Accommodation in Portland Victoria

Portland Victoria is located 362km west of Melbourne on the Princes Highway, or visitors can take a longer, more scenic trip along the Great Ocean Road through Apollo Bay and Warrnambool

The Portland area was originally the home of the Kerrup-Tjmara Aboriginal people. In 1800, British navigator James Grant named Portland Bay for the Duke of Portland. The bay, as the only deep sea harbour between Melbourne and Adelaide, provided a safe anchorage for early whalers and sealers.

Portland became the first permanent settlement in Victoria when the English Henty brothers brought their stock from Van Diemens Land in 1834. Today visitors can take tours of the city's 200 historical buildings dating from the 1800s. There are also many areas of natural beauty nearby to explore including Cape Bridgewater's Petrified Forest, the Blow Holes, Limestone Caves and a seal colony.

Other attractions include the flora and wildlife, fishing, boating and surfing on the local beaches.

Lodging and Accommodation in Portland Victoria

Victoria Lodge Motor Inn PortlandVictoria Lodge Motor Inn

Our Motel and Serviced Apartments offer modern luxury in a quiet location close to the central Portland's shopping district and beaches. The picturesque coastal town of Portland has many historical sites and natural beauty to explore.

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Melaleuca Motel Portland VictoriaMelaleuca Motel in Portland

This modern and comfortable 16 unit motel is set within spacious gardens, on a quiet street just off the main road and only 200 metres from Portland's town centre. The beach and harbour are close by as are Portland's botanical gardens.

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