The Iron Range Locality
World War II
Our Famous Jetty
Welcome to Portland Roads
Portland Roads is a small coastal community at Iron Range on Cape York Peninsula, approximately 800km north of Cairns.
This tropical outpost is a historical site and a key part of any Cape York experience.
Portland Roads sits on a small headland facing a naturally protected bay, frequented by visiting yachts cruising the coral coast. It is one of the most beautiful and pristine locations in Cape York, Australia. It is surrounded by lush rainforest and is just a short drive away from iconic Chili Beach.
There’s an array of activities you may choose to do, from birdwatching, bushwalking, fishing or beachcombing
At Portland Roads, we take pride in preserving the natural beauty of the region. We believe in responsible tourism, and we work closely with the nearby Lockhart Aboriginal Community to ensure that our activities have a minimal impact on the environment.
Out of the Blue Cafe
Today this small community of about 10 permanent residents focuses on tourism.
There are also some excellent public facilities including:
Shaded Picnic Tables
Free Public Wi Fi
So, what are you waiting for? Come and experience the magic of Portland Roads, where nature and adventure await you.
Portland Roads is a place to become excited about it’s past, and to explore it’s living history.
Reflect on the remoteness
The significant role Portland Roads played during World War II and earlier visits by adventurers and miners
The landscape, connect with nature and watch for unique and endemic wildlife
Sit & Stay
Refresh and unwind from the day to day
Self-drive during the ‘dry season’ or Fly/Drive during the ‘wet season’. Enjoy the remote wilderness and wild beauty of Portland Roads, the nearby Chili Beach and Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL).