Port Fairy is a beautiful coastal town in the southwest of Victoria. This historic fishing village is a popular spot with both tranquil scenery along the banks of Moyne River and spectacular beaches and coastline. If you are looking for a Caravan Park in Port Fairy, you are spoilt for choice.
Not only are there several privately run caravan parks in Port Fairy, but Moyne Shire Council also run 5 parks in and around Port Fairy. They are all a little bit different in what they offer so check out our guide to find the right park for you when you visit this picturesque part of the Victoria.
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Moyne Council Caravan Parks In & Around Port Fairy
Moyne Council manage 6 caravan parks including the Mortlake Caravan Park which is a bit far from Port Fairy to get more of a mention here. Southcombe and Gardens Caravan Parks are in Port Fairy and Killarney Beach, Koroit and Yambuk Caravan Parks are all nearby.
Southcombe Caravan Park
🚙 Southcombe Caravan Park is just 200m from Southcombe Beach and walking 1.2km from the Griffiths Island car park
🛌🏼 Accommodation – large unpowered camping areas and sites, powered sites all on grass – no cement slabs. Southcombe Lodge offers a range of accommodation including ensuite rooms and dorm style accommodation.
🐶 Dogs are welcome at Southcombe Carvan Park
This large, well organised campground really is a beautiful grassy base for exploring Port Fairy. There are three modern amenities blocks, two camp kitchens, laundry facilities, BBQs and a kiosk. There is also a good playground for the kids.
While there aren’t the bouncy pillow-type facilities of the chain parks mentioned below, Southcombe Caravan Park is ringed by Russell Clark Reserve, the Port Fairy Cricket Club and Tennis Club, Southcombe Beach and Pea Soup Beach so there is plenty to see and do on your doorstep.
Gardens Caravan Park
🚙 Gardens Carvan Park is 3 minutes from the heart of Port Fairy across the Moyne River. It is next door to the Botanic Gardens and walking distance to East Beach.
🛌🏼 Accommodation – Unpowered and powered sites. There are Standard and Deluxe Cabins. With Deluxe cabins you get a TV in the bedroom, a couch and bigger stove. Cabins sleep up to 5 people.
🐶 Dogs are welcome at Gardens Caravan Park on sites and small dogs are permitted in some cabins
When we are travelling around getting information to share, we sometimes come across places we wish we knew about sooner – and this is one of them! Gardens Caravan Park is a beautiful spot. With the Port Fairy Botanic Gardens right next door, the landscape flows through to the park with lovely trees and shrubs across the campground. There is a camp kitchen, BBQs, laundry and playground.
There are sites with views of The Moyne River, impressive wood carvings all around the grounds, and indoor kitchen and eating areas. While there are no pools or bouncy pillows here, between the lovely grounds, nearby East Beach and Gardens Oval next door with access to tennis and netball courts, there is something for everyone at this relaxing caravan park in Port Fairy.
Killarney Beach Caravan Park
🚙 Killarney Beach Caravan Park is 10 minutes from Port Fairy
🛌🏼 Accommodation – Unpowered (50+ sites) and powered (approx. 15 sites) camping around the Killarney Recreation Reserve – also known as an oval.
🐶 Dogs are permitted at Killarney Beach Caravan Park
📷 Nearby attractions – Port Fairy (10 minutes), Koroit and Tower Hill (11 minutes), Warrnambool (17 minutes)
We stayed here a few years ago and apart from the mini tornado that whipped through and nearly deposited our annexe into the Southern Ocean, we had a great time. Don’t be put off by freak weather events, this is a really pretty spot. You get amenities, BBQs and laundry facilities.
Our kids loved it here with the oval on one side and a beautiful beach just over the dunes, there was always something to do. And you are close to Port Fairy and Warrnambool too. If you are after some basic Caravan Park accommodation and don’t mind a short drive to Port Fairy, Killarney Beach is a great option.
Koroit-Tower Hill Caravan Park
🚙 Koroit-Tower Hill Caravan Park is 17 minutes from Port Fairy
🛌🏼 Accommodation – Unpowered sites and powered sites. There is some limited cabin accommodation available. Check the park website for details.
🐶 Dogs are welcome at Koroit-Tower Hill Caravan Park on sites and in cabins. Dogs must have their own bedding for cabin stays.
📷 Nearby attractions – Tower Hill Reserve (10 minutes), Warrnambool (15 minutes), Port Fairy (17 minutes)
Yes, you are a bit further from Port Fairy but Koroit – Tower Hill Caravan Park is a pretty spot – and it’s less than 20m minutes to Port Fairy if you want to get some sea air. Like Gardens Caravan Park, this park also adjoins the local botanic gardens, and it all feels very green with lots and shrubs. There are amenities, BBQs and a laundry.
There is a playground, Jack Keane Oval right next door and you are walking distance to the historic main street that honours the Koroit’s Irish heritage. Koroit Caravan Park also has about the cutest little reception office we have seen at any park in Australia. It’s worth a visit just to see that!
Yambuk Lake Caravan Park
🚙 Yambuk Lake Caravan Park is 13 minutes from Port Fairy
🛌🏼 Accommodation – Unpowered and powered sites on grass
🐶 Dogs are welcome at Yambuk Lake Caravan Park sites
📷 Nearby attractions – Port Fairy (13 minutes), Koroit – Tower Hill (34 minutes), Warrnambool (40 minutes), Portland (45 minutes)
Yambuk Lake Caravan Park is another great basic caravan park option if you want to stay near Port Fairy. It has a great setting with the views of the lake and an easy walk to the beach. The park has a camp kitchen, amenities, BBQs and Laundry. There is a small playground just out of the park opposite the giant Yambuk Slide which kids will like.
There is a jetty and boat ramp right outside the park. The small jetty is the perfect place to wet a line too. We would come and stay here in a second. Yambuk Lake Carvan Park is a peaceful spot and you it is a great base for not only getting to Port Fairy, but also looking for around Portland, Cape Nelson and Warrnambool.
Big 4 Port Fairy Holiday Park
🚙 Big 4 Port Fairy Holiday Park is on the Princess Highway 1 minute from the centre of Port Fairy
🛌🏼 Accommodation – Powered sites including a few of drive through sites, ensuite sites, cabins that sleep 2-6people, spa cabins, motel units (don’t have a full kitchen).
🐶 Dogs are welcome on camping and caravan sites
If you want a family friendly caravan park with all the traditional bells and whistles, you’ll find it at the Port Fairy Big 4. Indoor heated pool, Monkeys and Mermaids indoor kids play area, half court tennis, basketball hoops, bouncy pillow and mini golf are all available. You even get a pancake breakfast on Sundays. Just minutes from the Main Street, this is a great base if you are coming to Port Fairy for a family holiday.
Port Fairy Holiday Park
🚙 Port Fairy Holiday Park is on the Princess Highway 2 minutes from the centre of Port Fairy
🛌🏼 Accommodation – large camping area, powered sites, Deluxe villas through to units and cabins all with verandas where you can sit and relax.
🐶 Dogs are welcome at Port Fairy Holiday Park on all sites although some exclusions apply at peak periods (Christmas, Easter and Folk Festival in March) The park has a dog wash area.
This compact park with a pleasant garden setting packs a lot in. The dedicated dog wash will be a winner with people travelling with their fur babies. There is an indoor heated pool, full size tennis court, bouncy pillow, pedal go carts and playground for families.
The Lighthouse Room with kitchen and dining area is a great spot for a wintery day too. But when the sun is out there is a lovely park feeling to Port Fairy Holiday Park. We always find it a relaxing place to stay. The hedging and trees provide lovely green privacy on the caravan sites.
Gum Tree Caravan Park
🚙 Gum Tree Caravan Park is 5 minutes from Port Fairy
🛌🏼 Accommodation – Unpowered sites, powered sites and budget, standard, superior and villa cabins available – some are dog friendly.
🐶 Dogs are welcome at Gum Tree Caravan park year round on sites and in selected cabins. Dogs must have their own bedding when staying in cabins.
Gum Tree Caravan Park is a great option if you want to be slightly removed from the centre of Port Fairy. What it lacks in the long list of features you find at chain parks above, it more than makes up for in its cosy charm. There is a half court basketball court, a playground and giant games like chess, connect 4 and Jenga.
We chatted to the caretakers for a while and it’s clear how they and the owners place a premium on friendly customer service and keeping the park in good shape. Gum Tree Caravan Park is a great option if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay in Port Fairy.
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