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From world-class surfing and ocean swims to folk music and fine wine, 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? Get amongst the 4,000 people taking part in the Lorne Pier to Pub, the world's largest open water swim, or test your stamina on the gruelling 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. Get musical in March at the Port Fairy Folk Festival – a four-day celebration of folk, blues, jazz and country music.

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Great Ocean Road

Sports

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.

Cycling

RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It is the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where...

Sports

2016 GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon

If only every marathon had views like this. Run, walk or ride along the rugged Great Ocean Road while looking out over the wild Southern Ocean.

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Learning

Heritage Festival: Portland Historical Building Walk

Architecturally, Portland is awash with historical buildings and the CBD alone features over 200 buildings from the 1800s. Take our Historic...

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Community

Heritage Festival: Portland Maritime Discovery Centre

At Portland Maritime Discovery Centre you'll experience a range of activities. Step inside the rib cage of our Sperm Whale skeleton, unfold the...

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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...

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Plays & musicals

Heritage Festival: Midsummer Night's Dream at Barwon Park

Theatre of Winged Unicorn presents the Shakespearean play, Midsummer Night's Dream, a particular favourite with its magical elements and fairytale...

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Markets & vintage

Friends of the Community Market

The Friends of the Community Market is held at the Sandford Football Reserve on Sandford Reserve Road, Sandford, Victoria. Craft, plants, hand...

8 May 2016

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...

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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...

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Sports

Great Ocean Road Real Estate Kids’ Gallop 1.5 Kilometres

Part of Australia’s most stunning marathon, the GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon, is the Great Ocean Road Real Estate Kids’ Gallop, a 1. 5 kilometre...

14 May 2016

Sports

2016 GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon

If only every marathon had views like this. Run, walk or ride along the rugged Great Ocean Road while looking out over the wild Southern Ocean.

14 May 2016
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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...

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Learning

Heritage Festival: Almost Forgotten

Almost Forgotten is a project to identify all pre-1900 burials in the Colac Cemetery. An open day will be held at the History Centre to provide an...

15 May 2016

Learning

Heritage Festival: Cape Nelson Lighthouse Open Day

Join the Cape Nelson Lighthouses guide to hear about it's colourful story. Learn how it was constructed, the methods of communication used throughout...

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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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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.

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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.