Portland - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
St Stephens church on Julia and Percy Streets in Portland
Portland - FURTHER INFORMATION
Portland - Portland visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Portland' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.
Portland with a population of approx. 12,000 is a major deep-sea port on Victoria's south-west coast, 360 kilometres west of Melbourne.
Portland is an exporting centre for produce and its economy is supported by an aluminium smelter, fertiliser and fishing industry and woolstores.
Before European settlement the area was occupied by the Kerrup-Tjmara indigenous inhabitants. Before the arrival of pastoralists in the 1800's the area had been used for sealing and whaling.
Things to see and do:
- Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
- Historic walks
- Car museum
- Portland battery
- Cape Nelson and Cape Bridgewater
- Discovery Bay and Mt Richmond NPs