About Port Fairy

Griffiths Island

  • Visit Port Fairy’s historic lighthouse built in 1859 using local bluestone.
  • Search for remains of the lighthouse keeper’s cottage which was demolished during the 1950’s.
  • From late September to mid April visit the Island at dusk to watch the short-tailed shearwaters, or muttonbirds, return to their burrows to feed their chicks. Truly unforgettable!
  • Keep an eye out for the gorgeous swamp wallabies and other wildlife

Historic Port Fairy

  • Take an historic walk around the township and be amazed by the buildings built in the 1800’s
  • Visit the History Centre (30 Gipps Street) and view the collection of shipping relics and displays.
  • Wander around Battery Hill and stay for the cannon firing every Sunday in January.

Port Fairy Wharf Area

  • Head to the Wharf on the Moyne River and experience what was once Australia’s second busiest port.
  • Watch the fisherman unload their catches
  • Take a bay cruise, fishing trip or Lady Julia Percy Island tour
  • Induldge in some fish and chips and watch the yachts drift out to sea.
  • Bring your fishing rod and try your luck!

South Beach

  • Put your togs on and laze around at popular swimming spot ‘Pea Soup’ Beach
  • Look for sea life in the vast amount of rock pools
  • Enjoy the picturesque rugged coastline.
  • Bring your snorkel and flippers and explore the ocean bottom

East Beach

  • Take a long walk on the beautiful sandy beaches while viewing the breathtaking shore line from Port Fairy Bay to Killarney.
  • Hire a surfboard or take a surfing lesson
  • Enjoy the safety of a patrolled beach in summer months

Belfast Aquatic Centre

  • Take a dip in Port Fairy’s new heated pool
  • Join one of the many water activities provided for people of all ages
  • Learn how to swim under the guidance of a qualified swimming instructor

Golf Course

  • Hire some clubs or bring your own and experience “the best value golf in the world – without question” (Golf Australia 2003).
  • Enjoy the spectacular ocean views from this Natural Links Course consistently ranked within the 25 best public access courses in Australia.

Lady Julia Percy Island

  • Take a boat trip from the wharf to Lady Julia Percy Island, Australia’s only submarine volcano.
  • Wonder at the sheer vertical cliffs which old lava flows created.
  • Watch the Southern Hemisphere’s largest colony of fur seals at play.
  • In winter watch for migrating Southern Right whales passing by.

The Crags

  • Take a look at this spectacular coastal reserve with amazing limestone cliff formations.
  • Spot Lady Julia Percy Island offshore.
  • Watch for the abundant wildlife

Tower Hill

  • Visit this volcanic crater just 14km east of Port Fairy
  • Take a guided tour around Victoria’s first National Park and enjoy the cultural activities
  • Keep your eyes peeled for koalas, emus, kangaroos and magnificent bird life

Port Fairy Day Spa

  • Relax and treat yourself to a well deserved massage www.portfairydayspa.com
  • Indulge in one of the Day Spa’s many treatments such as facial or manicure.

Restaurants and Shopping

  • Enjoy Port Fairy’s many boutiques and specialty shopping
  • Take time out to discover why Port Fairy is renowned as a spectacular dining destination.



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