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Upcoming events

Tuna Fishing Season!

Date: 01/04/2012 to 31/07/2012
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Calling all fisherman! Tuna season is now well underway and Portland is the place to be. Whether you're a land-loving first timer or a seasoned veteran tuna fishing has something for everyone.

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Blue Whales in Portland

Date: 01/04/2012 to 30/09/2012
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Blue whales migrate to the waters off Portland 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. Blue whales rarely approach land very closely but their blows and backs can sometimes be seen at a distance off prominent headlands such as Cape Nelson and Cape Bridgewater. Don't miss this spectacular chance to see these amazing creatures.

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3 Bays Marathon

Date: 04/11/2012
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When: Sunday 4th November 2012 What: An exciting 42.2km marathon and also a 21.1 km "half marathon" For more information on the Portland 3 Bays Marathon visit the official website http://www.portland3baysmarathon.org.au/index.asp Marathon Timetable WALKERS 5:30 am check in 6:00 am Start WALK RELAY 6:05 am race instructions 6:30 am Walk Relay Start RUNNERS 7:15 am check in 7:50 am race instructions at Start Line 8:00 am start marathon RUN RELAY 8:05 am race instructions at Start Line 8:15 am start relay (Primary teams only) 8:45 am start relay (Senior teams) REFRESHMENTS 11:00 am onwards

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Portland Upwelling Festival!

Date: 29/10/2011
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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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Quest Easter Egg Hunt!

Date: 08/04/2012 to 09/04/2012
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Come one, come all! It’s that time of year again and Quest Portland in conjunction with the Easter Bunny are getting ready for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Guest’s whose children would like to participate in the egg hunt should arrive in reception no later than 8AM on Sunday 8th April 2012 for basket colouring and assembly. After baskets are made there will be a supervised egg hunt in the magical Quest Gardens where the Easter Bunny is rumoured to visit every year.

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Heywood Wood Wine and Roses festival

Date: 25/02/2012
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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 event’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. “We have booked an exciting line-up for this year’s event. There will be something for everyone,” Mr Barclay said. “We are really pleased to have the Britney Spears and Lady Gaga Tribute show – it’s set to be a highlight of the evening with top Melbourne band Kartoon, who are well loved by the Heywood crowd.” 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 children’s entertainment.

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Portland's first young professionals Sundowner

Date: 02/03/2012
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sponsored by Committee for Portland, this Sundowner event will be focused on young people and their ideas to help them voice their opinions into the community. This kick off event will be held at Bahloo Cafe at 5:30pm where nibbles and drinks will be provided. So if you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and looking to meet some other young professionals in Portland, come along to this event. please RSVP to twu@questapartments.com.au by 27th February 2012.

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Administrative Professional Breakfast

Date: 04/05/2012
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United Way Glenelg is encouraging workplaces to send along their dministrative Professionals for a morning of celebration as thanks and reward for their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication. This year United Way Glenelg will announce the South West Administrative Professional of the Year. Nominations now open. Special Guest Jean Kittson to attend. A multi-talented performer and writer, Jean Kittson is one of Australia's best known and most popular comedians, entertaining and amusing audiences in theatre and print, on radio and television. Join us on Friday 4 May, 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the stunning location of The Portland Golf Club.

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Santa Visits Portland on Christmas Eve

Date: 24/12/2012
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Bring or buy a picnic, kick back and listen to come tuens and get into the festive season spirit. Kids will be well catered for with jumping castle and amsements along with traditional egg and spoon and sack races. Of course this is all jsut a precursor to the main event - SANTA'S ARRIVAL AT 7:15pm!! United Way Glenelg is pleased to present the inaugual Santa on the Run one mile dash. Dress up as Santa and run to raise money for United Way Glenelg and the chance to win some great prizes. For more info or to enter please visit unitedwayglenelg.com.au or call Nicole Reefman on 0410 513 305

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Portland Young Professionals Cocktail Function

Date: 01/12/2012
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When: Saturday 1st December 2012 Where: Sandilands Time: 7:00pm til late Dress code: Cocktail Ticket price: $25.00 per person (includes supper , a welcome drink and live entertainment by Luke and Kane) Tickets can be purchased at Quest Apartments or through ypn@committeeforportland.com.au

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Latest news

Title: Tuna Season!
Description: Calling all lovers of the outdoors! That magical time of year is upon us, the time when conditions a... Read more »

Tuna Season!

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Calling all lovers of the outdoors! That magical time of year is upon us, the time when conditions are just right and we here in Portland are inundated with Tuna! So call your friends, family and anyone else you know who are keen on catching some Blue Fin Tuna. Recent weeks has resulted in great success with some very large Tuna being caught. Call one of the local charter operators today and book yourself a spot. The hardest thing about this Tuna fishing expedition is making enough room in your freezer back home.

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Title: Easter Bunny Visit
Description: Extra Extra Read All About It! The Easter Bunny has visited Quest Portland for the 2nd year in a row... Read more »

Easter Bunny Visit

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Extra Extra Read All About It! The Easter Bunny has visited Quest Portland for the 2nd year in a row and has brought joy (and Easter Eggs) to children of all ages. It was a morning like any other when families made their way down to the Quest Portland reception area after hearing of tales that the Easter Bunny would be coming. Children were assisted in the colouring and making of Easter Egg baskets by Quest staff and shortly after the hunt was on. All children found a number of eggs, bunnies and soft toys. Be sure to book in early for 2013 as the Easter Bunny is fabled to return!

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Title: Cruise Ship To Visit Portland
Description: Australias only traditional liner, Athena, will be the first-ever cruise ship to visit the Victorian... Read more »

Cruise Ship To Visit Portland

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Australias only traditional liner, Athena, will be the first-ever cruise ship to visit the Victorian town of Portland, Australias newest cruise destination, as part of Classic International Cruises 2012/13 summer cruise program, which will also feature a return season in Adelaide, the cruise lines first Easter cruise in Australia and a new rock n roll cruise.

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Local attractions

Title: Seals by Sea Tours
Distance to Quest: 20km
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Seals by Sea Tours

Distance to Quest: 20km

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Seals by Sea Tours at Cape Bridgewater, 20 kilometres west of Portland, is a world class tour. It is an exciting boat charter which takes up to 11 passengers to the largest mainland seal colony in Australia. See up to 1000 Australian and New Zealand fur seals. It takes just 3 minutes from the cast off jetty to be alongside the rock platforms and into the watery cave where you will experience a unique interaction within the seals' natural habitat.

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Title: Cable Tram Ride
Distance to Quest: 1km
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Cable Tram Ride

Distance to Quest: 1km

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From the moment you board the painstakingly restored 1886 saloon car, the sights and sounds of a bygone era surround you. The beautiful and intricate coachwork speaks of a time when life moved at a more leisurely pace. In fine weather, a seat on the grip car puts you in intimate contact with the passing scenery along the 8km return journey, which takes around one hour and has a full commentary. The grip car is a faithful replica, built to the original 1889 plans, and fitted with a diesel hydraulic drive.

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Title: Charter Fishing - Southern Bluefin Tuna
Distance to Quest: 400m
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Charter Fishing - Southern Bluefin Tuna

Distance to Quest: 400m

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Take a weekend off and come on down to Quest Portland to enjoy some of the finest Tuna fishing in the country. Fishing charters for individuals and groups alike are available. For more information or to book a charter contact one of Quest Portland's preferred fishing charter suppliers. Sharkmen Fishing Charters: http://www.sharkmen.com.au/ Matthew Hunt Fishing Services: http://www.fishingservices.com.au/ Reel Time Fishing Charters http://www.reeltimefishing.com.au/

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