Warrnambool, the home of the classic beach holiday, does Summer like a boss. Watch this space for all of your summer must do's! 

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Jayco Herald Sun Tour Live in Warrnambool

For over sixty years, the ‘Sun Tour’ has captured the attention of sports fans throughout Victoria. Riders from around the world compete in the Tour, with past winners including Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France sprint champion Baden Cooke, Tour de France stage winners Simon Gerrans and Neil Stephens and many international riders who dominated the event in the 1990’s.


Take a late lunch – Thursday 1st Feb 2pm-3pm

Free Family Entertainment: Oddball and Friends Live on stage 1.50pm-2.20pm

Lions Club BBQ

Pippies by the Bay

Finish Line at 2.40pm 

Winner Presentations 

Dinner and Show Event – Thursday 1st 6.45pm- 10pm

Flagstaff Hill is offering ‘Friends of Jayco Herald Sun Tour’ a dinner and show package on Thursday 1st February. Enjoy a $25 meal deal at Pippies by the Bay followed by FREE entry into the epic Tales of the Shipwreck Coast Sound and Light Show. With an opportunity to meet and hear from Tour stars including John Trevorrow and the ‘Voice of Cycling’ Phil Liggett. Dinner 6.45pm – 8.45pm. Sound & Light Show 8.50pm for 9pm start. Bookings Essential. Pippies by the Bay and Flagstaff Hill located at 89 Merri Street Warrnambool. 

For more info on the show:

For more info the tour:

To book the Sound & Light Show please call: 1800 556 111

To book your dinner please call: (03) 5561 2188

Download the menu here


Breaky Dash – Friday 2nd Feb 9am -10am

Watch world class cyclist preparing for the race

Lions Club BBQ breaky - egg and bacon rolls - 9am-10am

Pippies by the Bay

Race starts at 10am 


*Merri Street will be closed during the Tour please park on Kelp Street or at Cannon Hill



Summer Guide

DOWNLOAD Your Summer Guide to Warrnambool here!

Whether you're chasing perfect beach days, local markets, music, outdoor adventure, family fun or breathtaking nature - the Summer Guide to Warrnambool has you covered!

Drop into the Visitor Information Center located at Flagstaff Hill for your own copy to keep in your pocket or beach bag.  

Share your summer fun by using #IAMWARRNAMBOOL @IAMWARRNAMBOOL 


BeachFest on the Warrnambool foreshore this summer 

Live music, games and fun workshops for the whole family. Activities include:

  • Beach Cricket: Get your team together for the big beach bash – all equipment supplied – you just supply the classic catches! 
  • Kids aquathon: a casual competition with a swim followed by a run. 
  • Come and try sand sculpting – professional sand sculptors will teach you the secrets of this amazing art form. 
  • Tunes in the Dunes with the Cheesebrothers – exploring Afro & world beat, hip hop, summer classics and other music from across the globe. 
  • Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu - spontaneous flash mob dancing, hilarious commentary and interpretative dancing around local landmarks. 
  • Free drumming workshops with Wild Moves - high energy and interactive fun for the whole family. 
  • Join the revolution of wellness with a yoga class with internationally renowned yoga teacher, Kimberly Erin – yoga mats supplied. 
  • Plus come n’ try beach netball, surf lessons, beach volley ball, sailing, beach tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and much more.

STARTS: 27th Dec – 2:00pm
ENDS: 24th Jan – 12:30pm


Please note: the following activities have been cancelled 
Australia swims: Warrnambool big beach swim on the 20th of Jan
Australia swims: Learn to swim, swim carnival on the 21th of Jan

Aussie BBQ in the Gardens

Celebrate Australia Day the right way, with friends and family in the Botanic Gardens…Welcome Australia’s newest citizens…and cheer on Warrnambool’s Citizens of the year…then, hear live local music performances…whilst stuffing your face with delicious food…This Australia Day in the Botanic Gardens. 

Friday 26th January 10.30am till 4pm

For more information click here.

Great Ocean Road Warrnambool Events Australia Day 2019
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Happy Hump Day

Every Wednesday in January 5pm - 8.30pm

Adults $6.50 Children and Members FREE! 

Enjoy easy-listening music in Warrnambool’s the biggest waterfront beer garden - Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.  

WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY: Russ Goodear & The Bucks, Folk Ballads, Irish, Rock & Alt Country

WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY: Phil Royle & The Revolvers, Easy-Listening Popular Music

WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY: Cill Airne, Acoustic Irish Folk Band

WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY: Lynne Moloney & The Teachers Pets, Bluegrass & Acoustic Folk Ballads

WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY: Midnight Special, Blues & Soul 


Friday Night Markets & Outdoor Twilight Cinema

A series of wonderful markets held every Friday night over summer in Warrnambool located at Lake Pertobe. Fabulous & unique stalls, foods, wine and live music. Watch the video here!

Stroll down to Warrnambool’s twilight cinema at Lake Pertobe and enjoy a movie beneath the stars (located close to Mini Golf). All movies start at dusk. $2 per person Light refreshments available. This Friday 12th playing: HAMPSTEAD. 


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Salute the Sun Saturdays - Free Family Yoga

Family Yoga on the Civic Green every Saturday Morning in January -  6th, 13th, 20th & 27th January 2018 

10am Start (9.45am registration)

Yoga Mats Provided

All Abilities tent for children with additional needs 40 Minute Class

Come and join us for some fun movement and relaxation


Contact The Warrnambool Yoga Project: 0448 781 253 or facebook 


A wine celebration at one of Warrnambool's coolest laneway bars Lucy Bar. 

Saturday 13th January from 1pm. 

Tickets $39 Includes wine tasting, food & party.

 See full details here

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Weekend Unwind

Warrnambool's Most Picturesque Beer Garden, boutique pub The Steam Packet Inn will be open all Summer weekends at Flagstaff Hill for a beer, wine or soft drink. Soak up the atmosphere. 


Fireworks off the Breakwater

Bring in the new year with a bang! Warrnambool will host regional Victoria's biggest New Years Eve fireworks display off the iconic Warrnambool Breakwater at 9.30pm and Midnight. 

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New Year's Eve on The Hill

For safe, family fun on the 31st of December book no further than Flagstaff Hill's New Year's Eve On the Hill! Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere, before heading to the top of the Hill for a great view of the 9.30pm Fireworks. 

5.30pm - 9.30pm 


Local Live Music: Russ Goodear & The Bucks (5.30pm -9.00pm)

Interactive Silent Walking Tour with Guru Dudu

Floating Wish Lanterns in the Lake

Kids Disco

Kids Craft Activities Pub Open in the Village

BYO Picnic or enjoy food stalls NO BYO Alcohol

Glow stick and lolly shop Firework Watching on the Hill 

Prices: Adults $12.50 | Children $5 | Family $30 - Become a member for the best deal! 

New Years Eve: Mexican Style Street Food

Bring in 2018 at the Pavilion. 


Bookings recommended - 55611551.

Mexican Stye Food:Limited menu. Tacos, corn on cob, sliders etc


Family friendly.

Great spot to view fireworks!
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