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Port of Portland

Located on the rugged south west coast of Victoria, the port of Portland has the distinction of being a stone's throw from Australia's 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road, and the Grampians National Park.

The Great Ocean Road

Cruise ships berthing in Portland arrive at the 1.2-kilometre long Lee Breakwater in the sheltered port, and within minutes you can be exploring the regional city's historic centre. In just a few hours you could be flying high in a helicopter over the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road's iconic rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean.

Historic Portland

Portland boasts Victoria's oldest permanent European settlement and hundreds of heritage buildings still line the streets. Picturesque Portland Bay bustles with activity, with ships docking, fish being hooked, and surfers catching excellent waves. In winter it's possible to spot whales from the foreshore cable tram.

Exploring the Grampians

Also within day-trip distance of Portland are the rugged mountain ranges and impressive waterfalls of the Grampians National Park, featuring Aboriginal rock art and many opportunities to encounter quirky Australian wildlife.

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Things to do

Whale watching

Watch southern right whales and blue whales from the shoreline of southwest Victoria each year.


See playful Australian fur seals waddle, lumber and tumble down off rocks and into the sea.





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Beaches & coastlines

The Great Ocean Road

Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria.

Beaches & coastlines

12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

Beaches & coastlines

Coastal attractions

Take in natural attractions near the 12 Apostles along one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world – the Great Ocean Road.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.





Complete your journey at Nelson at the end of the Great Ocean Road, and explore the Discovery Coast, Glenelg River and Princess Margaret Rose Cave.



Wonder at the beauty and terror of the Shipwreck Coast, catch a glimpse of a southern right whale, and explore the vibrant community of Warrnambool.


Port Fairy

Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road with tree-lined streets and heritage buildings.