Whalers Rest Motor Inn


Whalers Rest Motor Inn is located at the western end of the Great Ocean Road, we offer accommodation within 5 minutes walk to Great Panaromic...read more.


714 Henty Highway, Portland North, VIC, 3305
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Whalers Rest Motor Inn is located at the western end of the Great Ocean Road, offering accommodation within five minutes walk to great panoramic ocean views, a short drive to the beach and close to all of the local attractions.

The Portland Bay Lavender Farm, Cape Bridgewater, the Portland Cable Tram and the always popular whale-watching between June and September are just some of the attractions that keep people coming to the area. Guests staying at The Whalers Rest Motor Inn are ideally positioned to make the most of their stay in Portland. Whalers Motel is perfect for business traveller or family who is on budget while exploring the local area. Guests can have comfortable sleep, grab a drink from the fridge and relax. It’s a home away from home. Whalers Motel is one where everything is designed for your comfort which includes price too.

Along with the local attractions, staying at the Whalers Rest puts you with an hour’s drive from Port Fairy, Dartmoor and Mount Gambier, and with the Cobboboonee National Park and Mount Eccles National Park on the doorstep, there are plenty of things to do and places to explore.

For those of you who love the sea, Portland is a great place to relax and explore the area. The motel has ample space on-site to park your boat or trailer.



  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Secure Parking
  • Free Wifi


  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.