|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|
|3 Sackville Street Port Fairy VIC|
National Trust Building dating back to the 1840ís. Open 2-4pm Wednesday and Saturday
|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.|
|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 - 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|
|Port Fairy and Warrnambool|
Learn to surf with professional coaches
|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.
|22 & 33 Bank Street Port Fairy VIC|
Open: Daily during summer holidays and weekends. Surf, snorkel and bike rental. Surf lessons
|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.
|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.|