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.
Port Fairy Holiday Park
Welcome to Port Fairy Holiday Park (formally Belfast Cove Holiday Park). Same location, same owners, same amazing guest experience.
Harmony at Tower Hill
Immerse yourself at Harmony at Tower Hill in an environment perfect for personal rejuvenation or romance with a well-earned break with someone special.
Built in 1853, our heritage listed cottages served as banking chambers, and borough offices, and now house 3 four star apartments.
Weekend Two Night Getaway
Get away from it all. Perfect for any time of the year. Stay two nights commencing on a Friday or a Saturday and get 50% off the rate for the second night at Harmony at Tower Hill. Include Complimentary wine, local farm produce and discounts to local venues.
Eat and Drink
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.
Basalt Vineyard is located along the Great Ocean Road, only minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
What To See and Do
Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve
For the nature lovers, Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve covers total of 3,600 hectares with four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive track access.
Lower Glenelg National Park
The Glenelg River is the central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Along the last part of its winding 400 kilometre path to the sea the river has carved...
Whale Bone Gallery
Whalebone gallery is a co-operative gallery in Port Fairy, a small coastal village at the end of the Great Ocean Road in the south west of Victoria, Australia. The gallery is run by its artist members and features examples of some of the finest work of this region.
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...
High above the town centre, Casterton's Mickle Lookout offers a prime photo opportunity with magnificent views looking straight down the main street.
Port Fairy Day Spa
The newly re-furbished Port Fairy Day Spa offers 10 amazing treatment rooms to experience peaceful ambiance that will ensure your time at the spa is one of total indulgent bliss.
Around the region
Port Fairy Community House Market
The Port Fairy Community Market at Railway Place is on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and weekly during January.
Port Fairy Farmers' Market
The Port Fairy Farmers' Market offers fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, plants, preserves, wine, cheese, cakes, eggs, fudge and more.
Fun with History - 'Port Fairy Historic Wharf Walk'
Join one of our expert guides on our Fun with History 'Historic Wharf Walk' and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Historic Port...
Fun with History - 'Port Fairy Historic Buildings Walk'
Join one of our expert guides on our Fun with History 'Port Fairy Historic Buildings Walk'.
2019 Port Fairy Women's Weekend
This year's Port Fairy Women's Weekend is set to ignite and inspire your inner potential.
Small Business Workshop
Small Business Workshop - ‘Taking your business online: What you need to know’ will be held in Casterton at the Australian Kelpie Centre.