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.
Clonmara - definition "meadow (Clon) by the sea (Mara)" and this perfectly sums up what Clonmara Country House & Cottages offer.
Hearn's Beachside Villas
Hearn's Beachside Villas are nestled in the sand dunes overlooking the Southern Ocean and have a private beach literally on their doorstep.
Southcombe By The Sea Caravan Park
Southcombe Caravan Park is a large pet friendly family camping ground covering six hectares and located adjacent to the popular South Beach with views to Griffiths Island.
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 & 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.
What To See and Do
Kelpie Walking Trail
An easy walk around town, The Kelpie walking Trail links five unique sculptures to reveal the fascinating life and times of the Kelpie.
Adaptation and change are key to Evolve Lifestyle. Born by chance, the store has 'evolved' to become a favourite shopping destination for men and women of all ages.
LUONE Silversmith. Bespoke Jewellery Designer
LUONE is an Australian jewellery label which boasts handcrafted collections imbuing elegance and timeless design. They are passionate about simple but beautiful pieces for women who love, wear and appreciate...
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...
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...
The Port Fairy Day Spa
The Port Fairy Day Spa, staff and management invite you to experience peaceful ambiance and ensure your time at the spa is one of total indulgent bliss.
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
Last year, the Friends of the Community Vic. Inc. held their very first Swap Meet.
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,...
Anzac Day - Port Fairy
Anzac Day in Port Fairy will begin with the 6:30am Dawn Service at the memorial at railway place followed by 'gun fire' breakfast...