A seaside trip during the school holidays is just what the doctor ordered right? Hopefully... but that depends a little on the kids. A holiday just doesn't feel like a holiday when the phrase 'do we have to' is floating around.
At Port Fairy, kids of all ages are spoiled for choice with patrolled beaches, skate park and Australian native animals. The only question is will the kids have enough energy to do it all.
Port Fairy has great surfing and swimming beaches that are patrolled daily over the peak summer holidays and weekend periods. Some of the beaches offer fun snorkelling, so add the flippers and mask to the packing list.
Discover more about the beaches of Port Fairy -
- Pea Soup/South Beach
- South Mole
- East Beach
- Reef Point
- Beach 515
With two National Parks (Mt Eccles and Tower Hill) in the immediate vicinity, there are many options for picnicking, bush walking, and spotting native animals.
Both of these parks have good populations of koalas and there are a large number of kangaroos and emus at Tower Hill as well.
Giant Sand Dune Slide
The Giant Sand Dune Slide - a 33-metre thrill-seeking ride down Yambuk's sand dunes! Head to Yambuk Lake via the Princes Highway. Climb the steps to the top of the slide for panoramic views along the coastline and out to Lady Julia Percy Island. 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.
248 Carrolls Rd, Yambuk
Located at the Big4, the 18 hole mini golf course is set within the landscaped gardens with paved walkways and its very own Mt Kosciuszko!. The tricky greens will challenge and confront any keen enthusiast. There are several arches, tunnels and obstacles to navigate around as you put your putting skills to the test.
Running annually from Christmas Eve (24 Dec) to Australia Day (26 Jan), Moyneyanna Festival ensures the phrase 'I'm bored' is never spoken, with all ages activities and music being rolled out daily.
The Festival starts with a free BBQ, Santa and a sing-a-long on Christmas Eve. On New Year’s Eve the streets are lined with locals and visitors enjoying the vibrant colours and creativity of the old fashioned decorated float parade, followed by live music and fire-works into the night. Each day there are different events to suit all ages, like the duck derby on the river, classic wooden boats and much more.
We share with you the top 5 suggested picnic locations in and around Port Fairy. Pack your basket, grab your rug and take time out to explore the Port Fairy region.
The skate park in Campbell Street has a few small boxes with low rails, ledges, quarter pipes, banks and a 5 foot mini ramp with a roll on the hip.
James Street, Port Fairy