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A visit to the Discovery Coast wouldn't be complete without a delightful day trip to experience some of the most popular destinations and experiences;
Portland and Narrawong
Look for whales in the Portland Bay and take a dip at Nun's Beach then take a 20 minute drive to Whalers Lookout and the Saw Pit before heading down to Narrawong and then top of the day with swimming and watching the sun set on the beach and viewing Portland's lights from across the bay.
Watch the seals swim in the bay or swim yourself then take some of the short walks to see the interesting geology of the bay and surrounds with rock outcrops of volcanic and limestone.
Cape Nelson and Cape Grant
Tour the lighthouse and lovely nature walks all the while watching for the Blue Whales that can be seen off the sheer cliffs that you walk along. Then stop to see the only main land colony of Australasian Gannets as they show off their fishing skills in the waters below.
Sandford & Casterton
Artists open their doors and welcome you to their studios and galleries, see the process and love behind the art before you buy. Finish the day in delightful Casterton or link up to the Country Discovery trip and make your way back with more art or some fine chocolates.
Tyendarra, Mt Eccles, Heywood & Lake Condah
Learn about the Regions cultural history, starting with a self guided or guided tour of the Budj Bim landscape at Tyrendarra on the lave flows and ancient ruins of permanent dwellings and learn about ancient aquiculture systems. Head into the new interpretive centre at Heywood, where you'll learn more about the Gunditjmara people and their 8000 year old history.
The bountiful sights of the coast are only a portion of the magical Western Victoria. The country discovery day trip is one for the enjoying fine food and art. Immerse yourself in the rural atmosphere and enjoy the country hospitality.
Dartmoor, Donovans & Nelson
Drive over to Dartmoor, where the tranquil Glenelg River awaits for your boating, canoeing or cruising pleasure. After a quick swim or spot of fishing, head west towards the South Australian border to explore the internationally acclaimed Princes Margaret Rose Cave, Donovans and then finish the day with fishing back at the Glenelg River in Nelson.
Mt Eccles, Mt Napier, Mt Rouse & Tower Hill
Take a drive around some of the amazing volcanic structures of the South West. With volcanic activity being a major factor in the shaping of our landscape this trip is one for those who enjoy nature walks and geological structures. Taking in the beauty of Lake Surprise the fascinating Lava Blisters and Lava Tubes that have formed huge caves. This trip if a mix of fun and education.
Showcasing some of the industries that the Glenelg Shire is best known for the drive takes a look at the inspiration for Heywoods Wood, Wine and Roses Festival.
A twist on the normal day trip. Wander through the streets of Portland viewing the history of the towns settlement in the Blue Stone and wood constructions that stand to this day as homes and businesses.