Port Albert is a small coastal community fronting Bass Strait, just east of Wilsons Promontory and 13 kilometres south of the major town of Yarram.
Port Albert is one of Victoria's oldest sea ports, established in 1841 by explorer Angus McMillan, who is commemorated with a monument at the roundabout at the northern end of town. The town's collection of historical buildings includes the Port Albert Hotel (licensed in 1842) which fronts the town's jetties and wharf, and the general store which dates back to 1856. The Gippsland Regional Museum, located on the corner of Wharf Street and Bay Street, features exhibitions and memorabilia of the town's maritime history.
Port Albert's jetty and wharf area is a base for fishing fleets and is popular with boating enthusiasts. The Main Wharf, located at the end of Wharf Street, features a kiosk selling fresh and cooked fish. Walking tracks and picnic areas line the coast around the wharf and jetty area, shaded by Norfolk Pines.
The coast from Port Welshpool to east of Port Albert is part of the Nooramunga Coastal Park which consists of shallow marine waters, mudflats and a collection of granite and sand islands. The peaceful community of Manns Beach, around 12 kilometres east of Port Albert via Tarraville, overlooks St Margaret Island and is a popular boating spot.
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