Australian National Surfing Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia. It tells the story of this countries rich beach culture and surfing heritage that has developed over the last one hundred years.

Explore Australia’s favourite pastime, visitors can relive time spent at the beach, or discover the intimate link between surfers and the breaking waves. Find out about surfing hero’s and legends in The Australian Surfing Hall Of Fame, which celebrates the lives of Australian surfing champions. You can check out their biographies mounted on a typical example of the board they rode.

Enjoy spectacular footage of surfers in action while you are surrounded by vintage surf memorabilia and an epic array of historic surfboards. Trace the development of the surfboard along the boardwalk as a breaking wave looms overhead.

Explore the many elements that go to make up surf culture, clothes, movies, music, and walk through the ultimate surf mobile, the VW kombi van. Whether you are eight or eighty eight, at the Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay you can ride a wave of history and discover how awesome and inspirational surfing can be.

For updates or further information please check their website.


Carpark Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Free Wifi Interpretive Centre Museums Australia Museums Australia Non Smoking Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Shop Sports Surfing Visitor Information Centre Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation Wheelchair access


From AU$8.00

$8 Concession. $12 Full price. $25 Family (Two Adults and up to three children).

General admission prices are for self-guided tours with no time limit – group prices available.

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