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Warrnambool Activities & Attractions
Activities & Attractions
There is much to see and do around Warrnambool. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Cheeseworld, Whale Watching from June through September. Horse Racing throughout the year. The Speedway on the outskirts of the city. Explore the CBD Heritage Trail.
Home of National & International Award winning Cheddar Cheeses. * Complimentary cheese tastings daily. Enjoy lunch at the Licensed Restaurant.
Explore the Museum and marvel at relics from 1900's farm life.
Open 7 days. Groups welcome.
Built over 100 years ago, the Hopkins River Boathouse reflects the early days of fishing and boating on the Hopkins River. Classified by the National Trust as an early Australian recreational facility. Restaurant in operation
See the Loch Ard Peacock at the Great Circle Gallery at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Australia's most valuable shipwreck relic was washed ashore, virtually undamaged, from the wreck of the clipper Loch Ard in 1878 near Port Campbell.
See Full sized image in the Picture Gallery this website
State of the art aquatic leisure centre which boasts a multitude of facilities including heated 25 metre, 8 lane pool, learners pool, leisure pool, fully equipped gym, creche - a dynamic and refreshing aquatic and leisure environment.
14ks Port Fairy side of Warrnambool. Tower Hill Reserve, nestled inside a dormant volcano, is a haven for wildlife. A lake and wetlands are a feature. Koalas, emus, kangaroos, sugar gliders, and many species of waterbirds including black swans roam freely throughout the reserve. Visit Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre featuring local Aboriginal art and craft.
Almost every year between June and September female Southern Right Whales return to the sheltered waters off Warrnambool’s Logan Beach to calve. Gestation takes 9-10 months and a single calf is born in this shallow protected bay.
The whales, who often swim within a hundred metres from shore can be observed from the Viewing platform.
Throughout the summer the Southern Right Whales live in the sub-antartic waters which are rich in their food. During winter they commence their northern migration to the warmer waters of th coast of Australia eventually ending up at Warrnambool’s Logans Beach.
Southern Right Whales were apparently so called because they were the ‘right’ whales to hunt being large and slow moving, rich in oil and baleen.
Once these whales were hunted to near extinction. Now they are protected by an international agreement to ensure the safety of their numbers.
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
For a unique, memorable touring experience along the majestic Great Ocean Road and scenic surrounds. Take to the road with John your experienced tour guide with 25 years as a ranger with Parks Victoria and an extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna, history and geology of the region.
Full Day, Half Day & Chartered Tours