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Portland Victoria

Portland Victoria is a coastal city situated on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. It is the oldest European settlement in Victoria and the third-largest city in the state. The city is located approximately 310 km from Melbourne and is a popular tourist destination due to its picturesque scenery, appealing beaches, and world-renowned surfing spots.

The city is situated on Portland Bay which is a large natural harbour and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is home to several historical monuments that date back to the 19th century, including the Portland Lighthouse and the Old Customs House.

Portland Victoria has a rich history and was first settled by the British in 1834. It was the first port to be established in Victoria, and it was the first place to export wool to England. The port has also been historically significant in the development of the state’s fishing industry.

The city is also well-known for its cultural attractions and events. It hosts an annual Blues Festival, which is one of the largest in Australia, and the Portland International Film Festival. The city also has a vibrant art scene, with many galleries and studios located in the area.

Portland Victoria is a dynamic city with a vibrant culture, offering plenty of activities and attractions for visitors. It is a great place to explore and experience the unique history and culture of Victoria.

Excursion tips for a day in Portland Victoria

As a tourist in Portland Victoria in Australia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Portland Maritime Discovery Centre to learn about the town’s maritime history.

2. Take a stroll along the Portland Foreshore Promenade, a scenic walking and cycling path that runs along the coastline.

3. Explore the historic streets of Portland and browse the local shops and galleries.

4. Go whale watching off the coast of Portland with a local tour operator.

5. Visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and explore the interactive exhibits and displays.

6. Take a trip to the Cape Nelson Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Victoria.

7. Enjoy a day of fishing at the Portland Boat Harbour.

8. Head to the Portland Botanic Gardens to admire the native plants and wildlife.

9. Go on a guided tour of the Portland Wind Farm and learn about renewable energy.

10. Spend the day at the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and explore the stunning beaches and pristine coastline.

Experience Portland Victoria with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Portland Victoria. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Portland Victoria

Portland Victoria in Australia has a temperate climate, with mild to warm summers, cool winters and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. In summer, temperatures range from 18-23°C and the days are typically sunny and dry. In autumn, temperatures range from 10-17°C and there is often rain. In winter, temperatures range from 6-11°C and there are occasional snowfalls. In spring, temperatures range from 12-20°C and the days are usually sunny and mild. Overall, Portland Victoria in Australia has a mild climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Portland Victoria

Our weather forecast for Portland Victoria helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 7.2 °C
15.1 m/s
43.9 m/s
91.3 %
17.8 m
94.1 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 11.4 °C
14.8 m/s
46.8 m/s
96.7 %
22.2 m
90.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 10.4 °C
16.2 m/s
55.4 m/s
92.6 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 10.8 °C
15.8 m/s
59.8 m/s
96.6 %
24.1 m
53.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 7 °C
17.6 m/s
61.2 m/s
99.1 %
22.6 m
63.4 %
999 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 12.4 °C
min: 6.6 °C
17.9 m/s
56.9 m/s
73.5 %
20.1 m
74.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.9 °C
min: 9.6 °C
19.1 m/s
55.9 m/s
73.4 %
22.8 m
73.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 11.2 °C
20.9 m/s
58.3 m/s
84.4 %
20.3 m
86.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 10.1 °C
19.4 m/s
63.4 m/s
82.1 %
23.3 m
68.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 9.8 °C
24.1 m/s
64.8 m/s
67.5 %
19.0 m
87.3 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 7 °C
17.2 m/s
40.6 m/s
76.4 %
23.8 m
82.7 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 5 °C
10.6 m/s
47.5 m/s
40.2 %
24.0 m
78.9 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 10.4 °C
min: 7.6 °C
22.3 m/s
57.2 m/s
80.5 %
17.0 m
79.9 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 7.2 °C
23.0 m/s
56.9 m/s
99.6 %
15.8 m
79.8 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Portland Victoria

Would you like to travel to Portland Victoria on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Portland Victoria.

Scheduled ship calls in Portland Victoria, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 MS Regatta 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 24th 2025 Friday, 24th of Jan. 2025 MS Europa 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 04:00 pm
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 MS Insignia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2026 Friday, 30th of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 08:30 am 05:30 pm
Feb. 1st 2026 Sunday, 1st of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 08:30 am 05:30 pm
Mar. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Mar. 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 10:00 am 06:00 pm

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