About the listing
The Crags, located 12 kilometres west of Port Fairy off the Princes Highway, provides the only public access to the coast between Yambuk and Port Fairy. The Crags offers spectacular views of the rocky, calcarenite cliffs and – 19 kilometres from shore – visitors can see the volcanic Lady Julia Percy (Deen Maar) Island.
The Crags is an important archaeological site with indigenous cultural sites listed on the National Estate. It is part of the traditional homelands of the indigenous Peek Wurrung speakers and has spiritual connections with Deen Maar. Over many thousands of years the coastal reserve was used as a place of gathering, ceremony and feasting for indigenous people.
The Crags is a wild and scenic section of our coast, with panoramic views. Lady Julia Percy Island is home to more than 4000 seals, fairy penguins, birds of prey and has the largest Australian rookeries of fairy prions and driving petrels. Many of the bird species can be viewed from The Crags as they move across the ocean in search of feeding grounds.