With so many fun things for children to do around Port Albert, you're guaranteed that their last bit of energy will be burned whilst having glowing smiles on their faces.
Rutters Park Playground
Rutters Park at Port Albert is a magnet for children.
The park features a horizontal rope climbing frame, balance skateboard suspended from three poles, birds nest swing, dual wave slides, stand-on spinner, stepping logs in a curve, swings (one with harness), lovely springers, speed-boat with steering wheel, oars and motor, an elevated pit filled with shells rather than sand, maze composed of poles and chains and a curved distorting mirror.
For the parents, you'll find a shelter with picnic table, seats and BBQ, as well as a large grassy area with amazing water views.
Windy days at Rutters Park are perfect for flying kites.
Port Albert Playgroup
The Port Albert Playgroup has opened in the beautiful historic Port Albert Hall for the use of the mums and bubs of Port Albert and surrounding areas.
Come and get together for a chat over a cup of tea, let the kids play and make new friends.
Bring mum or grandma to join in the games.
Visit our Facebook page for our hours and updates.
Swimming & Kayaking
Summer in Port Albert is best spent on the small sand beach near the water tower. This location provides the perfect spot for kids to swim, jump off the jetty or even kayak in the shallow waters.
If the water isn't quite right for a swim, grab some lunch or snacks and sit at the picnic tables along the wharf or let the kids go wild in the playground.
Walks, Tours & Bike Rides
Get some excercise, take in some of the beautiful scenery, and see our local wildlife using the numerous walking tracks, tours, and bike paths.
Take a gentle stroll around the town and scenic wharf using the maze of flat footpaths and walking tracks. Read the historic markers located on the front of significant buildings around Port Albert.
Whether its a gentle stroll, hike, or a push bike ride, Port Albert and surrounding areas have something to suit everyone.
Go on a journey through the unspoilt Gippsland wilderness and discover a rich and diverse array of wildlife. Offering everything from abundant birdlife, kangaroos and emus, dolphins, wombats or our resident seal, Gippsland is a paradise for nature-lovers.
Take your time and savour the best of Gippsland’s natural wonders on two feet. Walk under giant ferns in ancient rainforests, stand under magnificent waterfalls, and look out over the ocean from wind-swept beaches and ports.
Each night in Port Albert, you can see the families of Kangaroos and Wallabies feeding in the paddocks behind the houses.
Gippsland and its Lakes are home to around 400 indigenous plant species and 300 native wildlife species.
Hire a Boat
Why not take the kids out on the water for the day?
Boat hire is available from Port Albert Fresh Seafoods. Boats are registered and come with all the required safety gear.
Drop into their bright coloured Kiosk, usually open on weekends and varied hours through the week for boat hire, food and drinks.
Check their Facebook page for contact details.
Port Albert has Tennis Courts which are available for hire.
To hire the court please contact the Port Albert General Store.
$5 per person which includes racquet & ball hire.
Tennis courts are managed and maintained by the Port Albert Progress Association on behalf of the community.
Port Albert General Store (Service Station).
49 Tarraville Rd, Port Albert VIC 3971
(03) 5183 2442
Fish off the Jetty
The various jettys around the Port Albert Wharf provide a safe and simple location for land-based fishing. Rutters Jetty has been known to hook large flathead, along with Whiting, Garfish and Leatherjackets.
Grab some fishing gear and bait from the Port Albert General Store and Service Station. They also have a range of snacks and drinks.
And if the fish don't bite, you can grab Port Albert's best food and coffee from our local food stores.
Find our Buoys
Port Albert's foreshore is scattered with three brightly coloured Marine Buoys.
Navigation buoys, beacons and marks are the road signs on the water. Commonly used to mark where deep water lies and where you should navigate safely within a channel.
Wander around the Port Albert Wharf and try to locate all three Buoys.
Take a selfie of yourself trying to pick up the Buoy. Post it on the Visit Port Albert Facebook page and tag #PortAlbert.
Book a Fishing Charter
If your children are slightly older and love to fish, why not book one of the Port Albert Fishing Charters that operate in the area?
Let the kids pull in the larger game fish and capture the moment in a photo that will last them a lifestime.
Fishing charters can be tailored to your individual needs.
Why not venture a little further into South Gippsland...
Port Albert is right in the middle of Gippsland and surrounded by many wonderful places to visit within a 30-45 minute drive.
Port Welshpool: Walk their famous Long Jetty.
Agnes Falls: National Park waterfalls and water holes.
Minnihaha falls: Located at Hiawatha.
Woodside Beach: Surf beach.
McLoughlins Beach Boardwalk: 1 klm return foreshore walk.
Tarraville Church: Historic Church.
Wilsons Promontory: Photographers delight.
Yarram: Business and shopping precinct (10 min drive).