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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...

28 Oct 2016
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30 Oct 2016


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


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...

30 Oct 2016
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Port Fairy AP & H Society Annual Show

The Port Fairy AP & H Society Annual Show is a traditional country show with all the events and displays that you love. There are competitions for...

5 Nov 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...

5 Nov 2016
3 Dec 2016


Anglesea Ocean Swim

The Anglesea Rock 2 Ramp is an open water swim held at Point Roadnight Beach and is comprised of two distances of two and a half kilometre and a 1. 2...

28 Dec 2016

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...

19 Nov 2016


Coleraine Show

The Coleraine Show is a family friendly Agricultural Show which showcases a vast array of classic country show events and entertainment. Horses,...

5 Nov 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...

6 Nov 2016
4 Dec 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,...

6 Nov 2016
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5 Feb 2017


Koroit Agricultural & Pastoral Show

Experience all the spectacle, excitement and fun of a country show including cattle competitions,horse events and art and craft competitions....

12 Nov 2016


Emotions – Don’t take them too seriously

Public Talk with revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo. We tend to believe our emotions. We either suppress...

12 Nov 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.