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Port Fairy Hotel & Accommodation

At the coast of Victoria rests Port Fairy, a coastal retreat on Victoria's Great Ocean Road renowned for its historic seaside town centre and unparalleled ocean views. About a four hour drive from Melbourne, past Geelong the scenic journey to Port Fairy along the Great Ocean Road is worth the trip alone.

Port Fairy accommodation is usually moderately priced and located within walking distance of the town's main shopping precinct and scenic coastline. Port Fairy hotels can accommodate a limited budget with several comfortable accommodation options placing guests near local attractions such as Tower Hill, Griffith Island and the Port Fairy wharf.

Perhaps best known for the Port Fairy Folk Festival, the town hosts Australia's premier folk music festival over Labour Day long weekend, although there are things to see and do in the modest seaside town all year round. With incredible ocean views, a great range of restaurants, boutique shopping and many picturesque beaches, Port Fairy is an eclectic mix of coastal buildings and natural landscapes.

Griffith Island, off the coast of Port Fairy, is one of the town's most popular spots and is renowned for its large colony of Short-tailed shearwaters, among 80 species of other birds. The island has a lighthouse and a viewing platform where visitors can watch the birds feed and flock to their burrows at nightfall.

East Beach at Port Fairy is considered one of Victoria's finest beaches, patrolled by lifeguards and known as a popular sailboat race spot on the weekends. The Port Fairy wharf is one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria, where boats will frequently dock and unload their catches of the day.

From the local port, many fishing trips and river cruises operate including tours to Lady Julia Percy Island and Cape Bridgewater. These trips are particularly popular for whale-watching during the winter months, while the Lady Julia Percy Island tour gives visitors a chance to get up close to the playful Australian fur seals.

Adopt the relaxed seaside lifestyle at Victoria's most charming fishing village, book yourself some Port Fairy accommodation.