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. 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.
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.
Architecturally designed to take advantage of the breath-taking ocean views, Tides Apartments Port Fairy provide the perfect location for a mid-week break, weekend or extended getaway.
Port Fairy YHA
A piece of Victorian history and former home to the town founder, Port Fairy YHA backpackers hostel is one of the oldest heritage buildings in the seaside town.
Port Fairy Glamping
Glamping is camping in luxury and Port Fairy Glamping is committed to providing you with a truly special experience, adding style and luxury your holiday in the beautiful south coast...
Eat and Drink
Basalt Vineyard is located along the Great Ocean Road, only minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
Izzy’s Restaurant is located in Koroit, a little township in south western Victoria, only 10 minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
Time and Tide Tearoom
A few minutes out of the historic seaside town of Port Fairy you will find Time and Tide Tearoom serving sensational food and wine with ocean views to match.
Suffoir Winery, Brewery and Cidery
Suffoir is a family-operated boutique winery, brewery and cidery located on the outskirts of Macarthur next to Budj Bim National Park; only 30 minutes from Hamilton and Port Fairy.
The Wharf at Port Fairy
The Wharf at Port Fairy is located on the water's edge of the Moyne River in Port Fairy. The Wharf at Port Fairy's cuisine will be Modern Australian.
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.
High above the town centre, Casterton's Mickle Lookout offers a prime photo opportunity with magnificent views looking straight down the main street.
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Southern Coast Charters
Southern Coast Charters is a family owned and operated Fishing and Tour Charter Service that runs Tours from the wharf in Port Fairy, 20 minutes west of Warrnambool and close...
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...
Budj Bim National Park
Budj Bim National Park is currently closed due to fire. For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
Around the region
Great Vic Bike Ride, Surf Lessons- Port Fairy
GoSurf School offers an unparalleled learn to surf experience.
Port Fairy Regional Geotours
Port Fairy Regional Geotours is a leading eco tourism adventure along the spectacular Southern Ocean coast and its unique volcanic hinterland.
Port Fairy Historic Town Tour
Join one of the expert guides on our Fun with History 'Port Fairy Historic Town Walk'.
Port Fairy Historic Wharf Tour
Join one of our expert guides on our Fun with History 'Historic Wharf Walk' and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Historic Port...
Moyneyana Festival was first held in 1947 and has developed into a huge range of activities to entertain the many holiday makers who...
SurfGroms - Kids Learn to Surf, Port Fairy
Three day Surf Program for Primary School Kids. nudie SurfGroms is the best experience you can give your kids this summer.