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Things to do - Foreshore

Foreshore Promenade

The award-winning Foreshore Promenade is a wonderful 5.7 km track that stretches from the Breakwater along the coastline to the famous whale nursery at Logans Beach. The scenic trail is popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters. Take a towel, stop off for a surf or swim, and don't forget your camera. Contact the Visitor Centre for information on bike hire.

Lady Bay

Warrnambool’s picturesque Lady Bay offers protected swimming along with surfing, yachting and windsurfing. Surf lifesavers patrol the beach during the summer. There are over 29 shipwrecks in Lady Bay with interpretative signage highlighting some of the tragedies.

Breakwater & Stingray Bay

The historic 1890 Breakwater has great views of the harbour and the city. 

At the mouth of the Merri River, Stingray Bay, is a beautiful sheltered cove where you can explore crystal-clear rock pools. 

Middle Island Maremma Project

The Middle Island Maremma Project is a unique environmental program that uses a special breed of Maremma dogs to protect birds and penguins from fox and dog predation. The Maremma breed has been used in Italy for centuries to protect domestic animals, but wild birds were a new challenge. 

From August to February, Middle Island is home to breeding colonies of Little Penguins and Short-tailedShearwaters.

By 2005 the once thriving penguin colony had been reduced to 10 breeding pairs. In 2006 the Maremmas were introduced, and since then the number of birds and penguins has rebounded. 



Talk A Look At The World Famous Maremma Dog Project