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YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE WELCOME I AM HUNGRY FOR TODAY. In Port Fairy, on the Great Ocean Road, every day unfolds with simple pleasures: romance and whimsy, art and music, nature and nurturing. Beat to the rhythm of life of a perfect fishing village nestled on the edge of the Southern Ocean.
CRAFT YOUR STORY IN THE MAKING. Inspire your imagination in our creative enclave. Mingle in a passionate community of local artists, artisans, musicians, crafters and makers. Soak up the energy of the iconic Port Fairy Folk Festival or meander through quaint galleries and quirky boutiques. Celebrate your own creativity with like-minds against a backdrop of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest work.
OLD-WORLD CHARM AND NATURE AT YOUR FEET. Walking or cycling is the best way to explore our superbly preserved 19th century village streetscapes. Unearth a watercolour vista on a harbour-side amble. Poke around a still-thriving fishing village rippling with old-world charm. Take a trail to the Southern Ocean, Moyne River, surf beaches, swimming spots or a lighthouse that feels a million miles away from care.
BE SURPRISED. By foodie adventures into incredible regional produce. By hand-made treasures and local talent. By boats bobbing gently on the river, superb coffee, wide open streets and big, beaming smiles. By the sense of belonging you feel in a place youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been. ADVERTISEMENT SYMBOLS Attraction
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CREATIVE + HERITAGE I AM A MAKER, THINKER, DOER AND CREATOR. Find your tribe in a passionately creative community inspired by nature. Follow the sound of fiddles to toe-tap with the crowd at the local pub. Express yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; grab your sketchbook or your paintbox and join the arty types capturing the harbour scenery on paper. Nurture your creative heart with an art class or studio visit. Contemplate an inspiring calendar of music and art festivals stretching year-round.
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. Tap into the past and imagine a simpler life centred on the harbour and bustling fishing fleet. Wander to Battery Hill to discover historic cannons or fossick through photos, relics and time-worn tales at the Historical Society Museum.
CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS > The hardest thing about an enclave of talented artists is finding them. Grab the Port Fairy Art Walk Map and guide your own tour through a collage of galleries and working studios. | portfairyartmap.com > Plan your stay around the iconic Port Fairy Folk Festival, a toetapping, thigh-slapping March weekend that has thousands thronging to enjoy a program bursting with talent old and new. | portfairyfolkfestival.com > Lay your eyes on the oldest surviving self-righting lifeboat in the world at the Lifeboat Station, along with a collection of 19th century maritime rescue equipment. Book a guided tour through the Visitor Information Centre. > Get to know our town. Take a stroll past charming fully restored buildings and stone cottages built by whalers and seamen. Grab a map at the Visitor Information Centre and head out on the Port Fairy Historic Town Walk. > Wander on foot around windswept Griffiths Island where 19th century whalers toiled. The 1859 bluestone lighthouse still casts its warning light out across the ocean. Collect a brochure before following the interpretive walking trail. Or head a little further out of town and take a tour of Tower Hill Nature Reserve for a wildlife experience.
Port Fairy Day Spa
The newly re-furbished Port Fairy Day Spa offers 10 amazing treatment rooms to experience peaceful ambiance, ensuring your time at the spa is one of total indulgent bliss. Offering a comprehensive range of spa, beauty and therapeutic treatments designed to re-balance and de-stress your mind and body. Couples and group bookings are available. Port Fairy Day Spa Boutique stock swimwear, clothing, accessories, and gifts from leading Australian labels. A: 56 Bank St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1161 E: firstname.lastname@example.org portfairydayspa.com.au
Bank St + Co Coffee Kitchen
Bank St + Co, located in the heart of Port Fairy. Serving an all day brunch menu, drinks and Toby’s Estate coffee, 7 days a week, 7am - 4pm. Take time to enjoy your coffee in the courtyard. Offering take away and indoor and outdoor dining.
A: 28 Bank St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1610 E: email@example.com bankstandco.com.au
Merrijig Kitchen Front & Garden Bars
Afternoon drinks in Summer must be done in our Garden Bar. Seasonal cocktails that make the most of our garden (boozy or booze free), a snappy little beer list… and bar snacks of our flavourful & rustic food, flowing from our little garden shed. Drink & chat sitting within our veggie patch, under the pines, with a view of the River Moyne. Our Front Bar might be Port Fairy’s smallest, but it’s a little gem & unique to our historic Inn. Open Thu-Mon 3pm-sundown. A: 1 Campbell St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 2324 E: firstname.lastname@example.org merrijiginn.com
Time and Tide Tearoom
Time and Tide Tearoom is perched in a cracking spot overlooking the Southern Ocean and offers breathtaking views of blue lagoons and crashing waves beyond. A great location to enjoy lunch and afternoon tea or luxuriate with a spectacular Champagne High Tea... a towering assortment of savouries and sweets served with a glass of sparkling and an extensive tea menu to choose from. It’s an experience not to be missed! Open Wed-Sun. A: 21 Thistle Pl, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 2134 E: email@example.com timeandtidehightea.com
pash + evolve
Formerly ‘Pash Collection’ and ‘Evolve Lifestyle’, we have merged our stores and rebranded as pash + evolve - offering all of your favourite brands, now under one roof! • Womens clothing, giftware and accessories • Large range of affordable and unique homewares • Shop online with free click and collect in store @pashandevolve #pashandevolve A: 47 Sackville St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 2255 E: firstname.lastname@example.org pashandevolve.com.au
Basalt vineyard is located only minutes from Warrnambool and Port Fairy, featuring award-winning wines matched to seasonal local produce in the vibrant restaurant. A must do Great Ocean Road experience. Nearby Tower Hill Volcano features on the label. Basalt Wines - “A laugh in every glass”. Open Wednesday - Sunday. A: 1131 Princes Hwy, Killarney M: 0429 682 251 E: email@example.com basaltwines.com.au
Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill
Driven by a passion to share Australia’s unique environment, wildlife and indigenous culture, Worn Gundidj conduct tours at the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in South West Victoria. Enjoy the Australian bush and observe our native wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat. Worn Gundidj tours engage guests with this extraordinary natural world, introducing them to the 65,000 year old culture and practices of the lands original inhabitants. T: 03 5565 9202 E: firstname.lastname@example.org towerhill.com
Ashmont Motor Inn and Apartments
Includes 6 luxury apartments • king size beds • sleep up to five • modern decor • fully equipped kitchens – cook your own meals • flat screen TVs • reverse cycle air conditioning 14 warm comfortable motel rooms • queen size beds • electric blankets • off road parking • microwave, toaster, jug • reverse cycle air conditioning Free and unlimited Wi-Fi In the middle of the restaurant precinct. Park and walk. A: 47 Bank St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1588 E: email@example.com ashmontmotorinn.com.au
BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park
A variety of accommodation styles to suit all needs and budgets. Camp or set up your van on our spacious sites, add a little luxury with our ensuite sites or relax in a cabin. FREE Wi-Fi, indoor heated pool, jumping pillow, 18-hole mini-golf, adventure playgrounds (indoor and outdoor), pump track and function room.
A: 115 Princes Hwy, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1145 E: firstname.lastname@example.org big4portfairy.com.au
Edge17 Port Fairy Wharf
Edge17 enjoys an enviable position on the Port Fairy Wharf, overlooking the Moyne River. Choose to stay in the historic cottage, or absolute waterfront in the modern ground floor apartment. Be spoilt with quality Sheridan bed linen and towels. Guests can enjoy the lush peaceful and spacious courtyard, complete with quality outdoor furniture. After dusk the courtyard is gently illuminated with fairy lights. Free Wi-Fi, Netflix, Weber BBQ and laundry. Pet friendly by negotiation. A: Port Fairy Wharf through to 17 Gipps St, Port Fairy M: 0429 957 184 E: email@example.com edge17.com.au
Gum Tree Caravan Park
Located only 300m off the Princes Highway, our park contains quality self-contained cabins to suit every budget, lawned caravan and camping sites, a great camp kitchen beside our adventure playground, off-leash dog area and pet friendly cabins and sites. All less than 4km to the town centre. Free Wi-Fi. Powered sites from $33. A: Toolong Rd, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1462 E: firstname.lastname@example.org gumtreecaravanpark.com.au
Hearnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beachside Villas
Architecturally designed beachfront luxury! Nestled in the sand dunes of the Southern Ocean, these secluded villas allow you to take R&R to the next level. With one, two or three-bedroom villas on offer, we go above and beyond to cater for all guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. With floor to ceiling windows maximising ocean views, you cannot go past these lavish properties for a romantic getaway, time away with friends or a family holiday at any time of year. A: 13-17 Thistle Pl, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 E: email@example.com hearnsbeachsidevillas.com.au
Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation
Craving peace and quiet? Or looking for a fun filled, adventurous weekend on the tip of the Great Ocean Road? With the largest and most extensive holiday accommodation portfolio in town, Hearn’s will provide you with great accommodation and an experience to remember! Whether you are looking for a luxury river view home, secluded villas with ocean views or central cottages with old-world charm, contact the team at Hearn’s, we’ve got the property for you! A: Shop 2/54 Sackville St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 E: firstname.lastname@example.org portfairyaccom.com.au
Pea Soup Beach Accommodation & Tours
Pea Soup Beach Apartment overlooks the best family friendly swimming beach in Port Fairy and is close to the centre of town. Of modern design and charming interiors, this 3BR apartment offers stunning views of the Southern Ocean. We also operate Geotours regionally; exciting eco adventures with Mike, a local geologist, who will explain how the Southern Ocean formed with stories from the 12 Apostles to Cape Bridgewater and the volcanic hinterland at Budj Bim. A: 8 Ocean Dve, Port Fairy T: 0402 215 368 Accom: 03 5568 3150 E: email@example.com geotoursvictoria.com.au
Port Fairy Beach House
Have you ever dreamed of escaping to your own private beach where you get to feel the sand nestle between your toes? At Hearn’s Beach House you can do precisely that - and much more! With lavish open living, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and ocean views everywhere you look, this home is sure to make your Port Fairy holiday an everlasting memory! Set on rural acreage just a few minutes’ drive from Port Fairy’s town centre. A: 2583 Princes Highway, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 E: firstname.lastname@example.org portfairybeachhouse.com.au
Walk from the deck at Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beachfront directly onto the beach. Fully equipped, this 3 storey home greets you with stunning 180 degree floor to ceiling ocean views from the open plan living, kitchen & dining area. You are greeted with comfortable spaces made up of 3 spacious BRs, master bedroom offering 180 degree ocean views and 3 outdoor decking spaces allowing you to take in all the East Beach has to offer making this an ideal property for couples and families. A: Unit 3/192b Griffiths St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 E: email@example.com portfairyaccom.com.au
Seacombe House Port Fairy
Motor Inn | Guest House | Historic Cottages Seacombe House boasts a range of accommodation options including 18 contemporary motor inn suites, guest house with private king, queen and double rooms, and heritage listed cottages with the luxuries of open fires and spas. 5 minute walk from the Port Fairy Wharf and 10 minute walk to the beach. A: 22 Sackville St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1082 E: firstname.lastname@example.org seacombehouse.com.au
Boasting one of a kind river views, this enormous and luxurious double storey property is ideal for your next golf or foodie getaway. With modern state-of-the-art kitchen facilities both up and downstairs, matching ensuite to every bedroom and multiple living areas, this comfortable property sits just 400 metres from the main street, meaning everything you could ever want is right at your doorstep. A: 53 Gipps St, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 E: email@example.com portfairyaccom.com.au
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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Drive. Around 3.5 hours from Melbourne via the Princes Highway (or 5.5 hours via the Great Ocean Road). From Adelaide, 6.5 hours. Train. From Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southern Cross Station, take a train to Warrnambool then a coach to Port Fairy. | ptv.vic.gov.au Bus. Board a V/Line bus service at Warrnambool Train Station. | ptv.vic.gov.au Fly. Fly into Melbourne Tullamarine or Melbourne Avalon. From Essendon airport (in Melbourne) catch a regional flight to Warrnambool, Portland or Port Fairy Airstrip (dry weather only). | moyne.vic.gov.au/Our-Services/Port-Fairy-Airstrip | melbourneairport.com.au | avalonairport.com.au | essendonairport.com.au
EXPLORE PORT FAIRY + SURROUNDS. We’re front and centre to all the action. Port Fairy is a perfect springboard for exploring the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, the Kanawinka Global Geopark and Hopkins Falls Reserve. Make the fun last – stay a few days and really get to know us.
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