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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.

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Great location

5 of 5
third time staying at property.Comfortable and accessible to everything in port fairy.Highly recommend property to families and groups.2 minute walk to East Beach ,within walking distance to town centre for lazy strolls.Leave the car at home and enjoy the relaxed pace of the town.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Great property, very big and good location

4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Merlot Cottage house inside was very clean and comfortable. However the bbq on the back verandah was left dirty and when we went up into the backyard there was dog poo everywhere. Also the toilet in the main bedroom after flushing it kept getting stuck and made a terrible noise during the night which made it quite annoying.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017