Our recent family vacation was a Port Fairy Getaway.
Port Fairy is located South West Victoria, simply follow the great ocean road from Melbourne.
We chose to stay at Port Fairy simply because we needed some time out; we wanted to escape our routine for some 'family time'. So in picking our destination we wanted something rural, relaxing and fun.
We opted to check out the Port Fairy Caravan Parks as an accommodation option. By doing this we were providing the children with holiday fun instantly.
Check out why we loved staying at the Big 4 Caravan Park. As for Port Fairy itself, it provides a gorgeous rural setting for a getaway.
It has its own Cinema, although screening is intermittent, so we visited Warrnambool which was only a 15 minute drive, it has a normal cinema and we were able to take the kids to the movies when it was raining.
People are encouraged to try a spot of fishing off the wharf, or simply take a stroll along the wharf to admire the view.
Note: we had the most delicious prawns from the fish and chip shop at the wharf. You must try them.
There are lots of different scenic walks you can go on and the town itself has a lovely main street with lots of different shops worth a stop. As well as a loads of galleries in the surrounding area.
Our favorite eats were Lemongrass – Thai restaurant and The Victoria Hotel. Note: The Victoria Hotel is renovated, has awesome meals, has a play room for the kids and even have their own beer ‘the savage seagull', which Rod approves of!
The beaches are divine in this area of Australia, so clear and attractive in color. Despite the fact that it wasn't super hot, the kids rolled their pants up and were not disappointed. Running in and out of the waves as well as some rock climbing were highlights. For serious swimming there are patrol beach areas.
If traveling from the Melbourne area for a Port Fairy getaway, we highly recommend one of our favorite stops, the twelve apostles.
This is seriously a natural and basic location, not over powered by commercial high tech entertainment; you do need to know how to make your own fun.