Holiday in Port Fairy with your Pet
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
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.