Portland (Australia) Cruise Port

Port of Portland (Australia): An Overview

A look back at Portland's past reveals an impressive claim to fame: This pretty town on the rugged southwest coast of Victoria was the site of the earliest European settlement in the state. It's no surprise the streets are lined with restored heritage buildings, providing a bonanza for lovers of Australian history and architecture.

Located within reach of the unforgettable Twelve Apostles, many visitors to Victoria will seize the opportunity to visit the Great Ocean Road and see these majestic rock formations rising up from the Southern Ocean. Also possible to visit on a daytrip is Grampians National Park, where rugged mountains, waterfalls, wildlife and Aboriginal rock art can be enjoyed.

--By Kristie Kellahan, Cruise Critic contributor

  • Portland (Australia): Pacific Eden
    The most boring shore tour I think I've ever experienced. A dry, hot, bus ride through the landscapes of Portland where the host told us about all the wonderful sights that we would not have enough time to visit today, and instead took us to a rose ... Read more
  • Portland (Australia): Pacific Eden
    Again $90 and we went to Cape Nelson Lighthouse and then back to the Cable Tram museum for a ride around town... probably the best of the three so far but not really panoramic except for the view from the lighthouse..lot of time sitting around ... Read more