The Best Playground on the Great ocean Roadby I AM WARRNAMBOOL
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. There are 20 acres of fun to be had at Lake Pertobe, all centred around a network of lakes and streams, dotted with islands that can be reached by Instagram worthy bridges.
The Adventure Playground itself has all your usual playground suspects including colourful swings, monkey bars, springers, spinning carousels, loads of picnic spots and undercover BBQ areas. But the playground also boasts some big assets including giant slides, giant sand pits, giant flying foxes, giant maze (decorated by world renowed street artists), a pirate ship, secret trampolines, and even a rocky waterfall that flows into a wading pool. There are open spaces for the kids to run around, play sports and visit on the weekend for the markets. And that's just scratching the surface. All of this open all day, everyday, free of charge.
Its not just families who flock to Lake Pertobe, over 100 species of vibrant birdlife reside hare too. Pick up a free Bird Watching Guide Book from the Visitor Information Centre and see how many birds you can spot. Why not take one of the many nature walks, or trail rides around the lake while you look for feathered friends? The lake is not just birds and serenity, in the warmer months you can take to the water by hiring motorised boats, paddle boats or even a canoe. A lesser known fact about the lake is that it's also not a bad spot for trout fishing.
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is close to everything. Park in one of the large car parks and enjoy the rest of the day on foot. With nearby mini golf, jumping pillow, tennis courts, patrolled beaches, cafes, kiosk, foreshore restaurants, walking tracks, bike trails, skatepark, BMX track, geothermal hot springs, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre and even the CBD, all a short walk away - Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground really is the ultimate hub for family fun in Warrnambool.
It's no wonder why families plan their holidays around it, and why it was awarded the Best Playground on the Great Ocean Road. Lake pertobe Adventure Playground is a must do. so, what are you waiting for? Spring is the perfect time to visit, the nature is in bloom and cute chicks are hatching. Enjoy the outdoors in warm weather while still avoiding the summer crowds!