Following on from the success of the corkscrew climb event in 2020, Port of Portland is delighted to invite the community to climb the iconic corkscrew observatory on Saturday 19 November 2022. This event has been well received in the past with excitement growing from the community to once again tour port facilities and climb the structure.
Port of Portland Chief Executive Officer Greg Tremewen said “the open day will be a ‘free’ non-ticketed event where visitors can simply line-up, register and board the next available bus. Buses will run at 20-minute intervals from the Portland Visitor Information Centre and travel through the port precinct, prior to disembarking at the Smelter Berth, where a short walk of approximately 400 metres will be required to access the corkscrew”.
Bus departure times will be: 10am; 10:20am; 10:40am; 11am, 11:20am; 11:40am; 12pm; 12:20pm; 12:40pm; 1pm; 1:20pm and 1:40pm. A round trip to the corkscrew will take approximately 50 minutes. With restrictions on the number of people climbing the corkscrew at any one time, a strict timetable has been established.
Access to and from the corkscrew will be by bus only. Pedestrian access from any port entry gate will not be permitted. All enquiries regarding disabled and wheelchair access should be directed to the Event Coordinator, Janine Marra, on 03 5525 2450.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Security at the Port of Portland is governed by the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003. The Port of Portland has an approved Maritime Security Plan which covers security-based risks to the port and the local community. Access to the Port Security Zone is permitted to authorised visitors only. Port of Portland is required to maintain a register of all visitors. As you will be entering a Port Security Zone, all passengers will be required to provide their full name and photo ID (adults only) prior to boarding each bus.
Chief Executive Officer
(03) 5525 0900