About Portland

Portland is the most western of Victoria’s major coastal towns and is the only deep-water port between Melbourne and Adelaide.  It was the first permanent settlement in Victoria, founded by the Henty brothers in 1834.  Today, it is an important industrial and commercial centre and also a popular summer resort.  Great beaches, surfing, fishing and outstanding coastal and forest scenery make it an excellent holiday location.  There are a number of short walks, self-guiding tours and for the more energetic, the Great South West Walk is a 250 km track that begins and ends in Portland travelling through national parks and state forests to Discovery Bay and Cape Nelson.  The walk can be completed in stages.

Portland Botanical Gardens
National & coastal parks including Lower Glenelg National Park, Mount Richmond National Park, Cobboboonee National Park and Discovery Bay Marine National Park & Coastal Park
Kanawinka Geopark
Great South West Walk
Fawthrop Lagoon
Nun’s Beach walk
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Portland lighthouse
Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop
Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
History House
Portland Vintage Cable Tram
Portland Arts Centre
Powerhouse Vintage Car and Motor Museum
Julia Street Creative Space (The Arts Company)
World War II Memorial Lookout tower

Portland Aluminium Smelter
Port of Portland
Treloar Roses

Other Attractions
Historical buildings walk
Whale watching – winter – Southern Right Whale / summer – Blue Whale
Cape Bridgewater
Seals by Sea (Cape Bridgewater)
Wildlife – gannets, seals, koalas and kangaroos and birdlife
Fishing – land and sea (includes charter)

Take a short walk back to Percy and Henty Streets for supermarkets, pharmacies, clothing and fashion, jewellery, electrical, books, newsagents, beauty, home wares and collectibles, florists and a variety of food outlets.  Percy Street is also home to most banks, credit unions and Australia Post.  You’ll find a range of interesting shops and eateries along Julia and Bentinck Streets.  All within easy walking distance to the hotel.

Neighbouring Towns
Port Fairy
Mount Gambier

Visit Portland

Portland offers a great range of activities. Fantastic beaches, fishing, Whale watching, tours of aboriginal sites, shopping, history and botanical gardens. Portland has a great range of restaurants, cafes and take away food opti...

Conferences & Functions

The Blue Room Overlooking Portland’s fabulous working port and harbor precinct, take advantage of sensational seaside views from our elevated platform location. The Blue Room is a larger, self-contained ve...