The first settlement in Victoria occurred in Portland and the town quickly flourished due to the fishing and agricultural industries. Today, the town has a more relaxed vibe and welcomes visitors for excellent surfing opportunities, fresh food and quality wine.

For the car enthusiast, the Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum is a must see with 30 cars and engines to explore.

The Portland Maritime Discovery Centre located along the waterfront is more than just a museum; there are plenty of activities to keep children entertained. Step inside the rib cage of Whale skeleton, gain an understanding of Portland’s history and the broader Shipwreck Coast.

Portland, Victoria, 3305

Getting there

Closest station/stop

The journey to Portland takes approximately 5 and a half hours from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. You can catch a V/Line train to Warrnambool Station, where a bus connects to Portland.

Tip: Travelling on V/Line during off-peak times is more convenient and cheaper!