The regional hub of Warrnambool lies along Victoria's majestic Great Ocean Road, only a short distance from Port Fairy. Warrnambool boasts a range of natural beauty and historical artifacts to provide something for travellers of all tastes.
Warrnambool is perfectly located to be a piece in the puzzle of a fantastic journey down the Great Ocean Road. Start by catching a wave in Torquay, then head to Lorne and visit the magnificent Otway National Park. Make your way to the spectacular Wye River, then stop off in Apollo Bay and take the Great Ocean Walk. Journey inland to Camperdown , before returning to the coast and experiencing all Warrnambool has to offer. Finish your journey by visiting the Australian fur seals down in Port Fairy.
Come between June and September and head to the Logan's Beach viewing platform and spot the whales playing in the water. Take to the skies and tour Warrnambool from the air. Most trips will also fly you along the coast to view the amazing 12 Apostles. Visit the award winning Maritime Museum, the holder of Australia's most spectacular shipwreck collection. To get a first hand view of the shipwrecks beneath the ocean, go scuba diving along the coast and view the wonders that lie beneath the water.
Back on dry land, Tower Hill Nature Reserve offers you the opportunity to take a nature walk, or spot unique Australian wildlife living within their natural habitat. Once you are finished with the koalas and kangaroos, take a relaxing stroll along Warrnambool foreshore before finishing your day with a delicious dinner at one of Warrnambool's renowned restaurants, most of whom use local produce to cook up their culinary delights.
Warrnambool offers accommodation for travellers of all budgets . There are self contained apartments and holiday houses for families or groups of friends on holiday, while there are luxury hotels or resorts for those looking to travel with the greatest of comfort. There are also reasonably priced hotels and motels available, as well as cheaper backpacker options for those on a tight budget.