Things to See and Do

Near Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

With spectacular stretches of coastline, fantastic beaches, breathtaking ocean views, beautiful parks and gardens, seaside walking and bike trails. Warrnambool has a unique history of notorious shipwrecks and you can re-live the journey of the "Loch Ard" at the sound and laser show, which airs nightly at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. You can take a stroll around the Tower Hill Reserve which…

With spectacular stretches of coastline, fantastic beaches, breathtaking ocean views, beautiful parks and gardens, seaside walking and bike trails. Warrnambool has a unique history of notorious shipwrecks and you can re-live the journey of the "Loch Ard" at the sound and laser show, which airs nightly at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. You can take a stroll around the Tower Hill Reserve which is nestled inside a dormant volcano, today it is a beautiful haven for wildlife. Hopkins Falls are set against lush dairy country. They are breathtaking and make an ideal picnic, fishing and walking spot. The Merri River lies to the west of the city, meandering through wetlands before emerging at Stingray Bay, in the Thunder Point Coastal Reserve. The Merri is regarded as one of Victoria's finest brown Trout streams. Warrnambool's picturesque Lady Bay is so much more than simply a beach, the Foreshore Promenade is a wonderful 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the famous Southern Right Whale Nursery at Logan's Beach. The fantastic Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is a year-round family attraction. The 20 hectacre adventure playground is a paradise for kids, with giant slides, flying foxes, a maze and boat rides. There are lovely walking tracks around the lakes and the park features picnic areas and sheltered barbecue facilities. The Lake Pertobe precinct is also home to tennis courts, mini golf, a skate park and BMX track.

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Local Highlights

12 Apostles
BIG4 Ocean Beach Holiday Village is situated on the Shipwreck Coast, part of the famous Great Ocean Road in South Western Victoria and only a short drive from the magnificent 12 Apostles

Tower Hill State Game Reserve
The South West Region includes the spectacular Tower Hill State Game Reserve - great for bush walking and picnics.

Annual Cultural Festivals
Warrnambool has a wealth of Annual Cultural Festivals and sporting events . To find out what's on during the year contact the Information Centre on 1800 637 725

Historic Port Fairy
Just 20 minutes from Warrnambool is historic Port Fairy home of the internationally renowned Folk Festival held in March each year and a spectacular golf course with ocean veiws

Flag Staff Hill Maritime Museum
This museum is the ideal starting point for your exploration of Warrnambool and the Shipwreck Coast and the regions rich maritime history.

Lake Pertobe
Lake Pertobe is recognised as one of Warrnambools most valuable recreational assets. This area centres on Lake Pertobe and its adventure playground. It also includes sporting areas designated for tennis, lawn bowls, athletic and mini golf to the south-west and areas used for hockey and soccer on Harris Reserve to the west. The Army Barracks site is also in this precinct.

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