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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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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
3 Sep 2016
4 Sep 2016

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...

3 Sep 2016
1 Oct 2016
5 Nov 2016
3 Dec 2016

Exhibitions

Behind the Facade

"Behind the Facade" is a photographic exhibition by the talented and accomplished Jenny Fawkes. Jenny's photographic imagery takes the viewer on a...

3 Sep 2016
4 Sep 2016
9 Sep 2016
10 Sep 2016

Sports

Surf Coast Century

The Surf Coast Century is ultra trail running at its best, with a Surf Coast location, diverse and challenging course, stunning scenery, expert event...

3 Sep 2016

Theatre & performing arts

FOPA - Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

FOPA 2016 is a performing arts festival by the sea, featuring breathtaking cabaret, music, comedy, theatre, kids shows and community events. This...

2 - 4 Sep 2016

Makers markets

Camperdown Rotary Market

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

4 Sep 2016
2 Oct 2016
6 Nov 2016
4 Dec 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...

4 Sep 2016
11 Sep 2016
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25 Sep 2016

Literature

Ex Libris Port Fairy Festival of Words

The Festival of Words is a celebration of writing, books and literature inspired by the Welsh bookshop village of Hay on Wye. Over the weekend. Port...

9 Sep 2016
10 Sep 2016
11 Sep 2016

Lifestyle

A Murderous Affair - Murder at Barwon Park Mansion

A Murderous Affair run murder mystery dinners and weekends in beautiful venues in and around Geelong, Melbourne and Country Victoria. You are invited...

10 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...

10 Sep 2016
8 Oct 2016
12 Nov 2016
10 Dec 2016

Cycling

Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is your once-a-year opportunity to experience the thrill and safety of riding the fully closed Great Ocean Road. Held in...

11 Sep 2016

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,...

11 Sep 2016
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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.

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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.

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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.