Gourmet Shopping, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
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Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Much of the shopping focus along the coast revolves around the beach and board culture and there's no better place to experience this than in Torquay. At Surf City Plaza on the Surfcoast Highway, the top surf brands dominate. Check out the latest from the likes of Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Strapper, Gash and Rojo. And around the corner you can bag yourself a bargain from the Baines Court surf seconds outlets. Rip Curl and Quiksilver in fact had their genesis in Torquay, growing from backyard cottage industries to worldwide corporations.

Surf label revolution
Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer began making surfboards in 1969. They came up with the name Rip Curl (rip the curl) and proceeded to expand their business from surfboards to wetsuits. Today Rip Curl has become Australia's largest surf goods maker with licensees in the USA, France, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

Quiksilver began in the late 60s with Alan Green and John Law chasing their dream 'to live and work in Torquay and go surfing'. They started a small operation making good quality boardshorts designed for surfing. Quiksilver now creates quality surf, snow and street wear throughout Europe, Brazil, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia and Australia.

Village shopping
Many of the coastal villages, such as Queenscliff, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy, offer an array of specialty souvenir shops, boutiques, and galleries. Take time out to browse some of the unique gifts on offer, discover the work of local crafts people or buy some fresh gourmet delights. Stock up on all your major essentials in Warrnambool which has many of the larger retailers as well as quaint arts and craft stores and bookshops.

Produce markets
Spend the morning at one of the many quality weekend markets in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula including the Geelong Farmers Market offering the very best in local produce and the renowned Queenscliff Market with over 100 stalls selling high quality handcrafts and home baking. Apollo Bay also has a foreshore market every Saturday of the month plus you'll find many of the local growers selling their wares in streetside stalls or direct from the farm.

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Tigerfish Torquay

Tigerfish Torquay

Torquay

Tigerfish Torquay is what happens when a designer, who surfs, decides to open an art gallery. Tigerfish Torquay has an interesting little gallery and...

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Pombo Mart

Pombo Mart

Pomborneit North

Antique, Gift Centre and Cafe located in the iconic, historic sheds on the Princes Highway between Camperdown and Colac have been renovated to...

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Drysdale Craft Shop

Drysdale Community Craft Shop

Drysdale

Come and visit Drysdale Community Craft Shop. The Drysdale Community Craft Shop is run by the members of the co-operative team who make and sell...

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Umhauers Offroad and Camping World

Warrnambool East

Umhauer's has been a name synonymous with quality automotive service for over 80 years. From humble beginnings servicing motor vehicles, Umhauer's...

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Wolf Whistle

Wolf Whistle

Lorne

Wolf Whistle, established in 2009 by Sister's Dimitria and Koni Mammos, is one of the most unique fashion stores on the West coast. Wolf Whistle...

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trail head bike co

Trailhead Bike Co.

Anglesea

Do you live in Geelong, Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Torquay or the Surf Coast? Trailhead Bike Co. are not far away, and would love you to come in to see...

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Angledean Pottery Studio

Angledean Pottery

Bellbrae

Angledean is a large mud brick studio situated in the rolling hills of beautiful Bellbrae. This working studio has been producing high quality hand...

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Moorabool Ridge

Moorabool Ridge

Lethbridge

Deep in the Valley perched on the edge of the Moorabool River is a shepherd's cottage built in 1856. This historic building is now home to Moorabool...

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Surf Shop

Anglesea Surf Centre

Anglesea

The Anglesea Surf Centre is situated in the heart of the Surfcoast, 10 minutes from the surf capital of Torquay and twenty minutes from the popular...

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Warrnambool Independent Traders Market

Warrnambool East

Warrnambool Independent Traders Market has over 40 individual stallholders offering a wide variety of affordable, quality new and used items, it is...

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