Port Fairy Walk 1

Ocean Dr, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia

Port Fairy Walk 1

Ocean Dr, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia

49 m
3.3 km
Easy

An easy walk around Griffiths Island Reserve depending on the time of day & year one may have the chance to see Mutton Birds, swamp wallabies, dolphins, whales,..

Port Fairy Walk 1

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Summary

An easy walk around Griffiths Island Reserve depending on the time of day & year one may have the chance to see Mutton Birds, swamp wallabies, dolphins, whales,..

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Starting at the causeway just off ocean Drive the walk follows a circular path around the island through shearwater nesting sites, along sandy beaches and past the local lighthouse - Suggested route is to go anticlockwise. Be aware if the tide is in beach access/route is not available on the Eastern side

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Points of Interest

1. Griffiths Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built in 1859 by Scottish stonemasons out of bluestone. The unique stairway is cut with each step being inserted in the next course of stone in the outside wall.

2. Mutton Bird Viewing Platform

The Shearwaters construct burrows in the sand to raise their young. From September to April each year thousands of Shearwaters can be viewed on dusk returning to their breading burrows.

3. High Tide Limited Access

Access may be lmited at high tide or in strong winds

4. High Tide Limited Access

Access may be limited at high tide.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park / Garden Park / Garden