Located on the southwest coast of Victoria, Warrnambool is surrounded by lush green dairy farmlands and overlooks the Southern Ocean. Cooled by the crisp sea air, Warrnambool is home to a popular foreshore promenade as well as a number of family friendly and historical attractions. Famous as the home of the Shipwreck Coast and an amazing sound and laser show as well as heritage museums and captivating coastal promenades, you’ll never be short of things to do in Warrnambool.
Home to an iconic seafaring history, Warrnambool is surrounded by rugged coastline known as Shipwreck Coast due to the high number of ships that have been wrecked against the rocks by the powerful seas. Now popular diving and sightseeing attractions, Warrnambool’s Shipwreck Coast features a number of historic lighthouse and the award-winning Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. The town is also home to the 1878 Loch Ard shipwreck which has been brought to life with a unique and unforgettable sound and laser show.
Nearby Logans Beach is a popular recreation spot and is also home to a viewing platform that offers a glimpse of the southern right whales during their annual migration. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during June to October, you’re likely to spot them as close as 100m off the shore. Making the beach their nursery, these gentle giants birth and raise their calves at the beach, making multiple visits well worth your while.
Warrnambool is also home to a vibrant arts scene, particularly at the southern end of Liebig Street. Warrnambool often hosts a great range of events throughout the year that offer exciting celebrations for the whole family. The town is also home to a great café culture, fine dining, fresh local produce, top pub grub and boutique brews at the award-winning Flying Horse Bar & Brewery.