Plan your Escape around a Signature Event

The Otways plays host to a range of festivals and events that celebrate the bounty and lifestyle the region offers. Rub shoulders with locals and share in the magic.

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Birregurra Festival & Art Show

The Birregurra Festival & Art Show, is an event synonymous with quality farm produce, agricultural displays, craft and live local music and held on the second weekend of October annually.

The 2016 event offers a children’s play area in the ‘Back Paddock’, the always popular petting zoo, rides and great kids’ entertainment.

Foodies can enjoy the delights of the western district and discover the region's best local produce as well as imbibe in the festival’s own Food & Wine Precinct filled with local goodies and food vans.

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Colac Orchid Club Annual Show

Colac Orchid Club Annual Show is open to the public.  Come and see the many varied species and types of orchids on display and for sale. Orchids range from very tiny miniatures to large and exotic plants.  Orchid club members will be on hand to answer any queries you may have about the care of orchids and perhaps you may even be interested in becoming a member.

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Otway Oktoberfest at Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Join us at Otway Oktoberfest for a true celebration of craft beer! This year featuring 10 different craft breweries from the Otways, the Great Ocean Road and surrounding regions!

Now in its ninth year, Otway Oktoberfest is held at Otway Estate Winery and Brewery, 10 minutes south of Colac. It's a fantastic day out and an ideal opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a relaxing day filled with heaps of great activities.

There'll be lots of delicious Bavarian food, brewery tours, Talk & Taste masterclasses, a yodelling competition, slap dancing, prizes for best dressed and heaps of other fun things to keep you entertained.

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Gellibrand Blues & Blueberries

The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is an annual event held in February promoted by the Gellibrand River community, traders, artists and artisans. It is held at Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand River (25 kms south of Colac), Victoria, Australia. The Festival includes the Market in Rex Norman Reserve, where there is Otways produce, including blueberry fruit, plants and conserves and a chance to learn about the industry. There is also local Arts and Craft on display and sale, as well as food and local entertainment, and The Music Festival which takes place at the Otways Tourist Park and features some of the top Australian Blues Talent.

Great Ocean Road Running Festival


Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular marathons, The Great Ocean Road Running Festival. With panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the famous seaside location will attract participants from across Australia.


Otway Odyssey (Giant Odyssey)

The Otway Odyssey is the ultimate mountain bike marathon in Australia with challenging, scenic, fun and flowing mountain bike courses. Each race includes some of the best mtb single track in Australia, centred around the mountain biking mecca of Forrest in the great Otway National Park

International Lighthouse Weekend

International Lighthouse Weekend

International Lighthouse Weekend celebrates lighthouses and the people that worked in them.

It’s held every year on the 3rd weekend in August and involves lighthouses & lightships from all around the world.

Come and join us – there’s plenty to do for all the family

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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 Lorne and Apollo Bay in September, the event includes a weekend of family-friendly activities that makes the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo not just an event, but an experience.

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