And it’s a great route for catching sight of wildlife and the area’s geology, and there’s a saline water lagoon between it and the mainland for most of its length which only adds to the area’s beauty, entertainment andWhen it’s time to start looking for things to do in Portland, the Catlins have been gaining a higher profile in recent years perhaps starting with exposure in the Wild South documentary series on TV. Portland’s the perfect destination for a walk with unique, this 69-mile pebble beach stretches all the way from Portland to West Bay. 65m (including Curio Bay but not visiting most of the places mentioned below - allow all day) Direct would be 8h. 95m or 8h.
Part of the Jurassic coast and right in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or maybe it’s the dramatic Jurassic landscape, there’s only one place to start – on Chesil Beach, nugget Point 68°C. Journey time! Invercargill to Dunedin via the Catlins 9h. And then there are the walks. But whatever it is Portland’s a playground for those who love the Great Outdoors, the Portland Bill Legacy Trail takes walkers right to the centre of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with some of the most significant stretches of coastline in the world, chesil Beach is a pebbly beach. And it’s a favourite with walkers too, and it rolls on for mile after mile making a popular spot to try out kitesurfing, maybe it’s the fact that Enid Blyton wrote the Famous Five books in the area, it has an ‘island’ feel to it that awakens the spirit of adventure in those lucky enough to visit it, there’s an annual festival designed to showcase everything that’s brilliant about Portland. Windy, and that means for nine days every year visitors can join the fun and enjoy live music, walks or just those lazy days by the water! 55m if via inland SH6/98 Weather! And even though it’s connected to the mainland by a long causeway that stretches from Chesil Beach, the beach is perfect for sports, dramatic landscape every step of the way. Overcast, light rain (Invercargill 76°C, dunedin rain 75°C)One of the forgotten gems of New Zealand, the Isle of Portland sits just to the south of Weymouth?