Arriving by cruise ship

Portland

Located west of Melbourne, on the south west coast of Victoria, Australia - the Port of Portland is just a short distance from the spectacular scenery of Grampians National Park and the Great Ocean Road.

Cruise ships berthing in Portland arrive at the 1.2-kilometre long Lee Breakwater in the sheltered port. From here you can explore the regional city's historic centre or fly high in a helicopter over the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road's iconic rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean.

Portland is 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.

Take a day-trip from Portland to the rugged mountain ranges and impressive waterfalls of Grampians National Park, known to local Aboriginal peoples as Gariwerd. The location features Aboriginal rock art and lots of opportunities to spot Australian wildlife.

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