|Henty is a
beautiful region boasting miles of rugged coastline and
pristine countryside. A great way to view this vast area
is from the air and located at Portland airport you will
who offer flight to nearby wineries and extended trips
to other wine regions. One of their highlights is Blue
Whale watching over the Southern Ocean.
If your visiting the Henty Wine Region in early March
be sure to drop into Port fairy for the Port
Fairy Folk Festival. The festival presents a unique
line-up of International and National artists - folk
roots, blues, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic roots, crossroads
country and rock, and music of the world. Held over the
Labour Day long weekend this festival is well worth
putting in your calendar.
If your looking for something a little more active
then the Discovery
Bay Coastal Park has you covered. Discovery Bay
Coastal Park is a majestic 50 km sweep of ocean beach,
huge dunes, Aboriginal middens and coastal lakes.
Attractions include freshwater lakes, massive dune
systems, magnificent coastal cliffs, volcanic features
and sweeping ocean beaches. Outstanding features of
Discovery Bay Coastal Park at Cape Bridgewater include a
seal colony, blowholes, the "petrified forest"
and the highest coastal cliffs in Victoria, 130 metres
above sea level. The Bridgewater Lakes within the Park,
16 km west of Portland, are popular for picnics,
swimming, boating, water skiing and surf-fishing. Other
activities include surfing, scenic driving, walking (The
Great South West Walk passes through Discovery Bay
Coastal Park) and camping at Swan Lake and Lake
Monibeong. More information can be located on the Parks
Victoria Website website.