Did you bring a jumper?

Whether heading out for a day trip, weekend or a long stay vacation consider the motto of the scouts and “Be Prepared”.  The weather may look fine and forecasts predicting a beautiful sunny day but things can go horribly wrong.  Wise advice is don’t just pull on the shorts, button up a short sleeve shirt and slip into the bongers....

Pea Soup Beach, Port Fairy

This is the furthest beach around from Port Fairy if you are heading in the Portland direction. Really a part of South Beach but cut off by an outcrop that extends to the water’s edge. I really like this beach and have swum there on several occasions. Due to a high rock formation that creates a reef around 50 metres...

Rocksalt, Port Fairy

This is a very good place to take advantage of a coffee and cake or a light meal in the main street of Port Fairy.  With very large windows the light pours in and makes for a good experience at any time of year.  Rocksalt is located just down from the supermarket so it easy to find and park. For...

Rebecca’s Cafe, Port Fairy

Located in Sackville Street (the main street of Port Fairy) is Rebecca’s Cafe a very popular stop for both visitors and locals.  The cafe offers a large selection of cakes and sweets and is very well known for it’s yo-yo’s which can be purchased with your coffee or by the bucket to take with you. As you walk in the...

Port Fairy Confectionery

Located about halfway along the main street is Port Fairy Confectionery. If this isn’t one of your must do things while you visit the town you must have somehow missed it on your last trip.  The huge selection of confectionery is both captivating and addictive.  You will go back. It has the look you expect a lolly shop to have...

Madagalli On Bank, Port Fairy

Located in Bank Street with an entry through a narrow doorway is Madagalli On Bank. Very popular for its takeaway pizzas which include your standard variations with an impressive selection of gourmet versions. Nothing beats picking up a gourmet pizza and heading down the beach to watch the surfers or waves crashing after a storm You wouldn’t know it but...

The Rusty Spud, Ballarat

You guessed it – this is a potato restaurant and one of the best I have had the pleasure of enjoying. With a two hour drive home after a full on visit to Ballarat I was in need of something delicious to carry me home when like an oasis the Rusty Spud appeared. They are not open Mondays so try...

Cobbs Bakery, Port Fairy

Cobbs Bakery is located in Bank St which is one of the main streets in Port Fairy. It takes up two buildings with the bakery in one while the other caters for customers who want to dine with a coffee in the tea rooms. There is also the option of sitting outside in front of the tea rooms. The bakery...

Bank St + Co, Port Fairy

Just to make it easy this cafe is located in Bank Street Port Fairy so it is very easy to find. Bank St + Co has large glass windows that allow you to gaze at the procession of shoppers passing by or sit under the full veranda on the pavement out the front. On entering you notice how bright the...