Exploring Port Fairy

Port Fairy – More than just beaches.

Port Fairy a beautiful seaside town, located only 28 kms west of Warrnambool.  A very popular spot for holiday makers over the Summer period. The streets, shops, and beaches are full of people ready to relax and enjoy summer. There are plenty of great eateries, from restaurants, pubs to great take away places including chinese, fish and chips and pizza places.

The local Surf Life saving club at “Eastern Beach” offers a great patrolled place to swim. It is Patrolled between 10 – 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5pm on the weekends. It also has a fully licensed restaurant / cafe at the Surf life saving club called Charlie’s on East that is open for breakfast / lunch and snacks.

We ended many walks along the beach at Charlie’s getting an icypole for the way home.

It also has a great Golf Course situated right on the dunes, on Woodbine Road. Where else can you play whilst viewing the spectacular Southern Ocean. Some might say A ‘magical’ experience, befitting the name.

If you are after bike riding, it is home to the Port Fairy to Koroit to Warrnambool Rail trail. A 37km flat rail trail that ranges from Dirt, gravel and sealed sections.

There is great walking tracks to explore at Griffith Island, home of the Historic lighthouse, and 15 minutes out of town at Towerhill, as well as some great coastal walk, the Mahogany Ship walk, Yambuk Lake walk, Peterborough walking track. So if history and heritage is more your style there are great walks around the Town to showcase the historic features and buildings of the town.

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is a great place to see local wildlife. Just be careful the emu’s try to steal your food.

There are quaint shops, great restaurants, pubs and cafe’s, and takeaway. An IGA to stock up on all the essentials. An Icecream shop called Poco Artisan Ice cream that sees people lining up out the door to taste the homemade gelato.

A ‘magical destination’ well worth a visit.


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