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Warrnambool & Port Fairy


This area includes Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Camperdown, Codrington, Yambuk, Orford, Tower hill, Killarney, Koroit and Mortlake. This is also the region in which the mysterious 'Mahogany Ship' is said to be buried.

Shell middens dating back 4000 years indicate Aboriginal presence in the region for at least that long.

Warrnambool Art Gallery

A diverse collection covering , Australian Colonial painting, Melbourne Modernism (c1930-50), European Salon painting and Contemporary Australian Prints. 

Port Fairy Historic Courthouse & Historical Society Museum

Features the original court furniture and permanent and temporary exhibitions on themes such as the early pioneers of the district, the era in Port Fairy, local shipping and shipwrecks, whaling and early pioneers

Gipps Street, Port Fairy

Some places of interest in the Warrnambool & Port Fairy region:

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Muesum
A recreation of a coastal settlement fro the 19th century. This museum contains significant artefacts from the wreck of the Loch Ard near Port Campbell. Entry fees apply.

Some markets in the Warrnambool & Port Fairy region:

Port Fairy Craft Market
Featuring craft and other goods

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Port Fairy Farmers' Market

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Portland Bentinck Street Sunday Markets
Home made cakes & slices and sausage rolls. Flowers, Plants, Craft, Food. BBQ/Sausage Sizzle. New stall holders' welcome - no trash please. More details at Portland Bentinck Street Sunday Markets. An extra Christmas market on 21st December 2009.

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Warrnambool Hillside Market
An outdoor market selling a range of quality goods including craft and produce. The most picturesque market in the area with sites of high quality craft and produce. Free entry.

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Warrnambool Mill Markets
A market operated in the same style as the mills markets in Newtown and Daylesford. Stalls are available on a monthly lease and you will find all manner of clothing, jewellery, antiques, collectables and bric-a-brac. The market is located in the factory and gardens created by Fletcher Jones.

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Warrnambool Spirit of the Sea Market
Held in the delightful area of Lake Pertobe - a colourful and mixed outdoor market held just once a year.

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Warrnambool Undercover Market
This market has a range of bric-a-brac and variety goods. White Hat can particularly recommend the fresh flowers and produces sold by farmers off the bck of their trucks at this typical down-to-earth country market. Despite the name of the market, there are also a number of outdoor stalls in fine weather. No dogs are allowed.

What's on and things to do in the Warrnambool & Port Fairy region:

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Workshops, concerts and stalls. The Port Fairy Folk Festival usually sells out well in advance, so White Hat advises that you should book early.

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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.