As you come into the pine tree lined main strip of Warrnambool you will quickly come to realise that this city along the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria holds many more attractions that you probably even thought. With the fringing ocean waters and all its wonders to the neighbouring famous attractions, city delights and other fun filled things to see and do, there is no end to what you can look forward to when travelling to Warrnambool along The Great Ocean Road.
Very well known for its rich maritime history, coastal waters, laidback lifestyle and stunning beaches, Warrnambool is perfect for all kinds of holidays. There are winding walking trails to explore, cycling tracks to set out on, whales that can be viewed not even 100m from the beach during June through to October and the famous shipwreck coast where you will find more than 180 ships that met their demise between the 1800’s and 1900’s. Explore volcanoes, sample some culinary delights, get the blood pumping with some outdoor fun, thrills and spills or just relax on the sun kissed beaches that line the foreshore.
Take time to start your day right with a coffee within the cafe district of Warrnambool, do some fishing from the beach or perhaps set out on a fishing charter for the day for some reef or deep sea fishing at its very best. There are diving charters and snorkelling adventures to embark on that will let you experience some beautiful underwater gardens for yourself as well as food and wine tours to nearby wineries, vineyards restaurants, the cheese factory and through the dairy countryside that wraps itself around Warrnambool.
You can take the kids to the Allansford Cheese World, Aquazone or step back in time to learn about the rich maritime history as you tour through the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Other attractions in Warrnambool include the recreation of the notorious Caravel Ship, golf courses, kids activities and holiday attractions and plenty of water fun such as surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, swimming, ocean kayaking and canoeing. Catch a movie at the local cinema, play a game of mini golf with the kids or take part in one of the many annual events and festivals that tour through Warrnambool. Some of the freshest seafood can be tried in Warrnambool, tasty delights and mouth watering treats, drive to visit the Twelve Apostles, take a river cruise, explore wetlands and reserves and then come nightfall enjoy the nightly laser show that tells the story of the ill fated Loch Ard before it sank just off shore.
There is the wildlife sanctuary to walk through, Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground for the whole family, skate parks and foreshore parklands. Get out on the water and do some yachting or windsurfing, visit Cannon Hill for some stunning views of the area and to also see where the cannons where installed to defend the coast from the invasion of the Russians during the Crimean War and take some time out and to relax by Hopkins Falls. There is the annual migration of eels in early summer as they travel upstream from the falls, art galleries, museums and historical sites to take in. Whatever your interests and however you wish to spend your holiday in Warrnambool you will find so many wonderful attractions, that you will love every minute that you spend here.