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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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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...

28 May 2016
29 May 2016

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...

28 May 2016
29 May 2016

Festivals

Celluloid By the Sea - Port Campbell Community Film Festival

Port Campbell Film Festival are excited to announce that the third Celluloid by the Sea will be rolling in to Port Campbell on 27 & 28 May, 2016....

28 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...

29 May 2016
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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...

4 Jun 2016
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3 Sep 2016

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...

5 Jun 2016
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4 Sep 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...

11 Jun 2016
9 Jul 2016
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10 Sep 2016

Exhibitions

Mortlake Art Show

The annual Mortlake Art Show aims to inspire, encourage and develop local talent in the Western District of Victoria. Held over the Queen's Birthday...

10 - 13 Jun 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...

19 Jun 2016
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18 Sep 2016

Lifestyle

Conserving koala habitats in the Great Otway National Park

In the Great Otway National Park, the koala population have been increasing and destroying the native tree species. Earthwatch Australia is an...

7 - 16 Sep 2016
16 - 25 Nov 2016

Community

Upwelling Festival Portland

Learn about Portland's famous Bonney Upwelling and explore the unique eco-tourism attractions of this beautiful coastal town on the Great Ocean Road.

29 Oct 2016

Sports

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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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.