Warrnambool is a delightful seaside town located close to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Being so close to the ocean, it has a distinct maritime feel and is a great holiday destination for avid sailors, water sports enthusiasts and anyone interested in marine wildlife. The town also offers vibrant shopping and lively theatres and bars.
Warrnambool is blessed with an array of safe, sheltered beaches that are perfect for families. Fishing is also a popular activity here and there are fishing competitions held throughout the year. From June to October the shores of Logans Beach see the arrival of southern right whales.
Between July and September southern right whales give birth to calves who weigh up to a tonne. This is a special time to visit Warrnambool and witness these majestic creatures at play before they make their journey back to Antarctic waters. A whale viewing platform has been set up at Logans Beach so that you can get as close to the action as possible.
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum Complex
Learn about southern Victoria’s maritime history at this fascinating maritime village which includes original 19th century and re-created buildings. You can explore vessels in the harbour and view items recovered from the 160 ships that have crashed against this rugged coastline. The most famous artefact is the Loch Ard Peacock, a priceless porcelain statue from the Loch Ard wreckage of 1878.
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Lake Pertobe is the ideal picnic spot for families with playground equipment, a maze and flying fox to keep the kids entertained for hours. You can also ride a paddle boat or hire a canoe. Bird watchers will delight in the many species that can be spotted in the special hides that have been placed along the lake’s shores.
Great Ocean Road & Grampians
Warrnambool is located perfectly for trips to the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. You can either start your trip here or take a day trip to either attraction.
Best Western has a range of motels in Warrnambool, all within easy access to the local attractions and activities. You can book your Best Western Warrnambool accommodation online or by calling