This seaside town, lavished with quaint heritage buildings and stunning coastal views, provides the kind of tranquility that nourishes the soul. With stretches of pristine coastline to the east along the world-famous Ninety Mile Beach, the town stirs the hearts of fishing, boating and sailing types.
The town’s centrepiece is the Port Albert Wharf, an idyllic spot to lap up the views across a shimmering ocean or enjoy fish and chips.
The Maritime Museum houses relics of the town’s fishing fleets, the story of the Bass Coast lighthouses and a shell collection. Nearby, the small Port Albert Art Gallery is well worth a stop in to see the art inspired by the idyllic surrounding seascapes.
Port Albert was one of Victoria’s first ports. Soak up the history on the Heritage Walk around the port, telling the story of the town’s 1850s boom when European, American and Chinese settlers arrived on ships to stake their claim in the gold fields further north.
BOATING & FISHING
Drop a line from the wharf or head a little further up Ninety Mile Beach for some of the best surf fishing in Victoria. Discover beaches on the islands opposite the town which are only accessible by boat. Tours are also available.
WALKING & CYCLINGStands of swamp paperbark and coastal tea tree give way to a rich hinterland of coast banksia and coastal manna gum woodlands on the 6km Old Port Walking Trail. The short 7km Tarra Cycling Trail is an old railway from Yarram to Alberton, the mostly flat ride is perfect for young children and beginner riders.