1 Southern Right Whale 150 metres offshore from Yellow Rock
Date sighted: 17th June 2016
Time sighted: 12:00pm
Please call the Portland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 035 567 for further information.
Welcome to Portland
On the Great Ocean Road Half way between Adelaide and Melbourne
At the start (or end, if coming from Melbourne) of the Great Ocean Road is the beautiful sea port of Portland.
Being 538km from Adelaide ( under 5 hours drive) and 359km From Melbourne (4 hours along the Highway). Portland is a lovely place to rest up and start the drive along one of Australias most amazing coastlines - The Great Ocean Road. The drive from Portland to Melbourne along the Great Ocean road is 420km (approx 5.5 hours).
Being the first settlement of Victoria, Portland offers many historical attractions and some of the most spectacular coastline in Victoria. Catering for couples and families there is a wide choice of activities and sites to see, including fishing, surfing , Bushwalks to name a few.
Located in Portland Bay on the far south-west coast of Victoria - Portland is the main urban centre of Glenelg - the city is location of the first European settlement in Victoria.
Portland has over 200 buildings classified by the National Trust and is steeped in fascinating history.
Being the only deep-water sea port between Adelaide and Melbourne, it is a hub for shipping and the protected harbour attracts many boating activities for you to enjoy.
Not only an ideal location just to kick back and relax, you can experience the area with the many tourist activities and stunning scenery and coastline that surrounds Portland.
Accommodation in Portland Victoria is offered in many forms, both short and long term.
- Overnight accommodation
- Weekly accommodtion
- Beach Holidays
- Family Holidays
- Corporate accommodation
- Long Term Accommodation