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Winter Whale Watching

From May to September,  the Whales from Antarctic, move to warmer waters for their annual babymoon, breeding, birthing and raising their calves along our coastline.

The Whale Trail through Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, is known as the Whale corridor.

 A Variety of species can be seen, from the, Southern Right, Humpback and the Blue Whale

The Budj Bim National Park, formerly known as Mount Eccles National Park, is a national park located in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.

Budj Bim first erupted around 30,000 years ago, producing a river of hot molten lava that flowed around 50km south to the sea. This lava flow effectively dammed rivers and streams forming large wetlands and swamps.

The 5,470-hectare national park is situated approximately 50km from Port Fairy and offers many walking trails and Picnic Areas.

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Tower Hill is home to some of Australia's best loved wildlife and a large variety of plant species. Some of the favourite animals include, Emus, kangaroos, koalas, swans and ducks all live inside this magnificent dormant volcano.

Walk across wetlands, craters and bushland and learn how the park was exploited by early settlers before being restored by volunteers.

Located only 15 minutes from Port Fairy.

History and Heritage Trails

Why not explore the Past History of Port Fairy?

Two walking trails have been established within Port Fairy, the History Town Walk and Shipwreck and Maritime Heritage Walk. Both walks have self-guide walking maps made available via the Visitor Information Centre or from our Office.

Guided tours can also be arranged upon request at the Information Centre.

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Griffiths Island

Griffiths Island is a sanctuary for plants, birds and animals. 

From the mid 1830s until 1843 the island served as a base for a bay whaling station for Southern Right Whales. Now it is one of Port Fairy's most visited attractions. 

A natural oasis, on the edge of Port Fairy.

Griffiths Island supports a number of native animals. It is also the site of one of Australia's most accessible breeding colonies of short tailed shearwaters.  

Griffiths Island is very popular for bird watching from September through to April.