McCrae is a small suburb of 3,000 residents and is located over an hour away from Melbourne. The name comes from the family of the first Europeans to have settled the area, the McCrae family.
One of the prominent local landmarks of the area is the McCrae Lighthouse which marked the turning point shipping companies utilized in navigating the waters around Melbourne.
Another local landmark comes in the form of the McCrae homestead, erected in the first days of the family settling the area. Although it is currently closed to visitors, it offers a glimpse into the land’s past.
A long, sandy white beach provides safe swimming areas for families, and a few cafes and restaurants provide some rest areas from the sun.