Car Hire from Portland Airport
Portland Airport (PTJ) is the gateway to south west Victoria, Australia. Located in Cashmore it is a short drive from the city of Portland, The Great Ocean Road and a number of national parks and nature reserves. Victoria offers an enjoyable landscape to drive in and hiring a car from Portland Airport is the best way to explore all the region has to offer.
Where to hire a car at Portland Airport
Hertz is the only car hire company based at Portland Airport.
Petrol Stations near Portland Airport
If you have hired a car at Hertz without a fuel purchase option (FPO) you will be required to return the car with a full tank of fuel or a refuelling charge will be applied to your account.
The nearest petrol stations to Portland Airport are located in the city of Portland where you will find Caltex, BP and Portland Service stations.
Driving around Portland Airport
When you’re driving in Australia you will drive on the left side of the road, like the UK so there will be no need to adjust before you get on your way.
If you are travelling long distances between the national parks and towns of Victoria it’s important to plan in advance and be well-prepared. There are often vast open spaces between stopping points and facilities, so carry plenty of water and supplies and locate the petrol stations before setting off.
Getting to your Destination
Here are some destinations you may wish to visit in the Victoria region of Australia that can be easily reached from Portland Airport once you have hired your car.
Portland is a waterfront city with an important history as the first settlement in Victoria. Now this history can be enjoyed throughout the town in the many National Trust historic buildings from the 1800s and the Maritime Discovery Centre. The city’s shores offer an array of things to do including boating, seal watching and whale watching.
Portland Airport to Portland, Victoria is a 20 minute, 15km drive along Heath Road. As a destination on the Great Ocean Road road trips in the area are common and there are plenty of parking spots in the towns and hotels.
Warrnambool is a vibrant city on the beautiful Shipwreck Coast offering the perfect balance of water and beach based activities and historical and cultural attractions. You will be able to experience whale watching, surfing, the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and the arts and dining scene of Liebig Street.
Portland Airport to Warrnambool is a 1 hour 20 minute drive via the Princes Highway/A1 which forms part of the Great Ocean Road.
There is plenty of parking within walking distance of Warrnambool city centre, parking costs around $1 per hour depending on where you park. Off street parking is free at the weekends and on street parking is free after midday on Saturday through to the end of Sunday.
Cobboboonee National Park
Cobboboonee National Park is an 18500 hectare park of forests, wetlands and heathlands. There is a popular 90km driving route for cars, the Wood, Wine and Roses Forest Drive which passes through the park, Forest park, wineries and rose parks.
Portland Airport to Cobboboonee National Park is a 50 minute, 53km drive along the Henty Highway. There is a car park and a picnic area in the park if you wish to explore on foot.