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Torquay is the first stop on The Great Ocean Road with Bells Beach just down the road.
It is on the edge of the ocean, only 90 minutes from Melbourne and 30 minutes from Geelong.
The town was established with the first land sales in 1866. It has always been renowned as a fishing and holiday destination. The population has always grown by thousands during holidays.
Most of the town was wiped out in the 1940 bushfire. Thirty years later it recovered to become the birthplace of Aussie surf culture with surf brands such as Rip Curl and Quiksilver.
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The Torquay History App is an ongoing mapping project of the historical locations/landmarks in and around Torquay. The application is the result of three years research by Torquay Museum Without Walls historians to build a precise and detailed directory for discovering historical sites on Torquay’s doorstep. The Torquay History application allows you to search Torquay by sites close to you or by a specific category. You can discover the significance of these sites to Torquay’s development.




Easy to Navigate Interface

  • Many locations listed
  • Rich descriptions
  • Historical images
  • Locations broken down by categories
  • Location pinpoint mapped


Our awesome app screen shots gallery:

Android link to Torquay History App Torquay History App at Apple Store

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