Located just over an hour southwest of Melbourne, getting to Torquay marks the start of a beautiful scenic drive along the iconic touring route of the Great Ocean Road. Flights are available at both the centrally located Tullamarine Airport as well as the more regionally located Avalon Airport for those visiting from further afield. You can either hire a car from one of the affordable rental agencies available at the airport or catch the Skybus to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, connecting with a number of bus and rail services to Geelong, the Great Ocean Road and Torquay.
For those wanting to enjoy the drive to Torquay, the town is connected by a number of excellent interstate highways and freeways. Although Melbourne is the most popular departure point for visiting Torquay, the town is also accessible from Sydney and the western gateway in Nelson near the South Australian border. From Melbourne, take the West Gate and Princes Freeways to Geelong before following the signs towards the Great Ocean Road and Torquay. From Sydney, you can follow the Hume Freeway to Geelong taking the Western Ring Road to the Princes Freeway, connecting to Torquay and the Great Ocean Road, however this trip takes approximately 12 hours and an overnight stop along the way is recommended.
There are also some excellent options for those wanting to catch public transport. Allowing you to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving while you take in the scenery, there are a great range of bus and rail services from Melbourne. Departing Southern Cross Station, V/Line bus services operate weekly to Geelong, Apollo Bay, Torquay and Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road. V/Line rail services also run from Southern Cross Station connecting to Geelong and the Shipwreck Coast on the Great Ocean Road.