As one of the oldest European settlements, Portland is found in the province of Victoria on Portland Bay. The city is filled with fun, beauty, history and a vibrancy not often seen in many places. While on holiday in southeastern Australia, tourists will find it hard to leave this artistic community that lies between Melbourne and Adelaide.
- Mount Richmond National Park
- Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
- Powerhouse Motor & Car Museum
- Take a ride on the Portland Cable Tram
- Climb the WWII Memorial Lookout Tower
- Look for blue whales on Cape Nelson during summer
The coastal plain south of the Great Dividing Range, where Portland is found, experiences a mild climate; the air from the Southern Ocean produces warm summers and cold winters. The average temperatures for winter, June through August, are around 58°F (14°C). As for spring, summer and fall, the temperatures range between 65°F (18°C) and 73°F (23°C).
Getting There & Around
To reach Portland, travellers fly into Portland Airport. By car, the town is connected to Melbourne via the Princes Highway and to Hamilton through the Henty Highway.
Known for its Great South West Walk, the town is great for walking. The track is 155 miles (249 km) long and begins at the visitor centre. Tourists will enjoy walks through gorges, forests and cliff tops.
4 hotels in Portland
Located close to the wharf, beach and local attractions, Econo Lodge Portland offers comfortable and convenient accommodation ideal for travellers looking to explore this heritage-rich Australia... More
Offering perfect accommodation and services, the Quality Hotel Bentinck is a place where you are sure to enjoy your stay, no matter what special occasion might bring you to scenic Portland. ... More