Portland is compact and the oldest Victorian settlement. Still a major industrial exporting port and a hive of modern activity. It is a centre point for east, west and inland travel on the Victorian S. W. Coast.
There are lots of nearby places to visit. Two to three days would be enough.
The accommodation was very good and if you are able and prepared to cook with minimal but adequate facilities, it is good (ex-chef)
Town food facilities are orientated to the working-man's expectations with 'Indian buttered chicken' being a popular dish. However, there are some cafes that are better than others!
You have to seek them out and they seem to change from time to time,
The B & B is has the best view. It has very good self catering facilities but not so good on 'provided' breakfast.
My regret is, a previous guest had broken the 'featured' telescope. It was not whale season but it would have been good to be able to 'spot' the telescope before trying to zoom in.
Good location, but do not wait for the tram, as it travels in its own time, even though it starts from over the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clifftop Accommodation Portland Australia, AAA 41/2 stars. Clifftop offers 3 studio style apartments, overnight or weekly with full sea views. From your room watch for whales & Dolphins, international shipping & the local fishing fleet, take a walk along to clifftop or stroll along the beach, quiet location close to town, restaurants, lighthouse, free off street parking, suitable for adults. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Clifftop Accommodation Portland, Victoria, Australia