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Warrnambool is a city situated on Victoria's far south-west coast between Port Fairy and Port Campbell.

The coast around Warrnambool and down to Cape Otway is known as the Shipwreck Coast, due to the large number of water vessels that ran aground in the 1800s and early 1900s due to ferocious weather conditions and the rocky coastline.

These days, Warrnambool is a popular tourist destination with an extensive commercial centre based around Liebig Street, Kepler Street, Koroit Street and Timor Street, separated from the ocean by coastal reserves and parkland. Historic buildings within the city centre include the post office (built in 1870), courthouse (1871) and Western Hotel (1869).

Warrnambool is a city situated on Victoria's far south-west coast between Port Fairy and Port Campbell.

The coast around Warrnambool and down to Cape Otway is known as the Shipwreck Coast, due to the large number of water vessels that ran aground in the 1800s and early 1900s due to ferocious weather conditions and the rocky coastline.

These days, Warrnambool is a popular tourist destination with an extensive commercial centre based around Liebig Street, Kepler Street, Koroit Street and Timor Street, separated from the ocean by coastal reserves and parkland. Historic buildings within the city centre include the post office (built in 1870), courthouse (1871) and Western Hotel (1869).


great attractions


Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village


A fascinating historic precinct that includes the state heritage listed Lady Bay Lighthouse, Warrnambool Garrison and a 1870s coastal port with an entire town. Winner of 4 Victorian Tourism Awards in the past 5 years it a not to be missed part of Warrnambool heritage.

Location - 89 Merri Street Warrnambool, www.flagstaffhill.com


Rivers and Nature


The Merri River comes around the city from the west, and part of the old wetlands below the bluff have been transformed into the 20 ha Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

The Hopkins River estuary is on the eastern side of the city. It's a large and beautiful estuary with an important role in the lifecycle of short-finned eels (once a staple for a large Aboriginal population). There are some elaborate historic boatsheds, now converted into a restaurant complex.

To the east of the Hopkins lies Logans Beach and a specially constructed platform designed to overlook a whale nursery that is used every year by female Southern Right Whales and their calves.


Great Shopping 


Warrnambool has a vibrant shopping precinct with some particularly good clothes shops, perhaps a legacy of the city's s connection to Fletcher Jones and high-quality clothing.

There is a good selection of interesting restaurants and cafes, particularly at the south end of Liebig St. The arts precinct, including an excellent regional gallery, is also at the south end of Liebig St.


ACCOMMODATION


Make sure when you come and visit Warrnambool that you make sure stay worthwhile and find the perfect accommodation option for you. With plenty of options ranging from hotel/mote, B&B, cabins,caravans and more. 

For accommodation options and availabilities:
www.visitwarrnambool.com.au