Enjoy a round of golf, some wildlife scouting, or simply kick back by the ocean
Sometimes all you need to recharge the ol’ batteries is a weekend away, far away from the city smog and busy streets. Just a couple of days in the quiet, seaside town of Port Fairy might be just the thing you need.
Perched right above the picturesque white sand dunes of the Southern Ocean. Hearn’s Beachside Villas in Port Fairy is a collection of seven stylish luxury rental properties that are ideal for a quick break from the city. The architecturally designed homes away from home have contemporary décor through, complete with state-of-the-art kitchens, modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow you to take it all in. Soak in a dual spa with your significant other (or hog it for yourself!) or curl up with a fine wine and the gas log fire. The Hearn’s Beachside Villas are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-contained escape.
Port Fairy may not get the most attention out of Great Ocean Road landmarks (damn you, Twelve Apostles!), but it’s certainly a stop worth making. Voted world’s most liveable town with a population under 20,000 in 2012, and just another 20 minutes past Warrnambool, Port Fairy is a charming fishing village known for its great local art scene as well as for being a good place to spot some pretty impressive wildlife. Keep an eye out for whales, seals and dolphins in the water, and wallabies, kangaroos and emus on land.
If you or your other half is a keen golfer, get your swing on at Port Fairy’s links golf course, which is ranked number 34 on AusGolf magazine’s top 100 Aussie courses. As you’d expect, this course takes advantage of the stunning seaside location, in particular at the famed 12th hole, which offers sweeping ocean views.
Hide away in a luxury villa complete with all the mod cons and an ocean view to die for. These villas are ideal for a romantic weekend away where you can spend some genuine alone time with your partner. If you’re heading down the Great Ocean Road any time soon, don’t forget to add this one to the list.
by Christina Wylie
Hearns Beachside Villas
a : 13-16 Thistle Place, Port Fairy VIC