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Nature & Wildlife

The Moyne Shire region offers so many different wildlife experiences on land and in water in their natural habitat or ready made opportunities to get up close to the native...

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Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the tranquility of a beach walk, the restorative benefits of a surf or great hike, or the adrenalin rush of catching a...

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Killarney

Nestled in a natural coastal environment just 2 km off the Princes Highway and just minutes from Port Fairy, Killarney is known...

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Koroit Botanic Gardens

Take a break in the refreshing, lush and green Koroit Botanic...

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Crofts Beach

Scenic and good for the soul, this windswept coastline offers unexpected treats likes sea swimming far from the madding...

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Griffiths Island

A natural oasis almost in the heart of the town, Griffiths Island supports a number of native animals including a small mob of...

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Explore With Moyne Shire Caravan Parks

You may know Port Fairy, the historic seaside village voted Victoria’s top small tourism town in 2021 and 2022. It’s a place to...

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Peterborough

Situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road’s iconic attractions Peterborough is a great family friendly destination with a...

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Peterborough Beach

Peterborough beach is approximately an hours drive from Port Fairy. Expect salt spray, breezy fun, lots of swims and lazy beach...

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Step Back in Time

Meander pathways midst quirky bluestone buildings and wonder at the heritage of the...

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Local Markets

Our markets showcase the region’s finest producers, creators and designers. Taste local coffee, pick up your local vegetables...

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History and Heritage of Port Fairy

I am a trip back in time on a brand new day. Where maritime mystery ripples through the sea and the river and into the streets....

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Battery Hill and Historic Lifeboat Station

Wander to Battery Hill to discover historic cannons and explore the history of 19th-century maritime rescue equipment at the...

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Yambuk

This peaceful setting in an idyllic location and has all that you require for a relaxing stay whilst reconnecting with...

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Virtual History Tours

Take a trip back in time and explore a virtual historic tour of Port...

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Gardens Caravan Park, Port Fairy

Make memories on the banks of the...

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Golf Courses Around Port Fairy

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Hopkins Falls

The Hopkins River meanders through the Moyne Shire until it reaches Wangoom where it plunges down a rocky escarpment before...

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Port Fairy and Surrounds Festivals and Events

Plan your stay in the region around its events. From the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival, a toe tapping, thigh slapping march...

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Port Fairy's Botanic Gardens

Established in 1859, Port Fairy’s Botanic Gardens were once described as “the handsomest of any provincial town”....

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Coastal Trails in Port Fairy and Surrounds

The Moyne Shire region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. With...

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Beaches of Port Fairy

Nothing says Aussie summer like a holiday to the beach. Port Fairy is the place to take a dip in the bay or hang five on the...

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Budj Bim National Park

UNESCO World Heritage listed. Budj Bim National Park, previously known as Mount Eccles, is home to a tranquil crater lake,...

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Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail

Walk or cycle your way through rural landscapes and farming communities. You will travel through dairy and beef farming country...

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The Crags and Deen Maar (Lady Julia Percy) Island

A short drive west of Port Fairy is the Crags, a wild and scenic section of the coastline with calcified tree roots, jagged...

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Your Dog Friendly Guide to Port Fairy & Surrounds

Travelling the Port Fairy and Surrounds a great experience to share with your furry friend! This guide highlights some of the...

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Lose yourself to the creativity of a community

As you venture deeper into the Great Ocean Road region make sure Port Fairy is on your list to places to stop and stay a...

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Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to celebrate and spoil your...

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4 Day Family Getaway in Port Fairy

Create fabulous family memories on this 4-day tour in a destination where whimsy, play and creativity come...

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The perfect place for a family holiday - any time of the year

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, it’s really a must do experience if you are visiting...

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Plump pizzas & high tea - You won't go hungry in Port Fairy

Port Fairy was our first stop in Victoria as part of our trip across the Great Ocean Road...

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What families can do in Port Fairy

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Port Fairy - it's all you need for a girls' weekend

Port Fairy is THE BEST location for a girls’...

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Our family break in Port Fairy

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Story Towns Audio Tour Podcast

‘The Country to Coast Trail’ Designed for travellers, this podcast tour connects with creative communities, absorbs local knowledge, uncovers...

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Battery Hill Virtual Tour

Come along with our Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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The township of Port Fairy Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

It is hard to drive past Tower Hill Reserve on the highway from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and not be...

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Meet the Locals: Boat Builder, Roger Haldane

Roger Haldane is an adventurer and pioneer. He spent his childhood along the river Moyne before setting sail with his family to found the tuna...

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Meet the Locals: Sisters, Zoe and Jazmin

Zoe and Jazmin Royal are Yambuk locals, based near their family farm just a few minutes west of Port Fairy. The sisters love that there’s so much...

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Meet the Locals: Writer, Jock Serong

Jock Serong is a writer and teacher of law who lives in Port Fairy with his wife and four children. He is inspired by the ever-changing nature of the...

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Meet the Locals: Singer-Songwriter, Oriel Glennen

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Beaches Trail

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Family Friendly Things To Do In And Around Port Fairy

The Port Fairy region is most definitely family friendly, the areas has a natural and laid-back vibe that’s entirely conducive to a fun filled...

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The Wharf and Port on the Moyne River Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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8 Reasons To Wake Up To Port Fairy & Surrounds

So you’ve landed in the charming seaside village of Port Fairy the perfect place to base yourself and explore. Port Fairy and surrounds has many...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.