A Quick Visit at Port Fairy, Victoria

A Quick Visit at Port Fairy, Victoria Australia
As we drove our way back to Melbourne from our spontaneous weekend trip to South Australia, we decided to stop at Port Fairy Victoria, to stretch our legs and enjoy the ocean breeze. After all, it was a gorgeous day.

A perfect day to enjoy the coast, even the surfers are having a great time.

Hubby decided to fly his new toy, the DJI Mavic 3 for a few minutes of aerial view. We are still a novice in using that toy, and it would be nice to capture souvenir footage from our weekend trips. 

Things to do in Port Fairy, Victoria
Aside from being a charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road. It is also known as the last destination on Victoria's famed Shipwreck Coast, boasting wide streets lined with 19th-century cottages, great Norfolk pines, and old stone churches. 

As one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria, you wouldn’t want to miss the exciting thrill as the local fishermen unload their catch of crayfish and abalone. 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.

Now that the summer is almost here, join a surfing class or get the lowdown on stand-up paddle boarding, one of the fastest-growing water sports in the country.

Slow it down with a round at Port Fairy's golf course, ranked number 31 on AusGolf magazine's top 100 Australian courses. Test your skills on the famous par 5 at hole 12 and revel in the stunning ocean views.

With many fine examples of 1800s architecture and more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust, Port Fairy is the perfect holiday spot for history buffs. Follow one of the historic walking trails and discover charming, fully restored white-washed cottages built by whalers and seamen beside Georgian-style merchants' homes and grand public buildings.

Walking trail with your dogs is a popular activity in the area. Keep in mind the seasonal guidelines in dog walking that the local shire has implemented to protect the local habitat. 

Port Fairy is a thriving coastal community. It was dubbed the winner of the world’s most livable small community in 2012. Then in 2021, it came second for the best Small Tourism Town in Australia. Both local and international visitors love to visit Port Fairy in Victoria.

Port Fairy, Victoria Australia

Port Fairy, Victoria Australia

Port Fairy, Victoria Australia

How to get there?
Port Fairy is located in Victoria about 285 kilometres from Melbourne along the highway. It will take approx. 3 and a half hours to reach Port Fairy from Melbourne along the B140 to B120. However, if you are travelling along the Great Ocean Road, it will be a little longer. You can plan to drive about 5 and a half hours and approx. 379 kilometres.

We would love to come back and stay for the weekend to experience Port Fairy’s best of the best. 
Maybe during the off-season on a weekday so we can avoid the huge crowd, and enjoy the weekend with ease. 

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