Warrnambool

Travel Guide
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village showing a lighthouse, signage and a bay or harbor

Discover the captivating coastline that fronts this historic town, where the pretty shores of the Southern Ocean shelter a whale nursery and old shipwrecks.

Warrnambool is a city with plenty of heritage charm on Victoria’s southwest coast. Stroll around the historic city center or make your way down to the main beach for a swim. Check out the platform that presents sweeping views of the coast and spot whales during the calving season. Learn about the city’s rich maritime heritage at a recreated 19th-century port and relax amid the greenery of the city’s parks and gardens.

A short walking tour around Warrnambool’s city center will reveal the city’s collection of preserved 19th-century buildings. Check out the Post Office and the Courthouse or stroll along the grand promenade beneath the shade of tall Norfolk pines.

If the sun is shining, make your way to the patrolled waters of Bathing Beach at the top of Lady Bay. Play in the shallows or relax on the sands. Behind the beach is the Lake Pertobe Adventure Park, which has plenty of activities for a day of fun, with playgrounds, gym equipment and a lake crisscrossed by footbridges. Take out a paddleboat or grill some lunch at the park’s barbecues. The western side of Lady Bay is popular for fishing and the breakwater beside the mouth of the Merri River provides more sheltered swimming areas.

Nearby Logans Beach is situated at the mouth of the Hopkins River and a whale-watching hot spot. Visit the observation deck between June and November for the best chance of seeing southern right whales and their calves. Pack a picnic and head to the pretty Botanic Gardens, featuring a large lily pond, a fernery and a heritage rotunda.

Find out about the vessels that met their fate on the famed Shipwreck Coast when you visit Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Ask staff at the village about viewing times for the Shipwrecked! sound and laser show that tells of the Loch Ard shipwreck of 1878.

Venture out to Tower Hill to see kangaroos, emus and koalas, as well as learn about the local indigenous cultural heritage of the region.

Warrnambool is a 3-hour drive west from Melbourne. The city is also accessible via the city’s regional train network. Summer beach fun and winter wildlife spotting make Warrnambool a year-round attraction.

Discovery Parks – Warrnambool
Discovery Parks – Warrnambool
3.5 out of 5
25 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool, VIC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $62 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
This family-friendly Warrnambool holiday park is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Mini Golf by The Sea, Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"A great location with friendly staff. Cabin was starting to look tired. Water marks on the ceiling and tired looking bathroom. Overall, a well priced cabin for our one night stay."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Discovery Parks – Warrnambool
Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
4.5 out of 5
Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool, VIC
The price is $92 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Middle Island, Warrnambool Beach, and Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. Flagstaff Hill ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (990 reviews)
"The spring spa"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
2 out of 5
33 LAVA Street, Warrnambool, VIC
The price is $67 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
This family-friendly Warrnambool campground is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool Art Gallery, and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (155 reviews)
"Friendly staff, perfect location for shops, food strip, tourist activities and leisure"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
2 out of 5
33 LAVA Street, Warrnambool, VIC
The price is $67 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
This family-friendly Warrnambool campground is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool Art Gallery, and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (155 reviews)
"Friendly staff, perfect location for shops, food strip, tourist activities and leisure"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
Quest Warrnambool
Quest Warrnambool
4.5 out of 5
15-19 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, VIC
The price is $107 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Located in the heart of Warrnambool, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Warrnambool Art Gallery and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (564 reviews)
Close to everything!
"Really great stay for the 2 of us as we could cook when we wanted and an overall friendly vibe. Great location to walk everywhere as well, barely drove my car on our stay."

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Quest Warrnambool
Modern Family Home basked in Natural Sunlight
Modern Family Home basked in Natural Sunlight
Warrnambool, VIC
This family-friendly Warrnambool vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Warrnambool Botanical Gardens, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and Lake Pertobe Adventure ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Modern and spacious house
"We had a very comfortable stay at this property for 2 nights . Lovely , modern , clean and spacious ."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Modern Family Home basked in Natural Sunlight
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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