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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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Moyneyana Festival

The Moyneyana Festival is in its 68th year and is known for its enduring tribute to community spirit. The festival runs over five weeks from...

Until 26 Jan 2017



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

25 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017
28 Jan 2017


Australia Day in the Gardens

Come and celebrate what is great about Australia with Australia Day celebrations on January 26 at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. The day includes a...

26 Jan 2017


Otway Harvest Trail Summer Twilight Festa

Celebrate the Otway Harvest Trail with a Twilight Festa in The Yards. Meet the makers, taste their products, enjoy a local brew or wine and take some...

27 Jan 2017

Markets & vintage

Warrnambool Summer Night Markets

Experience a kaleidoscope of fabulous market stalls, live music, boutique beer and wine and amazing food at the Warrnambool Summer Night Markets....

27 Jan 2017


Sea Sherpa North Shore Challenge - Offshore Kayak Fishing Competition

2017 will see the first Stealth Series offshore competition in the Southern states. With Australian Kayak Specialists running hugely popular events...

28 Jan 2017


Sustainable Landscapes Workshop

Timandra by the Sea is an Ecotourism attraction in Victoria's West Country. As the host site for multi-award winning landscape designer Alison Aplin...

28 Jan 2017

Produce markets

Port Fairy Community Market

The Port Fairy Community Market is held every Saturday in January at Railway Place Port Fairy from 8:30am to 3pm. There are over 100 stalls selling a...

28 Jan 2017


Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park

Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities. The Park is...

29 Jan 2017
19 Feb 2017
19 Mar 2017
2 Apr 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...

29 Jan 2017
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19 Feb 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 Feb 2017
4 Mar 2017
1 Apr 2017
6 May 2017


Wunta Fiesta

The Wunta Fiesta, held annually, is one of Warrnambool’s major festivals that provides a celebration of music, food and fun for people of all ages....

3 - 5 Feb 2017

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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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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.