Destination guide

Escape to holiday homes to rent in Portland

Located on the southwest coast of Victoria, Portland is a vibrant port town with a strong fishing and agricultural heritage that’s celebrated in museums and historic sites. Whether you’re travelling with the kids or on your own, you’ll have great opportunities to take in the local culture and enjoy a relaxing retreat in Portland holiday homes to rent.

Outdoor activities

Must-try activities in Portland holiday homes

The parks, forests, rivers and coastal areas of Portland turn it into a natural playground for outdoor adventurers. Caving, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, sand duning, nature walking, wildlife encounters and off-roading are all popular ways to explore the landscape. In the water, visitors enjoy surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, parasailing and marine life encounters with diving or snorkelling. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you’ll find endless opportunities for outdoor fun near Portland holiday homes.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Portland

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Portland. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fawthrop Lagoon (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Nuns Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Bridgewater Bay Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Seal Point (11.2 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Bridgewater Petrified Forest (13.1 mi / 21 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Portland

Fly into Portland, VIC (PTJ), the closest airport, located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Portland holiday rentals

Portland is accessible from nearby cities in South Australia, which have airports and mass transport options. Once in Portland, you can get to and from your holiday accommodation with car hire, taxis, coaches and rideshare. If you want to enjoy the scenery on the way to your destination, the Portland cable tram offers a scenic journey along the coast with facts about local history and landmarks during the trip. You may also be able to walk to nearby destinations from your holiday rental.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Portland

The restaurants and eateries in Portland blend the best of traditional Australian cuisine with creative, modern recipes that reflect the unique culture in the area. From health-conscious menus and gourmet cafes to Thai and French-inspired recipes with local produce or meat, Portland has a distinctive dining culture that is sure to delight. No matter your craving, visit the restaurants, bistros, cafes and eateries near your holiday accommodation to enjoy the rich flavours of the region and discover something new and exciting.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Portland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 64 holiday rentals around Portland. From 44 Houses to 9 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portland is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portland?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Portland. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Powerhouse Motor & Car Museum: 64 holiday rentals
  • Portland Cable Tram Depot Museum: 64 holiday rentals
  • Fawthrop Lagoon: 64 holiday rentals
  • Great South West Walk: 64 holiday rentals
  • Portland Arts Centre: 70 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portland?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 44 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of Portland holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 7 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 15 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.