Port Fairy is one of Victoria's first ports and is located 290km west of Melbourne on the Southern Ocean. It is a picturesque town with old historical buildings dating back to 1842. Port Fairy has an old seaside town charm about it, with tourists flocking here every Summer. Port Fairy hosts the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival every March which is one of the most well known music festivals in the world. Port Fairy has many fine dining opportunities, day spas and upmarket accommodation. There are several good swimming beaches and large caravan parks and campsites as well.
Griffith's Island Reserve
Also know as mutton bird island. where thousands of mutton birds nest from September to April. A walk of the island can be done, where you can see plenty of nests and wonderful views of Port Fairy's coastline.
Lady Julia Percy Island
This island located 9km off the coast is home to more than 20,000 Australian fur seals. Charters are available from Port Fairy's wharf and the seals are easily visible from the boat, lying on the rocks or swimming in the sea.
Port Fairy Lighthouse
This historical, bluestone lighthouse has saved many sailors lives, was erected in 1859. Only a 400 metre walk from the Wharf, it is located on a rocky alcove where crabs by the thousands are hiding under the rocks and in the rockpools.
Port Fairy Wharf
This is one of Australia's prettiest wharfs as it is lined with charming stone buildings and huge norfolk pines. You can stroll along here and see the fishing charters returning with the catch of the day. There are lovely walks from the wharf as well as parks and picnic areas.