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Culture, Arts & Music

Soak up the energy of the iconic Port Fairy Folk Festival or meander through quaint galleries - Nurture your creative heart with an art class or studio...

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Family Activities

At Port Fairy, kids of all ages are spoiled for choice with a patrolled beach, playgrounds, skate park and Australian native animals. The only question is will the kids have enough energy to do it...

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History & Heritage

Old-World Charm and Nature at your feet. Walking or cycling is the best way to explore our superbly preserved 19th century village streetscapes. Unearth a watercolour vista on a harbour-side amble....

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Shopping & Markets

A one-of-a-kind enclave of passionate, boutique traders and artisans. Leave the chain stores and glitzy malls behind for a quintessential village shopping experience. You’ll find hundreds of...

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Tower Hill State Game Reserve

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve sits inside an extinct volcano formed some 30,000 years...

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History and Heritage of Port Fairy

I am a trip back in time on a brand new day. Where maritime mystery ripples through the sea and the river and into the streets....

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Fishing in Port Fairy

The saltwater angler is well catered for in Port Fairy with river fishing (Moyne), surf fishing (East beach) and boating (Port...

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Watching the Mutton Birds in Port Fairy

The bird we commonly call the mutton-bird is the short tailed shearwater...

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Port Fairy Museum and Archives centre

Fossick through photos, relics and time-worn...

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Port Fairy's Botanic Gardens

Established in 1859, Port Fairy’s Botanic Gardens were once described as “the handsomest of any provincial town”....

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Koroit Botanic Gardens

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Griffiths Island

A natural oasis almost in the heart of the town, Griffiths Island supports a number of native animals including a small mob of...

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Dog Friendly Beaches & Parks in Port Fairy

Whether an inter-state traveler or a South West Victorian local, there are some very good reasons to get out and explore our...

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Local Walks Around Port Fairy

Take a walk around one of Victoria’s most beautiful coastal...

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Step Back in Time

Meander pathways midst quirky bluestone buildings and wonder at the heritage of the...

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Get your next retail fix in Port Fairy

Leave the chain stores and glitzy malls behind for a quintessential village shopping experience. Local stores are trading...

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Port Fairy Festivals and Events

Plan your stay in Port Fairy around its events. From the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival, a toe tapping, thigh slapping march...

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Culture, Art and Music in Port Fairy

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Beaches of Port Fairy

Nothing says Aussie summer like a holiday to the beach. Add a spot of beach cricket or frisbie and you just might enter...

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Worthy of exploration: Battery Hill Virtual Tour

Come along with our Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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Worthy of exploration: The township of Port Fairy Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

It is hard to drive past Tower Hill Reserve on the highway from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and not be...

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Family Friendly Guide to Port Fairy

A seaside trip during the school holidays is just what the doctor ordered right? Hopefully… but that depends a little on the kids. A holiday...

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Meet the Locals: Boat Builder, Roger Haldane

Roger Haldane is an adventurer and pioneer. He spent his childhood along the river Moyne before setting sail with his family to found the tuna...

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Meet the Locals: Sisters, Zoe and Jazmin

Zoe and Jazmin Royal are Yambuk locals, based near their family farm just a few minutes west of Port Fairy. The sisters love that there’s so much...

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Meet the Locals: Writer, Jock Serong

Jock Serong is a writer and teacher of law who lives in Port Fairy with his wife and four children. He is inspired by the ever-changing nature of the...

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Meet the Locals: Singer-Songwriter, Oriel Glennen

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10 Family Friendly Things To Do In And Around Port Fairy

While the Port Fairy region is most definitely family friendly, it attracts travellers of all ages, and has a natural and laid-back vibe that’s...

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Top 5 Things to do With Your Family in Port Fairy

There’s plenty to do in Port Fairy that the whole family will...

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Worthy of exploration: Wharf and Port on the Moyne River Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.