All our guests love Port Fairy

They are delighted and surprised by its charm and character.

You will appreciate the quiet luxury of exploring its rugged coastline, fishing its waterways, long walks along the riverfront and quiet beaches, and stepping back into history as you wander around its 50 National Trust classified buildings, dating from the village’s seafaring and whaling days.

Visit the Visitor Information Centre where the friendly staff will help you plan your visit to the attractions of Port Fairy and surrounding areas:

Port Fairy’s waterfront wharf looks like a postcard, with the Moyne River’s still waters reflecting images of the fishing fleet, pleasure craft, lovely stone buildings and towering Norfolk pines. A stroll along the historic wharf and waterfront reveals much about the town and its fascinating history. It is a lively area, with the fishing fleet often joined by shark, squid and scallop boats, depending on the season.

Griffiths Island Lighthouse – Situated on Griffith’s Island, site of a whaling station in 1836, and an Aboriginal Mission in 1850.

Shearwater (Mutton Bird) Colony – on Griffith’s Island. From September to April, the returning of the birds at dusk is a spectacular site.

Motts Cottage National Trust Display

Historic Lifeboat Station

Wind Farm Tours, Codrington – Victoria’s largest wind power station

Bay Cruises on the Mulloka  – Phone 0408514382

Fishing Trips  on Salty Dog Charter ( Mob 0407 675 284) or Southern Coast Charters (Mob 0429 983 112)

Whale Watching tours – available between July and October.

Boat Charters to Lady Julia Percy Island – where seals frolic around your boat.

The Crags – walk along the rugged coastline with views to Lady Julia Percy Island

Tower Hill Reserve – volcanic crater lakes, native Australian wildlife, self guided walking tracks, authentic aboriginal products.

Volcanoes Discovery Trail – a journey through the landscape of Australia’s youngest volcanoes.

Koroit – follow the heritage trail around this small quaint town, significant for its history as one of the most concentrated Irish catholic rural districts in Australia.

Flagstaff Hill – Warrnambool. Learn about the maritime history of the Shipwreck Coast, wander through the recreated village and restored ships. Musuem. Village. Sound & Light Show.


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Ashmont Motor Inn & Apartments offers a variety of quality accommodation for both leisure and corporate travelers in the heart of the historic township of Port Fairy.