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: vic@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

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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. 

Fun for Families

Fun, games and laughter are never ending in Warrnambool with Lake Pertobe adventure playground, mini golf, safe swimming beaches, promenade walks and volcanic discoveries close by. Enjoy visiting our famous Fun4kids festival during winter, the glorious sunshine in summer or better still come anytime and let the family unwind with sand between their toes.

Escape to the Sea

Escape to the seashore for a weekend getaway or longer stay with the family. Enjoy the rawness of the Southern ocean as it takes your breath away and let the kids build a sand castle and watch the waves roll in. Run, walk, ride or skate our fantastic Foreshore Promenade and enjoy a coffee as a reward at one of our many great cafe's along the way.

 

Whale Watching & Sightings

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 off shore. Check our Facebook Great Ocean Road Whales page for updates.

Stories of the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean, teaming with treasures of times past and present, is the life blood of Warrnambool, providing food and transport for its people. See first hand the perils of the untamed oceans whilst visiting the sites of numerous shipwrecks, or step back to a time when sea merchants ruled the port at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

City by the Sea

Enjoy the cosmopolitan benefits of visiting the Great Ocean Roads largest town. Wake up to the smell of roasting coffee beans, dine in sophistication, wonder through galleries highlighting locally inspired artworks or take in a show at the Lighthouse Theatre.

Nature and Wildlife

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. 

Stories of the Landscape

The landscape is rich and alive!  Australia may be referred to as a relatively young nation, but the well preserved ancient landscape provides many precious windows into the past.  Be sure to explore!

History of Warrnambool

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.

Outdoor Activities

Walking, running, playgrounds, fishing and so much more. Discover your next outdoor adventure today.

Retail Therapy

The vibrant Central Business District offers a fantastic mix of fashion, food and entertainment. From large brand name stores, plazas, small boutiques and markets, shop till you drop without leaving the city.

Arts & Culture

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.

Meet the Maremmas

Discover the story of the Maremma Guardian Dogs, trained to protect Middle Island’s Little Penguins from foxes, allowing the population to recover with penguin numbers slowly increasing.

 

Food & Wine

Great hospitality, great food, and great temptation! High quality local produce is celebrated in many of Warrnambool’s best restaurants, cafes and bistros.

Pamper Yourself

Kick back, escape your daily routine, ease into holiday mode. Let your stresses fall away.

Talk to a local

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.