Port Fairy in Victoria is a natural wonderland with its seal colonies, wildlife, scenic surroundings, rugged coastline and pristine beaches. There is an endless list of attractions that draw thousands of visitors here each year and whether you are a nature lover, foodie, someone interested in history and heritage or someone just wishing to relax and kick back then Port Fairy is ideal for you. With its Norfolk Pines lining the wide open streets you are greeted with a seaside town that dates back hundreds of years, where the laneways and streets are lined with historic and heritage buildings that are part of Australia’s National Trust, there are grand old churches, walking trails, beautiful foreshore parklands and restored cottages and homes.
Discover arts and crafts, museums, galleries, accommodation and shopping, experience culinary delights, dining options galore and some of the freshest local seafood, mouth watering local produce and taste from around the world. Browse the streets, have a picnic in the park, wander along the banks of the Moyne River or spend the day at the beach. Wander on down to the dock where you can fish until your heart’s content, set out on a cruise for the day to see seal colonies on Lady Julia Percy Island, mutton bird colonies and Griffiths Island that lies just off shore and join in on one of the diving and snorkelling charters that leave from Port Fairy. Explore the Shipwreck Coast with its 180 sunken shipwrecks, discover and underwater world that will amaze and come face to face with a variety of sea birds, marine life and many other animal species along the way.
The attractions of Port Fairy come is all shapes, sizes and forms, from man made to its natural wonders. With its lookouts, Lighthouse, coastline and beaches, you can spend as much time as you like exploring the shore of Port Fairy. Visit caves, volcanic craters, base your holiday around the Spring Festival which as a music festival no to be missed and the botanical gardens are something to be enjoyed as well. With foreshore picnic grounds, playgrounds, patrolled beaches, hiking trails and neighbouring attractions such as the Warrnambool, The Twelve Apostles and the stunning Otway Ranges and Rainforest there are plenty of attractions to fill up your days with.
You can simply relax and be pampered in one of the day spas for the day, dine out at the famous Merrijig Inn which was awarded 2 Hats in previous years for its excellence in fine dining and why not take the entire family to the Tower Hill State Game Reserve to get extremely close to a variety on birdlife and animals like never before. Wineries beacon all lovers of wine to visit the cellar doors in the region to sample some award winning wines and the National Parks and countryside hold their own delights and sights to take in. Learn how to surf at some of the state best beaches, enjoy year round swimming, windsurfing, kiteboarding, ocean kayaking and canoeing along the Moyne River or perhaps plan your holiday around one of the annual events which include the Folk Festival in March, the Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic in August, the Spring Music Festival in October or the Heritage Discovery Weekend in November. It doesn’t matter what you likes and interests are and how you wish to spend your holiday in Port Fairy as there will be plenty of attractions that catch your eye that you will wish to experience for yourself.