Beachfest: 10 Reasons to visit Warrnambool this Summer
BeachFest is an incredible family event offering a range of (mostly free) beachside activities from the 27th December to Australia Day. From beach sports to creative workshops there’s something for everyone! Here are ten things to look forward to at BeachFest 2020!
EXPERIENCE THE HEALING POWER OF WARRNAMBOOL'S HOT SPRINGS
Visitors from all over the world, plus the locals, relish the healing powers of the
geothermal spas at The Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs in Warrnambool.
A First Timers Guide to the Premier Speedway
What could it be about those funny looking cars that make people flock to Warrnambool from across the globe? What is on the other side of the big white fence? I asked Premier Speedway Manager David Mills to explain what a first timer like myself needs to know.
VISITING FOR WORK? HERE ARE 5 SNEAKY WAYS TO VISIT THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
If you're in Melbourne or Geelong for a conference or event and only have a couple of days to yourself, don't despair! Catch the train to Warrnambool and join a tour that shows you the big ticket items.
Eight reasons to eat your way around Warrnambool
Head west from Melbourne for a seaside town filled with plenty of places to shop, snack and dine. Here are eight reasons to take your taste buds on a tour of Warrnambool.
DRAGONS, TREASURE HUNTS & TINY CINEMAS: VISIT THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD THESE SPRING HOLIDAYS
If you head to the Great Ocean Road region these school holidays, not only will you enjoy our regular family attractions, you'll come across some very cool activities planned just for the Spring break.
Baby Emus at Tower Hill
Tower Hill, just to the west of Warrnambool, is one of the most fascinating geological formations in Victoria. It has an important place in local Aboriginal history and it teems with wildlife.
Tower Hill is an enormous volcanic crater rimmed by beds of volcanic ash. The swampy floor of the crater is punctuated by conical hills which, after good rains, virtually become islands surrounded by a shallow lake.
The inside of the crater, and the island-hills are now a wildlife reserve and there are substantial populations of native birds and wildlife. It's easy to see koalas, kangaroos, emus and much more.
Spring School Holiday Kids Activities: Hidden Treasures
Become a Treasure Detective these spring school holidays in an enchanted Maritime Village. There’s farm animals, tearooms, lolly shop, kids craft, cooking, time travel tours, old fashioned games, wood workings and the popular Meet the Maremmas.
The Best Playground on the Great ocean Road
Did you know that there are families who travel to Warrnambool every year just for a playground? It's hard to believe but once you've been there you'll understand - Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is much more than your average playground!
World Heritage Listing in our Backyard
A site in Victoria that’s older than the pyramids, the Acropolis and Stonehenge has been added to the world heritage list. The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in south-west Victoria became the first in Australia to receive world heritage protection solely for its Aboriginal cultural importance.
Warrnambool: The stuff family memories are made of.
Here are some local hotspots that I’d like to share with you if you’re thinking of checking out ‘my backyard’, Warrnambool, this winter.
Winter Whale Trail
As the warmer months are windswept aside for the cool change and wild shores of winter, we’re taking the heat off the Great Ocean Road’s most trodden sites and following in the tail slaps of the whales.
8 Reasons why ‘Little Winter’ should be on your winter to-do-list
Little Winter, Flagstaff Hill's winter school holiday program, is big fun for the whole family. From July 1 to 12, the Warrnambool museum and village are alive with kids cooking and craft activities, chances to meet the Maremma guardian dogs who protect the little penguins at Middle Island, opportunities build something with Triton Woodworkers, or even travel back in time to experience an old-fashioned school room. Here are 8 reasons why Little Winter should be on you to-do-lists this Winter school holidays.
The Shipwreck Coast is a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline in southwest Victoria. It has a fascinating maritime history and it’s a great place to explore.
There are hundreds of shipwrecks along the Shipwreck Coast, although it’s estimated that less than a third of them have ever been discovered.
FLAGSTAFF HILL: PIONEERS, SHIPWRECKS AND A SUNKEN PEACOCK
I love the southern coast of Australia. A coastline of treacherous limestone cliffs and dangerous currents, wild and untamed. It is so different to the sandy beaches of Sydney… for us, a visit to the wild Great Ocean Road coast proves to be the perfect sea change.