Walking Trails

Maritime Walk

Griffiths Island Lighthouse Walk

Griffiths Island Lighthouse Walk

The lighthouse was built in 1859 at the tip of Rabbit Island (subsequently linked with Griffiths Island) to allow seamen to locate the bay. The Outline of the lighthouse station is marked by Norfolk Island Pine rows, and there were two bluestone keeper's cottages standing by the causeway to the lighthouse until 1956. The gardens established by the lighthouse keepers can still be seen.
Mutton Bird Viewing.
Griffith's Island is home to a Shearweater (mutton bird) colony numbering many thousands of birds.



Historic Town Walks

There are two walking tours available to introduce visitors to 30 historic buildings and locations. The map was prepared for the Borough of Port Fairy and is distributed by the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre, Bank Street, 5568 2682.


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  1. Lecture Hall 1881 - 1882
  2. Library 1866 - 1871
  3. Former Port Fairy Gazette Office 1849
  4. ANZ Bank 1857
  5. Post Office 1881 - 1881
  6. Seacombe House 1847
  7. Paired Cottages
  8. Motts cottage
  9. Cottages 1855
  10. Former Bank of Vic. 1869
  11. Emoh 1844
  12. Cottages Wishart Street
  13. Merrijig Inn c. 1842
  14. Former Moyne Flour Mill 1860
  15. Port Fairy. Major 19th Century shipping port
  16. Former Customs House 1861
  17. Court House 1859-60
  18. Cottage. Home of John Mills 1853 - 1871
  19. Gobles Flour Mill 1864
  20. Riverdale 1852
  21. Star of the West Hotel 1856
  22. Original Post Office 1865
  23. Professional Rooms 1889
  24. Caladonian Inn 1844
  25. Drill Hall 1874
  26. Former School 1847
  27. Methodist Church 1856
  28. Residence
  29. St John's Church 1854
  30. Oddfellows Hall 1875

Image supplied by the Visitor Information Centre. A full version of the map may be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre, Bank Street Port Fairy. (03) 5568 2682

Mahogany Walking Track

This is a beach walk between Port Fairy and Warrnambool. It passes the believed resting place of the elusive Mahogany Ship, thought to be a Portuguese caravel that was wrecked in the early 1500s. At 22 km one way, it is a long but gently graded walk.






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