Outdoor & Adventure



Outdoor & Adventure



It’s time to dust off the boots, throw on the hat and get adventurous. With ample opportunities for play in Port Fairy, we have curated a list of must-do activities to get those endorphins pumping and spirits soaring whilst taking in the incredible sights of Port Fairy and surrounds.  




Port Fairy is blessed to be surrounded by pockets of gorgeous beaches. Griffiths Island is great for discovering secluded beaches. For surfing, South Beach has the best breaks in the area. Swimmers love East Beach and Killarney Beach, with the calmer waves great for families with small children. East Beach is patrolled and provides a long stretch of beach, perfect for long walks, fishing and swimming.



Get sweaty and challenge yourself on some of the local walking and cycling tracks and trails. The tracks may be a little tough, however they offer up some of the best views the area has to offer, with views spanning across the hinterland, ocean and farmland. Here are a few to explore:

Coastal Trail | Kooroit Heritage Trail | Tower Hill Cemetery Walk | Port Fairy Historic Walk | Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve | Griffiths Island | Port Campbell National Park | Port Fairy Lighthouse




A great way to see the picturesque surroundings of Port Fairy is by bicycle. If you’re sans bike, not to worry – the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre has you covered with bike hire available from 4 hours to all day. Rates start at $20 per adult for 4 hours to $30 for all day hire. Don’t miss the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail 



Come home with some great memories and tall tales about your southern ocean Fishing adventure. The local fisherman are only to happy to show you the tricks of the trade and you’ll be pulling them in in no time. Southern Coast Charters departs right out the front of Edge 17.

With river fishing on the Moyne River (bream, mullet, mulloway), beach fishing on East Beach (barracouta, cod, flathead) Port Fairy is a fisherman’s paradise. A short drive from Port Fairy fishing can be found in Warrnambool, Killarney and Yambuk Lake.




Get out into the great outdoors and explore our nearby national parks. With a diverse array of vegetation, terrain and wildlife, a fay spent in nature is always fascinating and uplifting. During your stay you might want to take a trip out to these impressive national parks:

Budj Bim National Park | Port Campbell National Park | Great Otway National Park | Twelve Apostles National Park 



Laze in the dappled sun on a blanket after a gourmet picnic feast in our scenic local parks and gardens. The Botanic Gardens offer a serene area for a picnic session, and the spacious Russell Clark Reserve enjoys a front row view of the lake, which is teeming with wildlife and framed with winding walking and cycling tracks. Less than an hour’s drive away, Ralph Illidge Sanctuary is a nature haven, and highly recommended for a day trip picnic adventure.




Keen golfers will not be disappointed with the classic links style course of Port Fairy Golf Club which offers incredible views of the southern ocean. The almost permanent sea breeze always offers an interesting challenge. 



Adventure seekers will love the watersports available in Port Fairy. Stand Up Paddleboarding can take place in the river or the beach and allows you to see hidden parts of Port Fairy with ease. You can take a lesson with Go Surf School or simply hire out the SUP boards and go explore! 

Your Port Fairy adventure starts here…

We visited Port Fairy for 2 nights and we were very lucky to find this great little one bedroom apartment right on the river. Our host Brett gave us lots of information about the area including good restaurants to eat at and surrounding areas to visit. The apartment was exceptionally clean, very comfortable with all the extras needed to make our stay a great experience. 

Jules & Andre

The apartment is right on the water with views quiet & peaceful. Lovely little town restaurant and fish and chips on the water… also has a 2 bedroom cottage behind which is beautiful… great fishing and make sure you try the Thai in town.

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