Official tourism website of Port Fairy and Moyne Shire

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Once an important stopover for those travelling between Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, Yambuk today is a genuine small, quiet country Victorian hamlet with a population of around 300 people who enjoy its natural beauty and lifestyle.

What should I do?

  • Enjoy a trip down the famous Yambuk slide
  • Visit Yambuk Lake, which is the estuary of the Yambuk River
  • Do a spot of bird-watching
  • Go fishing
  • Take in the view from The Crags, located 10km east of Port Fairy on the way to Yambuk. Craggy limestone rock ledges line the shoreline with great views to Lady Julia Percy Island, Australia’s only submarine volcano
  • Enjoy refreshments and a meal at the local hotel (check for meal and opening times)
  • Take a tour of the nearby Codrington Wind Farm

Yambuk Dining and Accommodation

Lake View House

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lake view house - yambukADDRESS: 248 Carrolls Rd, Yambuk 3285
PHONE: 03 5568 4115
MOBILE: 0418 504 888

Take the pace down a few gears, sit back and relax. You're at Lakeview House where a short stroll will take you to one of Victoria's most secluded, spectacular and rugged beaches. Or wander down to Yambuk Lake, teeming with fish and birdlife. The relaxed rural setting of Lakeview House provides couples, families and those looking to explore some rare and beautiful flora and fauna a great place to stay. The house comfortably accommodates 8 people, over 3 bedrooms, 2 queen and one with a double and 2 singles.

Facilities: Sunroom overlooking the lake, newly renovated bathroom with double shower and separate toilet, formal lounge room, separate dining area with fireplace, wet room, laundry with washing machine, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, board games and books, a baby cot.

Retreat South

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ADDRESS: 354 Fingerboard Road, Yambukyambuk_hpuse
PHONE:  03 5568 4155
FAX:  03 5568 4182
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Located 10km outside of Port Fairy this private accommodation in a beautiful natural setting offers luxury suites with private courtyards.  Only 5 minutes to Yambuk Lake and beach and less than 15 minutes to Port Fairy.

Cordington Gardens

ADDRESS: 4887 Princes Highway, Codrington, 3285
PHONE: +61 3 5568 4203
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Why stay in just another hotel or motel in just another town or city when you can have a unique, once in a lifetime experience staying one of our unique units on our beautiful rural property in Codrington? Codrington Gardens lies just 15 minutes out of Port Fairy and is central to all the region's features and attractions. But Codrington Gardens is an attraction in its own rite. There are four period train carriage units and three classic country cottages all set in 3.5 acres of beautiful private gardens. Relax in the seclusion of the gardens, see hundreds of wild birds, meet our animals, including alpaca's, sheep, chickens and peacocks. Our private restaurant caters for guests for breakfast and dinner, see the menu on our website. We are pet friendly, family friendly and we can also provide seclusion for those guests that are looking for a private "get away".


Kate Smith Art Studio

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kate_smithADDRESS: 2 Old School Road, Codrington, 3285
PHONE: +61 3 5568 4307
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Kate Smith is a renowned figurative artist. Her studio is located 20 minutes drive from Port Fairy, where guests are treated to a tour of the artist studio and residence, which is the former Codrington School, circa 1875. Kate will explain how she works her magic to create her vibrant and intoxicating works of art. Visitors are asked to phone ahead for appointments.

Yambuk Caravan Park

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yambuk_caravan_parkADDRESS: Carrolls Lane, Yambuk, 3285
PHONE: 0419 006 201

The Park is a fisherman and bird watchers' delight.
Breathe in the fresh country air and take some time out at Yambuk. A relaxed rural area midway between Port Fairy and Portland, Yambuk has a general store, pub and petrol as well as a huge variety of things to do. Yambuk Lake Caravan Park is a peaceful and picturesque haven beside Yambuk Lake, open year round for campers in tents, caravans or motor homes. The park is an excellent location for families, with excellent fishing available in the lake or surf. Other activities include walking, sightseeing and day trips to several regional tourist attractions, including Port Fairy, Mount Eccles and the Codrington Wind Farm.

Facilities: Powered sites, unpowered sites, public toilets, hot showers, boat ramp and jetty, gas barbeques, playground, groups and clubs welcome

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Getting Here


If coming from Melbourne by train/V-line coach you get the train or coach (depending on day) from Southern Cross to Warrnambool then the v-line coach through to Port Fairy.  For more information on the V-line service phone 1800 800 007 or book on-line via their website at



If you need further information please contact the Port Fairy & Region Visitor Information Centre on  (03) 5568 2682 or by email on


Port Fairy & Region VIC

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The Port Fairy and Region Visitor Information Centre are on hand 7 days a week 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day) to help you with i_logoall your enquiries.  We have friendly and professional staff who have extensive local knowledge and love...

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