There is always something to see and do and plenty happening in and around Port Fairy. Here at Tides Port Fairy we provide you with the latest information to help you get the most out of your stay. See our list of the local attractions and events that are well worth a look.
One of Port Fairy’s most spectacular summer sights is the arrival of the mutton birds, or short-tailed shearwaters, at sunset each day on Griffith Island. The Island can be reached via walking tracks and a causeway and is a great place to explore with the nesting birds and the iconic Port Fairy Lighthouse.
Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Enjoy a picnic, spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre. The reserve offers both guided and self-guided tours to admire the area.
The Port Fairy Art Map is a collection of galleries and studios open to the public in an easy walking distance in Port Fairy. Spend some time strolling around the various galleries and studios in town. A hard copy of the Art Map is available for free from the Port Fairy Visitor information centre.
Port Fairy Golf Club is less than five minutes from the centre of Port Fairy. The Links Course was designed by Michael Clayton and is situated right along the coastline making for some spectacular views, while the course itself is consistently voted in the Top 50 public access courses in Australia.
The Port Fairy Folk Festival was established in 1977. Since that date it has grown to become one of the most regarded festivals both in Australia and on the international festival network. The festival has won numerous awards and has been inducted into the Australian National Tourism Hall of Fame.
From May to September the giants of the deep journey from the Antarctic for their annual babymoon, breeding, birthing and raising their calves in our backyard. Along the Whale Trail through Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, you’ll spot Southern Right, Humpback, Blue and the occasional Orca.