Historical cottages to modern luxury apartments
Port Fairy: History on the Moyne
Welcome to Port Fairy Accommodation. Port Fairy would have to be one of the most charming seaside villages along the entire Great Ocean Road. Living history, heritage walks, art and craft, music festivals, events and markets of all description and so much more. During the 1800s Port Fairy was the port of call for sealers and whalers. Much of the accommodation available today dates back to those early whaling days. They have of course been modernised to varying degrees but you can still feel the history in these old cottages. Much of the town’s commercial centre also dates back to these days and Port Fairy can lay claim to having the oldest licensed hotel in Victoria (1844), the Caledonian affectionately known as The Stump. Much of Port Fairy’s charm centres around the Moyne River and quite rightly so. The Moyne is just gorgeous with some spectacular waterfront accommodation, local fishing boats and welcoming yachts vying for position along it’s banks. A stroll along the Moyne boardwalk is a must do. You’ve made the right decision to stay in Port Fairy, all you need to do now is to choose which style of Port Fairy accommodation suits you best. You will find a diverse range of options in this gorgeous seaside town. Old whaler’s cottages to top end luxury apartments. Happy holidaying. And if it’s winter when you will be holidaying then whales are often sighted along this coast. Southern Right Whales migrate to this area every year where they give birth to their young. You’ll be able to see them in the waters around Port Fairy but to be sure you should head to Logan’s Beach in Warrnambool. This is where the majority of whales will spend their winter. Don’t forget your binoculars.
There really is nothing like Port Fairy
Walking through the streets and surrounds of this small, historical, seaside village is like walking back through time. Lots of old homes and charming, old, refurbished whaler’s cottages and numerous stately buildings, many of which have been classified by the National Trust. Along with Portland, Port Fairy was one of Victoria’s earliest ports. The reason for this is that the beautiful and picturesque Moyne River affords one of the safest harbours along the Victorian coastline. In the early 19th century, whalers settled along the banks of the Moyne River – revelling in its safe anchorage and consequently hunting the Southern Right Whale to the point of extinction. Today however, the whales have made the area their home and come to nearby Logan’s Beach each year in winter to give birth. Rather than hunt whales; crayfish & lobster are now on the menu and the local fishing fleet lay side by side with a large variety of sailing craft including some luxurious, ocean going yachts. Port Fairy Accommodation is not only extensive but varied. Irrespective of your budget or your taste you will be assured to find something to suit in this magical, seaside village. Whalers’ cottages are always popular and each cottage has its own remarkable history and personality. There is a wide variety of motels and bed and breakfasts and for its size there is a large number of caravan parks. This attests to Port Fairy being a very popular family destination. Port Fairy is also home to some of the most incredibly modern villas and apartments in Victoria and most of them come with fantastic ocean views. If you are looking for Great Ocean Road luxury accommodation then you will be able to find a few options here. And if you are keen on your food then Port Fairy will not disappoint. Many of the accommodation venues in this region offer in house meals of a very high standard. If however, you prefer to eat out, you can choose from a wide variety of great pub meals, cafes and restaurants. As far as things to do is concerned you won’t be disappointed – just checking out the fantastic coastline will take days and there is much more to this area than simply the coastline. For those who prefer a more subtle form of relaxation there’s always the Port Fairy Day Spa. Port Fairy Accommodation really is unique – just ask all the holiday makers who return year after year.
In 2012 Port Fairy was judged the “world’s most liveable village.” The UN endorsed Livecom 2012 Award was presented to Moyne Shire Council officlas at a ceremony held in the UAE in November 2012. Award finalists were judged for strategic planning, environmental practices, lifestyle plus arts and heritage. Port Fairy ticks all these boxes and then some more. Why not come and see for yourselves why the Port Fairy lifestyle is such a unique experience? Port Fairy is just a very special place. It is so different to all the other coastal towns you will pass through as you drive along the Great Ocean Road. Port Fairy is quite unique in that it has evolved over time to offer its own special blend and as with most seaside towns there is lots of accommodation available but during the peak season you would be wise to book your stay well in advance as this is a very popular destination and you wouldn’t want to miss out. The population of Port Fairy at these times can surge to significant numbers. Port Fairy has a large number of caravan parks as it is fast becoming one of the most popular family destinations in Victoria. Port Fairy is also home to some of the most incredibly modern villas and apartments in the state and many of them come with breathtaking ocean views. If after your stay in Port Fairy you are staying elsewhere on the Great Ocean Road then you might like to look here. And if you are intending to do the Great Ocean Walk we suggest you visit: http://www.thegreatoceanwalk.com
Who among us does not like their food? We all love a good meal and appreciate quality cuisine, especially when we are on holidays. Almost all of the accommodation in Port Fairy offer in house meals which would satisfy even the harshest of food critics. If however, you would rather take advantage of all those deliciously enticing cafes and restaurants, you can select from a broad range where everything from Chinese, to Thai, to Italian, Indian and so much more. Keeping yourself occupied during your stay in Port Fairy will not pose any major problem – it will take you at least a few days to have a good look at the ruggedly marvellous coastline and if you are staying longer there are a few gems just a short drive away. Check out all the great shops and galleries in Port Fairy. Port Fairy Accommodation really is unique – just ask all the holiday makers and families who return year after year. Enjoy! Jump in your preferred mode of transport and enjoy the fantastic drive along the Great Ocean Road and the Shipwreck Coast, past the 12 Apostles and finally to your Port Fairy accommodation. Or, if you prefer you might like to take advantage of one of the many Great Ocean Road tours.
Port Fairy Videos
It’s always best to read up on the town or destination you are going to prior to departure but it’s also just as important to look through a good many photos and videos. So to help you on your way here is a selection of Port Fairy videos.
Action for Dolphins
Port Fairy Accommodation is a proud supporter of Action for Dolphins.
Southern Right Whales migrate along the coast every winter. Find out where they are now. Check Now
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