Portland

Attractions
Portland Whale Viewing Platform

Good whalewatching spot with free binoculars and a view across the harbour. June to August you will be able to see Southern Right Whales nearby. Between November and May you can see Blue Whales.

Cape Bridgewater

Beautiful coastline where you can do a seal walk to look down on a couple of seal colonies. There is a ‘petrified forest’ here which is actually a geological formation. Also check out the blowholes here and some natural rock pools. Check out the impressive Tarragal Limestone Caves.

Mount Richmond National Park

Take Stephens Rd off the Portland-Nelson Hwy and follow it after it turns into Mt Richmond Rd. A dormant volcano with great views and some nice short walks. Try the Ocean Views Walk for ocean views.

Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Eastern Ramparts Lookout and Cape Nelson Lighthouse provide great views. Lots of roos around and a Gannet colony at Point Danger.

Accommodation
Fitzroy River Coastal Reserve Campground

Near the mouth of the river. A tidy but not very shady campsite. Lots of fishermen here as it is a good spot for fishing and launching boats. Easy to collect pippies on the beach as well.

Lee Breakwater Rd

Along the coast is a good spot for car camping in town. Not much shade but showers, BBQs and even a skate park.