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TRAVEL: ROAD TRIP

Port Fairy stages a number events throughout the year such as their famous folk festival in March providing even more reasons to visit. For details go to www.visitportfairy-moyneshire.com.au A FEW PORT FAIRY WINTER WARMERS: Love Port Fairy. A time for indulgence and romance. 2-3 July. Taste the Flavours of Port Fairy. 6-7 August. A celebration of local food and wine along with cooking demonstrations. Ex Libris Book Fair runs from 9-11 Sept. Meet top authors, illustrators and booksellers. And as with the entire Shipwreck Coast, Southern Right Whales play off these shores from June through to October

Getting there To make the journey along the Shipwreck Coast you need a car. I wouldn’t fancy undertaking a hike with a surfboard under your arm, despite how scenic it is. How you get there, is up to you. You could fly into Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport or Avalon airport which is even closer to where you need to go. From Tullamarine it is a little over an hours drive to Geelong depending on traffic (Flying into Avalon will cut your journey down to Geelong by ¾). Once in Geelong, you might as well travel 30 minutes onto Torquay and take the scenic route along the Great Ocean Road to Cape Otway, the start of the Shipwreck Coast.

Port Fairy is arguably the most picturesque coastal town in Australia”

Torquay to Cape Otway will take you a good 2.5 to 3 hours drive without stops. Adelaide to Port Fairy is around 7 hours drive and covers about 590 kms.

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Shipwreck Coast Boats moored on the beautiful Moyne River, Port Fairy

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