Title:Blue Whales in Portland
Description:Blue Whales migrate to the waters off Portland each year to feed on the abundant swarms of krill which are nourished by the Bonney Upwelling, a marine phenomenon in which cold nutrient-rich water is brought to the surface from deeper in the ocean. Be sure to stay with us here at Quest Portland while on your journey to see these magnificent creatures of the sea.Read More »
Title:Portland Upwelling Festival!
Description:On the first Saturday in November, the Portland Foreshore will come alive and 'well up' with excitement for the second year of our new festival concept - celebrating the unique features of our beautiful coastal townRead More »
Title:3 Bays Marathon
Description:Ready, set, go! The date for the Portland 3 Bays Marathon has been set. The Portland 3 Bays Marathon is a fantastic opportunity for runners & walkers of all ages to join in this great community event.Read More »
This epic natural phenomenon occurs off the coast of Portland when the spring winds shift to the south-east, driving a change in ocean currents that powers a seven month feeding frenzy (November to May) of tuna, crayfish, giant crabs, squid, fish, seabirds, krill and blue whales. An incredibly rich ecological food web, the Upwelling is at its greatest off the coast of Portland and is the cornerstone of our lucrative local fishing and tourism industry.
Blue whales are the signature species of the Upwelling and Portland is the only land-based blue whale watching area in Australia. .
The Portland Upwelling Festival will run for one day only and be free for everyone to attend. This allows all Portland residents to participate in this unique local celebration.
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GET ready for 12 hours of jam packed entertainment for the 19thannual Heywood Wood Wine and Roses festival next month.
Festival organisers are gearing up for what is set to be the biggest event yet with more than 45 entertainers and 100 stallholders booked for the Saturday, February 25 event.
Event coordinator Ross Barclay has been busy with the committee booking some of the biggest names ever seen in the eventâ€™s history, headlined by the Britney Spears and Lady Gaga Tribute Show.
Joining the stage is top Melbourne band Kartoon, country group Prarie Oysters, African dance and drumming group African Star, plus Polynesian Magic featuring dancers from Hawaii, Tahiti and the Cook Islands.
â€œWe have booked an exciting line-up for this yearâ€™s event. There will be something for everyone,â€ Mr Barclay said.
â€œWe are really pleased to have the Britney Spears and Lady Gaga Tribute show â€“ itâ€™s set to be a highlight of the evening with top Melbourne band Kartoon, who are well loved by the Heywood crowd.â€
Festivities begin on Friday, February 24 with the popular Breakfast in the Streethosted by the Heywood Consolidated School.
The breakfast will include the Australian Fair Organ, a travelling concert organ. It has the equivalent sound of a 20-piece band and is the only travelling concert organ in the country.
The festival has focused a lot of attention on attracting the best childrenâ€™s entertainment.
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