Bay of Whales Narrawong – Artist Brett Jarrett
A master of his chosen medium, Brett Jarrett is passionate about sharing his life experiences as a naturalist and skill as an artist. He has dedicated his entire life to observing and documenting the identification, behaviour and beauty of wildlife, in particular marine birds and mammals. Twenty-six years as a professional painter has taken him around the world on several occasions, becoming the most travelled of Australia’s modern day animal artists.
Narrawong Lavender has been growing and distilling lavender on their farm in the Western District in Victoria since 1999. Products are all carefully made by hand with love and are available at local markets and by mail order.
Timandra Garden Narrawong
Timandra is unique – it is a garden with a difference.Why, you might ask?
Unlike other gardens that tend to be focussed at eye level or lower, Timandra is full of trees.
The vertical aspect is captured throughout so much of the garden, giving the illusion in especially the middle section, of being a rainforest. This canopy is mostly composed of the Australian gum tree, which is home to many of our furry friends – koalas and possums. And of course the bird life in these trees in mind-blowing at certain times of the day. www.timandrabythesea.com.au
Cape Bridgewater offers a fantastic day trip with highlights including the Petrified Forest, the Blow Holes, Limestone Caves and popular seal colony tours by Seals by Sea Tours.
Surfing in our region offers the tourist numerous options depending on the wind and the swell. Why not try our beach, Yellow Rock and Bridgewater Bay.
Bridgewater Bay boasts a great Cafe which does great meals and has a lovely outdoor seating area to sit back and admire the beach while enjoying a coffee with friends or family.
The Great South West Walk starts and ends at Portland and covers 250 km’s of extremely diverse landscape travelling through native forest, spactacular towering cliffs, and along majestic coastline. The Great South West Walk is designed to either walk a section or enjoy the whole adventure. View the natural beauty our region has to offer with it’s numerous wild flowers and abundance of wildlife.
The fishing in Portland is one of the highlights. Our Holiday Park offers the opportunity to try you luck in the surf for Mulloway, Salmon or Snapper. Whatever the wind conditions are there is always a place to fish for a Bream or a Salmon in the Surrey River that winds around our Holiday Park. There is also a boat ramp to the river at our entrance. If the bay or ocean is your choice there is full facilities to launch you boat at Portland. We sell bait and can offer you some local knowledge if you require it.
Fossilized Sharks Teeth – Come and find fossilised Great White Sharks teeth on our beach. One of the few places in the world where you can these rare teeth up to 60 million years old. Once you find one you will be hooked on a great family activity.Fossilized Sharks Teeth – Come and find fossilised Great White Sharks teeth on our beach. One of the few places in the world where you can these rare teeth up to 60 million years old. Once you find one you will be hooked on a great family activity.
Maritime Museum with it’s Sperm Whale Skeleton, Southern Right Whale, Portland Lifeboat, Shark Showcase, Shipwreck showcases among many other exhibits.