Home' Great Southern Tourist News : March 2011 Contents WIND FARM: Twenty min-
utes north-west of Port Fairy
is the Codrington Wind Farm,
overlooking the Southern
Ocean. Each turbine has the ca-
pacity to supply power to 1000
homes and they have proved
a popular tourist attraction.
Tours of the wind farm can be
booked at the Port Fairy Visi-
tor Information Centre.
THE CRAGS: Located
a 15-minute drive from
Port Fairy, the harsh
beauty of The Crags will
help visitors gain an
understanding of why
this area is known as the
Shipwreck Coast. Lady
Julia Percy Island, rich
in indigenous history, is
The Great Southern TOURIST NEWS -- 41
of seaside haven
international acts and more than 100
performances across 20 stages.
A team of more than 1000 volun-
teers and more than 30 local organi-
sations combine to stage the annual
event, which has been a complete
sell-out for more than 20 years.
IN fleeing The Great Famine and
arriving in Australia, Irish settlers
managed to discover some of the best
farming real estate available.
The history of Irish immigration is
still evident in the town today. The
charm of Koroit, which is nestled
above the Tower Hill State Game
Reserve, makes it a popular destina-
tion for those wanting the warmth of
FORMED by a volcano more than
30,000 years ago, Tower Hill is within
walking distance of Koroit.
The dense population of some of
Australia's most famous wildlife
roaming freely in a bush setting
makes it a popular destination
for international and domestic
Emus and kangaroos graze openly
and koalas are easy to find in the gum
The Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre
displays the area's indigenous
Trained guides are available to
take visitors on tours of Tower Hill to
make sure they don't miss out on any
of the fascinating attractions on offer.
Five self-guided walks are laid out,
taking in the wetlands, vegetation
highlights and the volcanic rim.
Tower Hill has made a stunning
recovery since the early part of the
20th century after grazing, quarrying
and cropping stripped the area of
almost all its vegetation.
In 1961 it was declared a State
Game Reserve and re-planting of
native trees began.
The results of this work are evident
in the breathtaking bushland.
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