The HideAway's Guidebook....

Melissa

The HideAway's Guidebook....

Coffee
Easy walk from The HideAway, right along the beach to Salty Dog! Great coffee and food! Beautiful lookout. Plenty of dogs here too!!
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The Salty Dog Cafe
47 The Esplanade
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Easy walk from The HideAway, right along the beach to Salty Dog! Great coffee and food! Beautiful lookout. Plenty of dogs here too!!
In the main street of Torquay is this super cute cafe...it's one of my favourite places to pick up a coffee!
Mavis Mavis
9 Gilbert Street
In the main street of Torquay is this super cute cafe...it's one of my favourite places to pick up a coffee!
Walk or drive to Jan Juc and check out this absolute gem. Fab coffee and delicious Breakfast and Lunch. Plus heaps more!!!
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Swell Foods & Coastal Catering
16 Princes Terrace
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Walk or drive to Jan Juc and check out this absolute gem. Fab coffee and delicious Breakfast and Lunch. Plus heaps more!!!
If you have plans to head to Anglesea you must stop here for coffee and sweets...I can't go past their Vanilla Cannoli!!
Laneway 73 Cafe Anglesea
73 Great Ocean Rd
If you have plans to head to Anglesea you must stop here for coffee and sweets...I can't go past their Vanilla Cannoli!!
Food scene
This is an amazing Japanese Restaurant! Such delicious food, the Tofu fries are a must try!!
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Roku Den
34 Bell St
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This is an amazing Japanese Restaurant! Such delicious food, the Tofu fries are a must try!!
I love this place for a quick lunch or easy dinner option...fresh sushi etc. They make fabulous Singapore noodles and Bento boxes, highly recommend!
Funky Ninja
15 Bristol Road
I love this place for a quick lunch or easy dinner option...fresh sushi etc. They make fabulous Singapore noodles and Bento boxes, highly recommend!
The most authentic Italian Food in Torquay! Their wood fired pizza's are a stand out!!
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Il Matto
15 Bell St
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The most authentic Italian Food in Torquay! Their wood fired pizza's are a stand out!!
This is one of my favourite places to go! Their cocktails are fabulous! The Krispy Kolli is a must try!!
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Bob Sugar
17 The Esplanade
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This is one of my favourite places to go! Their cocktails are fabulous! The Krispy Kolli is a must try!!
This is my pick for Indian food!
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Jashn - Torquay
38 Bell St
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This is my pick for Indian food!
If you feel like Thai food, this is where we always go and have never been disappointed!!
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Torquay Thai
44 Bell St
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If you feel like Thai food, this is where we always go and have never been disappointed!!
The biggest bowl’s of Pho ever! But my fave are their Spring Rolls and Rice paper rolls!
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Pholklore
38 The Esplanade
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The biggest bowl’s of Pho ever! But my fave are their Spring Rolls and Rice paper rolls!
Great Margarita's, especially the coconut one!! Delicious food too!
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Olè Torquay
5 Zeally Bay Rd
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Great Margarita's, especially the coconut one!! Delicious food too!
This place has really great Mexican food!
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Alisitos Mexican Restaurant
46 Bell St
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This place has really great Mexican food!
If you like Fish n Chips this is the place to go....it's not like your 'normal' style, they've taken it to the next level!!
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Fishos Torquay
36 The Esplanade
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If you like Fish n Chips this is the place to go....it's not like your 'normal' style, they've taken it to the next level!!
Such a fun place to visit!! Their options for food are huge! You can watch the chocolate being made too! I love their chocolate brownie, be warned though, it's massive!! Scones are beautiful too!
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Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
1200 Great Ocean Rd
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Such a fun place to visit!! Their options for food are huge! You can watch the chocolate being made too! I love their chocolate brownie, be warned though, it's massive!! Scones are beautiful too!
Ipsos is located in Lorne, I feel I need to put this on my list, my Husband and I had one of the most amazing dinners here! Yes it is a drive but it's worth it, the slow cooked lamb shoulder is something i'll never be able to replicate!
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IPSOS Restaurant & Bar
48 Mountjoy Parade
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Ipsos is located in Lorne, I feel I need to put this on my list, my Husband and I had one of the most amazing dinners here! Yes it is a drive but it's worth it, the slow cooked lamb shoulder is something i'll never be able to replicate!
This is another Restaurant that i'll never forget! It's located in Aireys Inlet. It's amazing. It's been in Aireys forever. Just make sure to check it's open as it does close for much of Winter.
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A La Grecque
60 Great Ocean Road
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This is another Restaurant that i'll never forget! It's located in Aireys Inlet. It's amazing. It's been in Aireys forever. Just make sure to check it's open as it does close for much of Winter.
New to town! I finally got a reservation on the 30th October 21…it was delicious!! Such a beautiful interior, I recommend the ‘Front dining’ area (you’ll know why if you go there, it’s the nicer part!!)
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The Kyn
41 The Esplanade
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New to town! I finally got a reservation on the 30th October 21…it was delicious!! Such a beautiful interior, I recommend the ‘Front dining’ area (you’ll know why if you go there, it’s the nicer part!!)
Breweries and Wineries
Great food here and huge variety of drinks, I really like the chilled out vibe here! Their chips and Southern Fried Chicken are YUM!
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Blackman's Brewery Bar and Restaurant
26 Bell St
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Great food here and huge variety of drinks, I really like the chilled out vibe here! Their chips and Southern Fried Chicken are YUM!
I haven't been able to visit here yet BUT my friends have said it's fantastic!
Sou'West Brewery
27 Baines Crescent
I haven't been able to visit here yet BUT my friends have said it's fantastic!
A lovely local winery! Offers wine (of course) and food!!
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Bellbrae Estate
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A lovely local winery! Offers wine (of course) and food!!
On a lovely day or a warm evening, sitting out on the balcony overlooking the street is really cool!!
4 Pines Torquay
61 Surf Coast Highway
On a lovely day or a warm evening, sitting out on the balcony overlooking the street is really cool!!
Beautiful place to visit! I love 'The Barrel Hall Restaurant' with a cheese platter and a glass of wine, such a lovely venue!
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Mt Duneed Estate
65 Pettavel Road
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Beautiful place to visit! I love 'The Barrel Hall Restaurant' with a cheese platter and a glass of wine, such a lovely venue!
Food and Drink Supplies
If you enjoy a Saturday Market then head here 8am - 1pm! So much on offer! I can't go past the rice paper rolls from Taste of Tibet or the Giant Spring Rolls!
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Torquay Farmers Market -
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If you enjoy a Saturday Market then head here 8am - 1pm! So much on offer! I can't go past the rice paper rolls from Taste of Tibet or the Giant Spring Rolls!
Best place for fresh fruit and vegetables! It's like a little supermarket with items you don't find in a 'normal' supermarket
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Peach's Torquay
132 Surf Coast Highway
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Best place for fresh fruit and vegetables! It's like a little supermarket with items you don't find in a 'normal' supermarket
Organic produce, raw cakes (delicious!), coffee, smoothies etc
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Surfcoast Wholefoods
41 Bristol Road
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Organic produce, raw cakes (delicious!), coffee, smoothies etc
One of the biggest varieties of drinks I've ever seen...a wall of beer!! Ask the staff in there for any tips, or they can make you up your own six pack!
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Corks Crew Cellars
5 Bristol Road
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One of the biggest varieties of drinks I've ever seen...a wall of beer!! Ask the staff in there for any tips, or they can make you up your own six pack!
Sightseeing
A lovely walk through the bush and beautiful Ocean Views! Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
Ironbark Basin Nature Trail
A lovely walk through the bush and beautiful Ocean Views! Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
If you feel like a drive, this is a beautiful place to visit in Lorne! Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
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Erskine Falls
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If you feel like a drive, this is a beautiful place to visit in Lorne! Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
Another beautiful walk in Lorne...Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
Henderson Falls
Another beautiful walk in Lorne...Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
A bit further beyond Lorne is Cumberland River. You go to the campground there and follow the signs, it's a beautiful place to discover! Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
Cumberland River
A bit further beyond Lorne is Cumberland River. You go to the campground there and follow the signs, it's a beautiful place to discover! Walkingmaps.com.au has all the info you need!
About a 2 hour drive is the iconic Twelve Apostles! I've had many guests leave early in the morning and head here for a day trip. It's so quiet at the moment without all the tourist buses, if you pick a nice day it's absolutely magic! Be sure to continue 5 min down the road to Loch Ard Gorge!
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Twelve Apostles
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About a 2 hour drive is the iconic Twelve Apostles! I've had many guests leave early in the morning and head here for a day trip. It's so quiet at the moment without all the tourist buses, if you pick a nice day it's absolutely magic! Be sure to continue 5 min down the road to Loch Ard Gorge!
If you've made the trip to Twelve Apostles then you must continue to here! You feel like you're in another Country! It's only 5 min down the road from the 12 Apostles!
Loch Ard Gorge
If you've made the trip to Twelve Apostles then you must continue to here! You feel like you're in another Country! It's only 5 min down the road from the 12 Apostles!
Activities
Want to try Surfing?? This is the place to go!!
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Go Ride A Wave - Torquay
1/15 Bell St
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Want to try Surfing?? This is the place to go!!
I haven't been here myself but many of my guests have and told me it's fantastic fun! Zip lining through the tree tops!!
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Live Wire Park
180 Erskine Falls Rd
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I haven't been here myself but many of my guests have and told me it's fantastic fun! Zip lining through the tree tops!!
Why not go for a Horse Ride!!!
Spring Creek Horse Rides
245 Portreath Rd
Why not go for a Horse Ride!!!
Blazing Saddles is a popular choice if you'd like to hit the beach on a horse!
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Blazing Saddles
LOT 1 Bimbadeen Drive
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Blazing Saddles is a popular choice if you'd like to hit the beach on a horse!
Health and Fitness!
One important thing to me when I'm away for longer than a weekend is making sure I keep up my normal active fitness regime...here's a list of my frequently visited places!
If you like to keep fit during your time away this is the gym to go to! You can purchase a day session (during staffed hours) for only $10!
Body Sculpting & Fitness
13 Boneyards Avenue
If you like to keep fit during your time away this is the gym to go to! You can purchase a day session (during staffed hours) for only $10!
Do you like Bikram Yoga??? I love it and this is my favourite place! $21 for a single pass
Balance Studio
Do you like Bikram Yoga??? I love it and this is my favourite place! $21 for a single pass
Spin class?? This place has THE BEST spin bikes!! $25 per class
TORQ F1T Training Solutions
29 Baines Crescent
Spin class?? This place has THE BEST spin bikes!! $25 per class
The best place for Yoga is here, set in a tranquil bush setting providing an amazing feeling all around! $22 casual session
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Surfcoast Yoga
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The best place for Yoga is here, set in a tranquil bush setting providing an amazing feeling all around! $22 casual session