Port Albert

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Port Albert
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View south-east along Wharf St towards Port Albert Hotel

Port Albert is one of Victoria's oldest sea ports, established in 1841 by explorer Angus McMillan, who is commemorated with a monument at the roundabout at the northern end of town. The town's collection of historical buildings includes the Port Albert Hotel (licensed in 1842) which fronts the town's jetties and wharf, and the general store which dates back to 1856. The Gippsland Regional Museum, located on the corner of Wharf Street and Bay Street, features exhibitions and memorabilia of the town's maritime history.

Charts

Australian Hydrographic Service
AUS181 Approaches to Corner Inlet and Port Albert
AUS182 Approaches to Port Albert

See also Victoria.

Weather

See also Victoria.

Passages

See Victoria.

Islands

Various, mostly uninhabited. Port Albert is part of the 30,000ha (75,000 acre) Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Park and a centre for eco-tourism. Camping is permitted on Snake Island, but you'll need a permit (no fee required) from Parks Victoria. Sunday Island, between Port Albert and Port Welshpool, is privately owned.

  • Drum Island
  • Clonmel Island
  • Sunday Island

Communication

See Victoria.

Navigation

Port Albert Chart, 1841

Enter between Snake Island and Clonmel Island (38° 44.6' South, 146° 39.6' East) and proceed northeast between the islands. Check hydrographic charts or use a good depth sounder. Various channels, submerged sandbars and offshore islands make entry to Port Albert somewhat tricky, so don't end up like the SS Blackbird!!

Berthing

Use the boat harbor.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Port Albert Yacht Club (no dedicated marina, social group only). Bay Street, Port Albert VIC 3971.
    PO Box 52, Yarram VIC 3971. Phone: 03 5183 2581, marjbrosche@netbay.com.au

Anchorages

Anchor away from the many yachts at moorings and paddle your tender up to the boat ramp. Running all the way in and tying up at the wharf may incur the ire of local fishing boats. You may get away with tying up at one of the empty marina bays for a day or two, but this is untested.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Potable water readily available
Electricity ?
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry None
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Diesel and unleaded petrol
Bottled gas LPG readily available
Chandlers Alberton marine PTY LTD 39 JOHNSON STREET ALBERTON 3971
Contact Bob Kuhnell Phone: + 61 351832344;Fax: +61 51832219 [mailto: albertonmarine@net-tech.com]
Services
Repairs Alberton marine (as above)
Internet None in Port Albert. Yarram library has public internet access
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A (Not Available)

Provisioning

Basics available in Port Albert at both the General Store and petrol station. For large scale provisioning, a trip to the supermarket and bakery in Yarram is better.

Eating out

  • Port Albert Hotel
  • Customs House Cafe
  • Port Albert General Store (take away)
  • Port Albert Seafoods (at the jetty, take away)

Transportation

Buses to and from Melbourne are available daily from either Yarram or Alberton, on the South Gippsland Highway. The distance to Melbourne is 210 km (130 mi) by road.

Tourism

Places to Visit


Friends

  • Since Port Albert is essentially a small country town, almost anyone will be helpful if they have the time. Try the yacht club in an emergency, I'm pretty sure just about every member will turn out to see a proper cruising yacht.
  • Commercial Sailing Tours are run part of the year. These guys might be good to talk with for local sailing knowledge.
  • ROYAL VOLUNTEER COASTAL PATROL Port Albert Division (03) 5183 2555

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See [[Australia#References & Publications| Australia].

Comments

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  • A charming, sleepy and rustic little fishing village, Port Albert (pop. 250) has an interesting history but these days doesn't come alive outside holiday seasons, when the many Melbourne residents who own holiday houses arrive.
    Facilities include a wharf, marina and a ramp for trailer-sailors. Fuel is available 500 metres from the wharf at a petrol station which doubles as a general store. There are a couple of restaurants and an old pub, which also serves meals and may have rooms available.
    The farming township of Yarram is about 12km (8mi) north of the town on the South Gippsland Highway, and has many more facilities including banks, supermarkets, real estate agencies, hardware stores and so on. Hitchhiking is probably the fastest way to get there. --Haiqu 02:21, 26 May 2011 (BST)

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