With over 30 cabins available, accommodation in Port Fairy doesn’t get any more diverse than it does here. We provide lodging to suit everyone, from groups and families to couples and singles. We also pride ourselves on offering units that are suitable for both pleasure and business travelers.
There are a number of cabin types to choose from, ensuring that you find the perfect match for your needs – Albatross, Heron, Ibis and Pelican units sleep 6; Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Curlew and Gull units sleep 5; Plover units sleep 4; and Shearwater units sleep 2. Each of the units offers either one or two bedrooms (depending on the maximum capacity) for your convenience.
All of the cabins at the holiday park are smoke free to ensure that comfort of future guests. In-room, enjoy: LCD television, tea and coffee making facilities, shampoo and conditioner, DVD player, and an outdoor setting.
From fish n’ chips on the wharf to an intimate candlelit dinner, there truly is a huge variety of dining opportunities on offer.
The holiday park itself also offers a number of facilities for guests to enjoy, including: a function room, mini golf course, giant jumping pillow, indoor heated swimming pool, pedal go karts and bicycles, kids club and movies, games room, tennis court, guest laundry, kiosk, BBQs, and a camp kitchen.
There are two ways to arrive in Port Fairy – via the Princes Highway (which takes you through Colac and Camperdown) or via the Great Ocean Road (which passes through Torquay, Port Campbell and Warrnambool).
BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park is located within easy walking distance of the town centre and the historic wharf. Leave the car with us when you venture out to explore all that the region has to offer!
Whilst staying at the park, you will also be within easy driving distance of towns in the surrounding area, including: Portland, Warrnambool, Heywood, Mortlake, Terang, Port Campbell, and Camperdown.
There are plenty of attractions in and around Port Fairy, ensuring that visitors of all ages will find something to keep them entertained. Whether you’re interested in getting outdoors or relaxing, there is an activity for you!
East Beach is one of the best in Victoria and the most popular in Port Fairy. It is lined with free parking and grassy picnic areas, which are always welcome, and is suitable for a variety of pastimes. If you’re more interested in surfing, South Beach (also known as “The Passage”) is the best spot. Families with young children often like to visit Killarney Beach, which is only 10 minutes walk from the park. It’s also a great fishing spot (with its own boat ramp).
For those who prefer to spend their time hiking or meeting the local wildlife, there is plenty in the area to keep you entertained. The Port Fairy Rail Trail runs for 37km from the town all the way to the Warrnambool foreshore. If you’re interested in bird watching, there is plenty to see in the area (including little penguins and a variety of parrots). Crossing the footbridge to Griffith Island offers another walking track and a chance to meet some rock wallabies.
There are plenty of markets and festivals held around the town throughout the year, including: the Port Fairy Folk Festival, the Fun4Kids Festival (held in nearby Warrnambool) and Winter Weekends (which is a collection of festivals held across weekends during June and July). Some of the local markets include the Farmers Market, which is held on the third Saturday of each month, and the Community Market, which is held on second and fourth Saturdays.
Those who are more interested in learning about the history of the area will not be disappointed. Over 50 buildings within the town, which date back to its “boom” era, have been classified by the Australian National Trust. Many of these are still in use, allowing you to shop and even dine in some of Victoria’s oldest buildings. In nearby Warrnambool, visit the maritime village at Flagstaff Hill (set on 40 impressive hectares) for another dose of history.
The nearby city of Warrnambool is located on Lady Bay, where Southern Right Whales choose to birth and raise their young every May to October. Viewing platforms are available at Logan’s Beach or, if you want to get closer to these gentle giants, you can book yourself onto a boat charter. Some visitors have spotted whales from Griffith Island (on their way to and from Lady Bay), but the short drive to Warrnambool is well worth it to see the calves.
There are a number of national parks in the area, which offer opportunities for hiking, cycling, camping, canoeing, rafting and even rock climbing. These include: the Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve (10 minutes drive), Mt Eccles National Park and Lake Surprise (30 minutes drive), and the Port Campbell National Park (45 minutes drive). Some of the other natural wonders in the area include: The Crags, Codrington Wind Farm, Hopkin’s Falls, and the 12 Apostles.