Destination Port Fairy

Explore the charming Victorian township of Port Fairy
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The charming Victorian township of Port Fairy is located toward the end of the magnificent Great Ocean Road, close to the 12 Apostles, Grampians and Coonawarra wine region. 

A beautifully preserved bluestone fishing village with a rich maritime history, the wide open streets wind along the picturesque Moyne River and something new can be discovered around every corner. 

Whether you’re looking for an invigorating experience or a relaxing coastal getaway, our little town will help you reconnect with the simple pleasures of life so you leave feeling inspired and rejuvenated - perhaps with a handmade treasure or artisanal delight in hand! 

Take a wander through our seaside village

Learn about Port Fairy’s rich maritime history as you meander along one of the historic walking trails, discover charming, fully restored white-washed cottages built by whalers and seamen, be enchanted by the heritage-listed bluestone buildings, and wander up to the historic Port Fairy Lighthouse.

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Explore Port Fairy | Oscars Waterfront Hotel

Experience a music festival or event

There’s nothing quite like the fun and free-spirited atmosphere of a festival! The Port Fairy Folk Festival is held annually in March and is one of Australia’s largest music festivals. You’ll also find a range of smaller festivals and events running throughout the year. Visit the Port Fairy website to see what’s on when you’re visiting:

Discover local culinary and creative delights

Port Fairy is home to 10 galleries, a plethora of boutiques, craft markets, and many places to wine and dine. Spoil yourself with a little boutique shopping, pick up a local masterpiece from one of the local artists, or indulge in a delicious meal at one of the renowned restaurants. And if you’re visiting on a Saturday, the farmers market is a must!

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Explore Port Fairy | Oscars Waterfront Hotel

Relax and recharge in natural surrounds

Port Fairy is a unique natural habitat with many walking trails, sightseeing locations, and local wildlife populations to explore and enjoy. Visit the large colony of mutton birds on Griffiths Island, spot a sleeping koala at Tower Hill, take a tour of the Port Fairy lighthouse, or go for a day trip along the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail.

Play golf

Love a round or two of golf? Pick up the clubs and tee-off at the Port Fairy Golf Course. Overlooking the rugged coastline of the Southern Ocean, it’s consistently ranked in Australia’s Best 50 Golf Courses.

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Discover a hidden gem

There’s no shortage of unique and interesting places and experiences here in Port Fairy. Here are a few less-known attractions you might like to check out:

  • Arts Walk – tour of towns galleries and working studios

  • Historic Lifeboat Station and wooden boat displays

  • Heritage walks and guided tours

  • Port Fairy Historic Society Museum

  • Historic Lifeboat Station

  • The Caledonian, the oldest continually operating pub – since 1843

  • Merrijig Inn – Victoria’s oldest inn

Resources for planning your stay

To find out more about what you can see and do while visiting, take a look at the resources below: 

Port Fairy website:

Travel Planner: 

Destination Guide & Official Map: 

Whatever you like to do, we’re always happy to help! So please don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations or assistance with bookings. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon!