DISCOVER VICTORIA’S COASTAL GEM
Known as Victoria’s first European settlement, Portland is so much more than its heritage. Full of colonial history, beautiful beaches, and abundant wildlife, you'll want to discover this thriving seaside city yourself.
Take a walk along Portland’s picturesque waterfront to view the city's original architecture, including buildings that date back as early as 1845. Fancy yourself a history buff? Delve into Portland's past with a variety of local exhibits that offer everything from maritime and whaling history to an entire museum dedicated to the iconic Australian sheepdog, the Kelpie.
Ideal for nature enthusiasts, a trip to Portland's Great South West Walk provides the perfect opportunity to spot a pod of native southern right whales in their home, the Bay of Portland. Love bird watching? Bring your binoculars and make your way to the Point Danger Coastal Reserve to get an up-close view of Victoria's only mainland gannet colony.
You can't leave this stunning port city without experiencing its food. Once famous for its seafaring fishing fleets, Portland's local fish market offers a taste of some of the freshest seafood in Victoria—straight off the boat to your plate.