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  • Writer's pictureKym Piez

Things to Do in Port Fairy

There is something to do in Port Fairy all year round and almost all of them are in walking distance from both the Old Market Inn and Magnetic Cottage! Plan your next visit to stunning Port Fairy with our calendar of events for the year. Let us know if we've missed anything in the comments below!

All Year Round

  • Saturday Morning Farmer's Markets

  • Walk to Griffith’s Island Lighthouse and climb the Lighthouse (usually only during long weekends and holidays)

  • Explore the many historic buildings. Enjoy the Mills and Motts Cottage Tours

  • Visit Wishart Street for the historic cottages

  • Meander along the wharf and try to spot a sting ray in the river

  • Surf at East Beach

  • Swim at South Beach

  • Snorkel at Pea Soup Beach

  • Ride the Rail Trail (bikes available from Tourist Centre)

  • Watch the Shearwaters return to Griffith’s Island at dusk (throughout summer)

  • For the bibliophiles, visit Blarney Books + Art, 37 James St and Ironbird Bookshop, 44 Sackville St.

  • For those wanting to relax and indulge, visit the Port Fairy Day Spa, 56 Bank St.



  • Moyneyana Festival


  • Jazz Festival

  • Port Fairy Marathon

  • Sheep Dog Championship



  • Easter

  • Koroit Irish Festival


  • May Race Week (Warrnambool)

June // July


  • Whale-watching


  • Vintage weekend


  • Spring Music Festival



  • Moyneyana Festival

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