The bird we commonly call the mutton-bird is the short tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris). It was given the name by the early settlers who utilised its fatty flesh for food and as a source of oil. Today the bird is totally protected in Victoria, although limited harvesting still occurs in some Tasmanian islands.
The short-tailed shearwater is the only variety of petrel whose breeding ground lies solely in Australia, mostly on islands off south-eats Australia concentrated around Bass Strait. The birds appear in large numbers and the Griffiths Island colony numbers several thousand birds. #iamportfairy
Strap on your running shoes to explore a new-to-you locale at a powerful pace. Kilometre upon kilometre of trails and tracks, meander from beach to clifftop to bush to river and beyond. #iamportfairy
1 472 days ago
Don't let the kids have all the fun, Port Fairy Surf Schools rent surfboards, stand up paddleboards and wet suits to people in and out of classes. 📸: GoSurf
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Yes you can have it all - a solo surf, a quiet beach to yourself, an amble by a rocky groyne without a care in the world. No bustle, no crowds, no distractions. Just you and the oceans serenity. #iamportfairy
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It’s official! Port Fairy is Wotif.com Aussie Town of the Year for 2019! So you’d better come visit before the word gets out. Read all about it on the Wotif Insider blog:
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Need a restful and restorative experience? Take time out to indulge yourself in remedial massages and spa treatments where your body and soul luxuriates and recovers. You’ll feel pampered to perfection with massage therapies and spa treatments offered here in Port Fairy.
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Gifts of the sea and the land abound in Port Fairy. The just-plucked freshness of local produce will draw you again and again to eateries to savour the tastes of the region
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Express yourself – grab your sketchbook or your paintbox and join the arty types capturing the harbour scenery on paper #iamportfairy
1 538:15 AM Jan 14, 2019
Leave the chain stores and glitzy malls behind for a quintessential village shopping experience. You’ll find hundreds of fashion labels carefully curated in quaint and quirky shops. #iamportfairy
3 641:44 AM Jan 14, 2019
Pancakes for breakfast?
See you at Time & Tide Tearoom for Mary’s homegrown plums freshly picked and poached today!
NEW > Breakfast
Wed - Sun from 9am
Lunch + Afternoon Tea
Wed + Thu + Fri from midday
Serving ‘High Tea by the High Sea’
Sat + Sun from 1pm
Bookings Preferred. #iamportfairy
3 489:06 AM Jan 12, 2019
Lots of fish being caught at the Port Fairy Angling Club come and try fishing day! 🐟🐟🐟 #iamportfairy
2 841:50 AM Jan 12, 2019
Snakes have taken over Fiddlers Green! 🐍
Black Snake Productions, where wildlife conservation begins with fun and interactive education!
They have a massive range of friendly native animals that they bring directly to you for a truly extraordinary wildlife encounter by giving you an opportunity to touch, hold and experience these animals close up.
With increasing awareness on sustainability, damage to the environment and native animals, education is the key to ensure that this beautiful country and its unique wildlife will be preserved for generations to come.
At Black Snake Productions they pride themselves in providing fun and educational service to our valued customers.
Fully insured with working with children checks and guarantee complete safety
Learn from black snake productions as they teach you about these amazing creatures.
You may like to hold some of their crocodile and python friends.
On now until 2pm
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