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Events

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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Winter Weekends

Although it may be cold and wet, winter in Port Fairy is fabulous and four weekends over winter have been specifically selected to show the best of...

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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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Makers markets

Camperdown Craft Market

Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Craft Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market offers...

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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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Produce markets

Port Fairy Farmers Market

Port Fairy Farmers Market is on the third Saturday of every month on the Railway Place Bank Street. This central location with lovely stall holders...

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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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Dance

The Australian Ballet Regional Tour presents Giselle

Experience one of the world’s most loved ballets live on stage when The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Giselle. Starring guest artists...

19 Jul 2016
20 Jul 2016

Sports

Geelong Cross Country Anglesea Eight Kilometre Footrace

On Sunday, 28 August 2016 the Geelong Cross Country Club will conduct a handicap race for runners 16 years and older starting near the Anglesea Surf...

28 Aug 2016

Festivals

The Warrnambool Organ Festival

The Festival showcases the historic pipe organs in five churches in the city of Warrnambool: St Joseph's Catholic Church, Christ Church Anglican...

2 Sep 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,...

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Sports

Surf Coast Century

Welcome to the Surf Coast Century. This is ultra trail running at its best: surf coast location, diverse and challenging course, stunning scenery,...

3 Sep 2016
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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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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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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.