"Portsea (Mornington Peninsular)" Great Ocean Road Tip by leffe3

Great Ocean Road, State of Victoria: 75 reviews and 177 photos


On the east shore of the Bay from Melbourne and at the 'beginning' of the open sea is Portsea. Mornington is much more developed than its west shore counterpart, Bellarine, insofar that it is almost continuously built up from the CBD to the ocean.

Portsea coastline is essentially the continuation of the Great Ocean Rd, with only the narrow The Rip, entrance to the Bay, breaking if. Thus dramatic beaches and rock formations are to be found here, with the Reserve protecting any development. The small town of Portsea, popular with daytrippers, lies in land on the bay shoreline, where a couple of cafes/bars and accommodation can be found.

Directions: South-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool
Phone: 1800605120
Website: http://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/

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  • Written Jan 15, 2005
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