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Otway Events Happening Guide 2014

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.

Toni Childs - Retrospective Tour 2019

MAY 2019 ~ Friday 3 > Friday 3 May

Toni Childs - Retrospective Tour 2019

Toni Childs - Retrospective Tour 2019

Friday, 03 May 2019 | 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM


".... Evocative, evanescent music that allows you to immerse yourself and drift away"  Rolling Stone

".... In a year of auspicious breakthroughs for women writer-performers, Childs was the standout"  Time Magazine

 Proudly presented by Big Mother Touring Company

Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two hour performance as she celebrates her 30 year anniversary of Union. 

Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman's Boat and Keep the Faith. 

The second hour will be your introduction to Toni's new music from two very special albums - It's All a Beautiful Noise and Citizens of the Planet.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Friday 3 May at 7.30pm

Running Time:  2 hours, plus 30 minute interval


Adult:  $69.00

Concession/Student:  $65.00

Groups of 6 or more:  $65.00 per ticket



  • Friday, 03 May 2019 | 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC), 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Morning Music - Caruso to Carreras

MAY 2019 ~ Wednesday 8 > Wednesday 8 May

Morning Music - Caruso to Carreras

Morning Music - Caruso to Carreras

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM


Caruso to Carreras - the Great Tenors

The stories of the world’s greatest tenors and their leading ladies come to life in Caruso to Carreras.

Leading Australian tenor Roy Best will perform classic hits of Enrico Caruso and José Carreras as well as many other beloved tenors including Pavarotti, Bocelli, Lanza and Domingo.

Every tenor has a leading lady, and in Caruso to Carreras versatile Australian soprano Alison Jones sings all the wonderful solos and duets.

Concert virtuoso Len Vorster will be at the piano; while compere Chris McKenna will guide the audience through the fascinating stories of the greatest tenors the world has ever known.

Enjoy hits such as ‘Be My Love’, ‘Nessun Dorma’ and ‘O Sole Mio’ and duets including ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, ‘Amigos Para Sempre’, ‘Strangers In Paradise, ‘Loveliest Night of the Year’ and many more.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 8 May, 11am

Running time: 70 minutes, no interval

All Tickets $23

Free morning tea served from 10am in the Foyer

Proudly Sponsored by Colac Herald & Arundell, Murray and Ryan, Barristers and Solicitors.

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  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


COPACC - Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019

MAY 2019 ~ Saturday 18 > Saturday 18 May

Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular marathons, The renamed 'Great Ocean Road Running Festival' with panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the famous seaside location will attract participants from across Australia to participate in one of the seven events on the 18th and 19th of May, 2019.
The iconic event provides participants of all fitness levels and ages with a unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically across of range of distances, ranging from 1.5km through to 60km.Road closures and detours will be in place on both days to support the safe conduct of the Great Ocean Road Marathon events.



Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM



Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Brad King