Port Fairy Information

Port Fairy Accommodation

Many travel guides describe Port Fairy as a picture postcard seaside fishing village set on the edge of a long sweeping bay. Port Fairy also had a very chequered history, beginning as one of the earliest settlements in Victoria, and going through private ownership, a change of name to Belfast and then bankruptcy before reverting back to Port Fairy in 1870. This disruption virtually halted all growth in the town and Port Fairy today is almost the same size it was in 1860. The events which slowed Port Fairy’s growth has creating a quiet seaside fishing village that now attract visitors looking for relaxing holidays by the sea.

Port Fairy Attractions

In the past few decades, Port Fairy has also attracted many retirees looking to retire in a quiet seaside community, with the result that Port Fairy now has a distinct over 50’s feel, which reflects in the attractions and activities around the town. There are book fairs, classical music weekends, lots of antique shops and coffee and cake restaurants Without generalising too much, it is fair to say that Port Fairy caters mainly to the affluent over 40’s market, from young families to retired travellers, with restaurants, accommodation and shopping all aimed at the mid to upper price bracket. Don’t expect to find budget very much accommodation or restaurants serving cheap kids meals

Port Fairy History

Although all of early settlements along the Southern coast of Australia relied totally on the sea there are not remnants of our seafaring past left, in fact only two townships remain which could be described as historic fishing villages and in both cases these two town suffered misfortunes which crippled there growth and left them as the time capsules we see today

Killarney Beach HouseKillarney

Mid Price

The Killarney Beach House is a modern family home set on four acres in front of the ocean. This luxurious property features two separate suites .


Port Fairy Central Motel Port Fairy


Port Fairy Central Motel offers a 3.5 star rating, 19 units tucked away in landscaped gardens off the main street of Port Fairy. Located close to restaurants, boutiques, hotels, cafes and galleries.


Clonmara Port Fairy

485 reviews

A charming Bed & Breakfast which retains the history and character of Port Fairy, but features modern comfort and facilities and only a 15 minute stroll from the centre of Port Fairy.


Eastern Beach Holiday Units Port Fairy

485 reviews

Only a two minute walk to the beach and Surf Lifesaving Club. Six 3 1/2 stars rated fully self-contained two bedroom units.