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.
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.
Fen is a small modern restaurant nestled within the solid bluestone walls of Seacombe House. The simple contemporary dining room provides the perfect setting for Chef, Ryan Sessions’ beautifully crafted food.
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
Discovery Bay Coastal Park
This remote coastal park protects 55 kilometre of ocean beach. Inland, the park encompasses high coastal cliffs, huge rolling sand dunes and freshwater lakes and swamps. Coastal vegetation and wildlife thrive.
Moyne Mobile Massage
Michael Davey, remedial massage therapist, provides treatments at your holiday accommodation, home, workplace, or at his room in Port Fairy.
Glenelg and Wannon River Junction
Take a peaceful stroll along the Junction Walking track to the very spot where the Wannon River ends its journey and merges with the Glenelg River.
Wishart Gallery is home to contemporary Australian art and intriguing antiquities. The unusual combination makes for some very interesting connections across time.
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.
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...
Around the region
Australia Day Lunch and Concert
Enjoy a nice lunch and concert with friends and family this Australia Day in Casterton.
Celebrate Australia Day in Casterton
Celebrate Australia Day in Casterton. There will be a free barbecue breakfast and entertainment to start the morning off.
Celebrate Australia Day in Heywood
Celebrate Australia Day in Heywood. Bring a chair or rug to sit on the banks of the Fitzroy River.
1st Casterton Scout Group 100th (+1) Years
The 1st Casterton Scout Group will be celebrating their 100th (+1) years of scouting in Casterton.
Friends of the Community Market
There will be lots of stalls at the market including craft, plants, hand knitted items, country fare, refreshments and much more.
Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials
The Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials are open to all registered sheep dog workers throughout Australia.