greatoceanroaddotPAGES.com.au 
Regional Tourism Guide for the Great Ocean Road
Victoria , Australia  
L'Amante Anglaise or lovers of Viorne
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below, all except the head. Based upon a true crime, 'L'Amante Anglaise' is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.

This modern classic psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator and is a fascinating and compelling true crime story.
Australian Kelpie Muster
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
The Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster celebrates Casterton’s claim as the birthplace of the Australian Working Kelpie dog breed. The original 'Kelpie' was born at Warrock Station, north of Casterton, in the 1870’s.

The festival is filled with fun activities, celebrating and demonstrating the Kelpies’ amazing skills. Past years included attractions such as the Poets Breakfast, Kelpie Country Street Parade, RMA Working Dog Futurity, Kelpie Dash, Kelpie High Jump, Kelpie Hill climb, Kelpie Pinball and Stockman's Challenge.

The working dog auction attracts national interest and provides a unique chance to observe superior working dogs demonstrate their skills before sale. The auction is firmly placed on the calendar of working dog breeders and buyers, with breeders from all over Australia showcasing their bloodlines. Amazingly high prices are fetched for Kelpies at the auction, with figures in the thousands for a single dog.

The Working Dog school is conducted by a renowned trainer and bookings prior to the event are essential.
Annual Dachshund Dash - Port Fairy Winter Weekends
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
They do not call it the Melbourne Cup of dog racing for nothing.

You have got to see it to believe it - the diminutive yet feisty canines and their equally enthusiastic owners competing for the title of top dog.

Categories include Under two years, two years and over, a new veterans category, plus novelty events including an all-breeds race. Come earlier to secure your VIP spot in the stands (places limited). barbecue, coffee, expert race-calling and more.

Registrations are available on the website. This event is proudly supported by Port Fairy and District Community Bank.
Giant Chocolate Lollipop Day at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Date Mon 10th Jun 2019
Celebrate the Queen's Birthday long weekend at the Chocolaterie and make your very own giant chocolate lollipop.

Be inspired by the thousands of handcrafted chocolate creations in the stunning showroom. Drop in at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make your very own delicious chocolate lollipop to take home.

$8.00 per person, all ages welcome. Bookings not required.
Otto and Astrid - Eurosmash
Date Wed 19th Jun 2019
Orphaned as kids, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin well looked back. Eurosmash packs the best and worst of Eurovision into one night of warped and riotous entertainment. In this, Otto and Astrid's latest show, the dysfunctional siblings are ready for mainstream chart success. It's a tough choice between dancing and laughing, as this duo kick out some mother smashing jams.

An Otto and Astrid gig is a wild rock n roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings. One of the most irreverent and funny gigs you are ever likely to see.
Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival
Date Wed 3rd Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Robert Burns Scottish Festival is a weekend of music, dance and poetry celebrating Camperdown's link to Scotland's national Bard.

Experience the Scottish heritage of the area and learn about the man that was and the statue that is the great, Robbie Burns.

Artists include Eric Bogle, Fiona Ross and Shane O'Mara, John McAuslan, Luke Plumb and Kate Burke, Peter Daffy, Maree Daffy, Andy Rigbe and Nick Martin, The Likely Celts, Elonera, Geoff McArthur, Claire Patti, Corner House Band, Tuniversal Music Group, Warrnambool Pipes and Drums, Lakes and Creaters Band, Don Grieve and Angela Preiss.

Make a professional concert whistle with Andy Rigby, Fiddle and Concertina with Kate Burke, Mandolin with Luke Plumb, Chanter with Donald Blair, Drums with Peter Moir and Guitar with Geoff McArthur.

Like to sing? Join in the Junoir Choir, 18s and under, Senior Choir workshops with Claire Patti.

Enjoy the Burns Supper, Lecture Series, At the Statue with Don and Angela. Theatre Royal and Court House Concerts, Festival Finale Concert, Family Scottish Country Dancing, Children's Activities, Whisky Tasting at Courthouse, Heritage Centre Display, Market Stalls in the Avenue, Poetry, Art competitions and more.

Want to talk to the Festival committee? Contact Chris.
Junior Chocolatier Classes - July School Holidays
Date Wed 3rd Jul 2019 to Thu 11th Jul 2019
Become a Junior Chocolatier in a 45 minute Junior Chocolatier Class at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.

Held in the parent free zone, children aged six to 12 years can learn from European Chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Ticket includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

Classes available these School Holidays on 3, 4, 10 and 11 July 2019.

Bookings are essential.
BOO Seeka Millennium Drive Tour - Torquay
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
The road is the spiritual and literal home for BOO Seeka with the pair of dream-tronic beatmakers heading out on the Millennium Drive tour in support of fiery new single 'Millennium Drive'.

With an infectious live show that brings out an explosive energy impossible to replicate on record, BOO Seeka are ready to test-drive upcoming releases on new audiences across the nation. Taking 'Millennium Drive' for a spin, they'll hit eleven locations in June and July ahead of the release of their second album - the follow up to 2017's hugely successful 'Never Too Soon'.

Recently surpassing 50 million streams, BOO Seeka's catalogue has dominated national airwaves, speakers and headphones everywhere since their since their inception in 2015. Lyrics to tracks like 'Does This Last', 'Turn Up Your Light', 'Humans' and 'Deception Bay' are now ingrained in the Australian indie music fan vernacular. Also making waves abroad, their music has received airplay on stations such as KCRW (USA), and on XFM in the UK.

They're joined on all 'Millennium Drive' Australian Tour shows by good friend and party starter TUKA for this winter jaunt that will be anything but chill.
Three day Photography Tour: Otway Ranges
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019
Capture beautiful beaches on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter.

The photography tour will take place on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a stretch of coastline which is home to some of Adelaide's best beaches. From Friday night to Sunday morning, under Alfonso's guidance, you will shoot astrophotography and seascapes. During the tour you will spend a few hours per day walking on uneven surfaces so a normal level of fitness is recommended.

The workshop includes a total of 15 hours of photography direction.

Please see website for more information.
Stardust & The Mission
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?

A 'Fighting Gunditjmara' man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn't even recognise him?

The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: 'Stardust' and 'The Mission.' Two stories about love, music and war and all the things people have to leave behind.
With members of the Portland Citizens Brass Band also performing across both shows, 'Stardust' and 'The Mission' will reveal the extraordinary stories of two ordinary Australians whose legacies still reverberate today - in a double bill that brings to life both lingering memories and lessons from the past.
Caruso to Carreras - The Great Tenors
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019
100 years of spectacular tenor and soprano songs and arias from the legends of the stage - Caruso, Pavarotti, Lanza, Domingo, Carreras, Bocelli and many more.

Starring tenor, Roy Best with international soprano Alison Jones. Compared by Christopher McKenna with Len Vorster at the piano.
Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 29 August to Sunday 1 September with a host of exciting live performances. Visit the website to stay in touch.
Geelong Cross Country Anglesea Eight Kilometre Footrace
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
On Sunday, 8 September 2019 the Geelong Cross Country Club will conduct a handicap race for runners 16 years and older starting near the Anglesea Surf Club.

The race begins at 9:00am and takes in a variety of terrain.

Numerous spot prizes and age category award are presented at the conclusion of the race.
Port Fairy Vintage Weekend
Date Fri 27th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
Get your groove on and chill out, the Port Fairy Vintage Festival is here.

Held over three days and fun for all ages festival goers will get to experience Rock n Roll dance, vintage roadshow valuations, a vintage car display, AFL Grand Final breakfast, vintage markets and vintage games and crafts for kids and music.

Kabooom. Hold your ears folks, the largest of the Battery hill Cannons will be fired up and let go in anger.

Experience a History Tour of the town or climb to the top of the Griffiths island Lighthouse, a bluestone relic built in 1859.

The Port Fairy Museum and History Centre will also feature an exciting exhibition along with artifacts from the Port Fairy Museums own collection and from other galleries that have not been on display in Port Fairy for the past 100 years.
Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Date Fri 11th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival has a classical music theme and musicians from within Australia as well as overseas artists, perform in small and intimate venues.

Music from the world's leading composers both traditional and new, performers who are well known as well as young emerging performers combine to bring together a fantastic weekend. The appealing and concentrated combination of fine music, varietal performance, conviviality and relaxation makes this festival a must do. For more details contact the festival office on the number provided or visit the website.
Port Fairy Annual Show
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
The Port Fairy Agricultural, Pastoral, and Horticultural Society Annual Show is a traditional country show with all the events and displays that you love.

There are competitions for cakes, flowers, vegetables, craft and a whole lot more. Lots of rides, horse events, cows, pets, trade displays and who knows what else the show committee will find to entertain you. If you enjoy the Port Fairy show, stay around, as the Koroit Show is always on the following Saturday, so twice the fun.
Mortlake Cup
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Established in 1869 and with a proud history, the Mortlake Racing Club continues to thrive on the Victorian country racing circuit.

The dedicated committee works hard to ensure that we deliver a first class event for the thousands of people visiting our club for our annual Mortlake Cup meeting held on Derby Day.

With the iconic and picturesque Mount Shadwell overlooking the racecourse you can relax and enjoy the colour, atmosphere and excitement of this much anticipated event.

The club embraces friends, families and clubs that choose Mortlake for their taste of spring racing action.

Apart from the successful race day, the club services the racing industry by conducting regular jump-outs during the winter months in particular and running up until late spring. The Mortlake Racing Club have made steady improvements to the racecourse infrastructure and facilities to ensure that we provide an exciting, friendly, comfortable and professional service to our patrons, members and thoroughbred industry participants.

Perfect for the punter, the socialite and for kids, make it to Mortlake for a great day out.

St James Annual Rose Show
Date Sat 9th Nov 2019 to Sun 10th Nov 2019
Held this year at the Soldiers Memorial Hall Mortlake, the St James Annual Rose Show is this year celebrating its 122nd Anniversary.

The competition is open to a wide variety of roses, which means that if it is a rose then there is a category for it. The Rose Show is also features other categories for other garden flowers.

The weekend also includes plant and cake stalls, lunch is available on the Saturday and there will be a flower arranging workshop at 1:00pm on Sunday - bring your own flowers and vases.

All proceeds for the day go to a worthy cause.
Great Vic Bike Ride
Date Fri 22nd Nov 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
With 10 days and more than 600 kilometres of riding, 2019 is shaping up to be the greatest Great Vic ever. You will pedal through the beautiful coastal and forest landscapes of South Australia all the way to the world famous Great Ocean Road.

You can choose from five day and 10 day ride options as you pedal from Robe to Torquay, stopping at eight classic coastal towns along the way. Join the ride from Friday 22 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.
Moyneyana Festival
Date Tue 24th Dec 2019 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
The festival was first held in 1947 and has developed into a huge range of activities to entertain the many holiday makers who flock to Port Fairy for their traditional summer holiday break.

The highlight of the year is undoubtedly the New Year's Eve Procession where many residents and local organizations put together a float, often with a humorous theme and hope to win the Champion Float prize.

Music is also a feature of New Year's Eve and live bands both before and after the procession keep the crowds entertained until midnight when a dazzling fireworks display lights up the night sky.

Other features of the festival include, Saturday markets, The Lions Club Art Show, surf lessons, outdoor movies, guided walks of the town and cemetery as well as golf competitions, cricket matches, and fun days in the Port Fairy pool.



A program of events is available from mid December.

Orford Vintage Rally
Date Sat 18th Jan 2020 to Sun 19th Jan 2020
The Orford Vintage Rally is to be held on the 18 and 19 of January 2020.

This year will feature a ute muster, tractor pull, vintage cars, trucks and motorbikes display, shearing competition, blade shearing display, light display on Saturday night and live band.

Stallholders and campers are welcome. Fully catered.

Gates open 9:00am until late Saturday and 9:00am until 6:00pm Sunday.
Port Fairy Working Sheepdog Trials
Date Mon 3rd Feb 2020 to Sun 9th Feb 2020
The Port Fairy Working Sheepdog Trials will be held from 7:00am each day.

The Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials run for a week with triallers travelling from most states of Australia to compete in one of the biggest trials held in Australia.

Novice, open and improver heats are held throughout the week with finals on the weekend. A Trans Tasman trial is held under lights for three nights of the trial. Included in the trial is the coveted Australian Dog of the Year title with the best dog in each state attending by invitation to compete.

Held in the historic Port Fairy tourist town on the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea available at a very reasonable cost.
Port Fairy Jazz Festival
Date Fri 7th Feb 2020 to Sun 9th Feb 2020
The Port Fairy Jazz Festival is a not for profit festival and organisation run entirely by volunteers, promoting all genres of jazz music in the picturesque surrounds of Port Fairy.

Jazz comes alive in the most liveable community each February.

Please visit the website for ticketing information.