Day 1 –
The most popular thing to do in Port Fairy is to walk out to Griffith Island and check out the lighthouse. The walk is easy and just beautiful. There’s plenty of wildlife on the Island too, so keep your eyes peeled.
After your walk, it’s worth doing the drive along Ocean Drive to watch the waves, maybe even spot a whale.
After spending the morning walking the Island, duck into town for lunch, the pies from The Village Bakehouse were great. Take this time to walk around the streets and see the local shops and beautiful boutiques.
Further South in Yambuk you will find “The Crags”. Well worth the short drive. The rock formations are amazing and the coastline is breathtaking.
Day 2 –
Drive out to Tower Hill. Make sure you pack lunch and snacks as this is a whole day activity. There are plenty of walks to do and wildlife to see, keep your eyes open for those emus.
We really recommend walking both the “Lava Tongue Boardwalk” and the “Peak Climb”. These walks showcase the volcano and crater and the landscape that has been built around it.
After a big day out, nobody wants to cook. The best place we can recommend for a great dinner is Lemongrass Thai.
Day 3 –
Warrnambool is an easy 30-minute drive from Port Fairy and is a really great spot for a day trip. We suggest spending the morning at Logan’s Whale viewing platform. Watching the ocean and trying to spot any wildlife in the water is great fun. The boardwalk is huge and has plenty of room for kids to walk and explore. If it’s warm enough head down to the water for a dip.
For a bite to eat try Whalers Hotel or Bojangles for great pizza then head to Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. There is more than just playgrounds here. There are walks through gardens, around the lake and ducks to be fed. There is also a maze that’s not just fun for kids.
It’s time for an early dinner and we highly recommend Victoria Hotel “The Vic”. With great friendly staff and amazing food.
You will want to head to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village next to view the sound and light show. This spectacular show is based on whaling and the shipwrecks along the south coast. It’s an incredible display using water and tells a story not too many people are familiar with. Highly recommended.
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