Wonder no more about your long weekend agenda, as the Great Ocean Road’s calendar is crammed full of some great options!
The Great Ocean Road is pulling out all the stops this coming long weekend in March. Creating a weekend bursting with excitement by hosting a range of events along the pristine coast. No matter what weekend adventure you are after, the Great Ocean Road has you covered. Offering brilliant family fun days, tranquil activities, or lively experiences! Check out our top picks for this upcoming long weekend!
Giant Chocolate Lollipop Day
Celebrate March’s long weekend at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery! The beloved venue is one of the sweetest tourist destinations in Victoria, offering an insane range of sweet treats. For the public holiday on Monday, the exceptional team of European Chocolatiers and Pastry Chefs let you and your children make your own chocolate creations! Running all day, you can revel in your love of chocolate and take home your very own sweet inventions!
Embrace the Great Ocean Road, Multi-day Walk
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most iconic sceneries in Australia, weaving along the jagged clifftops beside the crashing ocean. Most will see this sight via car, but this long weekend brings a truly unique way of sightseeing. Letting folk walk along the road with their annual Multi-Day walk event. Women Embrace Adventure offer the ‘Embrace the Great Ocean Road’ event which features 43 kilometres of trekking in four days 4 days, where folk can take in the main highlights of the region.
Aireys Inlet Market
Aireys Inlet offers an intimate and quirky market on this long weekend. Held partly indoors and outdoors, with delicious hot foods and plenty of stalls to browse through! The market aims to showcase the coast’s homegrown a handmade treat, with everything a unique quality and variety. Enjoy a shop or sample of the Great Ocean Road’s food, arts and crafts, and vintage goodies!
Port Fairy Folk Festival
The Port Fairy Folk Festival began in 1977 and embodies the region’s great folk roots! Aiming to highlight the many traditions of this music scene via the long weekend’s mix of music, food, and activities. See a range of beloved artists, such as the famous Band of Brothers, C.W. Stoneking, and Patty Griffin just to name a few. The entire program runs from Friday night, Saturday day and night, Sunday day and night, to Monday day until 2 pm, giving you plenty of time to stop in for a quick visit or even the entire weekend.
Surf Camp Party
Interested in surfing at Victoria’s most iconic beaches? Look no further as this event offers both beginners to professionals the chance to surf, party, and sightsee the beloved region of the Great Ocean Road. You can either choose to enjoy a full day of surfing and sightseeing, or you can add on the ultimate camping experience to extend your time along the coast.