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Great Ocean Road

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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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Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival

This year Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival celebrates 26 years of being Victoria's best value for money, family-friendly festival. You and your...

23 Feb 2019

Family

Port Fairy Winter Weekends Festival

Feel that? That super fresh air? That cosy, warming fireside? Those uplifting tunes? The inspiration of people making and doing beautiful things? The...

22 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
6 Jul 2018

Plays & musicals

Short Play Festival - Port Fairy Winter Weekends

Port Fairy Theatre Group presents seven plays. The stage will come alive with this entirely local collection of plays and performance. In its third...

Until 23 Jun 2018

Festivals

Brownie Festival

Join the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery to celebrate their first ever Brownie Festival this June. Their talented team of chocolatiers...

Until 24 Jun 2018

Exhibitions

Miss Maschmedt Visits Opening Night

This exhibition of photographs by Zillah Maschmedt documents her visits to Portland and Nelson. Zillah Maschmedt was a primary school teacher in...

28 Aug 2018

Contemporary

The Christmas Belle - Casterton

There is no better way to herald in the Christmas season than sharing part of your day with the fabulous Gina Hogan. Sit back and enjoy as Gina...

5 - 6 Dec 2018

Food & wine

Family High Tea at the Chocolaterie

Enjoy a fun family friendly high tea served at private tables in the Pod Cafe on Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie....

Until 26 Aug 2018

Exhibitions

Wipe Out!

Exclusive footage of some of the world’s most extreme waves spearheads the major Wipe Out exhibition at the Australian National Surfing Museum. The...

Until 4 Nov 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

Community

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, five kilometre timed runs or walks. They are open to everyone including all abilities, and are safe and easy to take...

23 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018
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14 Jul 2018

Music

Jade and Jarrod - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

Two local school teachers and experienced performers. Jade and Jarrod play all of your old and new favourite covers. Situated on the Great Ocean Road...

23 Jun 2018

Community

Ghost Tours in the Cemetery - Port Fairy Winter Weekends

Last year’s Ghost Tours were a sellout and are back this year following the book's great success. On 23 June 2018, visit the graves of many of the...

23 Jun 2018
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