Portland Visitor Information Centre to Whale Watching Platform (One-Way)

Lee Breakwater Road, Portland

Portland Visitor Information Centre to Whale Watching Platform (One-Way)

Lee Breakwater Road, Portland

23 m
1.54 km
Intermediate

Begin your journey at the Portland Visitor Information Centre and head north along the beach and cliff top to visit the Portland Lighthouse and Whale Viewing Platform.

Portland Visitor Information Centre to Whale Watching Platform (One-Way)

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Summary

Begin your journey at the Portland Visitor Information Centre and head north along the beach and cliff top to visit the Portland Lighthouse and Whale Viewing Platform.

Description

Begin your journey at the Portland Visitor Information Centre and head north along the Great South West Walk path toward Nun's Beach. Continue to walk until your reach the staircase and head up toward the top of the cliff. Enjoy the view of the Port of Portland and then continue to head north along the cliff walk toward the Portland Lighthouse. After taking in the history, continue to head along the coast and toward the Whale Viewing Platform where - at the right time of year - you may just see some whales! Have a look around, visit the Water Tower Museum, and then return back toward the Information Centre. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, continue your walk along the coast and follow the signs for the Great South West Walk.

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Points of Interest

1. Portland Visitor Information Centre

Beginning of the walk.

2. Nun's Beach Stairs

Take these stairs up to reach the cliff top and continue the walk.

3. Immigration Wall

A wall dedicated to the assisted migrants of Portland and their descendants.

4. Portland Bay Lookout

Take a moment here to use the viewing platform and overlook Portland Bay.

5. Portland Lighthouse

Explore the history of the Portland Lighthouse.

6. Whale Viewing Platform and Car Park

Can you see any whales?

7. Water Tower Museum

Explore the history of the Water Tower Museum.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river