Port Fairy, like most of the communities along the south coast of Australia, started life as a sealing and whaling station and was then known as Belfast. It still has an active fishing fleet but is also a big tourist destination and marks the western end of the Great Ocean Road around the south coast of Victoria. It's a good base to explore the western half of the Road including the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation.
Our accommodation is simply stunning. A very modern single storey apartment in a small block right on the shore in the dunes just outside the town with a small private beach just round the corner. You can lie in bed and watch the waves crashing in from the Southern Ocean onto the rocky shoreline through the floor to ceiling windows. It makes it hard to get up and the three nights we spend here aren't really long enough. It's pretty pricey too - a smallish plot of land with a beachfront location is for sale for nearly £300K just up the road, and that's before you put a house on it.