Things to do

Warrnambool has a great vibe as a regional center. It makes a great base for a holiday as there is so much choice in a small radius and plenty of event specific activities going on year round. If you’re here for work, try to at least walk around the wonderful Warrnambool Botanic Gardens before you leave – it is food for the soul.

  • On our doorstep are the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens
  • Fairy Penguins on Middle Island – they are so cute! Inspired Oddball the movie
  • Surf’s up – Sand, Sea and Surf at Logan’s Beach – you never regret a swim (between the flags, of course)
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village including highly recommended Sound &Light show
  • Lake Pertobe Adventure playground – thrill seekers’ heaven
  • Foreshore playground and facilities
  • Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve – emus, koalas, kangaroos – great guided tours available
  • Whale watching at Logans Beach – see the majestic Southern Wright Whales inwinter
  • Warrnambool Golf Club – a good walk wasted?
  • Koroit Historic Irish Town
  • Hopkins River
  • Port Fairy Seaside Town – very desirable little spot
  • The Great Ocean Road – 12 Apostles …views to die for
  • Warrnambool Shopping – surprisingly good and usually great service
  • The Lighthouse Theatre – you don’t have to be a culture vulture to go
  • Restaurants and Cafes – Surf views or City. Fancy or affordable.
  • Laneway bars in Summer – for all you hipsters out there
  • Coastal walking tracks
  • Park run tourism in Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Timboon & Portland
  • Aqua zone indoor & outdoor pool & gym
  • Markets
  • Cinema
  • Warrnambool Racing Carnival (May) – it’s bigger than Ben Hur
  • Cheese World & Museum
  • Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG)
  • Merri View Art Gallery
  • Mini golf by the sea
  • Meet the Maremmas Middle Island Tours
  • Race horse training – early morning on the beach until the end of November
  • Victorian Life Saving Championships (March)
  • And so much more…

Lighthouse at the Maritime Museum

Hopkins River Boathouse

Laneway bar Warrnambool