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.
Maisies on Moyne
3 Bedroom split level accommodation on the Moyne River - suitable for one couple or a group of six adults.
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.
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.
Spring Saver Deal at Ashmont Motor Inn & Apartments, Port Fairy
Stay at the Ashmont – Port Fairy for two or more nights and claim 10% discount off our direct booking rate PLUS access our local exclusive discount deals providing savings between 5% and 25% at 18 leading local Port Fairy businesses including retail, cafes and restaurants PLUS access our free & unlimited Wi-Fi and chromecast PLUS early midday check in.
Eat and Drink
Time and Tide Tearoom
A few minutes out of the historic seaside town of Port Fairy you will find Time and Tide Tearoom serving sensational food and wine with ocean views to match.
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.
Basalt Vineyard is located along the Great Ocean Road, only minutes from Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
What To See and Do
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Glenelg and Wannon River Junction
Take a peaceful stroll along the Junction Walking track to the very spot where the Wannon River ends its journey and merges with the Glenelg River.
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...
Geotours is based in Port Fairy specialising in escorted travel along the western Great Ocean Road and its volcanic hinterland.
Mount Richmond National Park
Mount Richmond is an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land. The volcano is covered with a layer of sand blown inland long ago from Discovery Bay.
Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is the ideal place for visitors to experience the Australian bush, enjoy magnificent scenery and landscapes. Get up close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic native birds and animals including emus, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wedge-tail eagles and other native Australian wildlife.
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'.
Rainbow Day, Port Fairy
All-inclusive FREE event from the Rainbow Community!
Enjoy a fun filled day, where Port Fairy puts out the welcome mat to the LGBTQIA+ community.