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.
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel features seven individually decorated, luxuriously appointed, king-size bedrooms all with generous ensuite, television and bar fridge.
Yambuk Lake Caravan Park
Yambuk is a relaxed rural area just a short drive from the historic township 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.
Killarney Beach Cottage
Built in 1885, this original section of house has served as a Grocery Store in the 1920's and 30's, until it was run as a General Store right through until 1972.
Cockatoo Rise War Veterans Retreat
Situated between Port Fairy and Hamilton in Victoria's picturesque Western District, The Cockatoo Rise War Veterans Retreat is a place where ex and serving defence personnel and their partners can...
Eat and Drink
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,...
Nestled in the heart of the Port Fairy CBD in the historic Dublin House, you will find Blakes Restaurant.
The Cookie Queens Port Fairy
Two Queens, one love for cookies. The Cookie Queens Port Fairy will custom make gorgeous sugar cookies, for all of your special occasions.
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 drive out of the historic seaside town of Port Fairy you will find Time and Tide Tearoom perched in a cracking spot overlooking the Southern Ocean.
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...
What To See and Do
LUONE is an Australian jewellery label which boasts handcrafted collections imbuing elegance and timeless design. They are passionate about simple but beautiful pieces for women who love, wear and appreciate...
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.
Port Fairy Day Spa
The Port Fairy Day Spa offers 10 amazing treatment rooms to experience peaceful ambience that will ensure your time at the spa is one of total indulgent bliss.
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...
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...
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.
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.
26 Sep 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.
03 Oct 202008:00 - 13:00
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
Koroit Truck Show
Come down to the Koroit Truck Show and see a large display of trucks and prime movers of various categories along with vintage...
23 Jan 2021
Port Fairy Jazz Festival - Cancelled
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
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...
12 Jun 202109:00 - 17:00