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Australian National Surfing Museum

Great Ocean Road

  • Explore Australia's rich surfing culture
  • Check out epic surf movies in our theatre.
  • Celebrate Australian surfing legends in the surfing 'Hall of Fame'.
  • Enjoy the inspired work of surfing photographers.
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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.

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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Cost

Adult
General admission prices are for self-guided tours with no time limit - group prices available.

Entry cost ($): $12.00

Child
General admission prices are for self-guided tours with no time limit.

Entry cost ($): $8.00

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Interpretive centre
  • Public toilet
  • Shop

Activities

  • Surfing

Opening hours

Daily
9:00am-5:00pm

Memberships

  • Museums Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre

Accessibility

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times