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7 Great Reasons for Booking House Rentals in Port Fairy for Week

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Starting with three hours drive from Melbourne along the Shipwreck Coast will lead you to Port Fairy – a pretty village having a rich maritime history coupled with a relaxed whimsical vibe. Port Fairy had been voted as the most liveable community in the world, in 2012. There is a rhythm to life rolling here with the ocean swells. As classified by the National Trust are the shady tree-lined streets lined with over 50 buildings.


The colonial whalers and seamen have had built the whitewashed cottages, as well as the oldest house in Victoria. These buildings date back to 1843.


Now, when you start living by booking the best and budget-friendly house rentals in Port Fairy, you shall have endless things to take up –

  • Allow the local artisans to inspire you,

  • Go to the headland and chill while watching the whales passing by,

  • Wonder about in Tower Hill State Game Reserve that is the first National Park of the state,

  • Spend time at an extinct volcano’s crater,

  • Allow yourself to be captivated watching the muttonbirds at play at the muttonbird rookery


But the list does not end here. You are further welcome to indulge yourself in a series of other activities and the chief seven among them include -


1. Stepping Back In Time

Get hold of a walking tour map from the Visitor Information Centre and trust feet-trip to explore the surrounding fascinating fishing areas. Here you can learn that in 1850, the wharf areas served as the major departure point in Victoria to export gold, wheat and wool to Britain. Originally started by the Irish migrants, the largest fishing fleet of Victoria is still mooring here at the docks. Established in 1887, the Battery Hill had protected the Port Fairy from foreign invaders. Often, the historical court re-enactments are conducted in the old courtrooms of Port Fairy at the Port Fairy Historical Society.


2. Easy to View Incredible Birds and Marine Life

At the mouth of the Moyne River, is Griffiths Island that is the summer home to the protected muttonbirds colony, or the short-tailed shearwaters. At dusk, you can watch their gathering and fly back to their burrows after competing for their day's duty – fishing and feeding at sea. They are mostly visible from October to April, before the birds begin departing on their Pacific migration. Walk around the scenic island for 30 minutes and reach the historic 11-meter high lighthouse where you will come across the pods of dolphins and resident wallabies surfing breaks just offshore.


3. Keep Cycling the Rail Trail

The disused railway line from Port Fairy to Warrnambool is the 37 km trail passing through a picturesque dairy farming country and the Merri River wetlands. Now skim along the Northern side of the 25,000-year-old volcano at the Tower Hill Reserve and watch out for the local wildlife comprising the kangaroos, koalas and emus.


4. Take Part In Different Festivals

Moyneyana Festival held in January is termed "70 summers of the sun" by the local residents of Port Fairy. Starting with Christmas Eve till Australia Day, your whole family is welcome for free entertainment at street parades, giant slides, barbecues and fireworks displays. Port Fairy streets become alive in March with the annual Folk Festivals, which are the largest music celebrations in Australia. During June and July, the Winter Weekends Festival is held featuring art, comedy, food and wine. The festivals finally end with the Spring Music Festival in October, as well as the Shipwreck Coast Golf Tournament in November.


5. Spend Time in the Water

If you love to be in the water, then join Port Fairy Surf School for learning to tame waves, and take kayaking around the protected inlets to locate the sea life, feathered locals, and land-dwelling furry. You even have a chance for snorkelling, stand-up paddleboard, and heading out on a fishing charter. But if you like to be on your own, then occupy some space on the beach and watch the day pass.


6. Enjoy Delicious Food And Wine

While you will get abundant and lip-smacking food supplies at your reserved house rentals, but if you feel like trying something new, then go out to a quaint or quirky eatery for brunch, lunch or dinner. For a late breakfast, the casual cafes are just great. Visit Merrijig Kitchen to relish the seasonal menus prepared from the region's top produces. You can even order seafood from Blakes Restaurant, supplied straight off the trawler. To dote on desserts, check in to Audley & Hall Artisan Chocolate.


7. Shop for Local Arts and Handcrafted Wares

The greatest joy to travel to Port Fairy is to tap into the local creative vibe. Take a Port Fairy Art Walk Map for discovering the artisans working at the eleven different galleries and studios. Directly buy the local creations from the maker at Eclectic Designs, which is a small glassblowing studio located in the heart of the town. Visit Whale Bone Gallery to check out the textiles, hand-made jewellery, ink-work paintings and photography on display.


Port Fairy is always welcoming its guests with open arms, and at the reserved house rentals, everyone is given equal treatment. You can spend a good time together, after exploring the scenic Port Fairy as discussed here. House rentals are a cost-effective option, and you can well adjust your budget to certain other activities. Thus, it is another option to spend a week in Port Fairy.


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