Day Trips From Port Fairy

Glenelg River

Fishermens' huts on the Glenelg River, Nelson. Nelson is a small fishing village at the mouth of the Glenelg River about 80 minutes drive from Port Fairy. Tour the 15 km river gorge that boasts 50 metre cliffs on both sides of the river. Fish the Glenelg, walk along the magnificent coastal beaches, or explore the Princess Margaret Rose Caves in the Lower Glenelg National Park.

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The Great Southern Walk

The Great Southwest Walk is a 250km walking track forming a giant loop commencing and ending in Portland (45 minute drive from Port Fairy). You probably won't walk the entire 250km in one day, but some of the coastal paths are certainly worth a day visit.

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Port Campbell

The Port Campbell National Park is less than 2 hours drive from Port Fairy. Famous for the 12 Apostles (pictured above) and shipwrecks (The Loch Ard Gorge), the parks diverse coastline contains limestone stacks and arches, coastal cliffs, dunes, wetlands and woodlands.

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Visit a Volcano

Visit a volcano; Tower Hill State Game Reserve (midway between Port Fairy and Warrnambool) is a haven for native flora and fauna. It last erupted only 7000 years ago. Kangaroos, koalas, and emus are sure to be seen here.

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The Crags

12 km west of Port Fairy, features rocky cliffs, spectacular ocean views and the perfect viewing location to the volcanic Lady Julia Percy Island.

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The Grampians

The Grampians National Park, Halls Gap. Go to the Baroka Lookout (pictured above) to view spectacular mountain formations within 2 hours drive of Port Fairy. While in Halls Gap visit the Brambuk Heritage Centre and learn about our indigenous heritage.

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Whale Watching

Whale watching in Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Warrnambool is regarded as the Southern Right Whale nursery of the South-west. The whales return to the warm bays of the Southern Ocean in June to have their young and stay until mid September. Often the whales and their calves can be seen off East Beach in Port Fairy once the calves are experienced enough to travel.  

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