Port Fairy

Approximately 4 hours from the Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful seaside town of Port Fairy.

Trying to avoid the Friday afternoon traffic heading into Melbourne, we instead chose to catch the Searoad Ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. We do this ferry ride often, and it’s lovely to be able to spend 40 minutes relaxing with a coffee while crossing the bay.

Once in Port Fairy, we spent two nights in the Pelican Room at Seacombe House, which is central to town and close enough to be able to walk to the beach.
Isabella and I spent Saturday morning walking to the beach and back into town via the river, taking photos of the boats and houses that sit overlooking the river. A beautiful spot to just wander for an hour or so.

After lunch, we walked out to the lighthouse on Griffiths Island, and sat watching the waves roll in, with glances over the bay toward the lifesaving carnival.

Sunday morning we again grabbed the camera and had a history lesson in Battery Point, as we climbed the steps to the lookout and learned about Victoria’s regional efforts to protect our nation from a perceived threat from Russia in the late 1800s.

Travel, even locally, can give children the opportunity to learn so much more than they will just within classroom walls. Let them take the camera and have a look through their viewpoint of the places that you visit.