About Port Fairy
Port Fairy is one of Victoria’s most historic towns. There are over 50 buildings classified by the National Trust. However the town is not just about the past, there are beautiful beaches for swimming and fishing, lots of festivals and events including the famous Port Fairy Folk Festival held each March, and wonderful walking tracks that criss-cross the town.
Restaurants and cafe’s line the streets, many in historic buildings and a range of accommodation is available with beautiful, shady caravan parks, houses, cottages and units, delightful B&B’s and motels.
Port Fairy has a wonderful 18 hole links golf course consistently rated as one of Victoria’s best. Other sports well catered for include bowls, cricket and Aussie rules football in the winter months.
A new indoor heated pool will help you keep fit during the cooler months. Artists find the area inspiring and many have made their home here, visit the studios or purchase from one of the galleries dotted around the town.
Port Fairy is part of the Moyne Shire region which in turn is part of one of the largest volcanic plains in the world. Five minutes drive east of Port Fairy is Tower Hill Reserve, this is the volcanic remains of a nested maar volcano and is an area of significant geological interest.
Nearby at Macarthur the dormant volcano Mt Eccles forms the nucleus of a National Park with lovely walking tracks, a beautiful crater lake and an abundance of koalas.
Camping is allowed in the park for a nominal fee. If gem fossicking is of interest then fossick at the Mount Shadwell Quarry for the semi precious stone olivine which is also known as peridot.
Content: Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre