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Things To See And Do


Port Fairy and surrounds offers a lot to do whilst visiting the area. There are several things that we feel are a must if you have the opportunity PLUS there are many other options if they are your cup of tea!

Top Ten List

  1. Walk along the wharf which is only minute’s walk from Seacombe House.
  2. Attend the Port Fairy Folk Festival: renowned for the music artists that attend.
  3. Learn to surf at one of the many beaches surrounding Port Fairy.
  4. Take a walk through Tower Hill Game reserve. Look out for the kangaroos and emus wandering the park.
  5. Shop till you drop at the many boutique shops spread amongst the township. Artwork, clothing, footwear and much more can be found.
  6. Take a drive down the Great Ocean Road and visit the 12 Apostles and other amazing coastal features.
  7. Grab some fish n chips, sit by the water and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Port Fairy.
  8. Dine in or out at some of the most popular food places in the South West. Whether it’s pizza to fine dining, you are sure to be pleased.
  9. During the day enjoy a coffee and cake and watch the world go by sitting at one of the several cafes.
  10. Enjoy a day at the beach, body surfing, sun baking and building sand castle.

More choices

Port Fairy Wharf

This is one of Australia’s prettiest wharfs as it is lined with charming stone buildings and huge norfolk pines. You can stroll along here and see the fishing charters returning with the catch of the day. There are lovely walks from the wharf as well as parks and picnic areas.

Griffith’s Island Reserve

Also known as mutton bird island, where thousands of mutton birds nest from September to April. A walk of the island can be done, where you can see plenty of nests and wonderful views of Port Fairy’s coastline.

Port Fairy Lighthouse

Erected in 1859, this historical bluestone lighthouse has saved many sailors lives. Only a 400 metre walk from the Wharf, it is located on a rocky alcove where crabs by the thousands are hiding under the rocks and in the rockpools.

Lady Julia Percy Island

This island located 9km off the coast is home to more than 20,000 Australian fur seals. Charters are available from Port Fairy’s wharf and the seals are easily visible from the boat, lying on the rocks or swimming in the sea.

Walk and Trails

From local jaunts to great coastal walks - any duration! 

Beaches and Surf

Both locally - East Beach, Pea Soup and the Passage, and beyond Killarney, Yambuk _ literally miles and miles of unspoilt coastline! 

Out and About

Whether sightseeing, bushwalking, exploring or imbibing the atmosphere of Western Victoria’s atmospheric old pubs there is lots to do within a short drive. 


For a local pedal cruise, or for the serious cycling officionado (choose your distance & duration) it’s a cyclists haven and renowned in the cycling world! 

I Am Port Fairy Website

Check out the I Am Port Fairy website to discover great local businesses, events and more!

Port Fairy Day Spa 

"Great location - walking distance to the main streets where restaurants are. Also walking distance to Griffiths Island. Highly recommend to stay here!" - Shelley (TripAdvsor)  

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