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. 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.
MUSIC, MUSIC EVERYWHERE!
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 and make sure that you are there to feel the joy that such an iconic event brings!
GREAT FOOD, GREAT WINE
When people ask 'how was your holiday to Port Fairy', the first thing you will say is ‘the food was amazing!’. 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 why not pop in to the renowned Merrijig Kitchen Inn, Time and Tide High Tea by the High Sea, or Limestone Gallery and Cafe.
You know the town has found its way right to your heart via the stomach and you will be back. Port Fairy is just one of those places.
DON'T FORGET YOUR CLUBS!
If you're planning a visit, pack the clubs and play a round (or two) at the Port Fairy Golf Course.
The golf course overlooks the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road - and ranked 34th in Australia's top 100 golf courses.
Clubhouse facilities including bar and catering are available along with a stocked Pro Shop.
Where To Stay
54 on Bank
54 on Bank provides the perfect base to explore the charming coastal village of Port Fairy and the surrounding region.
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel features seven individually decorated, luxuriously appointed, king-size bedrooms all with generous ensuite, television and bar fridge.
Clonmara - definition "meadow (Clon) by the sea (Mara)" and this perfectly sums up what Clonmara Country House & Cottages offer.
Central Motel Port Fairy
The quaint blue stone building of Central Motel offers a 3.5 star rating, 19 units tucked away in a quiet cul de sac set in landscaped gardens off the main...
On the Great Ocean Road in the heart of Port Fairy, Laneway Apartments features two contemporary apartments offering boutique accommodation.
Orchard Cottages consist of two delightful self contained cottages in a garden setting in the old part of town - peaceful and secure with no passing traffic.
Eat and Drink
Suffoir Winery, Brewery and Cidery
Suffoir Wines is a family-owned and operated boutique winery, brewery and cidery on the outskirts of Macarthur, located only 30 minutes from Hamilton and Port Fairy.
Time and Tide Tearoom
A few minutes drive out of the historic seaside town of Port Fairy you will find Time and Tide Tearoom perched in a cracking spot overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Basalt Vineyard is located along the Great Ocean Road, only minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
The Wharf at Port Fairy
The Wharf at Port Fairy is located on the water's edge of the Moyne River in Port Fairy. The Wharf at Port Fairy's cuisine will be Modern Australian.
Suffoir Winery, Brewery and Cidery
Suffoir is a family-operated boutique winery, brewery and cidery located on the outskirts of Macarthur next to Budj Bim National Park; only 30 minutes from Hamilton and Port Fairy.
Izzy’s Restaurant is located in Koroit, a little township in south western Victoria, only 10 minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
What To See and Do
Port Fairy Day Spa
The Port Fairy Day Spa offers 10 amazing treatment rooms to experience peaceful ambiance that will ensure your time at the spa is one of total indulgent bliss.
Ess Lagoon offers a picnic and fishing area and is regularly stocked with trout. Ess Lagoon is centrally situated and is only a five minute walk to the main street...
muMEcations is all about self-care for Mums; recognising the importance of taking time out from “Mum-duties” to make our health, wellbeing and happiness a priority.
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.
Jan's Fine Glass
Jan's Fine Glass Art Gallery and Studio is located on the fringe of Port Fairy, just two minutes from the town village.
Heywood Model Trains
The Heywood Model Trains display at the Portland Visitor Information Centre offers large H.O layout, and N Gauge, memorabilia and a small train layout for children to use and operate.
Around the region
Port Fairy Regional Geotours
Port Fairy Regional Geotours is a leading eco tourism adventure along the spectacular Southern Ocean coast and its unique volcanic hinterland.
11 Apr 202013:00 - 17:00
Port Fairy Community House Market
The Port Fairy Community Market at Railway Place is on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and weekly during January.
11 Apr 202008:00 - 13:00
Port Fairy Farmers' Market
The Port Fairy Farmers' Market offers fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, plants, preserves, wine, cheese, cakes, eggs, fudge and more.
18 Apr 202008:00 - 13:00
Open Gardens Victoria presents Timandra Garden
Open Gardens Victoria are coming to Timandra Gardens. Timandra Garden is owned by David and Alison Aplin.
National Trust Heritage Festival -Pioneer Wagon Shed
The Pioneer Wagon Shed - Soft Drink Manufacturers of the Glenelg Shire, display includes transport, particularly trucking, as well as timber and dairying.
10:00 - 15:00
Boss of Blueberry Hill Climb
Family Friendly motor Cycle hill climb. Cash prizes of up to $5000. A range of categories to cover all entrants.
26 Apr 202011:00 - 17:00