BUILD CASTLES OF SAND AND EXPLORE THE ROCK POOLS SPYING ON URCHINS AND CRABS.
Port Fairy is the Great Ocean Road's beautiful bluestone town that has been frozen in time - but it has for a long time been a quietly popular holiday resort for those in the know.
With more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust and many fine examples of 1800s architecture Port Fairy is the perfect holiday spot for history buffs. Follow one of the historic walking trails and discover charming, fully restored white-washed cottages built by whalers and seamen beside Georgian-style merchants' homes and grand public buildings. Learn about the local maritime history on the Port Fairy Maritime and Shipwreck Heritage Walk.
It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fine food and wine on offer at one of the many great pubs, cafes or restaurants. For a sample of the best of the region's produce, pop in to the renowned Merrijig Kitchen Inn.
Each year, thousands make the trip to the wonderful Port Fairy Folk Festival, one of Australia's largest music festivals held annually in March. The entire town embraces and celebrates the arts - so put this one on your list.
If you're planning a visit, pack the clubs and play a round (or two) at the Port Fairy Golf Course, it's a course that overlooks the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road - and ranked 34th in Australia's top 100 golf courses.
What To See and Do
Crawford River Regional Park
Crawford River Regional Park offers fine views of riverside and valley vegetation. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, try your luck fishing for Redfin and Rainbow Trout, camp at Hiscocks Crossing or...
Discovery Bay Coastal Park
This remote coastal park protects 55km of ocean beach. Inland, the park encompasses high coastal cliffs, huge rolling sand dunes and freshwater lakes and swamps. Coastal vegetation and wildlife thrive.
Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio
Living in Port Fairy, Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio is extremely aware of the colour combinations of water and sand and how rapidly they change with the weather.
Lower Glenelg National Park
The Glenelg River is the central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Along the last part of its winding 400 kilometre path to the sea the river has carved...
Mount Eccles National Park
Mount Eccles (Budj Bim) is a long dormant volcano. Budj Bim is the source of the Tyrendarra lava flow which extends over 50km to the southwest.
Mount Richmond National Park
Mount Richmond is an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land. The volcano is covered with a layer of sand blown inland long ago from Discovery Bay.
Around the region
Koroit Truck Show
Come down to the Koroit Truck Show and see a large display of trucks and prime movers of various categories along with vintage...
Sustainable Landscapes Workshop
Timandra by the Sea is an Ecotourism attraction in Victoria's West Country.
Port Fairy Jazz Festival
The Port Fairy Jazz Festival is a not for profit festival and organisation run entirely by volunteers, promoting all genres of jazz music...
Macarthur's Music in the Vines
The Music in the Vines Festival is a one day music festival at Suffoir Vineyard, just outside Macarthur, Victoria.
Narrawong Kang-o-meerteek Small town Transformation
The Kang-o-meerteek project will link two permanent public art installations that will signal to each other from Mt Clay to the Narrawong Community...