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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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Sports

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

All roads lead to the 'Bool' in the first week of May each year as the Warrnambool Racing Club conducts the internationally acclaimed Warrnambool May...

2 - 4 May 2017

Community

Moyneyana Festival

The Moyneyana Festival is in its 68th year and is known for its enduring tribute to community spirit. The festival runs over five weeks from...

Until 26 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

N I G H T L I F E

An exhibition drawn from the fashion collection of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) featuring many never before seen costumes. Be...

18 Jan 2017
19 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017
21 Jan 2017

Markets & vintage

Warrnambool Summer Night Markets

Experience a kaleidoscope of fabulous market stalls, live music, boutique beer and wine and amazing food at the Warrnambool Summer Night Markets....

20 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017

Learning

Sustainable Landscapes Workshop

Timandra by the Sea is an Ecotourism attraction in Victoria's West Country. As the host site for multi-award winning landscape designer Alison Aplin...

28 Jan 2017

Lifestyle

Koroit Truck Show

Come down to the Koroit Truck Show and see a large display of trucks and prime movers of various categories along with vintage cars and motor bikes....

21 Jan 2017

Produce markets

Port Fairy Community Market

The Port Fairy Community Market is held every Saturday in January at Railway Place Port Fairy from 8:30am to 3pm. There are over 100 stalls selling a...

21 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017

Motor sport

The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

After hosting the Australian Sprintcar Championship in 1972, Premier Speedway made the decision to host an annual two day Sprintcar meeting. To be...

20 - 22 Jan 2017

Family

Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park

Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities. The Park is...

22 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017
19 Feb 2017
19 Mar 2017

Markets & vintage

Port Campbell Seaside Market

The Port Campbell Seaside Market occurs during January. A kaleidoscope of family fun and colour that has become a summer institution on the south...

22 Jan 2017

Music

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...

22 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017
5 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017

Community

Australia Day in the Gardens

Come and celebrate what is great about Australia with Australia Day celebrations on January 26 at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. The day includes a...

26 Jan 2017
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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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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.

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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.