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.
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.
BIG4 Port Fairy
BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park offers a variety of high standard accommodation options from luxury to standard all self-contained.
Port Fairy Holiday Park
Welcome to Port Fairy Holiday Park (formally Belfast Cove Holiday Park). Same location, same owners, same amazing guest experience.
Gardens By East Beach Caravan Park
Gardens By East Beach is a pet-friendly park nestled beside the picturesque Botanic Gardens on the banks of the Moyne River.
Maisies on Moyne
3 Bedroom split level accommodation on the Moyne River - suitable for one couple or a group of six adults.
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
Time and Tide Gallery & Tearoom
A few minutes out of the historic seaside town of Port Fairy you will find Time and Tide Gallery/Tearoom serving sensational food and wine with ocean views to match.
Mickey Bourkes Koroit Hotel
Mickey Bourkes Koroit Hotel EST 1853 has retained its Irish integrity and character. Take pleasure in a good yarn with a local over a smooth Guinness on tap.
What To See and Do
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...
Belfast Aquatics Community Pool & Gym
BELFAST AQUATICS INDOOR HEATED POOL AND GYM
Island Park Recreation Reserve
Island Park is set amongst the banks of the Glenelg River and Red Gums. Island Park Recreation Reserve offers a full range of sporting facilities including a Caravan Park, electric...
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.
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...
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 50 kilometres to the southwest.
Around the region
The festival was first held in 1947 and has developed into a huge range of activities to entertain the many holiday makers who...
Friends of the Community Market
The Friends of the Community Market is a roving community Market held in Casterton and surrounds in the Glenelg Shire, South West Victoria.
Tower Hill Bush Walk and Wildlife Experience
Experience the unique environment, wildlife and indigenous culture as guests of Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-op at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.
Port Fairy Community House Market
The Port Fairy Community Market runs at Railway Place on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and weekly during January.
Sandford Swap Meet
What do you do when the Swap Meet gets cancelled due to rotten weather and you decide to re-schedule it, only to find...
Port Fairy Farmers' Market
The Port Fairy Farmers' Market offers fruit, vegetables, flowers and honey in season, native, exotic and succulent plants, preserves, wine, cheese, cakes, eggs,...