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.
Clonmara Country House and Cottages
Clonmara is a rare and special blend of country style boutique accommodation located just moments to the heritage-listed Port Fairy township and stunning coastal beaches and walks.
Clonmara - definition "meadow (Clon) by the sea (Mara)" and this perfectly sums up what Clonmara Country House & Cottages offer.
Spinnakers Waterfront is a modern, beautifully furnished double story townhouse within the heart of Port Fairy.
The Bank Koroit
Here you will enjoy a beautiful, relaxing space; rich in Western Victorian history and culture. Your own private apartment above the old bank in the heart of the town.
Cedar Cottage Nelson
Situated halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne. Near Mount Gambier, Coonawarra, Naracoorte Caves. On the other side of the Great Ocean Rd, Cedar Cottage Nelson is perfect to enjoy the best...
Eat and Drink
Ministry of Ombibulous Studies
Ministry of Ombibulous Studies is Port Fairy's Lounge Bar. A place where people with a discerning taste can enjoy a tipple and a bite to eat in great company. Unwind. Share.
Conlan's Wine Store
This historical gem built in the mid 1800's now presents as Conlan's Wine Store, as cosy place to unwind and tell a story or two, alongside a retail store stocked...
Alexo Pizza & Bistro
In the heart of the CBD you will find Alexo Pizza & Bistro, where you will be able to experience. Italian Pizza, authentic Thai and Indonesian Cuisine.
Audley & Hall Artisan Chocolate
Audley & Hall is an artisan chocolate maker. They create chocolates and desserts using only the best, high-quality ingredients.
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.
The Red Hen Port Fairy
The Red Hen is your one stop shop for your takeaway needs. With a delicious range of options from salads made in house fresh, freshly cooked whole chickens, burgers, fish...
What To See and Do
Artists of the Valley
A small band of artists in the Casterton area grew in numbers and formed Artists of the Valley, which in turn is now based at Gorman's Art Gallery.
If The Shoe Fits & Isabellas
If The Shoe Fits & Isabella’s is a one-stop shopping experience in Port Fairy. They offer a wide range of Boutique apparel, footwear and accessories for both men and women.
Love Her Madly
Love Her Madly is a locally owned tropical-themed boutique located in the gorgeous seaside town of Port Fairy, Victoria. A boutique for women to indulge and be delicious.
Mason & Francis
Mason & Francis is an independent boutique located on the Great Ocean Road in the picturesque seaside village and shopping mecca Port Fairy.
Nature's Way Eco Sanctuary
After 5 years as owner/builders our magnificent strawbale, eco-friendly home is now complete and we are ready to fulfill our long held dream of by providing a place of learning, sharing and experiencing Sustainable Living practices.
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.
Around the region
Port Fairy Community Market
The vibrant Port Fairy Community Market brings together a selection of locally grown produce and handmade products.
26 Jun 2021
Port Fairy Farmers Market
The Port Fairy Farmers' Market offers fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, plants, preserves, wine, cheese, cakes, eggs, fudge and more.
03 Jul 2021
Australian Kelpie Muster
The iconic Australian Kelpie Muster is held in the town of Casterton in SW Victoria which is nationally and internationally recognised as the...
11 Jun 202208:00 - 18:00
The Belfast Pop Up Cellar Door
Conlan's Wine Store's very first ‘Pop Up Cellar Door’ will be held on Saturday, July 10 2021 from 12pm until 4pm.
12:00 - 16:00
Kids Holiday Surf Program- Port Fairy
Get your Go Surf ‘Certificate of Radness’. Join their kids and teens surfing program.
27 Dec 202109:00 - 11:00
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson and Tour - Port Fairy
Number one TripAdvisor outdoor activity and the best way to see Port Fairy. Join Go Surf's super popular and scenic river to beach tour.
27 Dec 202109:00 - 11:00