Panorama of Griffiths Island Lighthouse at Port Fairy in Victoria. The 11 metre high lighthouse was built from bluestone in 1859 at the mouth of the Moyne river. Port Fairy started as a whaling port and later became a major point of entry for immigrants and trade.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.