The countdown is on. There are 14 days until Valentine’s Day.
This year it falls on a Friday. We figured you probably wouldn’t have given it any thought yet. That’s why we’ve come to the rescue with some local suggestions.
Why not pick-up a Day Spa + Beauty voucher for your partner. They offer massage, facials, manicures, Salt Buff’s, Mud, water and Steam treatments and some great packages.
the massage back, head, shoulder & scalp massage 30 mins $65
the feet treat footbath, foot stretch & mask, file, shape & polish 45 mins $90
the facial tailored organic endota facial 45 mins $95
the cocoon footbath, dry body brushing & cocoon 1 hour $120
the classic footbath, targeted facial or massage 1 hr 15 mins $150
the bloke footbath, targeted massage 1 hr 15 mins $150
the 90 minute treatment footbath, choose a one hour & a 30 min treatment 1 hr 30 mins $185 the two hour spa package footbath, choose 2 x one hour treatments 2 hours $240
the three hour spa package footbath, choose 3 x one hour treatments 3 hours $360
the all day spa package footbath, body scrub & wrap, massage, facial, mani & pedi 5 hours $550
The Moto God – Torquay
17 Pearl St,
Torquay VIC 3228
Call 03 5261 5222Let them see the Great Ocean Road from the back of an Indian Chief…
Ride on the back of a Big American bike down the Great Ocean Road. The Moto God provide a scenic 3 hour ride down the most famous road in Australia. See breathtaking views around every corner, stop at the best photo-ops and enjoy a coffee or drink at the half-way point. All this on the back of the most iconic and comfortable bike in their fleet, the 2014 Indian Chief.
West Coast Surf School – Torquay
Give your partner the experience of riding a wave with a gift voucher for a surf lesson..
They provide state of the art ‘G Boards’ Soft malibu surfboards, body boards and a choice of steamers (full length wetsuits) or spring suits (short arms and legs) according to the season. Hoods and boots are also available for the cooler months. Their surfboards are very stable and buoyant and ideal for beginners. They are extremely safe with no hard surfaces or sharp fins – great for boosting your confidence! They have boards in different sizes ranging from 7’6″ to 9′ to match your size and ability. No prior knowledge is necessary, although you should be confident in the water and able to swim at least fifty metres without assistance.
For the more advanced wanting to take their surfing to the next level why not have a private lesson with one of their senior coaches? Once you are consistently standing up in the white water they will introduce angled take-offs, bottom turns and trimming across the wave face. After that they’ll teach you how to duck-dive your board, paddle with you out the back and put you in the right spot to catch plenty of waves. You can use your own board or one of our softboards, hybrid soft/hard board, fibreglass mini-mal, or even a short board, depending on your level of surfing and personal preference.
$60 for a group session, or $145 for a private lesson.
Tiger Moth World Adventure Flights – Torquay
325 Blackgate Road
Torquay Victoria Australia
03 5261 5100
Why drive when you can Fly to the 12 Apostles…
A 1hr 15min coastal flight. See all of the magic of the Great Ocean Road coastline & the 12 Apostles (including the magnificent Cape Otway National Park coast that the Great Ocean Road bipasses).
12 Apostles, $340 for 1hr 15 mins
12 Apostles, London Bridge & Port Campbell, $360 for 1hr 20 min
12 Apostles as above plus Bay of Islands, $380 for 1hr 25 min
Prices are Per Person with a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 5 passengers. Other scenic flights starting from as little as $75 per person. All flights depart and return to Torquay.
Australian Skydive – Torquay
Take a tandem skydive over the spectacular Bells Beach and the Great Ocean Road at Torquay.
The sky is not the limit!
Australian Skydive is the only skydive centre located by the beach on the Great Ocean Road.
Located at Tiger Moth World’s Torquay Airport, the views from your plane are fantastic from the time you take off until you touch down.
When you arrive you will be greeted by the friendly skydive team who will introduce you to your highly qualified tandem master for a detailed safety briefing. Before you know it, you’ll be in the plane and securely strapped to your instructor with a parachute built for two! After a short flight, the plane door opens and you’re on your way to enjoying the amazing thrill of freefall at over 220km per hour.
- Jump into Victoria’s most beautiful and scenic skydiving centre at Torquay
- Jumping with some of Australia’s most experienced skydivers
- Over 50 years skydiving experience & combined over 45,000 jumps
- Excellent safety record
- Australian Parachute Federation accredited
Tandem Skydive at Torquay, $399
Your Skydive DVD & photographic stills, $145
For more specific information or to make a booking, email the skydiving experts direct or visit their website at www.australianskydive.com.au
Wine and Dine me…
Scorched Restaurant – Torquay
17 The Esplanade, Torquay
Call 03 5261 6142
For a romantic experience together Scorched is one of Torquay’s best restaurants. With a brilliant wine list, and middle Eastern tapas-syle dining… you are guaranteed a meal to remember.
Number One – Torquay
RACV Torquay Resort
1 Great Ocean Rd,
Torquay, Victoria, 3228
03 5261 1600
Enjoy a picturesque view, over the golf courses and Bass Strait at Number One. Located on the second floor of the RACV Torquay Resort Great Ocean Road Torquay, Number One Restaurant and wine bar offers Modern Australian cuisine with European influences. Using the freshest local ingredients presented in a simple and elegant manner, Number One offers a seasonal a la carte menu.
There is no shortage of inspiration right in front of your eyes on the Surf Coast. So keep it local this year, and give your loved one an experience or a gift from a local business.
Until next time,