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
Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks up to 45 metres in height, rising up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

Tower Hill Reserve
Nestled inside a dormant volcano, Tower Hill is today a beautiful haven for wildlife thanks to the efforts of Friends of Tower Hill and volunteers. There is a lake and wetland and during years of average rainfall it is not uncommon to see the wetland completely immersed in water.

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

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
An interactive, 1870s maritime village and museum. This state heritage listed site and maritime village reflects the pioneering atmosphere of an 1870s coastal port.

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
A year-round family attraction - 20 hectares of adventure playground paradise for kids, with giant slides, flying foxes, a maze and boat rides. Lovely walking tracks around the lakes, delightful picnic areas and sheltered BBQ facilities.

Whale Watching
They usually reach Warrnambool in late May/Early June, these majestic creatures of the sea. Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to Warrnambool’s Logan’s Beach to calve. The whales often swim within 100 metres of the shore and can be viewed from the beach or sand dunes via a specially constructed whale viewing platform.

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