Portland offers visitors many opportunities to explore rugged landscapes, discover a colourful maritime history, get back to nature, surf some great waves, catch a fish, wander historic streets and dine on great local food and wine.

Portland is Victoria’s first permanent European settlement, dating from 1834. There are more than 200 beautifully maintained heritage buildings. The self-guided Historic Buildings Walk offers you a closer look at the city’s many heritage buildings and an insight into Portland’s long seafaring history on dispaly at the Maritime Discovery Centre.

The waterfront is alive with activity – watch big ships from around the world berth to load up with local produce and see the local fishing fleet unload its catch. Catch the foreshore cable tram and watch for whales during the winter months.

For fishermen, Portland is simply paradise. From a boat or the beach the range of fish that can be caught is extensive, including King George whiting, flathead, snapper, tuna and mulloway. Portland also has some of the best surf this side of Bells Beach and is often overlooked  by many surfers along the Great Ocean Road.

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Traveller Experiencing Portland

These are photos and occasionally videos that people have uploaded to Instagram with #portlandoz, while enjoying their holiday along the Great Ocean Road

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