Situated between Port Fairy & Port Campbell, Warrnambool offers a good variety of coastal attractions, boasts a number of attractive parks and gardens and is a great spot for whale watching! Here we take a look at some of the must visit spots:
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Explore the town’s rich maritime history with a visit to this fascinating museum & outdoor village! This recreated 19th century sea port provides a glimpse into the maritime lifestyles and trades of the 1870's era, via interactive displays and buildings.
If you time your trip between June & October, you can view the Southern Right Whales returning to their nursery at Logan’s Beach. Featuring a special whale watching platform, this is one of the region's best observation points and you’ll be within just 100 metres of these beautiful mammals as they swim close to the shore!
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
Stretching 32km along the coast between Peterborough and Warrnambool, the Bay of Islands Coastal Park offers spectacular coastal views with secluded beaches, rock stacks and cliff formations.
It’s very similar to the Port Campbell National Park, yet much less crowded!
Lake Pertobe Adventure Park
Featuring a maze, boat rides, giant slides, flying foxes & fitness equipment, this 20 hectare adventure playground is the perfect place for a fun day out! You can also enjoy delightful walks around the lake and make use of the sheltered BBQ facilities.
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
About 15 minutes west of Warrnambool, sitting inside an extinct volcano formed some 30,000 years ago, you’ll find the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve! This is the ideal place to experience the Australian bush while getting up close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic native birds and animals!
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