29 May 2020



When the weather is on its best behavior, there's no easier way to enjoy nature than with a picnic. Gather your friends and family, and spend the day outside - we share with you six of our favourite spots in and around Port Fairy.

If picnic plattering isn't your thing, it’s a good thing some awesome cafes & restaurants have done the packing for you, offering fully loaded packages for takeaway. All you need is a friend or two, and you’ve got the perfect afternoon of eating and enjoying ahead of you.


Martins Point, Port Fairy

With Griffiths Island providing the perfect backdrop, Martins Point is the perfect setting for any family celebration. Complete with under cover picnic areas, a large adventure playground and loads of room for the kids to explore and run.

Yambuk Lake

With a protected picnic area adjacent the waters edge, and across from the famous giant slide, Yambuk is a popular spot for families. There is also a small playground, boat ramp and fishing jetties & fish cleaning facilities available for use. The beach at Yambuk can be quite treacherous to swim at, but is great to walk off that lunchtime feast or walk to the top of the slide to be rewarded with the best views of Lady Julia Percy Island from the mainland.

Tea Tree Lake, Mortlake

Picture perfect picnic spots are hard to find, but not in Mortlake! Tea Tree Lake is the perfect place to relax for an afternoon with the kids. The eight-acres of parklands around the lake feature an historic rotunda, an early botanic garden, summerhouse and kiosk and a small pier out over the lake for fishing from. The site is home to a variety of native animals, including more than 100 species of birds and the lake is well stocked with fish and yabbies.

Budj Bim National Park

Experience a picnic amongst tall Manna Gum and Blackwood trees, near Lake Surprise before setting off on foot to explore the ancient volcanic landscape of Budj Bim National Park. The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has formally been recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is the only Australian World Heritage property listed exclusively for its Aboriginal cultural values.

Koroit Botanic Gardens 

Relax and enjoy a picnic at the playground in the lovely Koroit Botanic Gardens, designed by renowned landscape gardener and horticulturalist William Guilfoyle. The gardens were established in 1862 and form part of a large central recreational area. Located in High Street, the gardens cover about three hectares. 

Charles Mills Reserve 

Relax and unwind in this delightful riverside setting named after Port Fairy pioneer Charles Mills.  An old farm wagon creates a link to Charles and our heritage, while a picnic table and beside the Moyne river complete the scene.


Make the most of your stay by chatting with a friendly local at the fully accredited tourism information centre. Operated by friendly staff & Volunteers we provide tips and assistance so you get the most out of your stay, the centre is contactable on 03 55682682 or email us directly vic@moyne.vic.gov.au 

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Follow the yellow and blue 'i' signs to the Visitor Information Centre in Port Fairy for tips, maps, brochures and advice on how to make the most of your stay. The Centre contains a comprehensive display of local attractions, wildlife and accommodation options that will help bring to life your Great Ocean Road experience.


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