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Portland is one of the oldest European establishment in the state of Victoria. It is located in Portland Bay, in the Shire of Glenelg, between Warrnambool and the city of Mount Gambier in the neighboring state of South Australia.
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Before you start your journey in and around Victoria, it is recommended to check the traffic to plan your route. Keep in mind also that the default speed limit for roads in built-up areas in Victoria is 50 km/h and this applies on all roads in suburban areas where there are no speed limit signs are displayed.
The Portland Cable Tram offers visitors a scenic and informative experience through the foreshore, providing views along the coast and passing attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, the Portland Powerhouse Car Museum, the Maritime Discovery Centre and many more. The tram runs seven days a week, between 10am-4pm in summer and between 10am-3pm in winter. Tickets can be used to travel all day and visitors can get on and off at any of the 5 stops along the way. If you want to see many of Portland's beautiful places in a day, then the Portland Cable Tram is definitely for you!
Portland Maritime Discovery Center was built in 1998 and houses the maritime museum. The items put on display include documentation on the maritime history of Portland, old sailing and fishing boats, and a temporary exhibition space with changing maritime themed displays. Be sure to experience the most famous piece the Museum owns, which is one of the oldest lifeboats in the world.