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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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Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Surf's up at Bells Beach every Easter, when the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves and compete for the most sought after trophy in surfing.


Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

Staged on the picturesque Apollo Bay foreshore, the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival is a fun-filled day of cooking demonstrations from local and...


Port Fairy Jazz Festival

The Port Fairy Jazz Festival is a not for profit festival and organisation run entirely by volunteers, promoting all genres of jazz music in the...

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Adventurethon Anglesea

Adventurethon are super excited to be heading to the Surfcoast of Victoria for Adventurethon Anglesea this December 3 & 4, 2016, for their series of...

3 Dec 2016
4 Dec 2016


A Murderous Affair - Murder at Barwon Park Mansion

You are invited to a themed murder mystery dinner with a dramatic plot, in one of Australia’s finest mansions, Barwon Park Mansion, Winchelsea....

3 Dec 2016

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...

3 Dec 2016
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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...

4 Dec 2016
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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,...

4 Dec 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...

4 Dec 2016
5 Feb 2017
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2 Apr 2017

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...

10 Dec 2016
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8 Apr 2017

Markets & vintage

Derrinallum Market

The Derrinallum Market takes pride of place in the main street under the elms and has an average of 45 stalls with lots to offer. Vendors will be...

18 Dec 2016


Anglesea Ocean Swim

The Anglesea Rock 2 Ramp is an open water swim held at Point Roadnight Beach and is comprised of two distances of two and a half kilometre and a 1. 2...

28 Dec 2016

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...

1 Jan 2017
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Lake School of Celtic Music - Koroit

Lake School of Celtic Music annual event where you learn to play Irish Music, learn Irish dance steps and sing Celtic songs. Learn to play Irish...

2 - 7 Jan 2017


Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club - Senior Carnival

The Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club is hosting what is considered the pre-eminent Victorian senior lifesaving carnival at the Anglesea Main Beach....

8 Jan 2017

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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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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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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.