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.
Port Fairy Holiday Park
Welcome to Port Fairy Holiday Park (formally Belfast Cove Holiday Park). Same location, same owners, same amazing guest experience.
BIG4 Port Fairy
BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park offers a variety of high standard accommodation options from luxury to standard all self-contained.
Butterfly Farm Bed and Breakfast
Butterfly Farm bed and breakfast provides two bed and breakfast accommodation rooms with an adjoining hallway.
This accommodation is situated on the East Beach with spectacular 180 degree views of the ocean provided by floor to ceiling windows on both levels.
Welcome to the Merrijig Inn, a special place in Port Fairy. The oldest Inn in Victoria, Merrijig Inn is located in the heart of Port Fairy's historic village.
Eat and Drink
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.
Time and Tide Gallery and Tearoom
A few minutes out of the historic seaside town of Port Fairy you will find Time and Tide Gallery and Tearoom serving sensational food and wine with ocean views to match.
What To See and Do
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...
Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve
For the nature lovers, Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve covers total of 3,600 hectares with four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive track access.
Southern Coast Charters
Southern Coast Charters is a family owned and operated Port Fairy Fishing Charter that runs fishing boat charters from the wharf in Port Fairy, 20 mins West of Warrnambool, in Victoria.
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.
Belfast Aquatics Community Pool & Gym
BELFAST AQUATICS INDOOR HEATED POOL AND GYM
Port Fairy Golf Club
Port Fairy Golf Club is less than five minutes from the centre of charming, historic Port Fairy, which lies 290 kilometres west of Melbourne along the Princes Highway in the...
Around the region
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,...
Casterton Show - 150 Years Exhibition
This exhibition commemorates the 150th Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Society Show and includes items sourced from community members.