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Travel guide Port Fairy

Port Fairy
By Lisa Monk

This fascinating town bears many reminders of its colonial past, including many white washed cottages, grand buildings, boarding houses and inns.  Yet this is also a thoroughly modern port, home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Victoria and a great stopover for the recreational sailor. Port Fairy is located on the eastern headland of Portland Bay and has a sheltered harbour, which features an excellent wharf walk.  It lies 290 kilometres west of Melbourne on the spectacular Great Ocean Road.  This has been a maritime township since its establishment, with a whaling station set up on the island at the mouth of the Moyne River in 1835. Today it is a port that caters well to tourists, lovers of folk music (with a festival held in March of each year) and of course, sail... Read more
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