Explore Port Fairy Travel The Great Ocean Road Victoria

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For large group bookings please phone Douglas Riverside.

Riverbank House can be let as a one, two or three bedroom house. Rooms that are not booked are locked. Sleeps 2 - 6 adults. All bedrooms have ensuites.

Garden House can be let as a one, two or three bedroom house. Rooms that are not booked are locked.
Sleeps 2 - 6 adults. All bedrooms have ensuites.

Gipps House, Apartment. Self-contained. Sleeps 2.

Gipps House, 2 x separate queen-sized bedrooms, with ensuites.

Our Story


Hi, my name is Jane, and my husband is Rod. We have travelled the world, met new friends and explored many places.

My family started it’s history in Australia locally. They emigrated from Ireland in 1853 on the Ship  “New Zealander”,  disembarking at Portland here in the Western District of Victoria.

I was born in this beautiful spot and was brought up, on our family farm a little inland from Port Fairy. The farm is still family owned and worked.

Rod has owned this little space of tranquillity since 1980.

We enjoy greeting guests and welcoming them to Douglas Riverside. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the area. I enjoy helping our guests and making your stay enjoyable.

Happy travels!

Jane and Rod


Escape to Port Fairy for a romantic vacation! Relax in a beautiful accommodation on the river with stunning views. Take time to explore the area and enjoy each other's company. Choose from cozy houses or luxurious apartments perfect for creating special memories. Book your accommodation now and start enjoying your getaway!

Spend a romantic time with your partner at our Port Fairy hotel.


If you are planning a visit to Port Fairy, Victoria, you should definitely consider a stay at Douglas Riverside's Boutique Cottages. These exquisite cottages provide you with the best stay in the area, complete with luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the river. Douglas Riverside's Boutique Cottages offer a truly unforgettable experience as each cottage is uniquely designed with understated elegance and modern sophistication. Whether you are traveling as a couple, with family or friends, you will find the perfect cottage to accommodate your needs. The cottages are located in a central position, ensuring all that Port Fairy has to offer is easily accessible. To enjoy the best of both worlds - the serenity of nature and the convenience of town - book a stay at Douglas Riverside's Boutique Cottages and treat yourself to an extraordinary getaway.

Stay in our high-quality accommodation in beautiful Port Fairy, Victoria. Enjoy the comfort of our spacious rooms with nice furniture and big beds. Spend your days exploring the area doing fun activities like hiking, fishing, and surfing. Return to our accommodation for a good dinner and drink with friends to talk about your adventures. Come and experience the beauty of Port Fairy with us.


Nestled in the charming town of Port Fairy, our accommodation may not be located on the beach, but we take pride in being the premier lodging option right on the banks of the picturesque river. Our enviable location offers guests unparalleled access to stunning river views and ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, and boating. We take great pride in providing guests with a comfortable and inviting stay, making us one of Port Fairy's most sought-after holiday accommodation options. Our commitment to excellence and focus on ensuring guests have a memorable, unparalleled experience sets us apart from other accommodation options. Whether you're exploring the town or looking for a peaceful escape along the river, we guarantee your time with us will be unforgettable.

Alternatively, we also have some great options for those looking for a more budget-friendly stay. Our cheap accommodation rooms in Port Fairy are clean, comfortable, and provide all the necessities without breaking the bank. So whether you're looking for top-of-the-line luxury or a value-oriented option, we have you covered. Don't wait - book your stay with us today and experience the best that Port Fairy has to offer!

Escape to the charming and picturesque Port Fairy, the perfect starting point for your journey along the Great Ocean Road.

Nestled in a prime location, Douglas Riverside offers an idyllic stay on the banks of the Moyne River. In addition, you can take advantage of our free car parking, allowing you to explore the delightful town centre at your leisure.

Be swept away by the breathtaking scenery as you shop to your heart's content before relishing a scrumptious meal at one of the many enticing eating establishments that Port Fairy has to offer.

Don't worry if you're running low on ideas or not sure where to go, as our friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice and recommend some of our favourite hidden gems.

Plus, you can easily access additional assistance or bike hire just 50 metres away at the local information centre. Come and experience Port Fairy for yourself!

A Glimpse of Our Town

Pictures captured in and around Port Fairy.

What Our Guests Say

We take pride in serving our guests with the best experience. Read what they say.

Emily Hunt
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Very comfortable and welcoming, everything from home made bread, coffee machine and extra goodies. Great to sit in the garden looking over the river to enjoy the view and the sunshine. Would highly recommend.......(Original review can be found on Tripadvisor reviews).
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Fabulous 2 night stay. The hosts were so welcoming we felt instantly comfortable. Our room was lovely, facing the river and the bed very comfortable, lovely fresh fruit too. There was a beautiful sitting area overlooking the river. Really relaxing and calm watching the bird life and water go by. The property is in a terrific location. A short stroll to the restaurants, shops and the wharf area. Highly recommend. Thank you Jane and Rod.......(Original review can be found on Tripadvisor reviews).
Julie Robins
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My husband and I stayed at Douglas Riverside for two nights in February 2022. It is ideally located along the river and close to all the shops, cafes and restaurants. We stayed in the garden house and this was absolutely wonderful. The large lounge, living and dining area is bathed in glorious light and has the most spectacular views out over lush gardens and the river. The only problem is: you won’t want to leave the house! Jane was an excellent hostess and left a well-stocked fridge and even a loaf of her delicious homemade bread. The garden house was perfect for us as one couple but, having three ensuite queen size rooms, it would be great for small groups or families as well. The bedroom was a great size and the bed linens and towels were a luxury quality, as were the appointment in the bathroom. I would highly recommend you choose Douglas Riverside as your base if ever visiting Port Fairy.......(Original review can be found on Tripadvisor reviews).
Joh Poh
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We spent seven nights at Douglas Riverside in the Absolute Riverbank House with family (4 adults, 2 teenagers) and had a magnificent time. On arrival we found the property impeccably clean, tidy and fitted with all the necessities for a very comfortable, self catering holiday. Proprietor Jane clearly goes to considerable effort to add a range of thoughtful and caring welcome touches such as fresh flowers, a loaf of home baked bread,and milk in the fridge and mini Tim Tams in each room. We were able to change linen and towels as often as needed during our stay. The lounge area has delightful, soothing views up and down the Moyne River which is literally just outside the windows. The surrounding gardens and lawn are maintained to a very high standard. This is an ideal property to rent with family or a group of friends. Bedroom 3 has a separate room with single bed and shared en-suite which is ideal for adults with a child or teenagers of different gender. An easy walk along the waterfront and into town for shopping, cafes and restaurants. A thoroughly enjoyable week with special thanks to Jane and Rod.​.....(Original review can be found on Tripadvisor reviews).
Laura L
Laura L
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We had the most beautiful time here, aside from the fact that the room was very cosy and impeccable, and not to mention the perfect location and beautiful garden riverside front, what truly made our stay special was Jane and Rod’s hospitality and kindness. We truly and wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful hotel, the most precious of gems on our Australia trip......... (Original review can be found on google reviews).
Joanne Rich
Joanne Rich
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What a lovely welcoming place. Very clean with lovely finishing touches. We will be back next year.......(Original review can be found on google reviews).



We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, the Gunditjmama people, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.