|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 1850’s.|
|Situated on Griffiths Island and constructed from local bluestone by Scottish stonemasons in 1859. The keepers cottages were demolished in the 1950’s but the lighthouse still operates on wind and solar power. The light is visible 19 kilometres out to sea.|
|Port Fairy and Warrnambool|
Learn to surf with professional coaches
|Fascinating island to the west of Port Fairy. Australia’s only submarine volcano, the lava flows have created an unusual flat top and almost vertical cliffs surround the island. Home to the largest fur seal colony in the southern hemisphere - you are able to book a boat trip from the wharf (subject to weather).|
|Battery Hill and the Powder Magazine|
|The hill first served as the Garbour Master’s signal point for shipping. Local militia units established the gun batteries and built the concrete fortifications that were completed in 1857. The collection of such weapons is exceptional. The bluestone powder magazine was built in 1860 to store explosives used in construction of the river wall.|
|3 Sackville Street Port Fairy VIC|
National Trust Building dating back to the 1840’s. Open 2-4pm Wednesday and Saturday
|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.|
|• 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
• Don’t 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. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
|Horse Riding - Rundells Mahogony Trail Rides|
|Millers Lane off Princes Highway IIowa VIC|
Open: 7 days except Christmas
|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.