Starting out as a tiny fishing village and whaling station in 1869, Port Fairy is now home to one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria. Old World charm abounds in Port Fairy where wide streets are lined by nineteenth century cottages, great Norfolk pines and old stone churches. Many fine examples of the architecture of the 1800s remain intact
There are many fun things to do in Port Fairy. Laze on the beach, swim, brows the stores or get up and close with the seal colony and wild life.
Moyne Shire Council owns and operates a working airstrip on the outskirts of Port Fairy for the use of private charter planes. The airstrip is unsealed, 900 metres long, and for dry weather use only. As of 19 May 2009 the airstrip is currently closed.
See also International Telephone Calls
Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.55. Internationally, it costs $1.40 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.45 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.10 to anywhere else in the world.. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail.
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