25 January 2019



Festivals, markets, aussie beer countdown, cooking demonstrations, fishing competitions, live music and more! Checkout our top regional events this Australia Day Weekend! 

Otway Harvest Trail Twilight Festa For its third year running, Otway Harvest Trails’ Twilight Festa is on on Friday January 25 and again promises to be one of the Otways summer highlights blending local flavours, people and music for a community event that highlights the regions abundance of food, beverage and produce.  Locals and visitors will be able to buy a refreshing ale, cider or wine, shop and admire market stalls including berries, free range beef, vegetables, cakes, sourdough and gluten-free bread, olives, preserves, honey, gin and yarn. 

Otway Harvest Twilight market Australia Day Weekend Great Ocean Road

Monyana Festival Port Fairy– Festivities on the Fiddlers Green starting with the Belfast Lions Club Community Breakfast and Australia Day Ceremony. Arty Hoey and his Streamline Band will provide the entertainment with some old-fashioned games for kids on the grass, organised by the Sea Scouts. Free family movie at dusk (weather permitting). Come along for a hot dog lunch and Aussie lamingtons.

Australia day In the Botanic Gardens Warrnambool. Come and celebrate what’s great about Australia and the region at Warrnambool’s Australia Day celebrations in the Botanic Gardens.  Entertainment, food and fun for the entire family.

Hooked On Portland.  Hooked on Portland's main stage will be back, with food truck park, pop up bar and live music. There will also be cooking demo's from celebrity chefs, fishing talks and workshops, markets, free children's activities and amusements including a circus work shop. DJ's on the foreshore stage Saturday in the Youth Zone for the Skate Australia national skate competition.

Beers at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse. Come in and help celebrate Australia Day with craft beer specials and live music all weekend at both Brewhouses. On Sunday, 27 January there will be a beer sweep and raffle during the countdown of Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers as well as the Triple J Hottest 100. 

 Great ocean Road Brewhouse Australia Day Weekend Great Ocean Road VictoriaGreat Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery- Sweet celebrations are in store when the Chocolaterie's European Chocolatiers turn their hands to classic Australian desserts over the Australia Day Long Weekend. They will be going into 'Lamington Overdrive' with their Café serving baked daily giant lamingtons, lamington macarons, lamington ice cream and a decadent lamington hot chocolate.  While the traditional ‘pav’ will be given a Chocolaterie twist via a special smashed pavlova sundae. Look out for other chocolate and pastry delights inspired by Aussie celebrations.


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