Great VIc Bike Ride
There’s plenty of live music to be enjoyed at the Great Vic. Whether it’s kicking back for an afternoon acoustic session in Spokes Bar, or enjoying one of our huge bands on the main stage, there’s something in each year’s lineup for everyone.
When your body calls for downtime, kick back at the outdoor cinema. Kids’ movies show in the afternoon and adults’ flicks in the evening. Grab some snacks and contemplate the sunset until showtime – we’ll publish a full list of screenings closer to the event.
Located in Cafe de Canvas, our main bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a local wine with dinner or enjoy the night’s entertainment
With local artists creating a laid back atmosphere at Spokes Bar is a great spot to relax and listen to some tunes on a sunny afternoon. You’ll also be able to grab a bite to eat from one of our food trucks in our bar area.
Pilates, yoga and stretching
End the day right with one of our free mat pilates or yoga classes. Put aside some time for yourself and strengthen and tone your body in this fun and relaxing class. All ages and abilities are welcome.
If your muscles are screaming after a day in the saddle, our free afternoon stretching sessions hosted by professional cycling coach David Heatley should be on your list.
From retro cover to acoustic
With nightly entertainment you’ll enjoy tunes from local bands. Here’s a little taste of what can be expected on any given night.
Sam Grayson Duo
Sam and Alex bring you all the classic and modern hits with their upbeat duo.
A dynamic pub band
The Calli Boys
Young and old will be moving and grooving to the scintillating sounds of the Calli Boys.
Retro cover band
The ultimate 80’s cover band, equipped with synths, mad outfits and classic tunes.
Rock n Roll
A well established rock n roll band that have featured on the likes of triple j Unearthed.
SaSamba bring the playful and energetic music styles of Brazil to the Great Vic.
Magic that leaves you speachless
The Greatest Magic Show
The perfect family magic show that truly captivates audiences worldwide!
Soft country acoustics
Christy Wallace Trio
Country-folk style music depicting life in regional Australia.
A captivating solo performer
A passionate and powerful solo artist with a smoky blues flavour.
Stylish Coastal Acoustics
A renowned singer and guitarist bringing you that classic jazz and blues sound.
A raucous comedy roadshow
A lively and raucous roadshow of the latest upcoming comedians on the Victorian circuit.
A modern take on the classic pub quiz, prizes up for grabs and plenty of laughs!
Health and Wellness
Relax, unwind and stretch those tired legs after a wonderful day of riding.
Watch this space … more artists dropping in the coming weeks!
Outdoor cinema screening times
Who doesn’t like a late night movie session? We’ve got nightly blockbusters to keep everyone entertained.
Screening times: kids 5:00pm | adults 7:30pm
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald
The Lego Batman Movie
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
The World’s Fastest Indian
Jonny English Strikes Again
Red Dog – True Blue
The House with the Clock in its Walls
Mamma Mia – Here we go again
Midnight in Paris
How to train a dragon 2
One the greatest things about the Great Vic is becoming a local for a night in a regional town and experiencing things you otherwise might not.
To welcome riders and show off the best bits some towns have put together a program of special events and things to do both inside and outside the campsites.
Robe will be putting on a Christmas night market, and to make sure it has not only a local but also an Australian Christmas feel. it will have a fisherman theme!
Local businesses will feature at the market with cheese, clothing, homewares, arts & crafts, food, wine & beer stalls and kids entertainment. The market will be open from 4:30pm to 8:30pm on Victoria Street.
BBQ breakfast: the local hospitality doesn’t stop with the Christmas market – before we start riding on 23 November Robe Primary School will cook a BBQ breakfast at the campsite.
Millicent United Soccer Club will be putting on a feast at the campsite. Tacos will be available on Saturday 23 November including chicken, fish, vegetarian, gluten and dairy free varieties.
Bacon and eggs will be prepared with help from the local Lions club on the Sunday morning before we start riding.
Fresh fruit and fruit juices will also be available from the Millicent United Soccer Club on both the Saturday and Sunday, while the Millicent Football Club canteen will be open for business on the Saturday.
The Millicent MacJaguar Magic will be playing Horsham in a local basketball game at Millicent Stadium, next to campsite. A womens match will be played from 6:00pm and a mens from 8:00pm.
Entrance is $5 and chicken and beef schnitzel meals will be also be available for $16. If you book your spot for dinner the entrance fee will be waived!
Laser tag will be available from 5:00pm, also at the basketball centre. No booking is required and the cost is $10 for 4 games.
Follow the Millicent Basketball Facebook page for more information.
We will be well fed at the Mount Gambier campsite with food trucks, barbecues, sandwiches, a schnitzel night and more all to be available.
Food will be provided by the following local community groups:
- Lions Club of Mount Gambier
- Rotary Club of Mount Gambier
- Lioness Club of Mount Gambier
- South Gambier Football Club
- Lower South East Hockey Association
- Lower South East Hockey Association
- Mount Gambier Cycling Club
Portland Tourist Association will have an information booth set up at the campsite with information about all the attractions in town plus recommendations for eating and drinking.
Barefoot bowls, beer & BBQ
Visit Portland Bowling Club for barefoot bowls, drinks and a BBQ from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. 220 Hanlon Parade, Portland.
Coffee, BBQ dinner and breakfasts will be available at the campsite from Rotary Club of Portland Bay, Halliday’s Butchers and the Salvation Army & Lions clubs.
Port Fairy Visitor and Information Centre
Port Fairy Visitor and Information Centre have planned a swag of events and activities including shopping, a jazz festival, tours of Tower Hill, surfing lessons and more. Click here to see the full list and further details.
Port Fairy Tennis Club
Port Fairy Tennis Club is a volunteer run club with courts attached to the campsite. New courts were completed in 2017 and fundraising is now underway to install lights. All Great Vic participants are welcome to come and have a hit, join in cardio tennis, try to serve your fastest serve, buy a raffle ticket, a breakfast roll or some dumplings. You can register and pay for tennis on Main Street. Open Tuesday 26 November and Wednesday 27 November.
Budj Bim Tours
Join a Gunditjmara guide to explore one of the world’s oldest living cultures in a package developed exclusively for participants of the Great Vic.
You transported from Port Fairy to the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area where you will experience how the Gungitjmara people lived before 1820. Part of the Budj Bim World Heritage Landscape, the site includes eel traps, stone houses and plants used for bush food and medicine. Pleae see our friendly staff at our stall on Main Street for more information.
Port Fairy Cricket Club
Port Fairy Cricket Club will be open on Tuesday 26 November for a social evening with music and drinks and on Wednesday 27 November for a BBQ breakfast.
Belfast Aquatics will be open on Wednesday 27 November for rehabilitation classes in the pool.
12 Apostles Gourmet Trail produce stall
The 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail gives visitors the chance to experience a number of food and beverage destinations along our spectacular coast and hinterland. The long established dairy farming region has been growing fresh local produce and creating culinary delights for many years.
On offer at the produce stall will be award-winning cheese makers, single malt whiskey, rich Timboon ice-cream, traditional creamy fudge, chocolate, huge strawberries, and olives.
A BBQ breakfast and movie snacks will be provided by the Peterborough CFA and Timboon Scout Group.
Newcomb Power Junior Football Club will be cooking a BBQ dinner and breakfast at the campsite, while the local Beechy Pub will be open for business.
Mini Market at the Deans Marsh Hall
Local businesses and community groups will be on show to welcome riders and chat about things to do that don’t involve two wheels.
Frogwood Arboretum self-guided tour
A digital, self-guided walking tour experience will be created to guide visitors through the arboretum.
Bike touring routes
Those who haven’t had a enough riding can ride some local bike touring routes designed by Surf Coast Shire.