About Port Fairy - DAY TRIPS

Tourists taking photo of koala in Tower Hill

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.
The Crags

The Crags

At The Crags you’ll gain an understanding of why this is called the Shipwreck Coast. Only fifteen minutes drive from Port Fairy, the scenery here is breathtaking. Look out to Lady Julia Percy Island; steeped in indigenous history. The Koori name is Deen Mar
Baroka Lookout, The Grampians

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.
Port Campbell National Park, The 12 Apostles

Port Campbell National Park

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.
The Great Southwest Walk

The Great Southwest 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.
Fishermens huts on the Glenelg River, Nelson

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.

Whale Watching at Logan's Beach

Logan's Beach, Warrnambool has been named the Southern Right Whale Nursery, and for good reason: each year around May whales return to the area to breed. Mothers and their calf remain in the area until September.

A purpose built viewing platform provides an elevated and comfortable lookout with disability access.

The calf is approximately 5 to 6 metres at birth and can double in weight over the first week. The calf sucks milk from it's mother's milk gland on her underside.

Learn more about the Southern Right Whale here

The Great Southwest Walk

The Great Southwest 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.
Fishermens huts on the Glenelg River, Nelson

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.