Portland national parks and parks

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    SEE SOME AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM THE TOP OF THE CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE IN CAPE NELSON NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    DISCOVERY BAY COASTAL PARK IS A REMOTE PLACE THAT PROTECTS 55 KILOMETRES OF OCEAN BEACH, FRESHWATER LAKES, SWAMPS AND MUCH MORE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    EXPLORE THE HUGE ROLLING SAND DUNES IN DISCOVERY BAY COASTAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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Mount Richmond National Park

Mount Richmond is an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land. The volcano is covered with a layer of sand blown inland long ago from Discovery Bay.

With spectacular spring wildflowers and abundant wildlife in unspoilt bushland, Mount Richmond is the perfect place to have a picnic, take a walk or simply drive to the summit and enjoy the magnificent views.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking)

Camping

There is no camping available in the park.

Location

20 minutes drive from Portland.


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Cape Nelson State Park

Spectacular coastal cliffs, diverse bird life, picturesque walks and picnic areas, and the unusual Soap Mallee (Eucalyptus diversifolia) which is restricted to Cape Nelson in Victoria, are some of the attractions for visitors to the 243 hectares Cape Nelson State Park, 11 km south west of Portland along the Cape Nelson Road.

The Cape Nelson Lighthouse is one of the popular attractions in the area, with spectacular views of the surrounding coastal and inland environment to be gained by climbing the tower, as well as a greater appreciation of our maritime history.

Activities

walking, sight seeing

Camping

There is no camping available in the park.

Location

11 km South West of Portland.


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Discovery Bay Coastal Park

This remote coastal park protects 55km of ocean beach. Inland, the park encompasses high coastal cliffs, huge rolling sand dunes and freshwater lakes and swamps. Coastal vegetation and wildlife thrive.

Activities

walking, sight seeing, canoeing

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

43 km South West of Portland.


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