Port Fairy Holidays & Travel Guide

Located 3 and a half hours southwest of Melbourne, Port Fairy is a charming and historic fishing village situated at the end of the iconic touring route and scenic coastal drive of the Great Ocean Road. The final destination along the state’s Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy is home to 19th century cottages, old stone churches, impressive Norfolk pines and a variety of wildlife. The town also boasts a vibrant local art scene and is home to the famous annual Port Fairy Folk Festival.


Situated throughout town, Port Fairy accommodation offers a variety of places to stay ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars. There are a wide range of properties to suit all guests and budgets, all of which offer a comfortable range of room types and onsite facilities. Port Fairy accommodation ranges from sea view cottages to spacious holiday homes, self-catering apartments, main street hotel rooms, charming B&Bs and much more. Whether you simply want to stop for the night as you travel the Great Ocean Road or plan on enjoying an extended stay, there is a fantastic range of Port Fairy accommodation for everyone.

Port Fairy Holiday Packages

Port Fairy holiday packages are the best way to experience this charming fishing village and final frontier of the iconic Great Ocean Road coastal drive. The easiest and most affordable way to plan and book your trip, these Port Fairy holiday packages save you time and money while also offering the most value for money. Allowing you to make the most of your time in Port Fairy and on the Great Ocean Road, these holiday packages offer significant savings. Allowing you to book everything from accommodation to car hire or flights, travel insurance, transfers, tours, meals and more, you not only enjoy a heavily discounted rate but also get exclusive access to a range of optional extras like free nights, complimentary room upgrades, breakfast daily and more.


Located at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy is a popular stopping point for anyone travelling this iconic coastal touring route. Also the last destination on Victoria’s famous Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy is home to a wide range of historic, cultural and natural attractions. Boasting historic buildings including old stone churches and 19th century cottages, Port Fairy is lined with impressive Norfolk pines and is home to an amazing range of wildlife including emus, wallabies, kangaroos, seals, dolphins and southern right whales who use the beach as their nursery from June to October. The town is also home to a vibrant arts and culture scene which comes into full force each year in March when the famous annual Port Fairy Folk Festival comes to town. Like any sleepy seaside town, there’s also plenty of relaxing attractions like the beach, shopping and cafes and restaurants.

Getting to Port Fairy

Located approximately 3 and a half hours southwest of Melbourne, getting to Port Fairy is an enjoyable and easy scenic coastal drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road touring route. There are two main routes to Port Fairy including the quickest and most direct via the Princes Highway. However the slower but more scenic route along the Great Ocean Road is by far the most popular and is worth the additional time. Allow the whole day to get from Melbourne and enjoy the sights and attractions along the way. There’s also excellent public transport options available including V/Line rail services direct to Warrnambool with connections to Port Fairy as well as V/Line bus services from Geelong to Warrnambool that travel via the Great Ocean Road and to Port Fairy.