At Portland Maritime Discovery Centre you'll experience a range of activities. Step inside the rib cage of our Sperm Whale skeleton. Unfold the history of Victoria's birthplace through Portland's images of the past. Explore treasures from the shipwreck trail. Discover your links with the sea. Unfold a wealth of activities available at our regional visitor information centre.
The picnic areas at Cape Nelson State Park set in quiet bush surroundings are an ideal location for a pleasant meal with family and friends. A range of linked tracks offer the opportunity to walk as little or as much as desired, allowing you to explore the spectacular coastal cliffs, diverse bird life and picturesque surrounds of the park. Aboriginal Traditional Owners Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
The Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum features veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, a Penny Farthing bicycle, stationary engines, signs, models, a 1920s Cable Tram and Grip car, tractors and general motoring memorabilia. There are also interactive displays for the children including a moving steam engine, and two sectioned, push button operated motors, a Holden 6 cylinder grey motor and a Mazda rotary. Group bookings are most welcome.
Come and explore Victoria's birthplace by the sea onboard Portland Cable Trams. Travel along Portland's historic foreshore and enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay in our fully restored saloon and grip cars. Running seven days a week from 10am to 3pm, our iconic tram stops at the WW2 Lookout Museum, Portland Botanic Gardens, Portland Information Centre, Powerhouse Museum and Tram Depot. The Portland Cable Tram Depot is more than just a tram stop. Housing a museum of historic local artefacts, featuring a local gemstone display, local model railway club display and gift shop. Enjoy a coffee while watching a short film documenting our local history.