Portland, VIC, Australia

Portland is the oldest European settlement in what is now the state of Victoria, Australia. It is the main urban centre of the Shire of Glenelg, located on Portland Bay. Portland was Victoria's first permanent settlement, which gives it a rich heritage feeling with more than 200 historical buildings from the 1800s.

Portland has a long seafaring history beginning with the sealers and whalers that took shelter during southern storms in Portland's natural deep water harbour. Portland's Maritime Discovery Centre provides visitors with fascinating displays of this era as well information on whales with a Sperm Whale Skeleton, Southern Right Whale, Shark Showcase, the Portland Lifeboat from the 1850s, shipwreck displays and many other exhibits.

Things to see and do

* Maritime Discovery Centre
* Waterfront area
* Historic buildings
* Maritime Museum
* Portland cable trams

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 9,850 approx
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61

Port Location – The port is located in Portland Bay.

Travel Links – V/Line train service connects with a coach service to Portland, and on to Mount Gambier.

Portland is served by the Portland Airport which is served by one commercial airline, Sharp Airlines.

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