Australian National Surfing Museum

The Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia. It tells the story of this countries rich beach culture and surfing ...read more.

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77 Beach Road, Torquay, VIC, 3228
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The Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia. It tells the story of this countries rich beach culture and surfing heritage that has developed over the last one hundred years.

Explore Australia’s favourite pastime, visitors can relive time spent at the beach, or discover the intimate link between surfers and the breaking waves. Find out about surfing hero’s and legends in The Australian Surfing Hall Of Fame, which celebrates the lives of Australian surfing champions. You can check out their biographies mounted on a typical example of the board they rode.

Enjoy spectacular footage of surfers in action while you are surrounded by vintage surf memorabilia and an epic array of historic surfboards. Trace the development of the surfboard along the boardwalk as a breaking wave looms overhead.

Explore the many elements that go to make up surf culture, clothes, movies, music, and walk through the ultimate surf mobile, the VW kombi van. Whether you are eight or eighty eight, at the Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay you can ride a wave of history and discover how awesome and inspirational surfing can be.

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Facilities

  • Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation
  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.