Port Fairy is nestled on the edge of the Southern Ocean.
Yes you can have it all - a solo surf, a quiet beach to yourself, an amble by a rocky groyne without a care in the world. No bustle, no crowds, no distractions. Just you and the oceans serenity.
From June to October, keep your ocean eyes peeled for the mighty splash of a Southern Right Whale. Look for wallabies as wander the windswept trails of Griffiths island.
Don't let the kids have all the fun! Learn to SUP (Stand up Paddleboard) with a 2hour beginner lesson and tour of the historic Moyne river, lighthouse and East Beach at Port Fairy.
Bring your surfboard (or hire one) and paddle out in any of the Port Fairy surf beaches.
Go Exploring on a boat cruise on Port Fairy's iconic bay.
Port Fairy Surf Schools rent surfboards, stand up paddleboards and wet suits to people in and out of classes.
Slow down. You're on holiday. Park the car, hide the keys and explore the great outdoors with the wind in your hair and sun on your back.
Strap on your running shoes to explore a new-to-you locale at a powerful pace. Kilometre upon kilometre of trails and tracks, meander from beach to clifftop to bush to river and beyond. Escape and blow-out the cobwebs with a run, walk or cycle.
What to See & Do
Go Surf & Stand-Up Paddleboard School
Go Surf is your Surf & SUP specialist: Beginner Surf Lessons, 'SurfGrom' 3 day Surf Programs for 5-12yrs, Stand-Up Paddleboard Lessons & Tours
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.
Dog Friendly Beaches & Parks in Port Fairy
Whether an inter-state traveler or a South West Victorian local, there are some very good reasons to get out and explore our region with your dog.
East Beach, Port Fairy
Port Fairy’s East Beach is a peaceful, relaxing beach with a beautiful outlook. It has a wide arc of sand which encircles the bay.
Fishing in the Moyne Shire
The saltwater angler is well catered for in Port Fairy with river fishing (Moyne), surf fishing (East beach) and boating (Port Fairy Bay) all readily accessible. Slightly further afield, similar options are also available at Warrnambool, Killarney and Yambuk Lake.
Griffiths Island with its colony of shearwater seabirds, winding pathways and the spectacular lighthouse at the eastern tip, is a great place to explore.