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In early 1800 a boat called ‘The Fairy’ chose this tiny bay on the mouth of the Moyne River to shelter from a storm.

Steeped in charm, there is also a historic Celtic influence in the architecture of this town of restaurants and a flourishing arts scene: open studios and galleries scatter the streets and are linked into a delightful Art Walk.

Exploring Port Fairy

Lighthouse at Port Fairy, AustraliaThe beauty of the coastline is at its best on Griffiths Island, home to a colony of mutton birds, and on Lady Julia Percy Island where lava flows have created an almost flat top with soaring cliffs.

Although seen by many as an overnight stop, Port Fairy is a perfect base from which to explore the famous and somewhat notorious Shipwreck Coast.

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This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Port Fairy, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Port Fairy

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    Places near Port Fairy

    Accommodation choices for Port Fairy

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Port Fairy. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

      Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

      First Class

      Oscars Boutique Hotel is in a prime location for exploring Port Fairy and the surrounding areas. The property is located right on the waterfront alongside a very pretty boardwalk.

    • 54 on Bank, Port Fairy

      54 on Bank


      54 on Bank comprises 15 suites and cottages situated on Bank Street, and have undoubtedly become one of Port Fairy's little gems.