Backpacking Warrnambool

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    WARRNAMBOOL HAS A RELAXED SEASIDE FEEL ABOUT IT: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    LEARN ABOUT LOCAL HISTORY AT FLAGSTAFF HILL MARITIME VILLAGE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    YOU WILL FIND SOME NICE BEACHES AROUND WARRNAMBOOL: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    GOOD PLACE TO SEE SOME LOCAL WILDLIFE IS AT NEARBY TOWER HILL WILDLIFE RESERVE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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Warrnambool Highlights

  • Take one of Australia's most scenic drives - the Great Ocean Road, which goes through some of Victoria's most stunning scenery, including the famous 12 Apostles.

  • Nice beaches around the town, which are good for surfing and swimming.

  • During the months from May to October, see the migration of the Southern Right Whales, often seen only 100 metres offshore.

  • Visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, a good place to experience some of the local history. There are original buildings, a lighthouse and a recreated port, complete with ships.

  • Head off on one of the great walking tracks near the town where you can experience secluded beaches, rocky outcrops, fairy penguin colonies and other wildlife.

  • Visit the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve to see local wildlife such as koalas, emus, kangaroos, magpie geese, echidnas, and possums, as well as waterbirds.

About Warrnambool

Population 27,000

Warrnambool is the major town along the southwest coast. It is mainly a commercial and industrial town, but does still have a relaxed seaside feel about it. There are some nice beaches around the Warrnambool, which are good for surfing and swimming.

During the months from May to October, you may also be able to see the migration of the Southern Right Whales, often seen only 100 metres offshore.

A lot of the history of the town is linked to the sea and the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is a good place to experience some of this history. There are original buildings, a lighthouse and a recreated port, complete with ships.
 


There are also many great walking tracks near Warrnambool where you can experience secluded beaches, rocky outcrops, fairy penguin colonies and other wildlife.

Several kilometres from the Warrnambool is the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Located here is an ancient volcanic crater with a lake and lava tongue and there are walking tracks in this reserve where you can experience the unique surrounding flora and fauna.

Orientation Map for Warrnambool


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Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre

23 Merri St
Warrnambool, Victoria
Phone 1800 637 725
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