Getaway High in The Loft

Having only ever travelled down the Great Ocean Road as far the 12 Apostles, a trip further beyond was well overdue. This time we packed our gear and headed out on our epic road trip to Port Fairy. Traditional land to the Gunditjmara people and the now dormant Budj Bim Volcano, Port Fairy is rich with history and now sits as a cosy, seaside, fishing town.

Our home for the weekend is a magnificently designed loft studio, with eco-friendly features including solar power and filtered rainwater tanks. The temperature-controlled, smooth, concrete floors will have you kicking your shoes off immediately — when combined with hardwood floors upstairs and local bluestone in the bathroom, your feet will be as relaxed as you are.
Every detail of the loft is well-considered. Light pours in from large living room sliding doors, as well as skylights throughout. The wood walls and roof give you a sense of calm and the minimalist nature of the bedroom space is as clutter-free as your mind will be during your stay, especially if you can put your phone away!

When we weren't off and about exploring everything the town has to offer, we made good use of the property's sprawling deck, outdoor fireplace, record player, and outdoor shower and bath.

Things We Did

  • Walk
  • Food & Drink
  • Lookout
  • Forest
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    A beautiful walk around Griffiths Island to view the lighthouse will have you spotting wallabies among the natural bushland. We highly recommend an early rise to take in the sunrise light....
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      This cute little café in the heart of town does brunch with the best of them. Make sure to stop in for your coffee fix and to try the fresh seasonal menu....
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        A pretty little lookout not too far out of the town of Port Fairy. A short walk to a lookout with some beautiful views of the ocean and some interesting rock formations....
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          We explored many trails of this dormant volcano and animal sanctuary. Rich in history and a deep connection to the traditional land owners, the sanctuary has been restored through volunteer work and is now a thriving ecosystem of plants and animals. Keep an eye out for emus, koalas and kangaroos....

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