Where to stay around Port Fairy?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 303 holiday lettings near Port Fairy. From 183 houses to 45 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Fairy is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Fairy?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Port Fairy. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port Fairy History Centre: 373 holiday lettings
  • Port Fairy Public Cemetery: 380 holiday lettings
  • Logan Beach Whale Watching Platform: 372 holiday lettings
  • Warrnambool Beach: 381 holiday lettings
  • The Craggs: 294 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Port Fairy listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Port Fairy?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 183 houses in Port Fairy. Our other popular types of Port Fairy holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 45 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 44 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Fairy?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Port Fairy. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Port Fairy, Victoria your home away from home

    Port Fairy is a charming old fishing village of around 3,000 residents. However, in the summer it swells to around 12,000 inhabitants and during the popular Folk Festival in March more than 40,000 people swamp the area.

    Things to Do in Port Fairy, Victoria

    Wander around this historic port town from your Port Fairy holiday home to see the 19th century cottages and merchant’s homes, old stone churches, inns and boarding houses. More than 50 buildings have been classified by the National Trust. The town also has several small craft shops, artist’s studios and museums to explore. Port Fairy has one of the largest fishing fleets in Victoria and visitors staying in Port Fairy holiday rentals will find plenty of fishing trips in the area. Shark fishing charters can be booked or take a guided fishing trip – all tackle and bait is provided.

    Places to Visit Around Port Fairy, Victoria

    A drive along the Great Ocean Road from nearby Warrnambool to Geelong is a must-do. The journey is considered one of the highlights of Victoria’s tourist attractions. It features soaring cliffs dashed by surf, forests, beaches and resort towns. The Seal Colony on Lady Julia Percival Island can be visited on a local boat trip and more native wildlife can be seen on a visit to the Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail runs through farming country, wetlands and coastal dunes and is a pleasure for walking and cycling.

    Weather in Port Fairy, Victoria

    Port Fairy holiday rentals enjoy a temperate climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. Daytime temperatures in the winter are around 14°C (57°F) rising to 26°C (79°F) in the summer months from December to March. Spring and fall are very pleasant with balmy temperatures. Port Fairy seldom gets unbearably cold weather. The area has showers all year round which are more frequent between April and October.

    Travel to Port Fairy, Victoria

    The nearest main airport to Port Fairy holiday rentals is Melbourne International (MEL) Airport. The airport has regular international flights and is served by American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia among many international and domestic airlines. The best way to reach your holiday home in Port Fairy is to book a hire car from the airport and drive. The journey is 185 miles and will take around 3 ½ hours along the Princes Hwy (A1). For a slower but more impressive route consider traveling along the B100 Great Ocean Road, said to be one of the most scenic drives in the world. The winding coastal road is 235 miles long and takes over 5 hours.

    Sightseeing in and around Port Fairy

    Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Port Fairy has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Port Fairy Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
    • Warrnambool Golf Club (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Port Fairy

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Port Fairy is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Griffith Island (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
    • East Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Killarney Beach (4.4 mi / 7 km)
    • Tower Hill State Game Reserve (8.1 mi / 13 km)
    • Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
    • Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)