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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.

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Brian Fraser - Free Live Music: GOR Brewhouse

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 2 > Saturday 2 March

Brian Fraser - Free Live Music: GOR Brewhouse

Brian Fraser - Free Live Music

02 MAR 2019

08:30PM

02 MAR 2019

11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 323

Geelong’s Brian Fraser is one of Australia’s finest and most well-known acoustic blues performers.

Brian is a multi-award winning artist with over 30 years’ experience in the music industry. His hectic schedule includes spending many months of every year touring the country, performing at festivals, pubs and clubs, playing his own brand of stomp board driven blues.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

Colac Show "N" Shine

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 2 > Saturday 2 March

Colac Show "N" Shine

Colac Show "N" Shine

From 8:30am at Memorial Square, Colac

LATE SHIFT

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 2 > Saturday 2 March

LATE SHIFT

LATE SHIFT

Saturday, 02 March 2019 | 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM

A night of live music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Sit and enjoy the tunes or get up and dance the night away.

Doors open 7.30pm - music from 8pm.

Drinks and meals available at bar prices.

When
Saturday, 02 March 2019 | 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Location
Colac RSL, 21 Murray Street, Colac 3250

Cost - $25 pp or $20 early bird. $30 at the door

Contact :-
OCR FM
5232 1991
admin@ocrfm.org.au

Camperdown Rotary Market

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 3 > Sunday 1 December

Camperdown Rotary Market

Camperdown Rotary Market

03 MAR 2019

09:00AM

03 MAR 2019

02:00PM

Manifold Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260

Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market offers opportunity to browse and buy home made goods including cakes, produce, plants, clothing and novelties. 

Top this off with the opportunity to climb the Gothic style clock tower to inspect the clock mechanism and enjoy the panoramic views of our historic town before heading to the heritage centre to learn more about the area and its fascinating history.

Manifold Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260 View map

Phone03 5593 1104

COUNTRY RACES IN COLAC - BIRREGURRA CUP

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 3 > Sunday 3 March

COUNTRY RACES IN COLAC - BIRREGURRA CUP

COUNTRY RACES IN COLAC - BIRREGURRA CUP

03 MAR 2019

11:00AM

03 MAR 2019

05:00PM

Colac Turf Club, Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Colac 325

Relax at the country Races at the Colac Turf Club to celebrate the Birregurra Cup!!

Sunday 3 March 2019 - Gates open at 11am

Umbrella Package $20 per person. *Admission not included. 

Free Entry for kids. Relaxed Country atmosphere.

'Beard of the Day' - $200 Cash Prize

Tickets Available!! - Book now - country.racing.com/colac

Colac Turf Club, Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Colac 3250 View map

Email: colac@countryracing.com.au
Website: Visit Website

MARIAM ISSA - A SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN

MARCH 2019 ~ Friday 8 > Friday 8 March

MARIAM ISSA - A SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENT

MARIAM ISSA - A SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENT

08 MAR 2019

06:00PM

08 MAR 2019

08:30PM

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Mariam Issa is a speaker, author, storyteller and community builder on a mission to inspire one million women globally to achieve their fullest potential.

At 30, Mariam moved to Melbourne from her war-torn Somali homeland with her husband, four children and a fifth on the way. Far away from the tight communities and families in Somalia, Mariam found herself in a foreign country that had a foreign language and a foreign culture.

Through her powerful stories that tell her trials and tribulations, she has inspired countless women who have had similar experiences to see the butterfly within in order to achieve their fullest potential.

Venue: Civic Hall foyer (dinner); Civic Hall (speaker)

Date/time: International Women’s Day – Friday 8 March. Dinner available from 6pm-7pm; speaker starts at 7.15pm.

Running time: 75 minutes

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250 View map

Phone(03) 5232 9418
Emailcopacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au
WebsiteVisit Website

The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 9 > Saturday 9 March

The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

09 MAR 2019 08:30PM
09 MAR 2019 11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected musicians. Singer-songwriter Craig Horne together with guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and the Black Sorrows, is joined by guitarist Wayne Burt also from Jo Jo Zep and the Black Sorrows, Wayne Duncan from Daddy Cool on bass, Chris Tabone from the Bad Loves on drums and Bruce Haymes on keyboards from the Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer bands. The Hornets are considered to be one of Australia’s leading blues and roots bands.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 10 > Sunday 21 April

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

The market is every 2nd Sunday of the month [9am-2pm] in the Birregurra Park (in the warmer months):

* Sunday 10 March 2019
* Sunday 14 April 2019 and ...
* a special Easter Market will happen on Sunday 21 April 2019

Birregurra Park, 35 Main Street, Birregurra 3242

 

Twilight on the Western

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 10 > Sunday 10 March

Twilight on the Western

CAROLYN THEATRE 2019 ‘FIVE SHOWS ONE SEASON

MARCH 2019 ~ Monday 11 > Monday 11 March

CAROLYN THEATRE 2019 ‘FIVE SHOWS ONE SEASON

CAROLYN THEATRE 2019 ‘FIVE SHOWS ONE SEASON'

Morning Music - Frankly Sinatra

MARCH 2019 ~ Wednesday 13 > Wednesday 13 March

Morning Music - Frankly Sinatra

Morning Music - Frankly Sinatra

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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Frankly Sinatra - A Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes

Frankly Sinatra weaves the fascinating story of Ol’ Blue Eyes through skilful narration and the songs of an unforgettable era.

Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer and actress Michelle Fitzmaurice come together to sing and dance their way through 22 hits of the man they called the ‘Chairman of the Board’.

The show also contains hits from the leading women in Sinatra’s life, including Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland.

If you loved hits such as ‘My Way’, ‘Three Coins in the Fountain’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ and ‘High Hopes’ – Frankly Sinatra is not to be missed.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 13 March, 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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When

  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location

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

Corangamite Rural Women

MARCH 2019 ~ Friday 15 > Friday 15 March

Corangamite Rural Women's Forum

Corangamite Rural Women's Forum

*BOOKINGS NOW OPEN*
A fun and educational day not to be missed, FOR local rural women, ALL ABOUT local rural women, from Ballarat to the Heytesbury and Great Ocean Road; Surf Coast to Geelong and surrounds.

Program, speaker bios and tickets are available at: https://bit.ly/2DdaU0c

For more information about the venue: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/barwon-park/

APOLLO BAY & OTWAY DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

APOLLO BAY & OTWAY DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2019

APOLLO BAY & OTWAY DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2019

16 MAR 2019

10:00AM

16 MAR 2019

04:00PM

Apollo Bay 3233 VIC

Agricultural Show showcasing local produce, livestock, arts and crafts and much more.

Family entry Ticket $20 (or $15 pre- purchased) Adults $10, Concession $8, Under 15 $5.

Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

16 MAR 2019

08:30PM

16 MAR 2019

11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Get your dancing shoes on and head down to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a fun night with the local group, Band of Trolls.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe. The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Colac KANA Festival 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

Colac KANA Festival 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Colac’s 61st KANA Festival opens at 10am with the traditional street parade starting at 1pm from the top end of Murray St.
This is a festival for all the family to enjoy!

The Kana committee is currently working hard on this fabulous milestone event. 

A new theme will be announced later in the year.

When

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Memorial Square, Murray Street, Colac 3250

Wye Peak Challenge 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

Wye Peak Challenge 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Wye Peak Challenge is not for the faint hearted. Its a unique 7.1km scenic trail run/walk that involves significant elevation, curving up and around the township, taking in views of the ocean, bush and the quaint Wye River itself. 

The run starts at 11am with an estimated time finish at 12.30pm.  Followed by a BBQ. 

Community fundraising event supported by the local businesses to help bring life back into the town after the 2015 bushfire and help the Surf Lifesaving Club rebuild its much loved and needed bunkhouse. 

 

When

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

Wye River Township, Great Ocean Road, Wye River 3234

 

Debra Oconnor
Beeac to the Rock Retro Ride

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 17 March

Beeac to the Rock Retro Ride

Beeac to the Rock Retro Ride

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 10:00 AM

Registration 10am - Riders leaving from 11am.

Entry fee $30.00

This event is for bicycles made from steel, for cyclists who appreciate the classic era of cycling! This is a ride, not a race, there will be no time keeping at all, with an open start time of half an hour.

BEWARE: Carbon Tax applied (Donated to Colac Area Health)

Show and Shine and Swap Meet
After the ride at the Beeac Farmers Arms Hotel is a great opportunity for riders and non-riders to showcase your pride and joy $5.00 entry fee.

Prizes awarded.

All entry fees donated to Colac Area Health

Beeac to the Rock Retro Ride

When
Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 10:00 AM

Location
Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac, 87-89 Main Street, Beeac 3251

Cost
$30.00

Contact
Tim O'Sullivan
tosullivan@swh.net.au, cmavridis@cah.vic.gov.au or info@bikeguru.net.au

The Traffic Light Party - Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 23 March

The Traffic Light Party - Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac

🚦🚦The Traffic Light Party is back!! 🚦🚦

After the HUGE SUCCESS of our first event, we've taken your feedback and we're doing it again, making it BIGGER AND BETTER!!

We all know a farmer, friend or family member who is looking for that special someone and we're giving you the opportunity to mingle with other singles in the area!

Entry is $10 with $5 going towards Buy a Bale to help drought stricken farmers.

https://www.ruralaid.org.au/buy-a-bale/

For those new to the concept of a traffic light party:
💚 Single and ready to mingle 💚
💛 Maybe, available but not actively looking but can be persuaded 💛
❤️ Stop! Taken, not keen as a bean ❤️

This time round we'll have:
✔️$10 entry which gets you your coloured wristband and nibbles ❤️💛💚
✔️2 BARS to get those drinks to your faster and easier! 🍺🍸🍻🍹🥂🍾🍷🥃
✔️MORE toilets so lines are shorter so you can get back to mingling! 🚽🚽🚽
✔️Later finishing time, because let's be honest, the party was just getting started! 🎉🎊
✔️SPEED DATING HOUR commencing at 6pm
✔️BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE AUCTIONS because we like to throw our friends under the bus and watch them squirm! But help them in the process
✔️CLEAN 🤦🏻‍♀️ and ON TIME 🤦🏻‍♀️ buses to and from Geelong and Colac for $10 return
✔️LIVE MUSIC 🎵🎶🎵🎶 we haven't locked anyone in yet but we enjoyed the docile tones of Pat Lowrey and Jeffrey Jordan last party 🎵🎶

💚 SPEED DATING HOUR starting at 6pm for $20. What do you get you ask? This includes your entry, a drink and nibbles for the hour.
Register by messaging Nina on 0425728911 with your full name, age, occupation and whether you're interested in men or women (and an age range). Payment will be required at the time of registration and details will be sent upon contact.

💚BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE SILENT AUCTION💚
Our bachelors and bachelorettes from the first traffic light party were majority successful!!

Bachelors/Bachelorettes auctioned on the night will receive their drinks FREE on the evening and the opportunity to attend an evening for 2 with the winning bidder at the Farmers Arms Hotel!

Nominate an eligible bachelor or Bachelorette by sending a Facebook message to the Farmers Arms Hotel or emailing farmersarmsbeeac@gmail.com with their name, age, occupation, a brief description and whether their interested in meeting men/women!

More details to follow!! Will see you there!!

Tag an eligible bachelor/Bachelorette for their chance to win a $50 voucher to spend on the night!

18+ event

Otway Makers and Growers Market - Kawarren

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 24 > Sunday 22 December

Otway Makers and Growers Market - Kawarren

Local produce and crafts market including fresh produce, berries, jewellery, cheeses and knitted goods. 

 

Location

Echidna House, Kawarren East Road, Gellibrand 3233  View Map

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

MARCH 2019 ~ Wednesday 27 > Wednesday 27 March

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | 07:30 PM to 09:20 PM

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Witness the World Champions directly from the West End's Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World's most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, 'A Taste of Ireland' reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.

Produced by Australia's golden duo, Brent Pace & Ceili Moore, 'A Taste of Ireland' transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers and musicians from around the globe, 'A Taste of Ireland' is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% LIVE!

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces transport the audience on a journey through the Celtic motherland.

Choreographed and led by ex-Gaelforce Dance & Rhythms of Ireland Lead Principal, World Medalist and Six Time Champion Brent Pace, 'A Taste of Ireland' is the quintessential Irish tale, a show never to be missed!

Date/Time: 
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7.30pm

Ticket Prices:      
Adult: $69.90, Senior/Concession/Full Time Student: $62.90, Child 3-13yrs: $49.90, 
Family (2adults+2children): $225.00, Group Booking (8+): $62.90 per ticket    

 

When

  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | 07:30 PM - 09:20 PM

Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

OTWAY TRAIL RUN 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 31 > Sunday 31 March

OTWAY TRAIL RUN 2019

OTWAY TRAIL RUN 2019

31 MAR 2019

08:30AM

31 MAR 2019

12:00PM

Barongarook to Gellibrand, Old Beechy Rail Trail, Barongarook 3249

Events within the Fun Run area consists of:

 (No road closures however there are traffic treatments by Traffic Controllers)

16km run from Barongarook - commences at 8.30am

16km Relay Fun run

6km run/walk from Kawarren - commences at 10am

16km mountain bike ride

Expected completion by all competitors by 12 noon.

DINOSAUR TIME MACHINE

APRIL 2019 ~ Tuesday 2 > Tuesday 2 April

DINOSAUR TIME MACHINE

DINOSAUR TIME MACHINE

02 APR 2019

11:00AM

02 APR 2019

02:00PM

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a life-sized T-Rex!

Dinosaur Time Machine incorporates up-to-date science, and discoveries made about dinosaurs and the world in which they roamed. Presented in a fun and highly visual way, the show incorporates circus, puppetry, simple narrative and imaginative play in a unique educational theatre production, aimed at children aged 3-9.

If your child isn’t already obsessed with dinosaurs, they will be after seeing Dinosaur Time Machine, which won Best Children’s Show at the Adelaide Fringe in 2016.

“Dinosaur Time Machine weaves factual information into the fun... circus and puppetry and audience interaction are all used to great effect.” - Adelaide Advertiser 2016

Venue: Auditorium

Date/time: Tuesday, 2 April, 11am & 1pm

Running time: 55 minutes

Tickets: All $20

Proudly sponsored by: The Colac Herald, Creative Victoria, Highwire, Regional Arts Victoria

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250 View map

Phone: (03) 5232 9418
Email: copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Website: Visit Website

Bjorn Again

APRIL 2019 ~ Saturday 6 > Saturday 6 April

Bjorn Again

Colac Twilight Market and Mower Racing

APRIL 2019 ~ Saturday 6 > Saturday 6 April

Colac Twilight Market and Mower Racing

Colac Twilight Market and Mower Racing

 · Hosted by Colac Twilight Market & Mower Racing and Rotary Club of Colac Community Market

TIME - 3pm gates open

CONTACT DETAILS - brad

0488 44773
Colacsundaymarket@outlook.com

This will be an amazing twilight/evening which includes Mower Racing, variety of market stalls, food vans, live music and so much more will be on offer at this incredible REVAMPED Colac Community Event/Market

TWO

APRIL 2019 ~ Tuesday 16 > Tuesday 16 April

TWO

TWO

16 APR 2019

07:30PM

16 APR 2019

07:00PM

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison.

Set in the local pub, you’ll meet all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals.

There’s Moth, who loves Maud (and every other woman) fervently; Mrs Iger, with her passion for quiet, strong men; possessive Roy, jealous of anybody who looks at Lesley (even the darts players); Alice and Fred and their Elvis obsession; and the publicans themselves – a married couple with an unspoken secret…

By turns funny, heart-warming and poignant, don’t miss this smash hit comedy.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/time: Tuesday 16 April, 7.30pm

Running time: 90 minutes

Tickets: Adults $42, Concession $37, Under 30s $31

Warning: For Audiences 15+

Proudly sponsored by: The Colac Herald, Arts on Tour, Ensemble Tour, NSW Government, Australia Council for the Arts

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250 View map

Phone: (03) 5232 9418
Email: copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Website: Visit Website

2019 Anzac Day Mushroom Hunt

APRIL 2019 ~ Thursday 25 > Thursday 25 April

2019 Anzac Day Mushroom Hunt

2019 Anzac Day Mushroom Hunt

 · Hosted by Gellibrand Community House

Fungi delight and intrigue and provide the connective network of terrestrial ecosystems. The forests surrounding Gellibrand harbour some of the most diverse and bizarre fungi in the state.

This workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the Otways region but also within wider Australian and global contexts.

It will include a ninety-minute interactive session on the basics of fungus identification where participants will get to handle, examine and identify various fungi. Participants will also learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field. Fungi will be discussed in regard to their ecological roles and also cultural aspects such as edibility and toxicity.

We will then partake in an exciting two hour foray through various local ecosystems to search for species of interest.

Supplementary notes are also provided. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own specimens for identification at the workshop.

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2019

APRIL 2019 ~ Saturday 27 > Saturday 27 April

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019 | 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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:

204km

145km

60km

30km

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.

 

Please find details of Road Closure details below. 

2018-Resident-Letter-Road-Closure-Notification-RACV-Great-Ocean-and-Otway-Classic-Ride.pdf(PDF, 595KB)

 

When

Saturday, 27 April 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

 

Location

Circuit through roads from Torquay to Lorne, Cnr Cape Otway Road and Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road, Birregurra 3242

 

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The Otway Food & Fibre Showcase 2019

APRIL 2019 ~ Sunday 28 > Sunday 28 April

The Otway Food & Fibre Showcase 2019

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO THIS!

The Otway region is gearing up to showcase everything locally grown and sown.  Some ready to eat and the rest harvested to take home and add a culinary spin.  

Mid-Autumn people can enjoy a selection of the best Otway grown produce including olives, cheeses, native bush foods, fruits and vegetables, honey, meats, small goods, baked goods, wines and other brewed delights.

Growers and event organisers want to share their passion for turning humble soil and grass into quality food and fibre, shining a spotlight on the skilled, passionate and diverse growers around us.

Source local food and fibre and contribute to community health, benefit the local economy and our environment.

Taste and purchase local produce; talk to and learn from local growers and makers. Develop growing and making talents by taking part in demonstrations and workshops around the theme of small holding skills like building soil and compost, bee keeping, poultry management, regenerative farming, the lifecycle of wool, native bush foods, truffle sniffer dog trials, shearing and creative kids food and fibre activities.   

If you’re a small scale producer or artisan and would like to get involved, please contact Andy Gray on 5232 9140 or andygray@coln.org.au

 

When

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

 

Location

Colac Showgrounds, Bruce Street, Colac 3250

 

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

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".... 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

Tickets:

Adult:  $69.00

Concession/Student:  $65.00

Groups of 6 or more:  $65.00 per ticket

 

When

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

Location

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

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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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When

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

Location

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.
 

 

When

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

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

 

Location

Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

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APOLLO BAY GOLF CLUBS ANNUAL TOURNAMENT

JUNE 2019 ~ Wednesday 5 > Tuesday 11 June

APOLLO BAY GOLF CLUBS ANNUAL TOURNAMENT

APOLLO BAY GOLF CLUBS ANNUAL TOURNAMENT

05 JUN 2019

10:00AM

11 JUN 2019

05:00PM

Apollo Bay Golf Club, 20 Nelson Street, Apollo Bay 3233

Apollo Bay Golf Club's Annual Tournament will be run over the Queens Birthday long weekend - 5 to 11 June. 

The major events are the Men's Open Stroke of 27 holes hold on the Sunday and the Women's Open Stroke of 27 holes held on the Friday. 

There are other partner events held over the week. 

Contact Helen, the Tournament Secretary or visit our website for more information. 

Apollo Bay Golf Club, 20 Nelson Street, Apollo Bay 3233 View map

Email: waggykek@gmail.com
Website: Visit Website

Duck Drop Derby 2019

JUNE 2019 ~ Sunday 9 > Sunday 9 June

Duck Drop Derby 2019

Duck Drop Derby 2019

Sunday, 09 June 2019 | 12:00 PM to 05:30 PM

Major annual fundraiser event for the South Colac Sports Club. 

Yellow plastic ducks are dropped from a helicopter.  Closest to the number of your choice wins. 

Children's activities and lots of fun.  Food available on site. 

When

  • Sunday, 09 June 2019 | 12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Location

South Colac Duck Drop, Joiner Reserve, Main Street, Elliminyt 3249

Forrest Soup Fest 2019

JUNE 2019 ~ Monday 10 > Monday 10 June

Forrest Soup Fest 2019

Forrest Soup Fest 2019

Monday, 10 June 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

A great winter day out!   Now in its 14th year the Forrest Soupfest is an annual festival held at the Forrest Recreation Reserve featuring homemade soups.  Enter competitions for home made soups, jams, conserves, pickles, chutneys, wine and beer. There will be a prize for the biggest/most unusual vegetable.  

Soups on offer will be made by the Forrest Lions Club, Forrest General Store, Bespoke Harvest Restaurant, Platypi Chocolaterie, Forrest Neighbourhood House and the Terminus Hotel Forrest. Please bring your own cup, as we aim to become a Waste Free Festival.

This year we are introducing Master Classes to learn about the health benefits of eating soup, fermenting winter vegetables, making sourdough bread, and demonstrations on making a master stock.

A gold coin donation enables families to enjoy lots of free activities; rock climbing wall, jumping castle, animal farm, mask making, live musical entertainment and over 45 market stalls to explore.

 

When

  • Monday, 10 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Forrest Recreation Reserve, Yaugher Road, Forrest 3236

Run Forrest Trail Run 2019

JUNE 2019 ~ Monday 10 > Monday 10 June

Run Forrest Trail Run 2019

Run Forrest Trail Run 2019

Monday, 10 June 2019 | 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

100% Pure Trail Running in the Otways

The 6th annual Run Forrest – 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will  include the very popular 5km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world class trails and breathtaking natural beauty – undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

When

  • Monday, 10 June 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

Barwon Water Reserve, Hennigan Crescent, Forrest 3236

Camperdown

JULY 2019 ~ Wednesday 3 > Sunday 7 July

Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival

Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival

03 JUL 2019

06:00PM

07 JUL 2019

09:00PM

2 Bath Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260

The Robert Burns Scottish Festival is a weekend of music, dance and poetry celebrating Camperdown's link to Scotland's national Bard.

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.

2 Bath Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260 View map

Phone: 03 5593 7100
Email: shire@corangamite.vic.gov.au
Website: Visit Website

 

Morning Music - Wilbur Wilde: SaxLife!

JULY 2019 ~ Wednesday 24 > Wednesday 24 July

Morning Music - Wilbur Wilde: SaxLife!

Morning Music - Wilbur Wilde: SaxLife!

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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Wilbur Wilde: SaxLife!

For members of the Hey Hey It's Saturday generations, Wilbur Wilde is a friend.

For 16 years we invited him and the rollicking Hey Hey cast into our lounge rooms every Saturday night during a golden era of Australian television.

Having had success with some mighty Oz rock bands, including Ol'55 and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the variety and musical leanings of Hey Hey suited Willy to the core.

Get ready for a congenial, entertaining and whimsical tale of a life in showbusiness.  From Roy Orbison to Muhammad Ali, from the rocking pubs of Melbourne to the sacred studios of GTV9.

You'll hear a few things you may not have heard before with Wilbur Wilde: SaxLife!

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 24 July, 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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When

 

  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Location

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

Morning Music - Silvie Paladino in The Songs of Eva Cassidy

SEPTEMBER 2019 ~ Wednesday 4 > Wednesday 4 September

Morning Music - Silvie Paladino in The Songs of Eva Cassidy

Morning Music - Silvie Paladino in The Songs of Eva Cassidy

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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SILVIE PALADINO in The Songs of Eva Cassidy

Silvie is one of Australia's most versatile and talented entertainers.  She is a popular concert performer, recording artist and has starred in musicals such as Mamma Mia, Catsand Les Miserables in Australia and on London's West End.

Before Eva Cassidy died at the age of 33, she was unknown outside of Washington USA, but within two years of her death her albums topped the charts in the UK, Europe, Australia and the rest of the world.

This show features inspired re-imaginings of such classic tunes as 'Over the Rainbow', 'Fields of Gold', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Time After Time', 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'What a Wonderful World' and, of course, 'Songbird'. 

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 4 September, 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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When

  • Wednesday, 04 September 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location

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

Birregurra Festival

OCTOBER 2019 ~ Friday 11 > Sunday 13 October

Birregurra Festival

Weekend Festival & Art Show
Be sure to visit during this popular two-day community event. Activities launch on Friday night with the opening of the Birregurra Festival and Art Show and continue through until Sunday afternoon. Main Street transforms into a busy marketplace selling local produce, gourmet food and wine and the main stage features a lineup of top entertainment. Held every second full weekend in October [in 2019, this will be 11-13 October]. Website

Morning Music - Cheek to Cheek

OCTOBER 2019 ~ Wednesday 23 > Wednesday 23 October

Morning Music - Cheek to Cheek

Morning Music - Cheek to Cheek

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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Cheek to Cheek

This all-singing, all-dancing celebration features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film.   Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia's brightest young music theatre performers - Ross Hannaford and Amy Berrisford.

Featuring classic songs including the Academy Award winning 'Night and Day', 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', 'Top Hat', 'White Tie and Tails', 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 23 October, 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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When

  • Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location

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

Rock The Clock - Camperdown

OCTOBER 2019 ~ Thursday 24 > Sunday 27 October

Rock The Clock - Camperdown

Rock The Clock

Thursday, 24 October 2019 | 09:00 AM to Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 05:00 PM

Rock the Clock is Camperdown's own rock n roll festival. The four-day event runs in Camperdown's main street Manifold Street and will feature 12 bands, a classic car and motorcycle display, street market, vintage fashion and beauty and much more. Many free events including Clocktower Stage, Markets and Car Display.

Ticket Prices

Early Bird First release Available until 1 August ADULT $50 FAM $100
2nd Release 1 August - 23 October ADULT $60 FAM $120
Box Office at Festival ADULT $70 FAM $140

When

  • Thursday, 24 October 2019 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 05:00 PM

Location

Camperdown Theatre Royal / Finlay Avenue, Manifold Street, Camperdown 3260

Morning Music - Christmas with Denise

DECEMBER 2019 ~ Wednesday 4 > Wednesday 4 December

Morning Music - Christmas with Denise

Morning Music - Christmas with Denise

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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Christmas with Denise

Denise will put the jingle in your bells with a collection of Christmas classics plus some of her all-time favourite songs such as 'Hey Paula', 'Wonderful World', 'Look At Us', and 'Personality'.

Denise's television career has been amazing, starting as a young girl on Kommotion, The Go Show and guesting on many major television shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Don Lane Show.  She is currently on Studio 10.

Whether it's singing great songs, doing impersonations, busting out her famous 'chook walk' or cracking gags, this lady has no peer as she entertains her audiences!

Strap yourselves in Morning Music lovers - this is going to be one hilarious sleigh ride!

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 4 December, 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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When

  • Wednesday, 04 December 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location

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