|Horse Riding - Rundells Mahogony Trail Rides
|Millers Lane off Princes Highway IIowa VIC
Open: 7 days except Christmas
|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 - 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.
|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.
|• 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.
|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.
|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
|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).
|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.