The city of Portland is the oldest European settlement in the state of Victoria. The waterfront is alive with large ships and the smaller boats of the local fishing fleet. Ride on the foreshore cable tram or watch for whales during the winter months, or if you are after a spot of fishing, Portland is an angler's paradise.

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The city of Portland is the oldest European settlement in what is now the state of Victoria. Portland's waterfront is alive with activity – see big ships from around the world come in to load up local produce and the local fishing fleet unload its catch. Take a ride on the foreshore cable tram and watch for whales during the winter months.

If you're after a spot of fishing, Portland is an angler's paradise. From a boat or the beach the range of fish that can be hooked is extensive, including King George whiting, flathead, snapper, tuna and mulloway. While locals may want to keep it quiet, Portland also has some of the best surf this side of Bells Beach.

Discover a colourful history, get back to nature, surf some great waves, catch a fish, wander historic streets and dine on great local food and wine.

For more information on where to stay and what to do, see our Portland directory.

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