Bicycle Network: Ride a Trail
Things to do & see
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A range of things to do and see along the route of the Port Fairy - Warrnambool Rail Trail, either before or after your ride
- Sea fishing is a must when in Port Fairy. Dangle a line off the wharf or head out on the water. Don't forget to pick up your license at the Port Fairy Sports & Toys on Sackville Street.
- Watch the birds feeding in the river and on the mud flats at low tide; swans, pelicans and shearwaters abound. Port Fairy is an ornithologist paradise, especially in winter.
- Port Fairy is central to some of the most scenic and historic places in Victoria. Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Portland, Victoria's birthplace, the Southern Grampians, Mt Eccles and Hamilton, Wool Capital of the World are all within an hour away.
- Wind powered electricity generation is here. Take a tour of the Codrington Wind Farm. Victoria's first and largest.
- Play a quick nine at Port Fairy's magnificent 18-hole golf course, with superb views of Port Fairy Bay. Enjoy the hospitality of the lisensed club rooms; visitors are most welcome.
- Succumb to the lure of the sea and take a boat trip around Port Fairy Bay. Trips leave from the wharf area (weather permitting).
- Browse around the Historical Society Museum . There are lots of old costumes, shipping relics and photographs of early Port Fairy. Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and school holidays, 2 to 5 pm.
- Walk onto Griffiths Island at dusk and see the Mutton Birds returning home to feed their young - a sight not easily forgotten. Information brochures are available at the Tourist Information Centre.
- Follow our "Shipwreck Walk Trail" available from the Tourist Information Centre. The trail highlights 4 wrecks in Port Fairy, the most noted being the "Thistle" owned by the Henty's and wrecked in 1837.
- 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 a mere 7000 years ago!
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Nestled on a hill overlooking the infamous Shipwreck Coast of Victoria on the Great Ocean Road, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is the centre of the Shipwreck Heritage of the region.
Located on the State Heritage Listed Lady Bay Lighthouse Precinct it offers guests the chance to experience both a day and night experience rated the best Victorian Tourist Attraction in both 2007 and 2008.
03 5559 4600
- Tower Hill
Tower Hill Reserve, nestled inside a dormant volcano, is today a beautiful haven for wildlife thanks to the efforts of Friends of Tower Hill and volunteers. A lake and wetland are features of the reserve, and during years of average rainfall it is not uncommon to see the wetland completely immersed in water.
Koalas, emus, kangaroos, sugar gliders and many species of water birds, including the graceful black swans roam freely throughout the reserve, often within clear view. Located only 14km west of Warrnambool on the Princes Highway, Tower Hill is popular among people of all ages for picnics, nature walks and wildlife watching.
Guided interactive walks (1 hour duration) are conducted by experienced guides with specific knowledge about the volcano, indigenous lifestyles, wildlife and natural habitat. Visitors will engage with native animals whilst gaining a good understanding of Aboriginal heritage.
- Allansford Cheese World
Experience the taste of award winning cheddar cheese varieties manufactured right across the road by the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
Compliment your taste buds with a choice from our selection of local, regional and Australian wines.
- Replica - Mahogany Ship
Climb on board Australia's oldest ship reconstruction. This majestic ship, circa1480, is now open for inspection, offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to view a ship of this type during the final stages of construction.
03 5565 4208
- Fishing and Diving
Whether you are a first time fisher and want to have a bit of fun with the kids, or are looking for a serious catch, Warrnambool offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities in picturesque locations.
- Shipwreck Coast - Warrnambool is a great base to explore the under water wonders of the Shipwreck Coast.
Dive Inn can equip you with all the gear required, and give you that local knowledge that will make your experience even better.