Visit Warrnambool

Touring - Tour the region

Touring The Region

Warrnambool is the ideal base for exploring a region that is packed with natural wonders, extraordinary wildlife, beautiful coastal scenery, dramatic volcanic landscapes, great food and wine and important heritage sites and buildings.

As the unofficial capital of south-west Victoria, Warrnambool has strong transport links to Melbourne - by rail, road and air - and a range of services and facilities that will meet every need.

The rail link with Melbourne opens up the rare (in Australia) possibility of travelling without a car. There is a tour operator in Warrnambool that will meet you at the train station. Or you can hire a car after you arrive.

The range of sights that can be covered in a self-drive day trip from Warrnambool is simply staggering - ranging from the Twelve Apostles, to historic Port Fairy, to the Grampians National Park. There are gourmet trails, shipwreck trails, volcano trails - and more. See the Things to Do - Explore the Region section of this website for a full list of possibilities.

A number of innovative companies also offer interesting activities. There's flying, horse-riding, guided walks to learn about Aboriginal culture, river cruises, fishing charters.