1 Fairfield Park Drive, Fairfield VIC, Australia
(03) 9486 1501
The Fairfield Boathouse was built in 1908 and lays claim today as being one of the most scenic and romantic spots in Melbourne. Just a 10 minute drive from the city, it is a world away from hustle and bustle, offering serenity and semi-seclusion. Kayaks, canoes and historically modeled boats are available for hire averaging around $30 per hour, which has provided a perfect backdrop for hundreds of marriage proposals in the past, and on St Valentine's Day thing just get plain crazy. There is a café/bbq on site that serves a very decent sized breakfast as well as sausages and burgers for lunch. For those that enjoy stepping back in time with a high tea in the afternoon, the boathouse complies to its historic setting, offering a pleasant afternoon retreat after boating.