Holiday in Port Fairy with your Pet

Dog Friendly Holidays in Port Fairy

Port Fairy is a great destination for a holiday with your pets.  The Port Fairy beaches, parks and other areas are great for walking and playing with dogs, and many Port Fairy accommodation places welcome your pets - but do make arrangements for your pets with your host prior to your arrival.

Dogs on Port Fairy Beaches

Between December 1 and Easter Monday no dogs, or animals of any kind, may be on the main swimming areas of East and South beaches between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Outside these times, and during winter months, your animals are welcome.

Parks and reserves

The Russell Clarke reserve and Martin's Point are interesting and scenic areas for a stroll with your dog. Take a walk along the wharf.  

Download the following brochure for a detailed map of the dog-friendly areas around Port Fairy

Download the Moyne Restricted areas and On-Leash areas map

Dog Walking

Take one of the Guided walks around town.  Maps are available from the Visitor Information Centre.

The Historic Town walk takes you on a tour of the amazing buildings of Port Fairy, though your dog must be on the lead for most of the walk.

The Maritime and Shipwreck walking map mixes some of the historic shipping buildings and the wharf, along with some beach time exploring the sites of wrecks along East Beach shoreline.

Longer walks with your dog

The Mahogany Walk  -  This is a beach walk between Port Fairy and Warrnambool. It passes the believed resting place of the elusive Mahogany Ship, thought to be a Portuguese caravel that was wrecked in the early 1500s.  At 22 km one way, it is a long but gently graded walk.

The Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail is a great walk for dogs, however, dogs may only be walked along the Port Fairy to Glaxo section of the Trail and they must be on a leash. Dogs are not permitted on the rural sections of the trail.


Pet Friendly Accommodation Choices

Eastern Sands

6 Moyne Court, Port Fairy VIC 3284
Telephone: (03) 5565 8548

Walk across your front lawn and you're on the fabulous East Beach of Port Fairy. 5 minutes walk from town, this three bedroom house is luxuriously appointed and offers 180 degree ocean views. Ideal for couples, groups and families.  Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

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Villa Moyne

8 Moyne Court, Port Fairy VIC 3284
Telephone: (03) 5568 2899

The perfect holiday home in the perfect location with 5 bedrooms.  Excellent value for multiple familes or large groups seeking privacy and luxury combined. Right behind the Surf Club with easy access to Port Fairy's fabulous East Beach and within a very short walk to the village centre. 

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Coach House Port Fairy

56a Gipps Street, Port Fairy VIC 3284
Telephone: 0488 682 471

Cottages of the Port, Port Fairy holiday accommodation for couples or families in a self contained cottage. The Coach House is a charming, original cottage in a garden setting and in the heart of the historic village of Port Fairy featuring gas log fire, country-style furniture, fresh flowers and books.

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Koroit Pet Resort

222 Boundary Road, Koroit VIC 3282
Telephone: 61 3 5565 8662

Koroit Pet Resort, boarding kennels and cattery, offers quality accommodation and care for your pet. Ideally located just 15 minutes from Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Reasonable rates. Since 1996, we have been providing accommodation for your pets. Dog grooming and hydrobath available. Pet supplies, accessories and gifts.

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Tower Hill House

27 Bimberdong Place, Tower Hill VIC 3283
Telephone: 0427 806 979

Just minutes from Port Fairy & Warrnambool, Tower Hill House offers the best short break or longer stay holiday you could ever want. Spacious, extremely comfortable and very well equipped with spectacular panoramic views towards the Southern Ocean and into the Tower Hill Nature Reserve.

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The Gatehouse Old St Andrews

73 Bank Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284
Telephone: 0437 751 554

Accommodation for four.  Built in the early twentieth century and adjacent to the Old St Andrews estate, this cottage is ideal for families. The rear garden is fully fenced, secure for young children and pets, with a large private lawn area ideal for backyard cricket. The Gatehouse is a short walk to the centre of town and is close to everything.

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