Newport, Victoria 

 

Newport is located in Victoria State, Australia, and lies 70 miles southeast of the capital, Melbourne. At just 3 miles in length and less than 1 mile at its widest, Newport is one of Australia’s smallest cities, and its nickname, “The Little City,” reflects its diminutive size. Newport’s population, which as of June 2015 was just under 8,000, is so small that it doesn’t even have a police station.

The median distance from Melbourne to Newport, Victoria is 1551 miles (2405 kilometers). It’s per Google Maps, which gives a general idea of distance without allowing to calculate the distance between two places on the same street.

Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Bass Strait and the Grampians National Park, the city of Newport is a seaside town with a population of just over 6,000. Newport lies on the south coast of mainland Victoria and is home to some of the state’s famous tourist destinations, like Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road, and Port Fairy. But Newport itself is an attractive location for locals as well; it’s close to the state’s capital, Victoria, and offers a variety of cultural, sporting, and social activities.

This is a place of beautiful and picturesque coastlines, a rich history, and a unique population of the Italian, Greek, Spanish and English cultures. It is also a place that has transformed from a rural community of farmers and fishers to one of the most established cities in the state.

In 1795, the town of Newport on the Monaro was officially proclaimed. It was then renamed to become the Village of Yarragalonga. In 1888, the town was officially renamed to become the Town of Newport, which reached its current status in 1911. The town’s name is apparently derived from the famous British sea captain John Paul Jones, who was born and lived his early life in the town. The current population of the town is approximately 1900.

In 1836, the first settlers in Victoria, Australia, used this English name for the region to refer to the area along the Yarra River, where they established a settlement.

Located in western Victoria, the southern tip of the state, Newport is a trading town dominated by agriculture and industry and is the site of the state’s largest dam and water storage facility.

There are two options for nightlife in the Victorian seaside town of Newport: one is “open-air,” where you can enjoy drinks and admire the views; the other is “indoor,” where you can enjoy drinks and admire the views while seated inside.