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
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.
54 on Bank
54 on Bank provides the perfect base to explore the charming coastal village of Port Fairy and the surrounding region.
One on James
Luxurious 4 bedroom, 3 Bathroom home conveniently located to walk everywhere. Just been renovated with quality brand new furniture throughout. Fantastic Location with Solar heated Pool & Spa. Park the car and enjoy!!
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.
Belfast Cottages offer charming self-contained cottages within the popular seaside destination of Port Fairy and only three minutes from the town centre.
Eat and Drink
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.
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...
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.
Wishart Gallery delights in accentuating the relationships between the old and the new, curating contemporary Australian print-making, painting and sculpture alongside a wealth of antiquarian objects and furniture.
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...
Port Fairy Art Map
The Port Fairy Art Map is a collection of galleries and studios open to the public in an easy walking distance in Port Fairy.
Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop
Displaying some of the very best realist animal and bird paintings, the Bay of Whales Gallery showcases world class oil paintings by Brett Jarrett.
Around the region
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...
Casterton Show - 150 Years Exhibition
This exhibition commemorates the 150th Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Society Show and includes items sourced from community members.
Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival
This year Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival celebrates 26 years of being Victoria's best value for money, family-friendly festival.
Music in the Vines Festival
Macarthur's Music in the Vines Festival is set to kick off at 11:00am on March 2.
Music In The Vines
Macarthur's Music in the Vines Festival is set to kick off at 11am on 2 March 2019, with a great line-up of artists...
Port Fairy Folk Music Festival
Australia's world famous Port Fairy Folk Festival is a major event presenting international and national artists in a four day festival of music,...