Portland is a town of 9.600 people situated on the Great Ocean Road 366km south-east of Melbourne. Portland is a fishing town and the only deep port between Melbourne and Adelaide. Abalone and lobsters are the main catch. The Portland Aluminium Smelter is a major employer in the town. The town has a beautiful lagoon and Botanic Gardens. The Fawthrop Lagoon is a unique wetland close to the main town. One of the main attractions of Portland is the Maritime Discovery Centre with many interactive displays and an opportunity for you to walk through the ribcage of a Sperm Whale.