Moyne's 'Top 10' for Kidsby PORT FAIRY & REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
There are plenty of things for kids to see and do in Moyne and we have chosen the best 10 to keep the kids happy!
The Giant Sand Dune Slide. Head to the Yambuk Lake via the Princes Highway. Climb the steps to the top for the panoramic views along the coastline and out to Lady Julia Percy Island (Deen Maar). Enjoy a picnic or dangle a line at the lake, BBQ facilities, toilets and plenty of parking. It is not safe to swim at Yambuk Beach.
Imagine you were the lighthouse keeper and follow the track around Griffiths Island to the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is one of Port Fairy's best known features and although its not open for inspection you can walk along the all weather wall to the door just as the former keepers did.
Tower Hill State Game Reserve. With Koala's emus and wallabies, lots of walking trails, BBQ facilities and the natural history centre Tower Hill is a kids 'must do'.
Hopkins Falls, in Winter and Spring these falls are spectacular while in summer the Hopkins river flows to a gentler pace. Enjoy a picnic in the reserve adjacent the falls.
Fossick for Olivine (a precious gemstone) at the Mt Shadwell Quarry. Check at the Mortlake Visitor Centre for times and costs.
Childers Cove. Whilst the 12 Apostles are quite well known Childers cove at Nullawarre is a wonderful stretch of protected beach and picnic spot. In January 1839 the Barque "children" was wrecked here, one of the first of many to be wrecked along this shipwreck coast.
The funkiest public toilet in the south west is situated in the township of Hawkesdale adjacent to the public swimming pool. Designed by students from Hawkesdale P12 College this wall is an amalgamation of function and form.
Cheeseworld at Allansford is the showcase of the western districts wonderful dairy industry. The dairy products produced here are acknowledged as some of the best in the country. Browse around the museum of early farm life, taste some local cheeses and enjoy a milkshake or ice cream from the cafe.
The rock pools at Killarney beach are a wonderful habitat for small marine creatures, interesting seaweeds, shore birds and items washed in on the tide.
Budj Bim National Park is just west of Macarthur. Geological features of international significance can be found here. Favourite things include the beautiful Lake Surprise, the Lava Cave (take a torch), lava tunnel, lave blisters and the beautiful little blue wrens that dart through the manna gum forest. You will also found a large Koala population sure to impress any child!