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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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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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Golf Courses Around Port Fairy

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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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Fishing in Port Fairy

The saltwater angler is well catered for in Port Fairy with river fishing (Moyne), surf fishing (East beach) and boating (Port...

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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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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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Koroit

Where a hearty welcome and a genuine Irish community awaits you. Unique and character filled Koroit is one of Australia`s most...

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Ralph Illidge Sanctuary

The Ralph Illidge Sanctuary is a peaceful, relaxed and scenic reserve which is a safe haven for a variety of animals, flora and...

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A Walk Of Art

Port Fairy is home to many creative artists. You can explore local galleries and marvel at magnificent original pieces, or even...

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Kanawinka Geotrail

Kanawinka  Geotrail, a region of amazing geological diversity stretching from Colac (on the Princes Highway 200 kilometres from...

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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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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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Bay of Islands Coastal Park

This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and...

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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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Port Fairy Jazz Festival Feb 2022 - come along!

Jazz Musicians from across South Eastern Australia are busting to share their talents in 100 plus bands performing at Port Fairy...

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Get your next retail fix in Port Fairy

Leave the chain stores and glitzy malls behind for a quintessential village shopping experience. Local stores are trading...

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Port Fairy – 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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Killarney Beach

A beach for the ages and a hidden...

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Macarthur

Uncover a hidden gem. Settled on the banks of the Eumeralla River, Macarthur is the gateway to the spectacular Budj Bim...

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Watching the Mutton Birds in Port Fairy

The bird we commonly call the mutton-bird is the short tailed shearwater...

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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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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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Koroit Botanic Gardens

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

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Childers Cove

Around 20 kms from Warrnambool, at the western end of the 12 Apostles coastline. A beautiful small beach with a bluff crossing...

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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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A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

“I just want to find somewhere with good...

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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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Worthy of exploration: 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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Worthy of exploration: 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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Worthy of exploration: 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 Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.