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.
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.
Koroit-Tower Hill Caravan Park
Located in the historic Irish township of Koroit you will be sure to experience Irish hospitality at its most charming.
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.
Killarney Caravan Park
Need a break from your busy day-to-day life? Killarney Beach Caravan Park allows visitors to embrace some down time and get back in touch with nature.
Anglers' Cottage On River
Anglers' Cottage on River is a family friendly cottage in a million dollar location on the picturesque River Moyne. The Angler's of Port Fairy manage the property.
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.
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.
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.
Macarthur General Store
Say hello to long time locals Andrea and Joe at the Macarthur General Store, your one stop shop for eat in or take away food, pizza, newspapers, magazines, alcohol, bait,...
Port Fairy IGA
Port Fairy IGA is famous for its vast grocery range, including a large range of Gluten Free and Organic products. They have an in store butcher and service deli.
What To See and Do
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.
BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park Mini Golf
Why not channel your inner Greg Norman or Carrie Webb and take on this 18 hole mini golf course.
Port Fairy Boarding Kennels and Cattery
Port Fairy Boarding Kennels and Cattery is a family owned business that has been operating for over 15 years.
muMEcations is all about self-care for Mums; recognising the importance of taking time out from “Mum-duties” to make our health, wellbeing and happiness a priority.
Port Fairy Taxis & Tours
Port Fairy Taxis & Tours is a family owned and operated business. They specialise in personalised small group tours of the stunning Great Ocean Road Region.
Mulloka Cruises offers fun half hour bay cruises around the picturesque Port Fairy Bay. Mulloka Cruises run everyday but dependent on numbers and weather.
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.
25 Jul 202008:00 - 13:00
Port Fairy Farmers' Market
The Port Fairy Farmers' Market offers fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, plants, preserves, wine, cheese, cakes, eggs, fudge and more.
18 Jul 202008:00 - 13:00
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.
18 Jul 202013:00 - 17:00
Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Show
The annual Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Show will be back for another year. Held on the second Saturday of November.
14 Nov 202009:00 - 17:00
Port Fairy Jazz Festival
The Port Fairy Jazz Festival is a not for profit festival and organisation run entirely by volunteers, promoting all genres of jazz music...
12 Feb 202115:00 - 18:00
Port Fairy Folk Music Festival
Australia's world famous Port Fairy Folk Festival is a major event presenting international and national artists in a four day festival of music,...
05 Mar 2021