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Port Albert

Retreat to the coastal town of Port Albert, Victoria's first established port and a renowned historic fishing village. Port Albert boasts Georgian and Victorian architecture and offers a variety of new accommodation options. The quaint village is off the beaten track and more than 40 historic buildings still exist. Recent development in Port Albert has seen the opening of quality bed and breakfast and holiday accommodation. Don't miss a meal of the famous local fish and chips, perhaps with a drink at the oldest continually licensed hotel in Victoria. Port Albert still operates as a commercial fishing port and has a reputation for recreational fishing, which sees its population swell considerably during summer. Port Albert is the original gateway to Gippsland. It was the supply port for Gippsland's pioneers until the completion of the Melbourne-Sale railway in the late 1800s. It has berthed ships from Europe and America and welcomed thousands of Chinese on their way to the goldfields. Visit the Port Albert Maritime Museum to see artefacts like the cannon from the wreck of the Clonmell, navigational aids, charts and equipment, an extensive shell collection and a heritage exhibit portraying Port Albert's role in the Gippsland goldfields. Find out more about Port Albert by following the Old Port Walking Trail, or soak up the fresh air with scenic boat tours, fishing trips and bird watching. Port Albert is just over three hours from Melbourne along the South Gippsland Highway, via Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster and Welshpool.

Port Albert

Port Albert: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum Port Albert


The Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum Port Albert is located in Gippsland's first port, Port Albert, discovered in 1841 by the survivors of the wreck of the steamer 'Clonmel' on the Ninety Mile Beach. Explorer Angus McMillan arrived at almost the same time.

The Museum has an extensive collection of historic artefacts, photos and documents housed in the heritage listed Bank of Victoria built in 1861 to store gold from the Gippsland Gold Rush.

The Museum houses an extensive library and archive which is available for research and there is a comprehensive education kit of student activities.

The landscaped grounds contain the fishing boat 'Morning Star', 'Suzy' and the Cliffy Island workboat. There is a Trotman's anchor from the steam tug and trawler 'Wybia', two large sailing ship anchors, the restored Citadel Light, channel markers and beacons and an offshore oil/gas drill bit. There is a large timber deck where groups can sit and have tea and coffee.

The museum is open 10:00am to 4:00pm daily from September to May. Weekends and school holidays June to August.




78 Tarraville Road
Port Albert, VIC, 3971

Located 0.0K from Port Albert

Tarraville Church


The tiny town of Tarraville, located near Port Albert is notable for its early wooden Church of England - Christ Church. The building is listed on National Estate records as Victoria's second oldest timber building.

The Christ Church is a rectangular timber Gothic Revival which was built in 1856 to a design by J. H. W. Pettit and George Hastings.

It was reputedly the first church in Gippsland and is a rare surviving example of drop slab construction, with the building being constructed without the use of nails. In recent times it has been painted blue and cream.




Old Sale Road
Tarraville, VIC, 3971

Located 7.4K from Port Albert

Yarram Courthouse Gallery


The Yarram Courthouse Gallery is a community art space run by members of the gallery with support from staff and volunteers from Mirridong Services Inc. It is located in the renovated Courthouse, a well-known historic building in the main street of Yarram, South Gippsland.

Local and regional artists can display their work, raising the profile of the artists in the community. They have regular exhibitions of visual and creative arts. The exhibition space includes professional track lighting, a security system, moveable walls and plinths, allowing for various display options. It also has toilet facilities and a kitchen area to facilitate exhibition openings.

The gallery, open every day except Wednesday, shares the building with the local Information and Tourist services as well as a gift shop, both of which bring in a flow of visitors. Gallery members work with exhibitors to provide assistance in arranging exhibitions and openings.




Commercial Road
Yarram, VIC, 3971

Located 12.4K from Port Albert

Yarram Historical Society


The Yarram and District Historical Society has a long and distinguished history. First formed in May 1911, it was the first sub-history centre of The Royal Historical Society of Victoria to be formed in Victoria.

Under the leadership of Rev. George Cox this group flourished until Rev. Cox in 1915 enlisted and went to serve in the war,the group then closed. The Society was reformed in 1964.

The Society has many items of historical interest, large archives of local history, books, photographs, ephemera and other memorabilia covering the Old Alberton Shire.

The records of the Yarram and District Historical Society include the areas and towns of Yarram, Alberton, Tarraville, Port Albert, Woodside, Tarra Valley, Won Wron, Macks Creek, Carrajung, Devon North, Jack River, Alberton West, Alberton East, Gelliondale, Hedley, Stacey's Bridge, Blackwarry, Balook, Baloong, Willung, Binginwarri, Willung South, Calrossie, Hiawatha, Woranga, Wonyip, Darriman and Giffard.




Carpenter Street
Yarram, VIC, 3971

Located 13.3K from Port Albert

Port Albert: Events

Port Albert Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market


Port Albert holds a Make it, Bake it, Grow it and Collectibles market on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Around 25 stalls at Port Albert Hall catered by the Hall committee.

Port Albert is an easy two hours drive from Melbourne via the South Gippsland Highway and equally accessible from the Prince Highway being only one hour from the Latrobe Valley towns of Morwell and Traralgon via the Hyland Highway.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Nov
      24th Dec
2018
      28th Jan


Victoria Street
Port Albert, VIC, 3971

Located 0.1K from Port Albert

Yarram Courthouse Garden Home Produce Market


The Yarram Courthouse Garden Market encourages everyone to bring their home grown produce to sell at their community market.

Bring your own chairs, table and umbrella (for shade).

Donations to Mirridong (Stall Holders only).

Please call or email for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Oct


9 Rodgers Street
Yarram, VIC, 3971

Located 12.4K from Port Albert

Yarram Variety Market


Located in Gippsland's beautiful countryside, the Yarram Variety Market is a small country market with approximately 30 stalls.

There is an SES sausage sizzle, Red Cross canteen, Red Cross cake and bric-a-brac stall, clothing, crafts, plants, produce and tools stalls.

All stall fees go to help maintain the hall and grounds.

Yarram Variety Market occurs on the First Sunday of the month from 8:00am to 1:00pm.


Event Dates
2017
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2018
      7th Jan


Commercial Road and Church Street
Yarram, VIC, 3971

Located 12.9K from Port Albert

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