Travel Times To / From Portland
∗ Please note these are travel times only
Allow extra time for sightseeing and rest stops From;
Melbourne via Princess Highway 370 km 4 hrs 30 mins
Melbourne via Great Ocean Road 447 km 6 hrs 30 mins
Adelaide via Coast ( Princess Highway) 563 km 6 hrs 30 mins
Adelaide via Inland (Dukes Highway) 562 km 6 hrs 15 mins
Cape Bridgewater 18 km 21 mins
Casterton 105 km 105 km 1 hr 15 mins
Dartmoor 69 km 50 mins
Heywood 32 km 20 mins
Hamilton 81 km 1 hr
Merino 83 km 45 mins
Mount Gambier via inland 114 km 1 hr 15 mins
Mt Gambier via coast 109 km 1 hr 10 mins
Narrawong 16 km 15 mins
Nelson 67 km 50 mins
Port Fairy 68 km 50 mins
Warrnambool 102 km 1 hr 20 mins
∗ You must slow to 25 km when passing any emergency vehicles/ vehicle with flashing lights on the roads
As a tourist or visitor, driving on roads that you are not familiar with can increase the risk of accidents. All vehicles are driven on the LEFT hand side of the road in Australia.
Your journey may take longer than expected allow extra time.
Some of Victoria’s roads have varying conditions and can be narrow and winding. Whilst it may look close on a map driving times may take longer than expected.
Your speed may effect others. If driving slowly, pull over where it is safe and let faster traffic pass. If you are driving a motorhome, campervan or towing a caravan and have traffic banked up behind you, pull over as soon as you can safely do so and let other traffic pass.
Look out for animal hazards. Watch out for animals on the roads especially on rural roads at sunset and sunrise.
Keep your headlights on to be seen more easily. In regional areas it is common for people to drive with their headlights on as they are more easily seen [especially in dark vehicles.
Taking Photo’s? Pull over somewhere safe. Keep your eyes on the road not the scenery. If you want to take photo’s look at a view, stop and look. Make sure you pull completely of the road in a place that it is safe to stop,
As you get closer to Portland regardless of which highway you are on you will notice an increase in large trucks. These can be difficult to pass as it takes a much longer distance to pass. Most travel at or very close to the speed limit.
Please remember that the breaking distance for large trucks is much more than yours so signal early if you are intending to pull over or stop.
Also remember at intersections do not pull out in front of a large vehicle if you do not have ample distance to accelerate up to the speed limit..
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