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Tower Hill Reserve
Located on the Princes Highway between Warrnambool and Port Fairy.
Discover ancient volcanic land formations, wildlife, aboriginal culture. Guided walks with Worn Gundidjiís experienced team. Contact Information Centre for further details.
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Battery Hill and the Powder Magazine
The hill first served as the Garbour Masterís 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.
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The Lifeboat Station
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.
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Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island
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.
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The Wharf Area
The Wharf Area
The Wharf Area - at its peak in the 1850ís 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.
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Historic Lighthouse
Historic Lighthouse
Situated on Griffiths Island and constructed from local bluestone by Scottish stonemasons in 1859. The keepers cottages were demolished in the 1950ís but the lighthouse still operates on wind and solar power. The light is visible 19 kilometres out to sea.
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Motts Cottage
3 Sackville Street Port Fairy VIC
National Trust Building dating back to the 1840ís. Open 2-4pm Wednesday and Saturday
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Horse Riding - Rundells Mahogony Trail Rides
Millers Lane off Princes Highway IIowa VIC
near Warrnambool
Open: 7 days except Christmas
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Swim-Surf-Fish
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.
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Short Drives - Warrnambool (20 minutes)
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
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