special events to make your visit extra special
There is always something to see or do in the Otway Country to Coast region. Take a leisurely drive through the magnificent forests and you'll find something super, natural around almost every corner. From spectacular scenery, local native flora and fauna, taste tempting dining experiences and unique attractions to secluded hideaways you may never want to leave.
However if you are looking for an excuse to visit the Otway Region then here is a list of events that just might tempt you to come back again and again.
The Otway Country to Coast Event calendar is the best place to find what's on in the Otway region, from arts festivals and music festivals, to exhibitions and local markets, fresh local produce and dining experience, to nature walks, or sports events. It's all happening in the Otways. New Otway Events added regularly.
APRIL 2018 ~ Tuesday 24 > Tuesday 24 April
Nitro Circus Live
The most exciting crew in action sports is heading back to Australia.
Global superstar Travis Pastrana will lead Nitro Circus Live in an electrifying all-new event.
Kicking off 10 March in Canberra Stadium, The Next Level Tour will feature the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Scooter, Inline and more, with a brand-new show drawing on the game-changing progression and breakthrough ramp technology pioneered at the epic Nitro World Games competition.
An all-star international rider lineup will send it for eight cities across the country, attempting huge tricks and unbelievable world firsts as they take action sports to new heights. Pastrana has been instrumental in the new tour’s creation every step of the way: in addition to riding with the Nitro crew he is now a producer of the live event for the first time.
The Next Level Tour is the first stop on Nitro Circus Live’s 2018 global trek as it gears up for over 70 shows in 13 countries this year.
Content: Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre
APRIL 2018 ~ Saturday 28 > Saturday 28 April
Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2018
Saturday, 28 April 2018 | 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Circuit through roads from Torquay to Lorne, Cnr Cape Otway Road and Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road, Birregurra 3242
One of Australia's premier and most spectacular rides. Starting and finishing in Torquay the ride takes in the spectacular farmland of the Otway ranges and then back along the Great Ocean Road.
With 4 distances to choose from:
Over 90kms of road closures and supported by police, extensive traffic management, medical support, mechanical support and entertainment. Spectacular scenery along the course with the opportunity to stop in the townships of Moriac, Deans Marsh and along the Great Ocean Road at Lorne, Aireys Inlet & Anglesea. Optional timed climb of the 12km Benwerrin Climb in the Otways for the 145km participants.
MAY 2018 ~ Friday 18 > Sunday 20 May
Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival
Following the blowing success that was the 2017 Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown and Corangamite Shire have now confirmed that the 2018 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival will be held in the town between 18 and 20 May.
Come and experience the Scottish heritage of the area and learn about the man that was and the statue that is the great Robbie Burns.
Artist announcement and specials guests coming soon.
With the programme soon to be announced, keep an eye on the event website for further details.
Phone: 03 5593 7100
Manifold Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260
SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 22 > Sunday 7 October
Hunt for the Golden Gumboot 2018
Annual Hunt for the Golden Gumboots along the Old Beechy Rail Trail.
The golden gumboots contain answers to a special quiz with prizes awarded to the correct entries. Two levels of activity cater for all ages.
Level 1 is an easy walk from Gellibrand River to Banool with 10 gumboots hidden along this section.
Level 2 is aimed at the more experiences trail users and covers 25km from Gellibrand to Ferguson.
All participants must register at, and deposit their completed answer sheet with, the Gellibrand River store.
Join in the free BBQ on Sunday 8 October where the prizes will be awarded. Lots of fun and games on the day and entrainment will be provided from 2 local signing groups.
OCTOBER 2018 ~ Saturday 6 > Sunday 7 October
Otway Oktoberfest 2017
Join Otway Estate for the Annual Otway Oktoberfest for a true celebration of craft beer from the Otways, the Great Ocean Road and surrounding regions!
Apart from great beer, we’ll also have heaps of fun activities like:
• Traditional Oompah music with a live band
• Slap dancing
• A good old fashioned yodelling competition
• Bavarian food
• German strong man/woman tower
• Taste and Talk Masterclasses
• Brewery tours
• Prizes for best dressed
• Lots of games and MUCH MUCH MORE!
OCTOBER 2018 ~ Sunday 7 > Sunday 7 October
Hunt for the Golden Gumboot - BBQ, Entertainment & Prize Giving
Join us in Rex Norman Park, 5 Main Road Gellibrand River, from 12noon to 3pm for the Annual Hunt for the Golden Gumboot BBQ!
There will be fun, entertainment and the awarding of the Golden Gumboot Hunt and the Golden Gumboot Challenge prizes.