Port Fairy Attractions
There is always something to see and do and plenty happening in and around Port Fairy. Here at Port Fairy Retreats we provide you with the latest information to help you get the most out of your stay. See our list of the top local attractions that are well worth a look.
Mutton Birds on Griffith Island
One of Port Fairy’s most spectacular summer sights is the arrival of the mutton birds, or short-tailed shearwaters, at sunset each day on Griffith Island. The Island can be reached via walking tracks and a causeway and is a great place to explore with the nesting birds and the iconic Port Fairy Lighthouse.
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Enjoy a picnic, spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre. The reserve offers both guided and self-guided tours to admire the area.
Port Fairy Golf Course
Port Fairy Golf Club is less than five minutes from the centre of Port Fairy. The Links Course was designed by Michael Clayton and is situated right along the coastline making for some spectacular views, while the course itself is consistently voted in the Top 50 public access courses in Australia.
Winter Whale Trail
From May to September the giants of the deep journey from the Antarctic for their annual babymoon, breeding, birthing and raising their calves in our backyard. Along the Whale Trail through Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, you’ll spot Southern Right, Humpback, Blue and the occasional Orca.