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From world-class surfing and ocean swims to folk music, fine wine and seafood, the Great Ocean Road region hosts a diverse range of festivals and events.

Seaside action

Make your way to Bells Beach for the Rip Curl Pro, the world's longest running professional surfing event and one of the most sought after titles on the World Championship Tour.

Prefer to be in the game? There are plenty of challenging options for fitness fans. Get amongst the 4,000 people taking part in the Lorne Pier to Pub, the world's largest open water swim. Test your stamina on the Great Ocean Road Marathon or push even harder on the gruelling 100 kilometre Surf Coast Century course. Cyclists will love the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with its concept inspired by the prestigious Spring Classics of Europe.

The good life

Celebrate the best of the region at Toast to the Coast, held at wineries on the Surfcoast as well as The Bellarine and Moorabool Valley. The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival brings everyone together for a family-friendly day of music, entertainment and scrumptious seafood.

Usher in the new year at the Falls Festival with local and international stars, and discover the magic of the Port Fairy Folk Festival – a four-day celebration of folk, blues, jazz and country music held in March.


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Markets & vintage

Terang Market

Come along the first Saturday of each month to the Terang Market under beautiful avenues of oak, cottonwood poplars and plane trees. Enjoy a friendly...

1 Oct 2016
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3 Dec 2016


Glass Art - New Works by Monica Provan and Jan Verouden

Glass Art is an exhibition of new works by renowned artists Monica Provan and Jan Verouden. Monica's specialty is all things lampwork, from beads and...

1 Oct 2016
2 Oct 2016
7 Oct 2016
8 Oct 2016


Gosling Creek Winery Sunday Live Music

Enjoy a glass of wine and free live music every Sunday afternoon at Gosling Creek Winery. There will be music of different genres ranging from blues...

2 Oct 2016
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Makers markets

Camperdown Rotary Market

Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market...

2 Oct 2016
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4 Dec 2016

Markets & vintage

Friends of the Community Market

The Friends of the Community Market is held at the Sandford Football Reserve. Craft, plants, hand knitted items, country fare, refreshments, honey,...

2 Oct 2016
6 Nov 2016
4 Dec 2016
8 Jan 2017


Conserving koala habitats in the Great Otway National Park

In the Great Otway National Park, the koala population have been increasing and destroying the native tree species. Earthwatch Australia is an...

16 Nov 2016
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Drink Arts Food Torquay

Come to Torquay and get a little Daft at Drink Arts Food Torquay, a weekend celebration of all things local in Torquay; art, music, products and...

8 Oct 2016

Gardens & agriculture

The Camperdown Aussie Farmers Annual Show

The Camperdown Aussie Farmers Annual Show will be held on Saturday 8 October, 2016, with a full and exciting program for the whole family. The show...

8 Oct 2016

Produce markets

Skipton Market

The Skipton Market is conveniently located on the Glenelg Highway between Ballarat and Hamilton. Skipton is blessed with beautiful parks and gardens...

8 Oct 2016
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10 Dec 2016


Port Fairy Festival

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival has a classical music theme and musicians from within Australia as well as overseas artists, perform in small...

7 - 9 Oct 2016

Gardens & agriculture

Open Garden at Gherang Gardenalia near the Otway Ranges

Immerse yourself in a delightful private country garden at Gherang. Gardenalia, nestled in a secret corner of bushland near the foothills of the...

8 - 9 Oct 2016


Bell Street Fiesta

There is so much to do and see at Bells Street Fiesta, including free kids entertainment, skate ramp demonstrations, some of the region's best...

9 Oct 2016

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Great Ocean Road

Food and wine

With a stunning coastline stretching for hundreds of kilometres, fertile farm country and wineries aplenty, there's lots for foodies and wine lovers.

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Art and culture

Stroll through historic towns and discover arts and culture inspired by the spectacular coastal scenery or the fascinating range of local museums.

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Family activities

Pack the car and drive through the Great Ocean Road region with the kids and find a range of fun activities for the whole family both indoors and out.

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Outdoor activities

Get outdoors in the Great Ocean Road region and enjoy a wealth of things to do from adventure activities on the ocean to a gentle stroll on the beach.