This co-operative gallery, run by six local artists, displays some interesting and unique exhibits such as sculptures, jewelry, paintings and much more. Located in the small coastal village, The Whale Bone Gallery exhibits the finest showings of creativity and talent in Port Fairy. Using a variety of media including paint, ink, textiles, glass, photography and stone, the artists demonstrate their passion for highlighting local handmade art.
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Back in 1850, the Wharf area in Port Fairy was one of the busiest locales in the community. The Wharf was previously a central departure point in the state of Victoria for ships loaded up with wool, gold and wheat exports bound for Britain. Today, it is still busy around the wharf with luxury yachts and weathered boats sitting in rows down the marina. If you like going for walks, exploring, sightseeing, or even just to relax this is perhaps the best place to see and experience Port Fairy.
History is an important aspect in the picturesque town of Port Fairy; it is filled with exciting and thrilling stories, which give insight into how Port Fairy came to be. The history center allows visitors to engage in their very own historical re-enactments in the courtrooms and explore photographs of the town’s history in the center’s gallery. The history center also features a number of changing displays covering various aspects of the town’s past. Additionally, the center sells a number of local history publications. This is the place for people who want to get a bit of background information on the town and get knowledge of local spots to sightsee.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 6.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday: 6.30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Merrijig Kitchen is one of the best eateries in Port Fairy, famous for its seasonal food sourced fresh from local artisan producers and farmers and its exquisite wine selection. Combine this with a cozy fireplace and dimly illuminated setting and you have yourself a wonderfully homely and atmospheric restaurant suitable for small groups of friends as well as a date.
Opening Hours: Thursday to Monday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Eclectic designs: Glass blowing studio is a regular attraction for both local and tourists, but mostly for tourists looking to buy handmade and unique pieces of art glass. You can also watch the process of artists making the glass and talk to the artists about their work. You can purchase blown glass, jewelry, cast glass and sculpture among the studio wares. If you are desperate to get a look, you can always have a look on their online site and buy jewelry and blown glass from there.
Opening Hours: Thursday to Monday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Griffiths Island, where the Moyne River meets the ocean, makes for lovely one-hour easy walks with some good swimming spots around the area. Its photogenic landscape provides many photo opportunities for tourists and trails for ramblers to walk around the surrounding beaches and land. Griffiths Island also has a small lighthouse and protected mutton-bird colony; they descend on the town each October and stay until April. The best time is to go at dusk to capture the best scenic views and witness the wildlife.
Address: Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia