Winter along the Great Ocean Road
18 June 2019 - Uncategorized
It’s Winter but the waves are still pumping and the surfers are out.
It may be cold, but there’s still lots of fun to be had in Torquay and along the Surf Coast during Winter.
Simon’s Bells 77/81
Torquay’s culture is all about surfing. Bells Beach Pro represents a unique challenge for surfers, to win there you have to defeat the best surfers in the world and confront the physically testing power of the Southern Ocean.
To win Bells once is a dream for most, only surfing’s greats have won it, many world champions have only won it once. Sydney surfer Simon Anderson won Bells in 1977, then again in 1981, in the process he ushered in pro surfing’s modern era riding revolutionary equipment. This exhibition celebrates Simon’s wins at Bells.
A unique character, a revolutionary design, a spectacular surfing exhibition. A must visit for all surfing enthusiasts.
Australian National Surfing Museum
77 Beach Road, Torquay (3 minutes drive from Serenity Accommodation)
When – 17 April – 30 November 2019
The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery hosts their annual Brownie Festival every June. (This follows the equally tempting May Rockie Road Festival).
The talented team of chocolatiers have created 16 amazing varieties of decadent brownies, brownie ice creams and brownie bites. And we can vouch, all are delicious.
Indulgent tasting plates of brownie bites are available along with, brownie dessert pizzas, brownie sundaes, brownie inspired ice cream flavours and of course their traditional ‘best brownie’ will be available throughout the festival and all year round.
Alternatively, you could opt to discover a bountiful selection of brownie creations in the ultimate brownie Tasting Session. In this 45 minute session you will begin by creating your own signature brownie to take home. Whilst this is cooking you will sample six sensational brownie bites and devour a brownie ice cream. Tickets are $20 per person.
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie (16 minute drive from Serenity)
Ditch the skinny tyres and lycra and get off the beaten track.
The surrounding areas of Anglesea and the Great Ocean Road spoils off-road cyclists for choice with purpose built mountain bike tracks and rolling terrain.
Along with the bush and beach views, you may also encounter a kangaroo or too.
Visit https://www.angleseaadventure.com.au/outdoor-adventure/mountain-biking/ for more information.
Torquay Farmer’s Market
The Torquay Farmer’s Market, operates rain, hail or shine and is ideal for picking up your fresh fruit and veggies and a wide variety of local foods. Artisan produce including meat, eggs, cheeses and breads, smoked fish, salami, olive oil, jams, honey, preserves and nuts as well as delicious treats and locally roasted coffee and much more!
Remember to bring your own bags. The market has a strong commitment to sustainability and all vendors are plastic bag free.
When – Every Saturday Morning, 8:30am-1pm
The carpark of the Surf Coast Shire Offices at 1 Merrijig Dve, Torquay
(5 minute drive from Serenity Torquay Accommodation)
Serenity Torquay Accommodation
Serenity Torquay Accommodation is a great place to base yourself for many of the events held in Torquay, Geelong and surrounds
Get in quick! Accommodation books quickly – sometimes 12 months in advance!
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