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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.

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