National Parks near Portland

National Parks near Portland

Tucked away in Victoria’s southwest corner, it is the western gateway to the Great Ocean Road – one of Victoria’s best kept secrets.

Lower Glenelg National Park

Surrounding the Glenelg River, this park is perfect for walking, sightseeing, picnics, camping (permits required), canoeing, boating and fishing. Take a cruise from Nelson, up the river, past the limestone cliffs to the stunning Princess Margaret Rose Cave, where underground adventures await.

Mt Richmond National Park

Mt Richmond is an ancient volcano and forms part of the ‘Coast and Caves’ precinct of the Kanawinka Geopark. Accessible via the Portland-Nelson Road, this park features a network of walking tracks and look-out towers with spectacular views, spring wildflowers and abundant wildlife.


Cobboboonee National Park

Victoria’s newest National Park, the Cobboboonee is a wonderland of lowland forests, heathlands and wetlands offering a wide range of activities, it is a special spot for bird life and walking.


Discovery Bay Marine National & Coastal Park

Experience the full force of the Southern Ocean’s Marine National Park from the Blowholes at Cape Bridgewater. The large coastal park stretches from Portland to the South Australian border. It offers a vast area of unspoilt beaches with huge rolling sand dunes, tranquil lakes and wetlands. Camping permits are required for Swan Lake and Lake Monibeong.

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