Glenelg Shire logo
Skip Links


Welcome to the Glenelg Shire Council

Discovery Coast Map


Nestled in Victoria’s South West corner, the Glenelg Shire area is known as the Discovery Coast.

The region boasts rich maritime history, and inspiring natural attractions. The region’s towns include historic Portland, scenic Cape Bridgewater, the quaint village of Nelson and the rural towns of Casterton, Heywood and Dartmoor.

The Glenelg Shire is accessible through a range of transport options. These include daily V/Line coach and connecting rail services to Melbourne, as well as coach services to other parts of the state and Shire. There is also a town bus and taxi service operating in Portland.

Rolling hills and rich agricultural land to the north give way to a scenic and secluded river region to the west, pine plantations line the roads through the hinterland, while a huge expanse of coastal beaches and cliffs form the southern perimeter. Whether you’re seeking a land, sea or river experience, or a combination of all three, the Discovery Coast is the place to be!

Click here to find out more about the destinations in our Shire

Find out more about key attractions in the Discovery Coast by clicking on the following links:

Glenelg Shire Tourism Strategic Initiatives

For more information about the 22 directions of our Tourism Key Strategic Initiatives please click here.

Exploring Nelson, Cape Nelon and Portland - GrEAT Ocean Road Trip series

Powered by