Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic vacation by the sea might like to stay at Portland in Australia. Located in the southern state of Victoria this beautiful and historic city offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cottages, B&Bs and campsites.
The city of Portland is located on the south coast of Australia and holidaymakers can relax on the beaches here and soak up the sun. As well as swimming there are various other watersports available here including fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, surfing and wind surfing. This area is well worth exploring and an enjoyable way to do this is by hiking along part of the 250 kilometre Great South West Walk. Cycling and horse riding are also fun ways to get about here. Golfers will find a few courses in the area including the 18-hole course at Portland Golf Club. There are excellent restaurants, bars and cafes located in and around Portland. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food, drink and other provisions from stores in the area.
Holidaymakers staying in Portland will find some fun and interesting attractions in the city. For example tourists can visit the Portland Maritime Museum, which houses one of the oldest lifeboats in the world. Another attraction is the tram that takes passengers from Henty Park to RSL Memorial Lookout. Another place worth visiting in the city is the Portland Art Centre, which features a gallery and a theatre. About an hour away along the coast of Victoria is the 12 Apostles, which are magnificent rock stacks protruding from the Southern Ocean. Holidaymakers may like to visit the wonderful city of Melbourne, where there are many theatres, shops and museums amongst other things to enjoy in the city.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Australia is January and February with average high temperatures of 25 degrees centigrade. The coldest month is July when average highs are 13 degrees centigrade and average lows are 7 degrees. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year but September on average is the wettest month with 72mm, while February sees an average of 43mm.
Portland Airport (PTJ) is eight miles from Portland and receives flights from Adelaide (ADL), Hamilton (HLT) and two of Melbourne’s smaller airports Avalon (AVV) and Essendon (MEB). Holidaymakers from further afield can take a flight to Melbourne Airport (MEL) and transfer to Essendon to get a connecting flight to Portland. Melbourne Airport has flights from a few international airports. These include Beijing-Capital (PEK), Hong Kong (HKG), London-Heathrow (LHW) and Los Angeles (LAX). Visitors can hire a car or take a taxi from Portland Airport.