Portland, with a population of a little over 2000, is an industrial town surrounded by beautiful countryside within the local government area of Lithgow, 167km’s north-west of Sydney.
Today, the economic focus of the town is the Mt Piper Power Station and related Coal Mines, you can tour the facilities through The Energy Expo located at the Power Station. It is open daily and free of charge from 9am to 4pm. The expo is located in a lovely landscaped setting, often frequented by kangaroos.
There is a picnic area with a playground, tennis courts, electric barbecues and amenities. Tours of the power station are conducted daily from the energy expo at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.