Port of Port Fairy / Historic Wharf

The historic Port of Port Fairy, on the Moyne River, is one of the most picturesque sites in the shire. View more.


About the listing

The historic Port of Port Fairy, on the Moyne River, is one of the most picturesque sites in the shire. At its peak in the 1850s, the port was the second busiest in Australia. Wool, wheat and gold were loaded onto great sailing ships bound for England. The ships anchored in the bay while goods and passengers were ferried back and forth from the wharf on smaller craft, known as lighters.

Tourism has now replaced fishing as the major economic activity but an active fishing fleet still operates out of the harbour and it is home to a small fleet of pleasure craft. The wharf is a wonderful place to relax and watch the world drift by. The Norfolk pines and colonial buildings form a picturesque backdrop to the tranquil waters of the Moyne River. Here you can breath the fresh, sea air as you meander along the wharf, enjoy fish n' chips at the water's edge, or dop in a line for a spot of fishing. 


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Contact details

Port of Port Fairy / Historic Wharf

Phone: (03) 5568 2682
Email: vic@moyne.vic.gov.au