Book with your local Visitor Information Centre
The local Visitor Information Centre Team can help you plan and book to make sure you get the most out of your visit. Book here or call 1800 637 725 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Warrnambool in all its Glory! Book your Meet the Maremma Tour now!
Tales of the Shipwrecked Coast
Be taken on an epic journey through the ages with Flagstaff Hill's NEW Sound and Light Show Experience: 'Tales of the Shipwreck Coast'. From local Aboriginal creation stories, Warrnambool's colourful whaling history and the reason why this treacherous coast line got its name.
Meet the Maremmas
The Meet the Maremma Experience is fun, educational and interactive. You will learn about little Penguins and the importance of conserving them. You will also learn how this world first project uses Maremma dogs to look after the penguin on Middle Island.
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Enjoy a picnic, spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre.
Located just 18 km west of Warrnambool.
Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logans Beach to calve. The whales often swim within a hundred metres of the shore. They can be viewed from a specially constructed platform in the sand dunes or from the beach.
Enjoy city lifestyle experiences wrapped up in the spectacular beauty and wild nature of the raw Southern Ocean. Warrnambool offers opportunities for relaxation, refined refreshments and a new sense of playfulness, adventure and rejuvenation.
You are planning the summer holiday around the dinner table – the 9yr old says he wants to do all the activities, surfing, mini golf, fishing, boating, rock pooling. The 6yr old says she wants to make a sand castle on the beach, go swimming and boogie boarding and catch a movie and go shopping. Your other half wants to stay somewhere close to the centre of town so there isn’t too much driving and can relax with a local drop and spend a few hours at a museum or gallery – and you?
Well you just want everyone to have a great holiday and read your new book on the beach, have a picnic in the gardens and enjoy a crayfish dinner. Lucky you don’t have to think too hard about where to go as you know Warrnambool can tick all the boxes for everyone!
Walk in the footsteps of the indigenous Gunditjmara Nation of people at Tower Hill National Park, watch Southern Right Whales return home to give birth and raise their calves, meet the Maremma dogs commissioned to protect the Little Penguins on Middle Island or discover by bike or foot the many parks and reserves protecting native flora and fauna.
Walking, running, playgrounds, fishing and so much more. Discover your next outdoor adventure today.
The extraordinary environment around Warrnambool has inspired a creative response from generations of artists, writers, musicians, craftspeople and artisans. With numerous galleries, markets and retail stores offering handmade items and art pieces for visitors to take home and treasure. Download our gallery and market guide today.
History & Heritage
Warrnambool is located along the infamous Shipwreck Coast with many shipwrecks occurring within the vicinity of our Lady Bay. Admire the beauty of Proudfoots historic boathouse, our state heritage listed lighthouse precinct or pay a visit to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and make a day of it. Alternatively, follow our cbd heritage trail and take in our historic buildings, gardens, and landmarks.
Eat & Drink
High quality local produce is celebrated in many of Warrnambool’s best restaurants, cafes and bistros. The resulting food matches the best you can find in Melbourne, with a wide array of Australian and multicultural options. And the prices will make you smile.
There are also plenty of interesting shops where you can can stock up on tasty delights. The local bakeries, butchers, delicatessens and fruiterers are exceptional.
The Great South West Food & Wine Group promotes the diversity and quality of the food and wine produced in the region - from the Otway Ranges in the east, to the South Australian border in the west, and the Grampians in the north
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village reopened to the public after a $2.95 million dollar upgrade in June 2017. During this period our amazing attraction underwent major upgrades and renovations throughout the venue, including the installation of a brand new light and sound show. With the welcome addition of further activation and so much more to explore, there has never been a better time to visit Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.
Conferences & Functions & Events Planning
Warrnambool is the event capital of the Great Ocean Road. The city by the sea offers delegates everything you would expect from a bustling city but without the enormous cost.
Call into the Visitor information Centre and discover the best kept secrets from the locals. A: 89 Merri St, Warrnambool P:1800 637 725 Open 7 days 9.00am-5.00pm, closed Xmas Day.