Visit the charming port town of Port Albert for first-class fishing and stay for a fascinating history lesson. The original gateway to Gippsland, Port Albert is Victoria's first established port.
A pioneer story
From the mid-1800s, Port Albert was the supply port for Gippsland's pioneers until the completion of the Melbourne-Sale railway in 1878. It has berthed ships from Europe and America and welcomed thousands of Chinese on their way to the goldfields. More than 40 Georgian and Victorian-style buildings still exist in the town.
Calling all anglers
Port Albert remains a commercial port and its reputation for recreational fishing sees its population swell considerably during summer. Visit the Port Albert Maritime Museum, follow the Old Port Walking Trail, or enjoy scenic boat tours, fishing trips and bird watching.
Things to do
Explore Gippsland's great expanse of rivers, lakes and beaches for fishing aplenty. Reel in a selection worthy of a glorious gourmet barbecue.
Uncover the hidden gems in the lush dairy farming countryside beyond the city limits of Latrobe City as you make your way to historic Port Albert.
One of Gippsland's highlights, Ninety Mile Beach is one of the longest and most beautiful stretches of sand in the world offering a wealth of activities.