Port Fairy is located 29km west of Warrnambool and is a beautiful holiday destination with pristine beaches and waterways and the fishing isn’t bad either. Situated on the banks of the Moyne River, the township enjoys both riverside and beachside pleasures. It is also within close vicinity to the fabulous Great Ocean Road which stretches 253km between Warrnambool and Torquay.
The fisherman’s wharf
bustles with activity each day as the commercial fishing boats return from sea. Peruse the catches and spoil yourself with some delicious local fish or crays for dinner. Fishing charters and boat cruises are available daily from the wharf or you can launch your own boat at the marina and try your luck. There is also a restored historic life boat located here.
Beach frequenters will love East Beach with its brilliant blue water and sweeping shoreline. The popular hangout is very scenic and a delightful place to spend the day soaking up the sun and cooling off in the ocean.
Explore the Griffith Island Coastal Reserve
near the Moyne River mouth and walk to the historic lighthouse. Discover the island which inhabits a variety of wildlife including seals, penguins, swamp wallabies and birdlife. Allow about 1 hour for the walking trail.
Summer is a great time to be holidaying here, particularly over the school holidays. The annual Moyneyana Festival runs from 24th December to 31 January. Residents and visitors organize a huge variety of activities for the kids and many for the adults throughout the entire festival. There is always something happening. A special celebration is scheduled for New Years Eve, including a street procession, live entertainment and fireworks at midnight to start the new year with a big bang.
This area really is a relaxing getaway, where you can enjoy a carefree holiday on the water and the casual atmosphere of a small seaside township.
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