The Hotel: Peppers The Sands Resort
If you are a fan of golf, surfing, coastal walks and sweeping views, you’re in luck – you’ll find all that and more at Peppers The Sands Resort. A premium golf resort destination perched atop the northern headland of Torquay at the start of the Great Ocean Road, it offers stunning views of the rugged coastline and sand dunes.
Groupies can test their skills on the 18-hole golf course designed by Aussie golfing legend Stuart Appleby, or take a picturesque coastal walk along the Surf Coast. Toast your holiday with a bottle of wine and dine at the on-site Hanners Restaurant which features a menu inspired by the Bellarine region, or relax with an in-room massage. Snooze for longer on your last day with late 11am check-out.
The Studio Garden Room features an ensuite bathroom, private terrace, and all the comforts one would expect including room service, air conditioning, and dry cleaning and laundry services. The natural tones and contemporary décor are evocative of the surrounding landscape.
Studio Garden Room
- Bed size/type: One king-size bed or two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- This room features a private terrace
The Area: Torquay
Famous for its spectacular surf breaks and picturesque shores with wide grassy knolls and large shady trees, beachfront Torquay is a much-loved gem along the majestic Great Ocean Road. Famed as Victoria’s surfing capital, the resort town captures the spirit of Aussie surf culture, but also surprises and delights visitors with its buzzing atmosphere, stunning coastal walks and quaint township with shops, cafés and restaurants.
Torquay is just a two-hour drive from the heart of Melbourne, with dual lane highways which are clearly signposted. Avalon Airport is close by and operates services from most Australian cities, and there is also a V/Line train service operating. Although population is at its largest during summer, the bustling tourist centre is a hive of activity all year round
Soak up the true blue Aussie surf culture and catch some waves at Bells Beach, famed as the home of the Rip Curl Pro, or head across the road to Whites Beach and take in the spectacular views along the Surf Coast Walk. Head down to Torquay’s bustling centre and visit the many cafés and restaurants, or head to the Torquay Central shopping centre, a shopaholic’s dream. Indulge inner-romantics with a windswept horse ride along the beach or through the bush, or visit the famous Surfworld Museum for a dose of surf history.