The 10 Best Things to Do in Warrnambool, Australia

September 30, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Discover the best top things to do in Warrnambool, Australia including Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, Bay of Islands, Logan's Beach, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Warrnambool Breakwater, Thunder point Coastal Reserve, Foreshore Promenade, Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market.
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1. Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

Pertobe Road, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia +61 1800 637 725
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5 based on 470 reviews

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

Lake Pertobe is a large adventure playground area that includes a wide range of playground equipment, nature walks, paid attractions such as mini golf and seasonally paddleboats and powerboat hire.A great place to explore with the children, use the FREE electric bbq's that are cleaned daily, play a game of cricket or footy on the large grassed areas.Truly a great adventure playground area for all the family.

Reviewed By melissacarr79 - Warrnambool, VIC

The park is fabulous for kids, lots of equipment to keep them entertained. The BBQ areas are wonderful and the other facilities such as bathrooms and parking is great too. The park has heaps of open areas for ball games or a picnic.

2. Bay of Islands

Peterborough on Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia +61 3 8627 4699
Excellent
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5 based on 516 reviews

Bay of Islands

Reviewed By Michael-4551 - Caloundra, Australia

Visited on Thursday 1st March. I agree that this is better than the Twelve Apostles and enjoy visiting here whenever I drive along the Great Ocean Road. There are a couple of viewing platforms not far from a sealed carpark. If you have the time make sure you stop and have a look.

3. Logan's Beach

Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 340 reviews

Logan's Beach

Logan's Beach is best known as the Whale Viewing Platform that oversees the Southern Right Whale nursery area.Southern Right Whales return to Warrnambool each year between July and October (seasons vary depending upon whale numbers) to give birth to their calves and then training them for the long journey south to Antartica.

Reviewed By Mel_Cat75 - Geelong, Australia

We visited Logan’s Beach on a sightseeing daytrip we planned with friends. Awesome views of the beautiful ocean! No whales but still an amazing location to spend some time viewing the power of the ocean!

4. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Princes Highway, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 766 reviews

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Located at the heart of the spectacular Great Ocean Road region, only one west of the popular Twelve Apostles and just ten minutes from the coastal tourism hub of Warrnambool, you will discover the naturally diverse offering of the exquisite Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Declared Victoria’s first National Park in 1892, Tower Hill is the ideal place for visitors to experience the Australian bush, enjoy magnificent scenery and landscapes while getting up close & personal with some of Australia’s most iconic native birds and animals including emus, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, black swans, wedge-tail eagles, magpie geese and seasonal reptiles.The Reserve sits inside a dormant volcano and its plethora of wildlife provides visitors with the rare opportunity to witness animals at close range in their natural habitat. This, combined with guided tours to learn about wildlife, environmental conservation and sustainability and local history provide a truly unique eco-tourism experience. A site of ecological and geological significance and a showcase for indigenous history, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is open the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with guided tours available everyday on demand. Within its spectacular 11km crater rim, the volcanic cones rise from a lake bed in a formation known as a nested maar, which occurred as a result of the volcanic dome collapsing on itself due to weight. A close proximity to The Twelve Apostles, The Grampians and Port Campbell National Parks as well as a number of other factors, makes Tower Hill a must see for tourists seeking nature based & cultural interpretation experiences, or groups with an interest in environmental studies:• Landscape & Scenic values recognised by the local and wider community listed by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the Register of National Estate. • Geological values rated as nationally significant (nested maar).• Habitat values including remnants and wetlands. • Cultural and social values related to the major re-vegetation program involving thousands of volunteers (the first of its kind in Victoria).• Informal recreation, education, research and wildlife viewing opportunities for domestic & international visitors.• Aboriginal heritage values including several significant sites, as well as Post European contact heritage values.

Reviewed By FusionTourism - Ballarat, Australia

You can never miss this old beautiful massive volcanic feature if you are into nature plus watching the wildlife passing by in front of your eyes. The perks of driving around Great Ocean Road has plentiful to offer that makes you want to go back again and again. If you are not into the wildlife nature, you can just hang around the Beaches as you please. Many accommodations offer whether you book them agency, Airbnb, booking.com, etc.

5. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

89 Merri St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia +61 1800 556 111
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4.5 based on 708 reviews

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

At Flagstaff Hill you don’t just learn about history – you experience it in Flagstaff Hill’s Living Museum and Spectacular Sound and Light Show Flagstaff Hill celebrates the Shipwreck Coast’s maritime history with the: - Maritime Museum which displays scores of shipwreck artefacts including the famous Loch Ard Peacock valued at over $4 million and was an unlikely survivor of the famous tragedy. - Recreated Maritime Village featuring 40 buildings containing rare original objects all with a story to tell and enriched with volunteers in character, plus NEW interactive digital upgrades. - Nightly Sound and Light Show Experience telling tales of the Shipwreck Coast’s history with a guided tour through the village, state-of-the-art sound and light effects and the impressive nine-metre high water wall. In 2014 the Victorian State Government pledged $2.95 million to upgrade of Flagstaff Hill to make it more accessible, efficient and appealing to visitors. The Village closed to the public for major redevelopments on May the 1st 2017 and is set to reopen Friday the 16th of June. NEW UPGRADES visitors can expect to enjoy in the Flagstaff Hill Living Museum for the first time: - A state-of-the-art orientation theatre to welcome visitors - A facade upgrade which includes an improved entrance ramp - More welcoming arrival with the consolidation of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum reception, gift shop and the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre - Improved accessibility for elderly and disable visitors - Interactive digital installations including a virtual blacksmith, interactive clock in the Instrument Shop and interactive panel in the Examiner newspaper office. - A new projection screen in the Wharf Theatre - The Shipwrecked Sound and Light Show Experience which tells the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck has been upgraded. With engaging story telling, fresh new imagery, dazzling lighting and sound effects through out the village - it’s sure to impress. - The introduction of Harpooned the brand new Sound and Light Show Experience telling the tale of Warrnambool’s whaling history. - A more activated village with costumed characters bringing to life a coastal village of the 1870s

Reviewed By Tanya W - Newcastle, Australia

We arrived too late in the day to visit the maritime village during daylight hours but we booked into the night time water and sound experience. WOW! What a captivating 75 minutes. Our guide was funny with fabulous stories and the presentation was just great. Well done to all involved.

6. Warrnambool Breakwater

Viaduct Road | Lady Bay, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Warrnambool Breakwater

Reviewed By roaming_kiwi58 - Christchurch, New Zealand

It is a relaxing and pleasant walk along the breakwater. There is plenty of free parking nearby and also a restaurant if you want to get something to eat or drink. Some nice views along the coast. There are more walks along the coast both ways from the breakwater. A good place to go on a sunny afternoon.

7. Thunder point Coastal Reserve

Off MacDonald Street, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Thunder point Coastal Reserve

Reviewed By cuspub - Melbourne

The difference in tidal heights is amazing, transforming what once was to now is in an emphatic way. It truly is a gorgeous area with a significant walking track, significant sandy Beaches (at low tide), gorgeous little ponds. Take your time and enjoy.

8. Foreshore Promenade

Pertobe Road, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Foreshore Promenade

Reviewed By Baz555 - Ballarat, Australia

Love this place. You can walk run or cycle this well maintained shared path. This time we brought ou bicycles an had the best fun.

9. Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

25 Liebig St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
Excellent
51%
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

Reviewed By PhilipH1 - Warrnambool, Australia

Here's a delightful paddock of peace in Warrnambool. Quiet, lovely and green. Ponds, Bridges, arbors, flowers, trees all in a compact site just over the hill north of the main town. You can stroll from most of the city motels in 10-15 minutes and see another side of Warrnambool. Say "G'day" to John.

10. Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market

Flaxman Street, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia +61 3 5562 9936
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market

Reviewed By Anne E

So much to see, so little time to see it all. Such a huge variety of antiques & collectibles here over 2 floors. It didn't feel cluttered & was full of so many different goodies from yesteryear in many different rooms. You really need several hours to see it all & take it all in. Once you enter, you won't want to leave. I felt the prices were very reasonable too. Can't wait to go back again.

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