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Escape to the Surf Coast for a weekend amongst the waves and vines

Grab 4 of your friends and book a weekend away on the beautiful Surf Coast. This region is a veritable feast for waves, wine and incredible local produce. If you didn’t already know, autumn and winter in this part of the world is synonymous with waves, so there’s no better time to explore this region. You’ll spend the weekend wandering a delicious path from friendly waves, award-winning wineries, celebrated restaurants and staying in cosy accommodation. Here’s what you can expect:

SURF COACHING You’ll get a 2 hour surf coaching session. Our qualified surf coaches will find you the friendliest waves for progression.

SEASIDE ACCOMMODATION Our 3 bedroom seaside retreat has everything to make your stay as relaxing as possible. After all, who isn’t in need of a little RnR right now?

WINERY TOUR & TASTINGS We’ll take you on a wine trail that features five-star rated wineries, as decreed by wine expert James Halliday including Scotchmans Hill and leading hand-craft wine-makers Bennetts on Bellarine.

GREAT COMPANY Our hosts and coaches are life-long surfers who create a fun, carefree, no-pressure environment where surfers can take their skills to the next level.

WHO IS THIS FOR Anyone who wants to surf, relax, get outdoors, laugh, try something new, enjoy a wine or two, catch some rays and eat some great food.

Duration

2 nights

Group Size

4 guests

Price

$770 per person
based on 4 PAX

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Ability Level

The surf coaching is best suited to novice to intermediate surfers.

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Highlights

Bellarine Winery Tour

We'll take you on a wine trail that features five-star rated wineries including Scotchmans Hill and leading hand-craft wine-makers, Bennetts on Bellarine. We include a wine tasting at each cellar door.

Highlights

Surf Coaching

Our local and qualified surf coaches will find you the friendliest waves on the Surf Coast. We will find you the best conditions for progression. Whether you’re new to surfing or want to focus on progression, our accredited coaches have got you covered.

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Seaside Accommodation

You’ll stay at our modern seaside retreat in Torquay, just steps from the beach and just around the corner from the main shopping and dining area. The open-plan living area is the perfect place to relax with the girls after our surf sessions and the tranquil bedrooms have high quality linen and towels.

Highlights

Local Produce Lunch

Enjoy a long lunch and wine tasting experience that highlights the best of the Bellarine. We'll visit Bennetts Vineyard for lunch where you'll enjoy tasting platters and wood fired pizzas that highlight the freshest seasonal produce from local Bellarine businesses and artisans. 

Highlights

Award Winning Gin Tasting

We'll visit The Whiskery who are making award winning Gins amongst a picturesque seven acres in the heart of the Bellarine. You'll try 4 award winning gins at the famous Bellarine Distillery. You'll experience a unique setting, friendly staff and the best gin on this side of the bay!

Package Details

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SURF COACHING FOR ANY LEVEL

Our surf coaching sessions can be tailored to your groups ability. Whether you're starting your surfing journey or are looking to refine your skills, we have experienced and qualified female coaches who will take you to the next level – from whitewater to green waves.

WINERY TOUR

We'll take you on a wine trail that features five-star rated wineries including Scotchmans Hill and leading hand-craft wine-makers, Bennetts on Bellarine. We include a wine tasting at each cellar door.

LOCAL PRODUCE LUNCH

Enjoy a long lunch and wine tasting experience that highlights the best of the Bellarine. We'll visit Bennetts Vineyard for lunch where you'll enjoy tasting platters and wood fired pizzas that highlight the freshest seasonal produce from local Bellarine businesses and artisans. 

AWARD WINNING GIN TASTING

We'll visit The Whiskery who are making award winning Gins amongst a picturesque seven acres in the heart of the Bellarine. You'll try 4 award winning gins at the famous Bellarine Distillery. You'll experience a unique setting, friendly staff and the best Gin on this side of the bay!

SEASIDE ACCOMMODATION

You’ll stay at our modern seaside retreat in Torquay, just steps from the beach and just around the corner from the main shopping and dining area. The open-plan living area is the perfect place to relax with the girls after our surf sessions and the tranquil bedrooms have high quality linen and towels.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

If you have any questions throughout your stay, you'll have a direct line to our local guides. Where to eat, drink, shop, surf or spa. Our local guides have the intel and are always more than happy to help.

Essential Info

Itinerary

FRIDAY
Arrive at your accommodation from 3pm onwards on the  Friday. A welcome ‘Meet and Greet’ with your guide along with a beautiful cheese platter and 2 bottles of local wine. Dinner reservations  have been organised at one of our amazing local restaurants – we will chat to you about your preference on booking. (a local mini bus is available for pick up and drop off service if you require $5 per head) bookings essential in advance)


SATURDAY
Good morning! Breakfast at your leisure. Your Winery Tour bus will arrive at 11:30 am, where you will enjoy a wonderful day out exploring either the Bellarine Peninsula and all the amazing wineries along the way. Lunch is included in the tour, at one of our favourites, Bennetts Vineyard.  This is a full day out so we encourage you to bring along suitable attire and sunscreen, hat etc for a day out. – arrival home is 5:00 pm. Enjoy a wonderful evening dining out or relaxing and catching up with friends (a take away menu is on hand for you).  

Our Tip add an early morning surf coaching session in to take your surfing to the next level.


SUNDAY
Sunday is for sleep-ins and perhaps a long leisurely breakfast on the Esplanade. After check-out at 10am, it’s time to surf! We’ll let you know the evening before where to meet your surf coach. We’re fortunate to have so many surf spots within easy reach of Torquay that work on most tides and winds. You’ll get 2 hours in the surf with our qualified coach who will give you the direction, expertise and confidence you need to progress. Our coach will have surfboards and wetsuits on hand, so you just need to bring sunscreen, a towel and a sense of adventure! After your surf session we say goodbye.

Package Inclusions

2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
2 nights accommodation staying at Buddha Beach Retreat in old Torquay. The sister property to The Summer House, perfect for smaller groups and intimate gatherings. Perfectly located just a short walk to the Esplanade, you’re surrounded by Torquay’s abundant dining options. This 2 story townhouse has three bedrooms (3 queen beds & 1 single bed), modern appliances including Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary pods, and a beautiful outdoor undercover entertainment area and courtyard with BBQ. 


PRIVATE SURF COACHING
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf or just brush up on your skills, our 2 hour surf coaching session is just the ticket. We include all the equipment to get you started. Our surf coaching sessions are mobile and are conducted in waves that are perfect for learning. Our coach will decide on where to surf on the day based on wind, weather and waves. Our aim is to find you the friendliest waves for learning to surf. Typically our sessions are held at Pt Roadknight or Urquharts Bluff. 


WINERY TOUR & LUNCH
Enjoy a day touring the Bellarine Peninsula’s top vineyards. One of our knowledgeable local hosts and drivers will show you why this region is a name synonymous with the meticulous production of cool climate wines. Pinot gris, pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, zinfandel, pinot noir and shiraz await on the tour. We will visit 2 wineries and 1 gin distillery with tastings included at each venue, plus a local-produce filled lunch at one of our favourite vineyards. We also include private transport throughout the day.


GRAZING PLATTER & 2 BOTTLES OF LOCAL WINE
On arrival at the accommodation you’ll be given a warm welcome from our host. Unpack, relax and tuck into your grazing platter and pop the cork on your bottles of local wine. Snack, chat, relax and get ready for the adventure ahead.

Price and Payment

PRICE PER PERSON
The package is AUD $770 per person

If travel is cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions you will automatically receive a full refund of any monies paid.


RESERVATION AND DEPOSIT
To secure your reservation, a $350 deposit is payable within 3 days of booking. The final balance is due 30 days prior to travel. You can view our terms and conditions HERE and COVID-19 policy HERE

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