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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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Glass Art - New Works by Monica Provan and Jan Verouden

Glass Art is an exhibition of new works by renowned artists Monica Provan and Jan Verouden. Monica's specialty is all things lampwork, from beads and...

21 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016

Art & exhibitions

Wendy Black Hinterland Exhibition

Mary Black is activiating her father's old hardware shop in Macarthur with an exhibition of waterfall prints. Works feature local falls Wannon and...

Until 22 Oct 2016

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...

12 Nov 2016
10 Dec 2016


Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Weekend

South West Victoria is becoming known as the home of a good music festival: Port Fairy has its 'folkie', Koroit has its Irish festival, Lorne, Apollo...

Until 23 Oct 2016 (dates to be confirmed)


Rockabilly Festival

The 2016 Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival is on Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October along the historic tree lined main street of Camperdown, taking...

Until 23 Oct 2016

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...

20 Nov 2016
18 Dec 2016


Stockmans Challenge

The Stockmans Challenge is held on the second Sunday in January. Gold coin entry. Come and see horses and riders in competition. Meals and...

8 Jan 2017


Terang Country Music Festival

Get in the mood for some toe tapping, boot scooting fun with artists from across Australia. The Terang Country Music Festival is an event for the...

17 - 19 Mar 2017


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...

18 Feb 2017


The Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind

The Otway Odyssey presented by Focus is one of Australia’s most respected off-road cycling events thanks to the quality of the courses with lung...

25 - 26 Feb 2017


Macarthur's Music in the Vines

The Music in the Vines Festival is a one day music festival at Suffoir Vineyard, just outside Macarthur, Victoria. It's a festival that celebrates...

4 Mar 2017


Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival

Following the blowing success that was the 2015 Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown and Corangamite Shire have now confirmed that the 2016 Camperdown...

19 - 21 May 2017

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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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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.

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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.