Choose the beachfront Crowne Plaza Torquay hotel for a stunning location at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. You'll be greeted by a Southern Ocean vista and the sound of rippling waves on our golden beach as you arrive at Crowne Plaza Torquay. Front Desk staff will point you to your sleek room or apartment, or to the sun-drenched deck surrounding our central outdoor pool . Celebrate your arrival with an Australian Chardonnay in Sandbar, where music fills the air on Friday evenings, or savour fine cuisine in our Seasalt restaurant with panoramic views of the ocean. Ask friendly staff for directions to the family-run wineries of Geelong, 30 minutes' drive away, or to the dramatic Twelve Apostles rock formations along the Great Ocean Road. Bells Beach is the epicentre of Torquay's surfer community, or you can leave your vehicle with our Valet and take a stroll along the coast. It's 90 minutes' drive to Crowne Plaza Torquay from Melbourne Airport . Challenge friends and family on the tennis courts or work out with yoga and pilates in the Fitness Centre . We've got a children's playground and barbecue area, while deep blue skies and ruby sunsets create a peaceful backdrop to al fresco dining. Invite up to 300 to events in our ocean-facing ballroom. Curl up by the fireplace in winter and fill your lungs with ocean air on your balcony in the summer at family-friendly Crowne Plaza Torquay .