|Wilma Preston Art Gallery
|41 Regent Street Port Fairy VIC
Open: 7 days
Wilma is a realist artist whose works are displayed for sale or viewing at the sudio/gallery at the rear of 41 Regent Street.
|Port Fairy Historic Centre
|30 Gipps Street Port Fairy VIC
A wonderful collection of shipping relics, old photographs and displays relating to the history of the local region.
|The area bounded by Regent, Gipps, Campbell and William Streets is an Alcohol Free Zone. Police ensure that this local law is observed.
|Wishart Gallery & Expresso Bar
|19 Sackville Street Port Fairy VIC
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and by request
Large contemporary art gallery specializing in works by leading Australian printmakers. Also painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewellery and textiles by established and emerging local and national artists.
|Trains run daily from Melbourne to Warrnambool with connecting coach service to Port Fairy. Just ring V-Line from anywhere in Victoria for an up to date timetable. There are also coach connections to and from Hamilton, Ballarat, Apollo Bay, Mount Gambier, Halls Gap and Ararat.
V-Line 13 61 96
Warrnambool Bus Lines 03 5562 5748
Port Fairy Bus Depot 03 5568 1355 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday
Port Fairy Taxi 0419 764 983
|Trains run daily from Melbourne to Warrnambool with connecting coach services to Port Fairy.
Ring V-Line for up to date timetable Ph: 136196.
Warrnambool Buslines 03 5562 5748
|Old Market Inn Art Studio
|51 William Street Port Fairy VIC
Open: 1pm to 5pm most afternoons or by appointment
Well known local artist Kathryn Weatherly’s studio is a wonderful work and display space for her silk paintings and 2D work. Visitors welcome
|Winter In Port Fairy Festival
|Starting Queens Birthday long weekend in June
A series of fun weekends held at various venues around town throughout the winter months. This is a great way to spend some of those wintery weelends with good music, great food and have a laugh with some very funny comedians. Take a step back in time on the History Weekend and explore Port Fairy’s many historic attractions.
Contact Visitor Information Centre
|Some Port Fairy beaches do allow dogs between 9am and 6pm daily for the period 1st December until 1st May. Please check the Visitor Information Centre for details. Dogs are never allowed onto Griffith Island. Owners must keep their dogs on a lead in the area bounded by Campbell, James, Regent and Williams Streets, King George Square and Martins Point. It is an offence not to carry a bag or clean up after your dog.
|Labour Day Weekend
Approximately 40,000 people come to Port Fairy every March for this world famous independent music festival. The best musicians from around the globe perform at this 4 day festival of folk, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, acoustic rock and world roots music. The festival transforms the town into a spirit of cultural celebration with the “Free Festival of the Streets” alongside the main concerts in the ticketed arena.
The festival has won 3 Australian Torism Awards in a row and the Hall of Fame Award. Demand for tickets and accommodation is huge (tickets sell out in 1 day) so contact the festival before October.