Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 21 PORT ALBERT Stay and explore in historic Port Albert Stay in Port An ideal place to base yourself while in Port Albert is the Port Albert Motel, which is right opposite the historic Port Albert jetty, on the location of the original 1842 Port Albert Hotel. With sweeping views over the beautiful waters of the harbour, here you’ll find comfortable, affordable accommodation for couples, families and small groups. Keen boaters and anglers will enjoy the motel’s free onsite boat and trailer parking, easy access to nearby boat ramp facilities, and the availability of a short-term mooring, right across the road from your room. The motel’s seven fully-equipped rooms can be configured to various bedding arrangements, making them suitable for group bookings, particularly for special occasions such as weddings. It is an ideal base for travellers keen to explore the region’s beauty, and comes with a bonus: staying at Port Albert gives you a front-row seat to spectacular sunsets and sea views, right across to the Prom coast. To book or find out more, visit Port Albert Maritime Museum Port Albert’s historic 1861 Bank of Victoria building now houses the Port Albert Maritime Museum – an award-winning museum with a significant collection that recounts the maritime, local and indigenous history of Gippsland. The moment you enter the museum and see the restored 1.3-metre-high lens from the Cape Liptrap lighthouse and a cannon used at the Cliffy Island Light Station to sound fog warnings to shipping, you know you could easily spend lots of time here! One of the key museum exhibits tells the story of the loss of the Clonmel, a timber paddle steamer wrecked near the entrance to Port Albert, along with details of some of the other 23 ships lost nearby. There’s also an extensive navigation and communications display, an exhibition on the life of Christopher Robinson, and an array of fascinating outdoor exhibits. Find out more at A sign outside the fascinating Port Albert Maritime Museum. Photo: Visit Victoria The family-friendly Port Albert Motel is opposite the historic Port Albert jetty, on the site of the original 1842 Port Albert Hotel. PB13954 Maritime Museum Port Albert, Victoria Phone: (03) 5183 2520 Award Winning NEW AUDIO VISUAL EXHIBITS NEW EXHIBITION ON THE LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON Thursday through to Monday, 10am - 4pm Normal Admission - Adults: $10 Concession: $6 Students & Children: $2 Families: $10 (2 adults, 2 children) Coaches by appointment Good selection of regional books for sale PB8325