Adopt a maritime theme along the coastline from the spectacular 12 Apostles and the Loch Ard shipwreck to Warrnambool. Discover the seafaring history of Warrnambool and the rugged Shipwreck Coast with a visit to the award winning Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Nestled into the rising contour of Victoria's south-west coast amid green dairying country and overlooking the deep blue of the Southern Ocean, Warrnambool has had a long and colourful history linked with the sea with marvellous beaches that attract crowds during warmer months.
A whale of a time
A must on your Warrnambool 'to do' list, is a visit to Victoria's Southern Right Whale nursery. These giants return to Logans Beach every June to October and can often be seen just 100 metres off the shore. Watch from the viewing platform set amongst the sand dunes, but make time for multiple visits.
Be seen around town
Explore a vibrant arts and events scene or enjoy fine food at excellent restaurants serving the best and freshest local produce. Stop for coffee in the relaxed café district, most evident at the bottom end of Liebig Street. Bring the family to the Fun 4 Kids Festival, one of Australia's best community events celebrating imagination and creative spirit, for children aged 2-12 years.
Things to do
Meet koalas, emus, kangaroos and many species of waterbirds roaming freely in Tower Hill State Game Reserve, which sits inside an extinct volcano.
Watch these breathtaking mammals, the southern right whale and blue whale, from the shoreline as they migrate to the coast of Victoria each year.
Discover the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road region that has claimed more than 180 ships in its colourful maritime history.