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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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An exhibition drawn from the fashion collection of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) featuring many never before seen costumes. Be...

23 Feb 2017
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Warrnambool Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival returns to the Civic Green with guest speakers, workshops, stalls and activities to encourage everyone to live a...

24 - 25 Feb 2017


Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival

The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is a unique annual event held during the last weekend of February to celebrate blues music, local...

25 - 26 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


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...

26 Feb 2017
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harvFEST - Living Local - Post Harvest Festival

harvFEST will be a great day out for everyone. Kids will enjoy an animal farm, jumping castle, inflatable bucking bull, the Kelly Sports Challenge...

26 Feb 2017


Music In The Vines

Music in the Vines Festival is back and set to kick off at 10:00am on 4 March 2017. X-factor runner up Dean Ray joins a great line up of local...

4 Mar 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

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 Mar 2017
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Motor sport

Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars

The biggest show in drag racing returns to South Coast Raceway with the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars coming to Portland on March 4. See eight...

4 Mar 2017


Victorian Surf Lifesaving Senior Championships

The pinnacle of Victorian surf lifesaving competition. Likely to attract over 2000 competitors in a range of disciplines and events , from ski and...

4 - 5 Mar 2017

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...

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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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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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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.