Holidays in Port Fairy Lighthouse

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Griffiths Island Lighthouse featuring a bay or harbour

Make your way along winding pathways through pretty coastal shrubs to see a historic bluestone lighthouse, ocean views and a colony of shearwater seabirds.

The Port Fairy Lighthouse is a magnificent red-and-white sentinel that stands on the easternmost tip of Griffiths Island, looking out over Port Fairy Bay and the mouth of the Moyne River. Check out the historic structure, which was built in 1859 to help sailors navigate the rocky outcrops surrounding Port Fairy. Explore the trails that loop around the island and showcase the pretty lighthouse and the coastal reserve.

Stroll along the scenic causeway that links Griffiths Island to the mainland, taking in the views of the rugged coastline to the south and the calm waters of Port Fairy to the north. You’ll see the tidal flats of the Moyne River as you pass over the causeway, as well as the pretty beaches on Griffiths Island’s northern coast. Continue on toward the island’s eastern tip, signaled by the elegant Port Fairy Lighthouse.

The lighthouse stands 41 feet (12.5 meters) above the high water mark, at the end of a stone breakwater. Take photographs of the picturesque structure with a backdrop of the blue horizon of Bass Strait. Rugged swells sometimes surge against the southern side of the breakwater. You might spot the former gardens of the lighthouse keeper’s cottages, which were demolished in the 1950s.

Explore the entire island via the looped walking track and experience the island’s panorama of beach views. If you are visiting between September and April, as dusk falls you can spot the island’s resident colony of shearwaters as they return to their breeding burrows. These hidden burrows in the low-lying dunes are a protected habitat for the migratory seabirds, and it is important that they are not disturbed. Make sure you keep to the paths when exploring the island and watch the birds from the designated observation platform. After nightfall, you can see the lighthouse sending its solar-powered light out to sea.

The Port Fairy Lighthouse on Griffiths Island is free to visit. There is a free parking lot on the mainland side of the connecting causeway, which is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) from the center of the town of Port Fairy.

412 Cheap Hotels Near Port Fairy Lighthouse

The Moorings - Absolute River Frontage
The Moorings - Absolute River Frontage
69b Gipps Street, Port Fairy, VIC
The price is AU$419 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
Situated in Port Fairy, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Port Fairy Coastal Reserve and East Beach. Port Fairy History Centre and Griffith Island ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Port Fairy, great town with great shopping and cafes
"We enjoyed our stay here. The location was perfect with easy walking distance from town centre. Loved the view from the back with three terraces over looking the river. The property was very clean and had everything you needed."

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2020

The Moorings - Absolute River Frontage
Somerset On Moyne Apartment
Somerset On Moyne Apartment
3A Gipps Street, Port Fairy, VIC
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Port Fairy Coastal Reserve and Port Fairy History Centre. Griffith Island and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful property in prime location
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The property was absolutely beautiful, in the perfect location for walking into town or relaxing watching the boats go past on the Moyne. Our first visit to this beautiful property and port fairy, but certainly won’t be in our last."

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2020

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Somerset On Moyne Apartment
Elizas Townhouse - Just a stones throw to Port Fairy's town centre, and Moyne River at your doorstep
Elizas Townhouse - Just a stones throw to Port Fairy's town centre, and Moyne River at your doorstep
2/24a Griffiths Street, Port Fairy, VIC
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Port Fairy Coastal Reserve and East Beach. Port Fairy History Centre and Griffith Island ...
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Elizas Townhouse - Just a stones throw to Port Fairy's town centre, and Moyne River at your doorstep
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Bella On Victoria - with ocean views
Bella On Victoria - with ocean views
2/7 Victoria Street, Port Fairy, VIC
The price is AU$302 per night from 6 Nov. to 6 Nov.
Bella On Victoria - with ocean views
The Moorings - Absolute River Frontage
The Moorings - Absolute River Frontage
69b Gipps Street, Port Fairy, VIC
The price is AU$419 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
The Moorings - Absolute River Frontage
Somerset On Moyne Apartment
Somerset On Moyne Apartment
3A Gipps Street, Port Fairy, VIC
Somerset On Moyne Apartment
Elizas Townhouse - Just a stones throw to Port Fairy's town centre, and Moyne River at your doorstep
Elizas Townhouse - Just a stones throw to Port Fairy's town centre, and Moyne River at your doorstep
2/24a Griffiths Street, Port Fairy, VIC
Elizas Townhouse - Just a stones throw to Port Fairy's town centre, and Moyne River at your doorstep
Edge17 Port Fairy Wharf
Edge17 Port Fairy Wharf
3.5 out of 5
17 Gipps St, Port Fairy, VIC
The price is AU$400 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
Edge17 Port Fairy Wharf
Stornaway
Stornaway
3.5 out of 5
18 Griffith Street, Port Fairy, VIC
Stornaway
Edge17 Waterfront Apartment
Edge17 Waterfront Apartment
Port Fairy, VIC
The price is AU$542 per night from 26 Nov. to 26 Nov.
Edge17 Waterfront Apartment
Dock's At The Mill
Dock's At The Mill
3 out of 5
2/25 Gipps Street, Port Fairy, VIC
Dock's At The Mill
Edge17 Wharfside Cottage
Edge17 Wharfside Cottage
17 Gipps St, Port Fairy, VIC
Edge17 Wharfside Cottage
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