At the start of the Great Ocean Road is the beautiful sea port of Portland.
Being 538km from Adelaide ( under 5 hours drive) and 359km From Melbourne (4 hours along the Highway. Portland is a lovely place to rest up and start the drive along one of Australias most amazing coastlines - The Great Ocean Road. The drive from Portland to Melbourne along the Great Ocean road is 420km (approx 5.5 hours).
Being the first settlement of Victoria, Portland offers many historical attractions and some of the most spectacular coastline in Victoria. Catering for couples and families there is a wide choice of activities and sites to see, including fishing, surfing , Bushwalks to name a few.
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Accommodation Portland Victoria offers a variety of accommodation options at the best part of the Great Ocean Road at Portland - Victorias Birthplace.
Book Accommodation online for Holidays in Portland and receive discount for extended stays. If you are enquiring about long term accommodation, phone Mob 0418 545 584 to discuss your needs.
Located in Portland Bay on the far south-west coast of Victoria - Portland is the main urban centre of Glenelg - the city is location of the first European settlement in Victoria.
Portland is around half way between Adelaide and Melbourne. If traveling from Melbourne it is just one hour past Warnambool.
Portland has over 200 buildings classified by the National Trust and is steeped in fascinating history.
Being the only deep-water sea port between Adelaide and Melbourne, it is a hub for shipping and the protected harbour attracts many boating activities for you to enjoy.
Not only an ideal location just to kick back and relax, you can experience the area with the many tourist activities and stunning scenery and coastline that surrounds Portland.
Accommodation in Portland Victoria is offered in many forms, both short and long term.
Long Term Accommodation
Centreport Units sits on the hill overlooking the Harbour . All units are self contained and serviced . All have a balconey overlooking the harbour, where you can spend hours watching the tug boats escorting the ships to their wharves , the local fishermen on the Breakwater directly in front or the many Tuna Boats coming in with their catches.
All units have been recently renovated and are fully self contained. Linen , cooking equipment , everything provided.
A 3 minute stroll will take you down to the piers and main beach to see the boats come in and show off their catches and sea the resident seals play around. There is a great playground for kids and BBQ areas set on the foreshore for your use.
Only a three minute walk from the units are all the local , cafes,shops, pubs and supermarket and restaurants where you can enjoy the local produce including Seafood and wines.
Centreport units have 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom apartments available including a Disabled access unit at ground level.
There is offstreet undercover car parking provided with each unit.
The perfect position to watch the New Years Eve fireworks over the harbour or plan a family beach holiday - Park the car and walk to everything.
Gawler By the Sea In the centre of the Front shopping and restaurant strip , nestled in a quiet off the street area is light bright and spacious 2 bedroom apartment of Gawler by the Sea. In less than 3 minutes you have walking access to many beautiful restaurants , cafes, shops,supermarket and beaches.
Superbly appointed this luxury apartment offers a spa - perfect for a romantic couples weekend or a second room to accommodate the family . All the comforts of home with Eating,Shopping and beach playgound at your doorstep. 1 or 2 Room accommodation available.