Great Ocean Road
of Islands to Port Fairy
PDF Great Ocean Road Travel
Warrnambool to Port Fairy
Great Ocean Road Map Warrnambool to
map Peterborough to Warrnambool
Great Ocean Road Satellite
Image Peterborough to Port Fairy
of Islands is in bottom right hand corner of image. The river
middle of image is Hopkins River and Warrnambool is in the bay
left of the Hopkins River. Logans Beach where
Right whales come in to breed (May to September) is located
right of mouth of Hopkins River. Blue hole is located to
left of the
Hopkins River mouth. The Warrnambool Harbour is just
visible on the headland below Warrnambool. In the upper left
third of the image is Tower Hill nature reserve. It
crater lakes and is a native animal refuge. Kangeroos, emus
are common along with native bird species.A climb to
rim affords excellent views along the coast and volcanic
towards Port Fairy. Port Fairy is located on the far left of
mouth of Moyne River.
Bay of Islands
Warrnambool Port Fairy
Eating Accommodation Peterborough
Allansford Warrnambool Port Fairy
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Great Ocean Road Facts
Warrnambool Port Fairy
Great Ocean Road.
Warrnambool is named after a
aboriginal word referring to the cone of Tower Hill extinct
Warrnambool's natural harbour was
by early sealers and whalers from around 1810. The first
arrived in 1840's and the township was surveyed in 1846 with the
Post Office opening in 1849.
Warrnambool was an important port
during the gold rush in Victoria in the 1850's.
Warrnambool is home to
30,000 people and has excellent shops, resturants and services.
Industry in Warrnambool includes fishing, dairy, meat processing
Warrnambool is visited by close
million tourist each year. Southern Right Whales give birth to
young off Logans Beach and can be viewed from July to October
the viewing platform built on the sand dunes. Australian fur seals and fairy
be seen at Warrnambool.
Flag Staff Hill in Warrnambool gives excellent views along the
and the Flag Staff Hill maritime museum is a must see attraction
it recreation of a working Port.
The Tower Hill Conservation park
located between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. It is located in an
volcano with two crater lakes and koalas, emus, kangeroos and
water birds can be seen when visiting.
Port Fairy was originally named
Belfast after the home town of J Atkinson who purchased land in
town in 1843. After drainage works he subdived the land and
existing harbour using local volcanic blue stone.A Post Office opened the same year,
town was renamed to Port Fairy 1887. Port Fairy became one of
Australia's largest ports around this time. In 1857 it had a
of approximate 2400 people compared to the population today of
Port Fairy has a large numbeer of
historicly listed houses.
Port Fairy is located on the
The walk along the banks of the
river to the sea gives excellent views along the coast.
There is an historic light house
Port Fairy on Mutton Bird Island and at Warrnambool at the
Hill Maritime museum.