Head to the Great Ocean Road's gateway for a refreshing autumn break
Those chilly winds are starting to roll in from Bells Beach and bracing walks along the beach and foreshore are just one of the great reasons to visit Torquay at this time of year. Another is to simply relax, and a two-night stay at the Wyndham Torquay is just the remedy to shake off the winter Melbourne blues. Wyndham Torquay is a 115-room hotel that features one- and two-bedroom apartments (most with balconies that overlook the beach at Zeally Bay), a day spa, swimming pool and spa, along with an indoor lap pool, tennis court, restaurant and bar. Book before you head to the hotel to secure a top table at the onsite restaurant Latitude-38 and keep a keen eye on the wine list, which features a number of top Victorian drops. After a day trip down the Great Ocean Road, settle in for a one-hour massage in the hotel’s day spa, then order in some room service that’s as tasty as it gets in this part of regional Vic. Novices and keen golfers alike will enjoy the views from the Torquay Sands Golf Course. Wyndham Torquay, 100 The Esplanade, Torquay. (03 5261 1500).