With the Shipwreck Coast fringing its shoreline, the Otway Ranges and Rainforest being just a scenic drive away, the pristine beaches, town attractions and plenty of fun and entertainment for all travellers and age levels, Warrnambool offers plenty of activities for everyone. The city of Warrnambool, along The Great Ocean Road, is somewhere where you can soak up the long standing maritime history of the region, explore the beautiful dairy countryside and experience many of the attractions that have put Warrnambool on the map.
From viewing the migrating Southern Right Whales from Logan’s Beach between June and October where you can watch these gentle giants at play not even 100m away from shore or perhaps you would like to explore the arts and culture scene of the city with its many galleries, museums, events and festivals. There is the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village to wander through that tells the stories of maritime history of Warrnambool or even a trip to Cheese World or Warrnambool Cheese and Buttery Factory can be a great way to spend an afternoon.
The beaches that fringe this part of the coastline not only present hours upon hours of fun and excitement at the beach but there is also fishing, swimming, kiteboarding, surfing and ocean kayaking to enjoy. You can explore the underwater world of the Shipwreck Coast where there is approximately 180 sunken ships that sank between the 1800’s and 1900’s. There are diving charters, fishing charters, whale watching cruises and luxury cruises that will let you see the sights from the ocean for a lovely day out on the water.
Enjoy the wonderful dining experience that Warrnambool presents with an array of restaurants and dining options that serve only the best in local produce, award winning wines and seafood. Stop for a bite to eat in the cafe district along Liebig Street and the kids will just love the Fun 4 Kids Festival which is one of Australia’s biggest community events for children between the years of 2-12 and ideal entertainment if you are on holiday with the family. There are coastal walks, hiking trails, camping adventures and horse riding expeditions! You can wander through the Warrnambool Botanical Gardens, have a picnic with the family or hire a bicycle to see the sights. Whether you are into golf, mini golf, taking the kids to an adventure park for the day, scenic flights, skydiving or simply just enjoying the day at the leisure centre where there is an indoor pool, playground, cafe, classes and more, this is just some of what you can look forward to when coming to Warrnambool.
There are day spa, yoga classes, tours to famous attractions such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Otway Ranges, you can visit the Tower Hill wildlife sanctuary where there are koalas, kangaroos, emus, birdlife and so much more or you might even like to base your trip to Warrnambool around the Sprintcar Classic in January, the Racing Carnival in May or the Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic in August! There is something for food lovers, wine lovers, anyone looking to get closer to nature or just wishing to kick back and relax, there are ample activities to fill up your days with when holidaying in Warrnambool.