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.
Seals by Sea Tours is the only mainland breeding colony of seals in Australia, home to over 2000 Australian and Long Nosed Fur Seals.
The beautiful and secluded Cape Bridgewater was once a volcanic island and now features amazing views and a cafe.
As one of Victoria’s fishing hot spots, the fertile seas and rivers in Portland offers a wealth of opportunities for keen fishers.
An iconic bushwalking trail suitable for most ages and abilities.
Beautiful Lakes, perfect for a picnic and only a short walk from the beach and Tarragal Caves.
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.
Spectacular scenery, historic attractions, knowledgeable volunteers – enjoy a ride on the Portland Cable Tram!
Still in operation today, the lighthouse offers tours, spectacular views and a hint of the romance drawn from past nautical history.
The Botanic Gardens are popular with tourists, artists and photographers and are used for educational and recreational purposes.