Welcome to Warrnambool
Located on Victoria's Shipwreck Coast, Warrnambool is where natural wonders and rugged coastline collide. Part of the western end of Great Ocean Road, the city of Warrnambool is approximately 3 hours drive from Melbourne.
One of the most popular attractions of Warrnambool is the annual return of the Southern Right Whale. Between June and September, adult females arrive at Logan Beach, ready to bear and raise their calves. The whales then depart towards the end of September, leaving the area for another year. During the season, whale watching tours operate regularly, putting you among these majestic creatures.
Take advantage of the amazing coastline of Warrnambool, and pay Dive Inn Warrnambool a visit. This diver training facility offers surfboard hire and assistance with scuba diving or snorkelling.
Merri Marine Sanctuary is an ideal place to test out your new found diving skills. Explore the marine life and reef formations nearby, all easily accessible directly from shore.
Lady Bay is a protected swimming area of Warrnambool. Patrolled over the summer months, the bay is perfect for swimming, surfing, yachting and windsurfing.
On land, check out Warrnambool Botanic Gardnes. Designed by William Guilfoyle, the gardens have wide pathways, ideal for strolling or cycling, and a lily pond that makes a great background for picnics. The tranquil surroundings of the Botanic Gardens make it the ideal spot to wind down after a busy day of exploring.