shops, plus you can wander along the wharf and watch the fishermen unload their haul.
Also from the wharf you can take a guided fishing trip or to see the seal colony at Lady Julia Percy Island. If you’re there in winter, keep a look out for southern right whales off the coast.
Port Fairy has more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust and many examples of 1800s architecture. Grab a map and follow a walking trail past some of these old whitewashed sea merchant’s cottages, or learn of the maritime history of the area on the Shipwreck Walk.
The Tower Hill wildlife reserve
P&O (pocruises.com.au) and Princess (princess.com) both have cruises to suit you. Princess, for example, offers a six-night cruise to Tasmania from Melbourne in November on the Golden Princess, which features wheelchair accessible cabins, as do all Princess ships.
Your brother will also find wheelchair-access-friendly restaurants, theatres, spas, lounges and open deck areas.
This itinerary has fares starting at about $836 a person, four share, or there are other shorter itineraries exMelbourne to look at.
P&O also has several round-trip departures from Melbourne in January and February 2017. The four-night trip
Have a look at Schoolies (schoolies.com). This company arranges holidays for Schoolies-only accommodation and events. They have well-priced packages including trained staff on location, plus 24-hour emergency Australian contacts for the children and their parents.
If you would also like to travel and be in Bali while your daughter is there, they can arrange this for you and you will affectionately receive the title of a Poolie. This is the name now given to parents who go along but chill out in separate resorts to the teenagers, while occasionally checking in on them.