|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).|
|The Wharf Area - at its peak in the 1850’s the port was the second busiest in Australia. Wool, wheat and gold were loaded onto great sailing ships bound for England. |
Today, The Wharf is a wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by. The Norfolk pines and colonial buildings form a picturesque background to the tranquil waters of the Moyne River. An active fishing fleet still operates out of the harbour which is also home to a small fleet of pleasure craft.
|The Crags Coastal Reserve|
|Part of cemented dune limestone cliff formation exhibiting stunning jagged cliffs with several stacks and islets formed over thousands of years from the forces of wind and waves from the Southern Ocean. View the whole reserve from lookout.|
This area also contains many Aboriginal cultural sites and places.
|22 & 33 Bank Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: Daily during summer holidays and weekends. Surf, snorkel and bike rental. Surf lessons
|Short Drives - Warrnambool (20 minutes)|
|Warrnambool is the largest city on the Great Ocean Road with a permanent population of 31,000. Overlooking the sheltered beach of Lady Bay the town is renowned for its visiting whales, the grand national steeplechase and the fabulous laser & light show at Flagstaff Hill|
|Short Drives - Mount Eccles (40 minutes North West)|
|Mt Eccles is one of several volcanoes that produced the lava forming Victoria’s Western volcanic plains. Nestled in the centre of Mt Eccles is the beautiful Lake Surprise. There are 4 major walking tracks taking in the crater rim, lava caves and canals.|
|Griffiths Street (near Battery Lane). The lifeboat was built in Williamstown in 1857 and is the oldest surving self-right lifeboat in the world. The Lifeboat Station contains a collection of 19th century maritime rescue equipment. Guided tours are available if booked through Information Centre.|
|At the Wharf Gipps Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: 7 days weather permitting
30 minute cruise scenic and informative. Fishing trips rods, reels and bait supplied.
|The waters around Port Fairy abound with many varities of fish, such as whiting, snapper, bream, salmon and brown trout. Ocean fishing trips and bay cruises opearate from the wharf. Remember you need a fishing licence.|
|Mulloka Cruises||Kids U/17 free. Adults $10|
|The Wharf Gipps Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: Phone to arrange cruise. Join Jane and crew for a fun, informative and scenic 30 minute bay cruise. Kids U/17 free. Adults $10