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Portsea is a popular holiday resort just across Port Philip Bay from Melbourne making holiday homes in Portsea very desirable. It is one of the most affluent areas in Australia and is rumoured to have more tennis courts per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world!
Portsea is on the Mornington Peninsula and benefits from the rough Surf of Bass Strait and the calmer waters in the bay. As well as offering excellent surf conditions on Portsea Back Beach along with sailing and watersports in the bay, Portsea is ideal for swimming, scenic walks, cycling and fishing. Boat trips, yacht charters, fishing charters, seal and dolphin-watching trips can all be enjoyed from your Portsea holiday rental. The area is the hub for scuba diving with many sites for diving in the area. Portsea Pier is the home of many seaweed-like sea dragons, rays and puffer fish. Back on dry land, golfers can play the excellent course at Portsea Golf Course or take one of the many coastal walks.
Take a circular walk along Shelley Beach and Franklin Road for some great seascapes or visit the local attraction known as London Bridge. This is a rock arch which has been formed by the sea and can be reached along the Farnsworth Track which is also popular with hang-gliders. Point Nepean is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park and offers several heritage walks and views of the Harold Holt Marine Reserve where the Prime Minster disappeared without trace in 1967. For a day in the city, Melbourne offers an aquarium, museums and excellent shopping and restaurants just an hour's drive from your Portsea holiday rental.
Holiday rentals in Portsea enjoy a pleasant oceanic climate with hot summers and mild winters. However, this area is best known for having a very changeable climate particularly in spring and summer when it can be sunny one minute with rain or hail the next. The rainy season is from May to September but Portsea can have showers at any time of year. January is the hottest month, averaging 26°C (79°F) and July is the coldest with daytime highs around 14°C (57°F).
The nearest major airport to Portsea holiday rentals is Melbourne (MEL) Airport which has both domestic and international flights. It is about 120km by car along the M1. The airport is a short distance from the centre of Melbourne and there is a bus transfer into the city with Skybus Super Shuttle. The main airlines using Melbourne Airport are Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar Airways making it very easy to book longhaul flights. It is also the hub for the domestic Tiger Airways for visitors wanting to make connecting flights from other parts of Australia.
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