Port Fairy is a charming old fishing village on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is steeped in history. The wide streets are lined by nineteenth century cottages, huge Norfolk pines, stone churches, bed and breakfast and other accommodation types. Many fine examples of the architecture of the 1800s remain from when the town was a whaling port, and more than 50 buildings are classified by the National Trust.
Follow one of the historic walking trails through the town and discover fully restored white washed cottages built by artisan whalers and seamen alongside more elaborate Georgian-style merchants’ homes and grand public buildings.
Port Fairy is still a busy working port. Fishermen unload their catch of crayfish and abalone at the dockside, cruising boats and racing yachts dock and anglers try their luck along the Moyne River. From the wharf you can head out to sea on a guided fishing trip or take a cruise out to the seal colony on Lady Julia Percy Island.
There’s also a range of boutique, antique, art and craft shops to browse, local artists to see at work and museums to explore. Alternatively, you can relax and enjoy the fine food and wine available at one of the many great pubs, cafes and restaurants.Tweet
Traveller Experiencing Port Fairy
These are photos and occasionally videos that people have uploaded to Instagram with #portfairy, while enjoying their holiday along the Great Ocean Road