Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. It lies on the Princes Highway in the Shire of Moyne, 28 kilometres west of Warrnambool and 290 kilometres west of Melbourne, at the point where the Moyne River enters the Southern Ocean.
Take a walk down to the local port, one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria, and watch as the fishermen unload their catch of crayfish and abalone. From the wharf you can head out to sea on a guided fishing trip or take a cruise out to the seal colony on Lady Julia Percy Island. Keep an eye out for breaching southern right whales off Port Fairy's coast during the winter months, when the whales come into mate and calve.
Try something new in the water during the summer months. Join a surfing class or get the lowdown on stand-up paddle boarding, one of the fastest growing water sports in the country.
Slow it down with a round at Port Fairy's links golf course, ranked number 31 on AusGolf magazine's top 100 Australian courses. Test your skills on the famous par 5 at hole 12 and revel in the stunning ocean views.
Port Fairy is a town in love with the arts. Peruse the diverse array of boutiques, antique stores, and art and craft shops scattered throughout the town. Get swept up in the excitement of the Port Fairy Folk Festival, one of Australia's largest music festivals, held each year in March. Or you can relax and enjoy the fine food and wine on offer at one of the many great pubs, cafes and restaurants. For a sample of the best of the region's produce, pop in to the renowned Merrigig Kitchen Inn or nearby Basalt Vineyard cellar door.
• Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
• Griffiths island
• Tower Hill State game Reserve
• Port Fairy Lighthouse on Griffiths Island
• The Crags
Below is a small selection of the hotels in Port Fairy we use for our Australia holidays. If the hotel you want is not listed, just give us a call.
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