth’s largest surfing and beach culture museum on Beach Road in Torquay in Australia.

Overview of Surf World Museum

• It houses the Australian Surfing Hall Of Fame within its comprehensive surfing displays.
• Surf World is recognized as one of “The most significant centers of world surfing heritage”.
• It was given this term by the International Surfing Association.
• Surf World is essential see interactive tourist icons
• It puts forth the best of surfing relating to the past, present and future.
• It is presented in a very contemporary manner.

Surf World gives a spectacular understanding of:
– Surf history
– Culture
– The sport itself with a local, national and global level.

They teamed with:
– Surfing Australia, the Torquay surfing industry
– Geelong Regional Commission
• This was to show Surf World in to a reality.
• Surf World was opened in December 1993.
• In a short time it was recognized by the International Surfing Association to be a one of the most significant centers of world surfing heritage.
• Surf World is recognized as the world’s largest surf and beach culture museum.
• It houses Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.
• It is specialized in tell the story of surfing.
• There are comprehensive displays of surfing’s rich history.
• Surf World entertains and educates several visitors. These include:
– Surfers
– Domestic and international travelers
– Families
– School groups
– Adult interest groups

Opening Hours of Surf World Museum

Surf World is open:
– daily from 9am to 5pm
– seven days a week
– excluding Christmas Day.

Admission Prices
Adult : $10.00
Concession : $6.00
Child : $6.00
Family : $20.00

Surf World is located in Beach Road Torquay.

About Torquay

• Torquay is actually a township in Victoria in Australia.
• It faces Bass Strait.
• It is about 21 km. south of Geelong.
• It is also the gateway for the Great Ocean Road.
• It can be bordered on the west by Spring Creek.
• The coastal features include Point Danger and Zeally Bay.
• The Torquay area is famous for its surf beaches.
• Jan Juc plus the world famous Bells Beach are found on the town’s south-west outskirts.
• This place used to host favorite Offshore Festival which used to take place in the late 1990s.
• Most of the world’s most well-known surf companies have their residence in Torquay. This includes:
– Rip Curl
– Piping Hot and Quiksilver

It makes-up section of the Surf Coast Plaza that offers:
– Shopping
– Eating
– The Surf World Museum

Areas of Torquay

Ocean Views
• The region got its start from 2000 when the first homes were built.
• It had been originally a sheep and cattle grazing and farmland.
• It was called Hard Man’s land because of its rocky and hilly landscape.
• It is now primarily residential, backing onto Spring Creek.
• It provides a football oval plus a driver backing into it.
The location has a:
– V-line bus stop, the bus running to Warrnambool or to Geelong
– Local post office box
– Spring Creek Play Park.
Ocean Views has been discussed like a potential venue for the new BMX Park.

Wombah Park
• Wombah Park influences north east of Torquay.
• It houses about 1000 residents.
It has:
– tennis court
– whites beach
– bowls club

Frog Hollow
“Frog Hollow” bordered:
– Surf Coast Highway
– Grossmans Rd
– Messmate Rd
– Coombes Rd
• This was the vision of Joe Briody.
• He was a grazier and golfer.
• He purchased the land in 1950 and farmed it.
• This was until he commenced an exclusive sub-division.
• St. Therese’s School is located on Illawong Drive.
• This was intersection with Briody Drive which runs the capacity of the estate.

The Church Estate
• This was once owned with the Catholic Church.
• It was developed in the 1960s.
• The Church Estate is bounded by:
– Spring Creek Reserve
– Spring Creek
– Torquay Road

Zeally Bay
• Zeally Bay is east of Torquay.
• The bay and Zeally Point were named after Richard Zeally.
• He was a squatter who lived in your community from 1851 on his property named South Beach.
• Zeally Bay hosts a
– Yachting club
– An angling club
– Fishermans Beach
– Taylor Park – a public 4-acre park
• Crowne Plaza Torquay
• Zeally Bay Caravan Park

Best time to visit / climate:
• Victoria has a moderate oceanic climate.
• It has 4 seasons.
• Its elevation is at 435 metres above sea level.
• This causes its mean monthly temperatures to tend on average 3 – 4 degrees Celsius.
• Maximum temperatures over the summer period frequently exceed 30.0 °C and often reach above 40.0 °C.
• The mean daily maximum temperature for January is 25.0 °C.
• The mean minimum is 10.8 °C.
• In July, the mean maximum is 10.0 °C.
• Average July minimum is 3.2 °C.

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How to get there?

Torquay is at the other end of the Great Ocean Road and:
• 97 km south of Melbourne
• 22 km south of Geelong
• 253 km east of Warrnambool
• Most visitors begin their journey from Melbourne.
• This is about 95 kms away from Torquay.
• One can also fly into Avalon Airport which is located near Geelong instead of Melbourne’s main airport.
• This is nearer to the road.
• Car hire available here.
• Jetstar and Tiger Airways offer regular flight services from here.
• There are V/Line buses that are operated from Geelong along the Great Ocean Road.
• They go up to Apollo Bay 3 times in a day from Monday to Friday and 2 times on Saturday to Sunday.
• There is a bus from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool every Friday.
• There are also V/Line trains to Warrnambool regularly.
• They travel inland.

Some Travel Books on Australia

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia In a Sunburned Country Frommer’s Australia (Frommer’s Color Complete)

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