The beautiful and secluded Cape Bridgewater was once a volcanic island. It is a pleasant 20 minute drive from Portland via Otway Street. The scenery enroute to the Cape offers a glimpse back in time, with stone ruins in paddocks a testament to the area’s 1840s farming settlement. The round trip via Bridgewater Lakes and Cashmore Road is approximately 50kms.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills and river red gums of the Glenelg River valley, Casterton is roughly halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide and is centrally located to the Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Wimmera and Coonawarra Regions.
Dartmoor is situated on the Glenelg River in south-west Victoria. It is within 100km of tourist destinations like the majestic Grampians…
Located 30kms from Portland, Heywood is situated on the Fitzroy River. The river was initially founded and named by Major Thomas Mitchell. Heywood however was given its name from a Government Surveyor by the name of Lindsey Clarke who named it after his hometown back in England. Samuel Evans built one of the first buildings along the river in Heywood which was known as the “Bush Inn” or “Bush Tavern” later to be more commonly known as Bilson’s Inn.
Narrawong is situated at the mouth of the Surry River 18km from Portland along the Princes Highway. Lose yourself in a world of wonderful art, find yourself roaming the rows of Lavender or just be at one with nature but no matter what you fancy be sure not to miss what this little, yet wonderful town has to offer.
Situated near the mouth of the Glenelg River, and 5km from the South Australian Border, Nelson is a popular holiday destination. This tranquil location offers ocean, estuary, river and two National Parks – something for every-one.
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