South West Lifestyle
Well-known for its beautiful beaches and rivers, the South West offers a relaxed lifestyle all year round – whether it’s swimming or surfing or fishing from the many historic wharves. There are national parks for the enthusiastic hiker or those after a gentle nature walk.
Tourism has brought vital infrastructure with transport links by rail, road, port and airports.
The region's fertile plains have a reputation for producing superior food and wine you can sample at great local cafes and restaurants.
There are excellent art galleries and performing arts centres and a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. Popular events include whale watching, the Port Fairy Folk Festival and the May racing carnival.