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Portland Shore Excursion

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Portland Shore Excursion

We are hoping to be in Portland on our cruise December 30. Am looking for a day trip to Port Fairy and a winery. Yes, I know this cruise may not happen.

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for Geelong, Great Ocean Road
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1. Re: Portland Shore Excursion

I would have a look and see what shore excursions the ship is offering. I also would investigate the possibility of hiring a car to visit Port Fairy and nearby Tower Hill state nature reserve. Portland to Port Fairy will take around one hour each way by road. I have no idea if a private shore excursion can be arranged to Port Fairy from Portland one useful resource is to contact the visitor centre at Portland and see what they offer in the way of local tours keeping in mind the limited time you will have ashore.

I’m a seasoned cruiser myself but IMO can’t see cruise ships being allowed into Australian ports until well into 2021. Good luck with this I’d be interested in seeing how this works out for you.

Edited: 3 years ago
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for Broome, Bunbury
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2. Re: Portland Shore Excursion

Try messaging the visitor centre to get the most up to date information - https://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/Great-Ocean-Road/Travel-information/Visitor-information-centres/Portland-Visitor-Information-Centre.aspx

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3. Re: Portland Shore Excursion

I think the only international visitors who will be allowed into Australia this year will be Kiwis.

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