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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 Peninsula 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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Family

BeachFest

Visit BeachFest on the Warrnambool foreshore this summer – live music, games and fun workshops for the whole family. A range of activities are...

19 Jan 2018
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20 Jan 2018

Exhibitions

Gorman's Art Gallery Art Swap

From 5 January, visitors to Gorman's Art Gallery will be treated to a selection of artwork by members of Edenhope's Red Tail Gallery for a month-long...

19 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Exhibitions

Lorne Sculpture Biennale

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale is Victoria's largest free public outdoor sculpture event. The 2018 Biennale celebrates the best in contemporary...

17 Mar - 2 Apr 2018

Exhibitions

The Vern McCallum Collection

The Vern McCallum Collection showcases the biggest exhibition of historic photos ever displayed in the country. About 1,000 printed photos from the...

Until 31 Jan 2018

Community

Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival

This year Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival celebrates 25 years of being Victoria's best value for money, family-friendly festival. You and your...

24 Feb 2018

Family

Chocolate Story Time Wednesdays at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Visit the Chocolaterie for Chocolate Story Time on Wednesday mornings from 9:45am to 10:30am during school terms. Children can enjoy exciting...

7 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018

Open gardens

Open Garden at Melba, Point Roadknight, Anglesea

Visit Melba, along with Sunnymeade in Anglesea. At Melba, a Robin Boyd house sits peacefully in a native garden on the cliff above Point Roadknight....

27 - 28 Jan 2018

Tastings

Australia Day Long Weekend at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Sweet celebrations are in store when the Chocolaterie's European Chocolatiers turn their hands to classic Australian desserts over the Australia Day...

26 - 28 Jan 2018

Comedy

RAW Comedy Warrnambool

Come and support your mates with at The Loft as they put their best foot forward in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy. With past...

21 Jan 2018

Classes & workshops

Tower Hill Bush Walk and Wildlife Experience

Experience the unique environment, wildlife and indigenous culture as guests of Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-op at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. You...

Until 20 Dec 2018

Horse racing

2018 Camperdown Cup - 150 Years of Racing

Join in the fun as Camperdown Turf Club celebrates 150 years of thoroughbred racing in Camperdown. Free shuttle buses available to and from event. A...

20 Jan 2018

Festivals

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival

The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is a unique annual event held during the last weekend of February to celebrate Blues Music, local...

24 - 25 Feb 2018
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