Is it time for your perfect weekend away?
Anytime is the perfect time to visit the Surf Coast.
Here’s our idea of the perfect Torquay weekend.
Arrive at Serenity Accommodation and feel yourself start to unwind.
Pick up some Fish and Chips. Best good old fashioned fish and chips in town? Torquay Fish & Chips Shop at 34 Gilbert Street. There’s a great grassy area stretching from the Elephant Walk to Cosy Corner where you can relax, enjoy your fish and chips and take in the view.
Time for an ice cream from Frenchys along the Esplanade. A Torquay icon, Frenchy’s Ice-cream Parlour has been around for as long as we can remember and never disappoints. Read More
Bigger and better in 2016, the Cadel Evens Great Ocean Road Race is set to be an amazing event for bike enthusiasts.
All the best cycling teams in one iconic location, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
The Cadel Evans Elite Road Race
Stepping up in quality, this year the men’s elite race has been elevated to a 1.HC classification. This means it’s positioned just one level below UCI World Tour. With elite cycling teams from all over the world with names such as BMC Racing, Team Sky and Australia’s own ORICA-GreenEDGE you’ll think you are watching one of the Spring Classic events in Europe. Read More
When you visit a place, it’s always nice to try the local produce, right?
Torquay and the Surf Coast is quickly gaining a reputation as foodies paradise. With local produce abundant it’s ideal to spend some time exploring the region.
For breakfast, pick up some Zeally Bay Sourdough, baked in Torquay and available at Peaches Fruit Market, 132 Geelong Road, Torquay; walking distance from Serenity Accommodation. Read More
It’s one of the best vantage points in the Grampians National Park so a hike up the Pinnacle is well worth it .
There are a couple of different walking options to get there.
For families, we suggest you drive from Serenity Halls Gap to the Sundial car park and commence your walk to the Pinnacle via Devil’s Gap from here. (For more serious hikers, a strenuous walk can be commenced at the Wonderland car park , Venus Baths or even from Serenity Accommodation Halls Gap. Read More
Spring is here, the days are warmer and the beach is calling. Torquay, Victoria is the best place holiday this September school holidays.
Long walks along the beach, throw in the Frisbee and Cricket set and you are in for a fun filled holiday.
Take a drive to Bells Beach to watch the surfers and a trip down the Great Ocean Road or simply relax in the spa or hot tub at Serenity. Read More
Geelong, Victoria’s second largest city, just a 22 minute drive from Serenity Accommodation, Torquay is worth a trip.
Geelong’s waterfront is a picturesque area ideal for a picnic. With playgrounds and plenty of space don’t forget to pack the footy or the cricket bat! Read More
Torquay on Victoria’s Surf Coast is well known for its surfing culture and being one of Australia’s iconic surf destinations, attracting surfers from all over the world. Read More
The Grampians region has a vast array of food, wine and produce on offer. Here are some of our favourites:
A five minute drive from Serenity Halls Gap along the Ararat-Halls Gap Road is The Gap Winery. Specialising in estate grown Shiraz, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. The cellar door is open 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday, daily during school and public holidays. Read More
A visit to the Torquay Surfing Museum, also referred to as the Australian National Surfing Museum or the SurfWorld Museum provides a real surfing experience.
There was a time in Torquay when the surf industry was just a few blokes making surfboards and rubber suits to keep themselves warm in the water. Now, Torquay is considered to be the surfing capital of Australia. The Surf Museum looks at the changes that have taken place in surfing culture and heritage over the years. Read More
Situated at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, one of the most adored tourism hubs in Australia, Serenity Ocean View and Sea View offer a great base from which to explore the region.
Australia’s Great Ocean Road attracts millions of visitors every year and is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives - a winding road with spectacular views, limestone cliffs and formations. Read More
Thousands flock to Torquay Victoria each year for a very emotional ANZAC Day dawn service. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli, the 2015 Point Danger dawn service is expecting to attract large crowds.
What an amazing event to be a part of.
But, we agree, it’s a very early start! Why not make a weekend of it with your family and friends and stay at Serenity holiday accommodation?
Torquay ANZAC day, Saturday 25 April, 2015 event details: Read More
I’m the sort of person that likes to plan well ahead when it comes to holidays.
Coming home from one holiday I’m already planning the next one. Somehow it helps navigate the daily routine when you have this to look forward to.
It’s easy to stay at Serenity holiday rentals. From our well-equipped kitchens, maintained BBQ’s and outdoor areas to our comfy beds - we have thought of the lot.
Serenity is about staying in high quality surroundings, in a holiday rental that is at least equivalent or better than your own home. Read More
The beaches are not as busy, the cafes are quieter and you don’t need to queue as long at the ice-cream shop!
As the school holidays become a distant memory and things get back to normal, there is an upside to this time of the year - it’s a great time to head to Torquay with your little ones.
Torquay is very popular this time of year for families with pre-school children.
Why not take a holiday now, while your life does not yet revolve around the school terms? Read More
Grab your rubber ducky!
We are installing a five person hot tub at Serenity Sea View, one of our Luxury Townhouses in Torquay.
You’ve spent the day exploring the regions wineries and indulging on gourmet food.
You arrive back at Serenity and jump into the hot tub.
Retiring to bed you transition into a deep sleep. ... Read More
You’ve had a big year and now it’s time to relax and unwind. Nestled in the Grampians National Park, Halls Gap, is the perfect place for families and friends to kick back and reconnect with nature.
Our delightful, fully renovated cottage is in the heart of Halls Gap and backs right onto the Grampians National Park.
The cottage sleeps 8 people - three bedrooms, 2 with queen beds and the third room has 3 bunk beds.
Our gift to you.
We are currently running a Christmas School Holiday Special.
Book your Holiday accommodation this School Holidays (current availability is from 9th January onwards) AND receive a 20% discount off the base accommodation price.
Looking for a fun day with the kids?
Head over to the The Adventure Park, Victoria’s best water theme park.
Pack a picnic (there are BBQ facilities), plenty of drinks, hats, sunscreen and head off for some family fun.
With heaps to do for kids (and adults) of all ages, the Adventure Park has:
Waterslides – some ‘full on’ such as the Aqua Racer and others a bit ‘tamer’ such as the Gold Rush Rapids Read More
The Halls Gap Zoo is a must visit when you are staying in the Grampians National Park.
For a regional zoo, it has lots on offer.
Getting up close and personal with the animals is our favourite part.
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people of all ages.
Just as importantly, it can also provide time to bond with your family.
I have spent many a Sunday wandering along the Surf Coast walking track with the family in tow.
Taking it at our own pace as the kids merrily tag along. It’s precious family time.
Sometimes we just wander from Serenity Torquay and take the path to Jan Juc and back.
Other times we drive to one of the various car parks along the track and commence our journey on foot. Read More
Planning your annual golf trip? Why not consider Torquay, Victoria, Australia
The Geelong and Surf Coast region has some of the best golf courses in Australia and
Serenity Accommodation, Torquay is the ideal place to stay for your golf break.
Our townhouses are modern, well equipped located in Torquay, one of Victoria’s premier resort towns.
Here’s the scoop on some nearby golf courses:
Torquay Golf Club Read More
Things to See and Do in Port Douglas
Adjacent to two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas is
ideally positioned to give holidaymakers a variety of things to see and do.
Here are some of the things we really like about Port Douglas: