From dual Kite Festivals in Lorne & Apollo Bay to a FREE line up of musical entertainment headlined by the Pierce Brothers in Lorne, we’ve organised a whole range of activities for you and the family during your weekend trip to the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. Check out what’s on during the 2017 Great Ocean Road Running Festival below, and sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on even more exciting announcements!
Live Music Hub
Melbourne duo, the Pierce Brothers will headline a FREE jam packed entertainment line-up at the Great Ocean Road Running Festival, along with favourite local acts Cal Young, Abe Anderson and DJ Ram Daddy plus Sydney’s Seaforth and Dazzling Dan the Magic Man for the kids. This year sees the addition of a Music Hub in Lorne at the Lorne Hotel, with free live entertainment all weekend long.
Official Music Hub Program – Lorne Hotel
Date & Time
Friday, 19 May 2017
Saturday, 20 May 2017
DJ Ram Daddy
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Dazzling Dan the Magic Man
A kaleidoscope of kites in all shapes and sizes will take to the skies in Lorne and Apollo Bay during the Festival. Offering fun for the whole family, dual Kite Festivals will lift off on the spectacular foreshores of both towns on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May.
Free Kites for Children
All children who are registered in either the Great Ocean Road Walk, Kid’s Gallop, Mizuno 6km Run or Geelong Advertiser 14km Run will receive their own kite to decorate & fly. Simply bring your race bib with you on the day to receive your kite!
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Whether you’re soaking up the breath-taking birds-eye view of the rainforest on the Treetop Walk or soaring through the leafy treetops on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
Treetop Walk – 2 for 1 offer
Participants registered in a Great Ocean Road Running Festival event can take advantage of this 2 for 1 offer on entry to the Treetop Walk by presenting their 2017 Great Ocean Road Running Festival race bib upon arrival at the Ticket Office. Bookings not necessary.
Zipline Tours – 20% off
Participants registered in a Great Ocean Road Running Festival event can take advantage of a 20% discount on Zipline Tours. Bookings are essential for Zipline Tours – use the promo code RUN17 while booking online to receive the discount, and show your 2017 Great Ocean Road Running Festival race bib when you arrive on the day.
Offer valid Friday 19 May – Monday 22 May to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend. For more information on the Otway Fly and to plan your trip, head to the Otway Fly website.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Experience the heart pounding thrill of awesome views from the balcony of the Cape Otway Lightstation, 90m above the Southern Ocean. Located just a 35 minute drive from Apollo Bay, the Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia.
Cape Otway Lightstation Tours – 50% OFF
Present your 2017 Great Ocean Road Running Festival race bib at the time of booking to receive a 50% discount on entry for Adult and Family passes. Offer valid Friday 19 May – Monday 22 May to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend.
The Australian National Surfing Museum is the world’s largest surfing museum. Situated in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital, it celebrates 100 years of surfing and beach culture in Australia. With themed exhibition spaces, films, photographs, kids activities and of course iconic surfboards, it traces the growth and developments around the amazing activity that is riding waves.
Australian National Surfing Museum Admission – 50% OFF
Present your 2017 Great Ocean Road Running Festival race bib upon entry to receive a 50% discount on your admission. Offer valid Friday 19 May – Monday 22 May to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend.