Port Albert photos

Port Albert

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 has a small collection of historical buildings including 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 a small number of fishing fleets and is popular with boating enthusiasts. Main Wharf, located at the end of Wharf Street, features a kiosk that sells fresh and cooked fish. Walking tracks and picnic areas line the coast around the wharf and jetty area, shaded by Norfolk Pines.

On the corner of Wharf Street and Bay Street is Memorial Park which consists of a large expanse of lawn with a war memorial, picnic shelters and seating. The park overlooks a major boat ramp and the waters of Bass Strait. Further north along Bay Street is Rutter Park which has covered BBQ areas, a playground, an outdoor performance area and a jetty which provides scenic views across the water to the wharf.

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.