Surf City Motel

4 Star Australian AAA Rated

35 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC, 3228


Going along The Great Ocean Road Stay at the perfect location! Torquay's 3.5 Star Surf City Motel is ideally located on the beachfront, close to the popular shopping/cafe strip. Your welcoming hosts and experienced chef will ensure a memorable stay. Absorb the sea air and the energy of the ocean to revitalize and replenish - it's all here at Surf City, Torquay.

Why Stay with us

Walk to beach and shops

Wireless Internet Available

Bar and Grill on site

Cosy Fireplace Lounge

Solar heated pool


Ocean views alfresco cafe and restaurant

Sumptuous Breakfasts

16 rooms, serviced daily, facilities for the disabled. Tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, jacuzzi or spa (some rooms), queen beds in standard units, king size beds in spa units, direct dial phone (ISD/STD), TV, DVD players, clock radios, air-conditioning, iron & ironing board, microwaves, cots available. Licensed restaurant, cocktail bar, room service, parking, and swimming pool are all onsite.

Room Descriptions

2 Night Queen Bed with Bathroom Ensuite

Queen Bed with Bathroom Ensuite

2 Nights King Bed w 2 Singles & Spa

King Bed w 2 Singles & Spa

2 Nights King Bed with Spa

King Bed with Spa

2 Nights Queen with 2 Singles

Queen with 2 Singles

3 Night Queen Bed with Bathroom Ensuite

Queen Bed with Bathroom Ensuite

FamilyBunk Room

Family Bunk Room

King Bed with 2 Singles and Spa

King Bed with 2 Singles and Spa

King Bed with Spa

King Bed with Spa

Queen with 1 Single

Queen with 1 Single

Queen with 2 Singles

Queen with 2 Singles

Queen with Ensuite

Queen with Ensuite

Queen with Ensuite Winter Specials

Come and stay in our Queen with Ensuite between 8th June and 31st July for a 10% Discount

Business Facilities

Wireless to certain rooms. Meeting room facility with catering provided can be arranged

Check In Instructions

Park your car out the front, come to Reception, fill in your booking, pay your bill, receive your key, park your car in your space provided.

Car Parking Details

Off street parking adjacent to room.

Travel Directions

On the Surfcoast Highway coming from Geelong, turn left at Beach Rd (3rd left after the lights) all the way down to the water. Then right at the 'T' in to The Esplanade. Travel 1.0km along the Esplanade to see our Neon sign just past the town centre (Gilbert St). Coming from Gt Ocean Rd, turn right at Anderson St then left at the water (The Esplanade) we are up 300mts. If you are on the surf beach foreshore (Bell St), make a left at the roundabout at the water and travel 100mts. The V Line bus links with the trains arriving in Geelong. It stops on the Surf Coast highway. Walk left down the nearest street to the Esplanade on the water. We are between Glibert St and Anderson St.

Things To Do

Maximize your fun in the waves with Victoria's original and best surfing school, or build your paddling experience. Take a 2 hour session with all equipment provided, or just hire boards and wetsuits.

The SURFWORLD museum is a celebration of Australia's unique surfing and beach culture. Highlighting fashions and musical hits of the 60's and 70's SurfWorld captures the spirit of surfing and the beach. FeaturingInteractive Videos, Australian Surfing Hall of Fame, Live SurfBoard Shaping Bay, Surfboard Theater.

Step back in time at Tiger Moth World, situated at the entrance to the Great Ocean Road in Torquay and climb aboard one of our Tiger Moths for a flight of a lifetime. And if you dare, turn your life upside down with a choice of mild, wild or "extreme" aerobatics.Or, take an aerial adventure along the "world famous" Great Ocean Road to the awesome 12 Apostles in the comfort of our cabin-class modern aircraft. 12 Apostles Air Adventures depart daily from Tiger Moth World in Torquay or from our office in Apollo Bay.

Experience the thrill and excitement of jumping with Skydive City over some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia over the coast at Torquay. Skydive over the beach at beautiful Torquay/Barwon Heads - The Great Ocean Road.

If you are thinking about jumping once, or just having a taste of skydiving, the tandem skydive is for you. If you think that you would like to jump more than once, or take up the sport, we strongly suggest you do the Advanced Skydiving Program.

Spectacular horseriding through the Angahook Lorne State Park, Hinterland & beaches.Scenic Rides, Rawhide Ride, Beach Ride, Full Day(lunch incl.)Pony Rides for the KidsProfessional guides and wonderful horses to suit nervous beginnners to bow legged bean eating cowboys.

PLAY Golf at

Torquay, Torquay Sands, 13 Beach-Creek and Dunes courses, Anglesea or Barwon Heads.

WALK a range of fabulous coastal trails along cliftops, near tidal rockpools or in the treetops.

  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Conference facilities
  • Disabled facilities
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Pool
  • Restaurant