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THINGS TO DO

Portland was the site of Victoria's first permanent settlement back in 1834 and as such is filled with many historical and natural places to visit.

Seal Tours

 

Seals by Sea Tours is the only mainland breeding colony of seals in Australia, home to over 2000 Australian and Long Nosed Fur Seals.

Cape Bridgewater

 

The beautiful and secluded Cape Bridgewater was once a volcanic island and now features amazing views and a cafe.

Boating and Fishing 

 

As one of Victoria’s fishing hot spots, the fertile seas and rivers in Portland offers a wealth of opportunities for keen fishers.

Great Southwest Walk

 

An iconic bushwalking trail suitable for most ages and abilities.

Bridgewater Lakes

 

Beautiful Lakes, perfect for a picnic and only a short walk from the beach and Tarragal Caves. 

Maritime Discovery Centre

 

Victoria’s far southwest has a rich maritime history with Portland the site of the state’s first commercial port and once thriving whaling industry.

Portland Cable Tram

 

Spectacular scenery, historic attractions, knowledgeable volunteers – enjoy a ride on the Portland Cable Tram!

Cape Nelson Lighthouse

 

Still in operation today, the lighthouse offers tours, spectacular views and a hint of the romance drawn from past nautical history.

Botanical Gardens

 

The Botanic Gardens are popular with tourists, artists and photographers and are used for educational and recreational purposes.