Wake Up to the Colours: A 3 Day Itinerary on the Surf Coast

Wake Up to the Colours: A 3 Day Itinerary on the Surf Coast

Sunrise on the Surf Coast is a hands down must experience, and the best way to experience a stunning sunrise, is by making yourself a local for the weekend.

Continuing your day of colours by exploring the markets for local produce, art, homewares, furniture and plants, or the array of shopping within reach. For everything surf, Torquay is your place to be with Surf City Plaza and Baines Crescent surf seconds. For boutiques and homewares, you can’t go past Mountjoy Parade in Lorne. For quaint little bookshops and art, you’ll need to make a stop in Aireys Inlet too.

Here’s our guide to Wake Up to the Colours of the Surf Coast:

DAY 1: Start your day in Anglesea and explore nearby Torquay

STAY: Anglesea

  • Head for a surf at Point Addis (beginners surfers welcome here)
  • Pick your own strawberries at Surf Coast Strawberry Fields (between October and April)
  • Have a stroll around Red Gum & Iron in Freshwater Creek for beautiful handmade wooden and iron pieces
  • Grab coffee and lunch at Ginger Monkey in Torquay
  • Buy some unique homewares or gifts at Frankie Say Relax

DAY 2: Head to Aireys and spend the day and a night there

STAY: Aireys Inlet

  • Go for a sunrise stroll at Guvvos in Anglesea
  • Head to Aireys Inlet and explore Sandy Gully beach
  • On a Sunday, hit Aireys Inlet Market for local produce and art
  • Take a pause and relax at the serene Painkalac Creek
  • Find local artists and sculptors at Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery in Aireys Inlet
  • Stroll through Lorne and down Mountjoy Parade
  • Meet friends for a picnic with delicious wholefoods from HAH Lornebeach
  • Relax with an afternoon coffee and cake at The Store Deans Marsh or a sneaky wine or cocktail at Coda Lorne — whatever your style
  • Spend the afternoon exploring Lorne’s 10 waterfalls within 10kms starting with Erskine Falls

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