PORTLAND: WHERE NATURE MEETS ADVENTURE
THE 12 APOSTLES MAY PROVIDE THAT ICONIC POSTCARD SHOT OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST FAMOUS TOURING ROUTE, BUT IT’S THE COASTAL TOWN OF PORTLAND THAT IS ATTRACTING THOSE OF US WANTING TO ‘SCOUT’ OUT SOME AMAZING NATURE AND ADVENTURE OPTIONS.
Situated halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, the coastal town of Portland was the birthplace of Victoria in the early 1800s. Portland’s bluestone paved streets are lined with some of the state’s earliest buildings, providing a glimpse into its rich colonial past. While history is cool and all, it’s the ‘wild’ experiences of Portland that will have you turning your back on the Gold Coast and (bravely) heading south. For example, it’s not unusual to be sharing a footpath with a koala in this relaxed coastal town! Some of regional Australia’s best wildlife experiences, including great whale watching, diving gannets and world-class nature walks, will also be on your Portland bucket list.