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Port Fairy Lighthouse. Photo Robert Blackburn
Port Fairy Lighthouse. Photo Robert Blackburn
River, Port Fairy. Tourism VIC, Andrew Paoli
River, Port Fairy. Tourism VIC, Andrew Paoli
Folk Festival. Tourism VIC, Getty's Images
Folk Festival. Tourism VIC, Getty's Images
Riverfront Houses, Port Fairy. Tourism Victoria
Riverfront Houses, Port Fairy. Tourism Victoria
Port Fairy Golf Links. Tourism VIC, Rob Blackburn
Port Fairy Golf Links. Tourism VIC, Rob Blackburn
Portofino Dining. Tourism VIC, Rob Blackburn
Portofino Dining. Tourism VIC, Rob Blackburn
Hissing Swan Arts Centre. Photo by Bindi Cole
Hissing Swan Arts Centre. Photo by Bindi Cole
Swamp Wallabie. Tourism Victoria, Rob Blackburn
Swamp Wallabie. Tourism Victoria, Rob Blackburn

Port Fairy Information

Port Fairy in Victoria is a small costal town with a population of about 3,000 people. Port Fairy was established for whaling and fishing in the 1840’s and today Port Fairy is still a large fishing port and home to Victoria’s largest fishing fleet.

Tourism plays a large role to the economy of Port Fairy and many holidaymakers come here to enjoy a relaxing holiday on the coast. Port Fairy is rated as one of the top 10 holiday destinations in Victoria.

The Beaches are excellent in Port Fairy with East Beach being one of the best spots to go for a relaxing day on the beach. For diving or snorkelling Pea Soup on south beach is a great spot as it features secludes lagoons where you can discover plenty of marine life.

Fishing is also popular in Port Fairy and the Wharf and Marina is the best place to drop a line. It is also a picturesque fishing spot where you can relax and watch the boats go by.

For golfing enthusiasts the Port Fairy Golf club is a spectacular golf course. Set along the shores of the oceans edge the challenging 18-hole golf course makes a great golfing adventure.

For some eco tourism excitement the best place to go is the nearby Griffith Island. The Island is the breeding ground for mutton birds, which come to nest in April before their pacific migration. On the island is also the iconic Port Fairy lighthouse that is well worth a visit.

A great event not to miss is the Port Fairy Folk Festival in early March every year. The festival attracts over 500 artists with 12 venues throughout town playing concerts, theatre and other live performances. The Port Fairy Folk Festival attracts a staggering 40,000 people each year and is an event not to miss.

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Boats Moored in Port Fairy. Courtesy Tourism Victoria, Photo John De La Roche
Boats Moored in Port Fairy. Courtesy Tourism Victoria, Photo John De La Roche
Coastline at Port Fairy. Images Courtesy Tourism Victoria. Photo James Lauritz
Coastline at Port Fairy. Images Courtesy Tourism Victoria. Photo James Lauritz