Destination guide

Port Fairy holiday homes to rent

With its beautiful waters, picturesque beaches and charming towns and villages, Port Fairy is the ideal spot for a romantic or family holiday. Whether you want to make footprints in the sand, explore a shipwrecked coast or take a trip back in time, Port Fairy holiday homes to rent offer something for every taste and inclination.

History

Heritage sites near Port Fairy holiday rentals

With a rich history of mysterious shipwrecks and quaint farming, Port Fairy has plenty of heritage sites and nearby historic towns to explore. Koroit, a historic town with a strong Irish heritage, displays relics from its farming past. Battery Hill, a former 19th-century military fortification with large cannons and gun emplacements, is exciting for military history enthusiasts. The Charles Mills Reserve, a riverside area named for the town’s founder, is a historic park with an old farm wagon and picnic and recreation areas for fun with the whole family. One of Australia’s earliest geotrails, the Kanawinka Geotrail, is filled with historic buildings made from basalt, volcanic activity and lagoons and bays created by volcanic activity, making it a must-see location in Port Fairy.

Things to do

Activities near Port Fairy holiday homes

A prime spot for family fun, Port Fairy offers boundless opportunities for adventure, excitement and exploration for all ages. Holiday rentals are available near Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, a nature reserve with picnic areas, exotic wildlife and an extinct volcano, and Griffiths Island, an island with a nature reserve and historic lighthouse, offering sweeping views of the coast. The Tower Hill State Game Reserve, a natural area with an abundance of native species and an impressive volcano, and the Crags, a scenic space populated with fairy penguins, birds of prey and native fur seals, are excellent places for nature lovers.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Port Fairy

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Port Fairy has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Port Fairy Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Warrnambool Golf Club (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Port Fairy

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Port Fairy is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Griffith Island (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • East Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Killarney Beach (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Tower Hill State Game Reserve (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Beaches

Beach areas near Port Fairy holiday homes

Port Fairy’s beautiful beaches are a big draw for travellers. If you’re looking for a beach retreat, Killarney Beach, a narrow beach with calm waters and picnic areas, is perfect for families and small children, while Pea Soup Beach and its basalt reefs is a paradise for snorkellers, swimmers and divers. East Beach and Southcombe Beach, with their gentle surf and soft sand, are secluded, relaxing beaches that are suitable for family fun, sunbathing and gentle swims.

How to get around

Transport to Port Fairy holiday rentals

You’ll find many ways to enter Port Fairy and travel to your holiday homes. Local airports offer flights into the area and shuttles to local destinations, though you can drive or take a train into Port Fairy as well. Taxis, local buses, car hires and bikes are popular ways to travel around Port Fairy to and from your holiday accommodation, though many destinations are within walking distance of the area’s holiday rentals.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies in Port Fairy

The cuisine in Port Fairy comes from the richness of the sea and land, paired with artisan-produced brews and wines. From barista coffee and fine dining to fish ‘n chips and seafood bites overlooking the river, there’s a menu option to suit every taste in Port Fairy. No matter the craving, holiday homes in Port Fairy can be found near exceptional restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and confectioners, offering a range of food and drink options that reflect the region.

Where to stay near Port Fairy?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 295 holiday rentals near Port Fairy. From 184 Houses to 42 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Fairy for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Fairy?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Port Fairy. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port Fairy History Centre: 380 holiday rentals
  • Port Fairy Public Cemetery: 378 holiday rentals
  • Griffith Island: 381 holiday rentals
  • Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio: 380 holiday rentals
  • Go Surf School: 381 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Fairy listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Port Fairy?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 184 Houses in Port Fairy. Our other popular types of Port Fairy holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 42 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 42 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 40 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Fairy?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Port Fairy. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.