|The most popular beaches for swimming are the East Beach and Pea Soup Cove. The local surf lifesaving club patrols East Beach during peak times (always swim between the flags). |
East Beach offers excellent surfing breaks, for beginners through to advanced, also popular for kite surfing.
|Home to swamp wallabies and a large colony of short-tailed shearwaters (mutton birds). The birds arrive in September after an amazing 15,000 klm flight from the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. After nesting and raising their young they set off again in April leaving the chicks behind. Eventually hunger forces the chicks to find the migratory route on their own.|
|Short Drives - Koroit (15 minutes North West)|
|Historic township midway between Port Fairy and Warrnambool on the northern slopes of Tower Hill. Speciality shops, historic buildings, eateries|
|Short Drives - Codrington Settlement & Gardens|
|4887 Princes Highway Codrington VIC|
(23 kilometres West of Port Fairy)
Licensed Restaurant open Thursday to Sunday 10-4. Antiques, local artists works, 3 acres of gardens.
|Situated on Griffiths Island and constructed from local bluestone by Scottish stonemasons in 1859. The keepers cottages were demolished in the 1950s but the lighthouse still operates on wind and solar power. The light is visible 19 kilometres out to sea.|
| Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards|
Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
Read and obey the signs
Be careful where you dive accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
Dont swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Always swim under supervision
If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
Float with a current or undertow. Dont try to swim against it.
When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
|Short Drives - Yambuk (15 minutes 17 kilometres West)|
|Small settlement on the Shaw River. Yambuk Lake and wetlands are formed by the natural damming of the Eumeralla and Shaw Rivers behind the massive sand dunes in the area. Good fishing, boating and walking. Haven for bird, animal and plant life. Historic Hotel dating back to the 1850s.|
|3 Sackville Street Port Fairy VIC|
National Trust Building dating back to the 1840s. Open 2-4pm Wednesday and Saturday
|Horse Riding - Rundells Mahogony Trail Rides|
|Millers Lane off Princes Highway IIowa VIC|
Open: 7 days except Christmas
|There are over 50 buildings of significance and the best way to appreciate this legacy is on foot. Walking guides are available at the Visitor Centre.|