Venture to the end of the famed Great Ocean Road to meet with the sleepy beachside town of Port Fairy, where a serene stay at The Oak & Anchor Hotel beckons. This tranquil, heritage-listed property has played a part in the town’s history since the mid-1800s, and its location at the end of this iconic coastal stretch makes it all the more tempting to leave the city behind.
The colourful and vibrant history of the town will not be lost on you. There are up to 50 buildings classified by the National Trust for you to seek out, rich maritime history on the Shipwreck and Maritime Heritage Walk and, in the winter months, southern right whales for you to spot off the coast. While days away perusing endless antique stores, quirky boutiques and an array of exceptional dining options, before retreating to the contemporary elegance of the hotel's six suites, each boasting an open-plan style bathroom, elegant furnishings and high-end fittings throughout.