A weekend at Port Fairy

My first solo travel was to Port Fairy in Victoria. I was alone living in Melbourne and I wanted to travel. It is difficult to find travel buddies when you are living all by yourself in an unknown country. So, I decided to take the step and decided my first solo travel.

Port Fairy is coastal town in the state of Victoria. It is about 290 kilometres from Melbourne and the nearest train station is at Warrnambool, which is 28 kilometres from Port Fairy. I selected this town only because there was a YHA – I know, pretty lame 😀 .

Getting there

  • There are frequent trains between Southern Cross (Melbourne) and Warrnambool. The journey is close to 3.5 hours.
  • There are buses between Warrnambool train station and Port Fairy.

Where to stay?

As I mentioned before, I stayed at YHA Port Fairy. Very close to the coast and a beautiful place to stay. A bed at a dorm costs as low as AUD 30.


What to see?

The coastal town has plenty to offer. It is an amazing place for whale watching during the whale season. There are other things to do in the town:

  • Griffiths Island – A walk around the island is definitely a must do.
  • Lighthouse
  • Town – The cafes are cute and the town itself is very pretty.


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