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.
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.
Gum Tree Caravan Park
Find your perfect getaway at Gum Tree Caravan Park. From family holidaymakers to weekend adventurers, they have the perfect accommodation option for everyone.
Maisies on Moyne
3 Bedroom split level accommodation on the Moyne River - suitable for one couple or a group of six adults.
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.
Eat and Drink
The Wharf at Port Fairy
The Wharf at Port Fairy is located on the water's edge of the Moyne River in Port Fairy.
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.
Basalt Vineyard is located along the Great Ocean Road, only minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
What To See and Do
Heywood Model Trains
The Heywood Model Trains display at the Portland Visitor Information Centre offers large H.O layout, and N Gauge, memorabilia and a small train layout for children to use and operate.
Eclectic Design Glass Blowing Studio
Our small glass blowing studio in the picturesque seaside town of Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Road has become a regular stopping point for tourists who want to buy...
Timandra Garden by the Sea
As an Ecotourism and ATAP accredited tourism destination, Timandra is a natural garden, loved by both adults and children alike.
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...
Jan's Fine Glass
Jan's Fine Glass Art Gallery and Studio is located on the fringe of Port Fairy, just two minutes from the town village.
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
Koroit Irish Festival
The Koroit Irish Festival celebrates the region’s rich Irish heritage.
Port Talks: Vietnam at war and in peace
Port Fairy Theatre Group presents Port Talks – a series of presentations that will focus on unearthing the ‘gems’ in the community.
Concordia by Aria Cappella
A modern twist on traditional operatic divas: experience the majesty and thrill of your favourite arias in stunning new arrangements by Jessica Joan...
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Heywood
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow is coming to town.
Australian Kelpie Muster
The Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster celebrates Casterton’s claim as the birthplace of the Australian Working Kelpie dog breed.
Annual Dachshund Dash - Port Fairy Winter Weekends
They do not call it the Melbourne Cup of dog racing for nothing.