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Discover the best things to do in Warrnambool, rest in the Thermal Waters of the Deep Blue Hot Springs or brave the winter chill while whale watching. Visit Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village or explore the rich history of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and more. Plan your next adventure in this charming coastal city.
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Things to do in Warrnambool
Top things to do in Warrnambool:
1. Warm up at the Hot Springs Sanctuary, Warrnambool
2. Discover the Maritime Village, Flagstaff Hill
3. Explore a dormant Volcano at Tower Hill, just 10 minutes from Warrnambool
4. Look out for Whales at Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery
5. Swim, surf, or build a sancastle at one of Warrnambool’s many beaches
6. Spend an afternoon in the sun with the Family at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Hot Springs Sanctuary
The award-winning Deep Blue Hot Springs Warrnambool is the ultimate geothermal mineral bathing Sanctuary. Discover the myriad of open-air rock pools, sensory caves and cleansing waterfalls while soaking in the therapeutic waters, naturally rich in minerals and heat. Learn more about the therapeutic ritual of bathing and discover why this ancient wellness practice has quickly become one of top things to do in Warrnambool.
Get a real maritime experience at Flagstaff Hill, Warnambool. The Maritime Village is a fascinating look into the history of both shipwrecks and the famous Loch Ard shipwreck. Take an informative ‘Sound & Light’ tour at night to discover what happened on that fateful night in 1878 when only 2 survivors were rescued from the wreck, or explore the story behind the emblematic lighthouse and it’s fascinating past.
Explore the vastness of this dormant volcano which sits between Warrnambool & Port Fairy. The last eruption is estimated to be over 35,000 years ago. Tower Hill is now home to an abundance of native Australia Flora & Fauna including Koalas, Kangaroos and Emus. Take a leisurely drive or set out on one of the many walking and hiking trails to completely lose yourself in nature.
Experience the thrill of whale watching in Warrnambool, a coast renowned for its stunning natural beauty and abundant marine life. Witness the majesty of Southern Right Whales as they migrate along the coastline from June to September each year.
Discover the best family-friendly beaches in Warrnambool, and create unforgettable memories with your kids. Enjoy a day of swimming, surfing, and sandcastle building at beaches such as Stingray Bay, Lady Bay Beach. Try your hand at Mini Golf, and explore the popular Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. All just a short walk from the Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs.
Immerse yourself in a Road Trip
Road Trip just one hour from Warrnambool to find...
Did you know Warrnambool is just 1 hour’s drive from some of the most unique natural icons in Victoria?
Base yourself here to explore the most dramatic and culturally rich areas in the land.
An hour West from Warrnambool is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as Budj Bim.
The Budj Bim cultural landscape holds universal heritage values that demonstrate how Gundidjmara people worked with the natural resources and environment of the Victorian South West Region to establish a permanent place of human society over the past 30,000 years and beyond. Visit the Tae Rak Aquaculture centre and explore the land through cultural tours and experiences offered at Budj Bim.
One hour North of Warrnambool, you will find plenty of rich history, food and wine.
The Grampians National Park is known for it’s dramatic bushland & rich history. The picturesque landscape is inviting for those seeking outdoor active adventure in a haven of natural beauty.
The Twelve Apostles
One hour East of Warrnambool, where you will find some of the most iconic and beautiful coastline in the World.
Head east along the Great Ocean Road to reach the 12 Apostles and admire some of the most spectacular coastal scenes in the world. Tip don’t forget to stop past the lesser known Bay of Martyr’s and Bay of Islands lookouts along the way.
Events that just can't be missed
ready for a world class event?
Warrnambool is host to some of the Countries most highly anticipated events. Here are just a few major events:
Warrnambool May Racing Carnival
The Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is a celebration of Country racing, and the 3 day event is famously held mid -week and always beginning the first Thursday in May. Held at the Warrnambool Race course the carnival features 23 flat races, 7 jumps races and the grand annual steeplechase, first held in 1872, remains the longest and most celebrated of it’s kind in Australia.
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival has become one of Australia’s largest and most loved festivals.
The picturesque, historic seaside township of Port Fairy is the place to be during the Victorian Labour Day long weekend in March, presenting some of the finest Artists from around the World in a four-day celebration of music, community and culture.
Featuring a multi venue main arena, free entertainment within the township, exhibitions, community market, interactive workshops, forums, themed concerts and showcases, theatre, film, writers program, roving performances, handmade crafts, great food and family friendly entertainment.
Speedway The Warrnambool Premier Speedway is home of the Grand Annual Sprintcar classic and a calendar of sprint and pro sprint events held throughout the year.
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