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  • Bay of Whales Gallery

    www.brettjarrettwildlifeart.com

    The gallery showcases sophisticated, world class oil paintings of animals and birds. It is located 18 kilometres from Portland with uninterrupted views of the Southern Ocean.

  • Cape Nelson Lighthouse

    www.capenelsonlighthouse.com.au

    Located a short drive south of Portland on the Great South West Walk, the Cape Nelson Lighthouse offers guided tours of the historic precinct and an on-site cafe

  • Cape Nelson State Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Located 11 km south-west of Portland, this park featuring spectacular coastal cliffs, diverse bird life, picturesque walks and picnic areas

  • Cobboboonee National Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Situated north-west of Portland, it consists of lowland forests, heathlands and wetlands with several walking tracks, picnic areas and a horse riding trail

  • Discovery Bay Coastal Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Features a majestic 50 kilometre sweep of ocean beach, huge dunes, Aboriginal middens and coastal lakes

  • Gannets

    www.visitportland.com.au

    Australia's only mainland colony of Australasian gannets is found 6 kilometres west of Portland at Point Danger. Hundreds of gannets are nesting and raising young from July to April, and these birds can be observed at all stages of their life, from chicks to adult birds. View them from a live TV screen at the Portland Visitor Information Centre or a closer guided visit can be arranged with the expert staff at the visitor information centre.

  • Great South West Walk

    www.greatsouthwestwalk.com

    The Great South West Walk is a 250 kilometre walking track that forms a giant loop between Portland and Nelson. It passes through 4 national parks and follows the coast along the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and inland along the Glenelg River. Along the way see stunning natural features including sandy beaches, rock formations, ocean views, forests and the picturesque Glenelg River with its gorges and limestone cliffs.

  • Lower Glenelg National Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Covering 27,300 hectares and situated in the south-western corner of Victoria, the Glenelg River is the park's central feature as it carves gorges up to 50 metres deep through limestone

  • Mount Richmond National Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Situated to the west of Portland and north of Cape Bridgewater, the park is based around an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land and is noted for its flora and fauna

  • Portland Cable Trams

    www.portlandcabletrams.com.au

    For a taste of yesteryear, hop aboard a restored cable tram for a 7 kilometre journey along Portland's scenic foreshore and enjoy beach and harbour views. Hop on or off at various attractions along the way including the botanic gardens, World War 2 lookout tower, the Powerhouse Museum and Maritime Discovery Centre.

  • Portland Maritime Discovery Centre

    www.visitportland.com.au

    Offers themed displays which include immigration, whaling, shipwrecks, rescue, navigation, tools, underwater exploration and much more. It is located at the visitor information centre.

  • Powerhouse Car Museum

    www.visitportland.com.au

    A museum offering an extensive display of vintage and classic cars, as well as motorbikes and engines

  • Timandra by the Sea

    www.timandrabythesea.com.au

    Timandra is an award-winning sustainable garden which is located 16 kilometres from Portland at Narrawong. This one acre garden features mainly native plants and is beautiful during all seasons of the year. Spot a koala, observe abundant birdlife or pack a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. Guided tours are available.