Port Fairy offers an idyllic short break or holiday setting whether you are in to dining, soaking up art and culture, walking, cycling, surfing, swimming, fishing, diving, golf with its links course or just want to soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

Port Fairy is the place for you.



The most popular beaches for swimming are the East Beach and Pea Soup Cove. Killarney beach is a lovely with good swimming areas. The waters around Port Fairy abound with many varieties of fish, Ocean fishing trips and bay cruises operate from the wharf.

Walks and Bike Rides

Cycling is an activity enjoyed by locals and visitors and there is also the option of the Rail Trail for cycling and walking. Walking is a highlight of Port Fairy Please check map and try and make smaller so the distances are not so big. I like the big look but if you could put 20 minutes from Warrnambool to Port Fairy that would work. Also add Tower Hill to the map On the town map please extend the pointer as it currently looks too far from Battery Cove Please feature where possible the slogan ‘Only Sand between you and the Sea’


With two National Parks (Mt Eccles and Tower Hill) in the area there are many options for picnicking, bush walking, and spotting native animals.


Approx. 40,000 people come to Port Fairy every March for the world famous Folk Festival, with performances from the best musicians from around the world performing. The four-day festival includes folk, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, acoustic, rock and world roots music. In October, the Spring Music Festival the focus is on classical and contemporary ensemble music.

Port Fairy Winter Weekends Festival. Two themed weekends spread over June and July each year. Winter Weekends promote Port Fairy as a romantic and dynamic all-year round destination


Restaurants and Cafes

Port Fairy is known as one of the top dining destinations along the Great Ocean Road. Our restaurants feature our fresh local produce. Many specialise in produce to plate dining. Port Fairy offers casual or sophistication. Port Fairy Farmers Market is truly local. Takeaway options are excellent with Thai, Chinese, pizzas and traditional fish and chips.


Who would think that a small intimate village would have such great shopping with an emphasis on females. That is one reason why ‘girls’ choose Port Fairy for their ‘girls weekends’ Of course not just fashion –food, cheeses, wines, books, art, antiques and walking from one venue to the other is so much fun…..and healthy