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Great Ocean Road VICTORIA

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WELCOME to Warrnambool

Welcome to Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road – a fun, family-friendly seaside holiday centre that’s easy to love. Stay for a day, a weekend or a week. Take the time to immerse yourself: you’ll love Warrnambool’s lush rural landscapes and brilliant ocean vistas.

Something for everyone As the largest city in the region, Warrnambool offers a remarkable range of accommodation, shopping and dining options. There’s a line-up of surf beaches, family swim-spots, river walks, rugged coastal architecture and native wildlife. The rural hinterland brims with local produce, villages and traditional hospitality.

Front and centre Warrnambool’s location makes it a perfect base for exploring the Twelve Apostles, Great Otway National Park and the western reaches of the Great Ocean Road region.

Ask a local What do Warrnambool locals love to show-off most? They nudge visitors along to Logan’s Beach for a spot of whale watching, out to Tower Hill to explore ancient volcanic landscapes and then wander the Thunder Point Coastal Trail. And that’s barely touching the surface. There’s the famous Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, art galleries, heritage trails, amazing shopping and much more.

Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre Flagstaff Hill, 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool Freecall: 1800 637 725

Encounters with nature

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Our Star


Warrnambool is a natural for getting up close and personal with wildlife, ancient landscapes and programs dedicated to conservation.

Whale watching Warrnambool’s number one write-home-about experience. Bring your binoculars, stake out a vantage spot at Logan’s Beach and await a rare glimpse of a Southern Right Whale. Between June and September, these majestic mammals return to calve in these waters, often swimming within a hundred metres off the shore. Check ahead for whale sighting info at the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre, Freecall: 1800 637 725.

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve A haven for native wildlife, indigenous culture and unique volcanic geology. Pack up the kids (and a picnic) and explore wetlands on the Lava Tongue Boardwalk, climb the peak or take a fascinating 90-minute bushwalk alongside a Worn Gundidj guide. Expect to spy koalas, emus, kangaroos, sugar gliders and waterbirds. Visit:

Meet the Maremmas In season, join a guided tour to Middle Island to meet Eudy and Tula, the clever conservation dogs who protect the island’s Little Penguin colony. Off-season, track them down at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and learn how the penguin population is thriving under this novel conservation program.

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Warrnambool: Sand, sea, rivers



Warrnambool is front and centre to an incredible coastline fringed with unique and dramatic landscapes. Sun-kissed in summer and ruggedly fresh in winter, it’s an all-season shoreline and hinterland, whether you strip down to your bathers or rug up in a jacket and scarf.

Sun, surf and sand An array of beaches, from renowned surf breaks to lifeguard patrolled swimming beaches, surround the bustling city. Experienced boarders head to The Flume or Japs, a powerful beach break that pumps in moderate swell and northerly winds. Worm Bay, on the Main Beach, is shallow and family-friendly. For stunning scenery, take the walking track from Thunder Point to Shelley Beach.

River views Backed by lush dairy country, Hopkins Falls is a must visit location for a picnic, fishing or simply for a memorable photo. For a few days in early summer each year keep an eye out for baby eels that migrate upstream over the falls. The Hopkins River mouth offers visitors beautiful cliffs and rock formations, it is also a popular fishing spot. Nearby is the National Trust classified Proudfoot’s Boathouse.

Easy reach Grab your camera and capture the snap-worthy coastline in all its glory. Pimp your visit with a sunset arrival or a helicopter flight. Tick off London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and, on the way home, the lesser-known but strikingly beautiful Bay of Islands.

City Central Motor Inn & Apartments


Two quiet locations, off the highway with on-site free parking. Fully S/C apartments, one, two and three B/R with kitchen and laundry facilities. Reverse cycle A/C, DVDs and corner spa rooms with continental breakfast available. Free Wi-Fi (prior request). BBQs, walking distance to CBD, hospitals, botanical gardens, AquaZone, supermarkets and hotels. Ideal family accommodation for budget and corporate traveller. Contact direct to receive discount vouchers. A: 14 King St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 2140 E:

Colonial Village Motel


Best Western Colonial Village Motel has recently refurbished 2 bedroom, studios and apartments in a charming Victorian motel. Set on three acres of manicured gardens and situated only a short walk from Warrnambool Centro Shopping Centre, the lush Botanical Gardens and Warrnambool’s many historic churches. A/C rooms, BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi, laundry and free on-site parking, disabled facilities, playground, restaurant nearby, room service available. A: 31 Mortlake Rd, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 1455 E:

Comfort Inn Warrnambool International


Located in the CBD just off the main highway with Breakers restaurant right next door. Offering a variety of accommodation, from standard queen rooms, deluxe queen rooms, spa rooms, family suites, two bedroom apartments and an excellent disabled access room. All 28 guest rooms feature, air-conditioning, electric blankets, Foxtel, Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, refrigerators, toasters, kettles, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Some rooms have balconies and microwaves. A: 75 Banyan St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 8044 E:

Figtree Holiday Village


Figtree Holiday Village is Warrnambool’s most centrally located tourist village, situated in a quiet setting with lush gardens. Close to shops, hotels and restaurants and a short drive to the beach. All visitors have access to our free Wi-Fi during their stay with us. Follow us at:

A: 33 Lava St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 1233 E:

Girt By Sea Warrnambool


Girt By Sea Warrnambool provides luxury accommodation in the heart of Warrnambool. With accommodation for up to 8 guests in 2 beautiful apartments. Our studio apartment features a king bed, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, spa bath and carport parking. Our townhouse features 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, stunning kitchen and a large lounge with gas log fire. Both apartments are furnished and decorated with luxury and elegance in mind. A: 52 Banyan St, Warrnambool M: 0408 583 855 E:

Lady Bay Resort


Located at the entrance to Lady Bay our venue is a seaside escape. Stylish, comfortable and modern hotel studio rooms and fully self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with full kitchens, laundries and either balconies or courtyards. FREE Wi-Fi, FREE Parking, gymnasium and pool, day spa and fantastic restaurant on-site. Magnificent Southern Ocean views from some apartments. A: 2 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 1662 E:

Elm Tree Motel


Quiet, central location. All ground floor family, twin and executive rooms. All units renovated and refurnished to a high standard. Short walk to hotels, etc.

A: 179 Kepler St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 4133 E:

Redwood Manor Motel Apartments


Nestled in a quiet location in the CBD, close to shops, restaurants, entertainment, offering self-contained motel apartments and spacious suites for business or leisure travel. • Free Wi-Fi • Free Foxtel

A: 251-253 Koroit St, Warrnambool T: 1800 350 939 E:

Warrnambool Aviation


See Warrnambool and its surrounding districts like never before by taking a scenic flight over the area. Enjoy the views of Lady Bay, Port Fairy, the dormant volcano Tower Hill and the Twelve Apostles. Over the winter months have the opportunity to spot a whale! Choose from four different scenic flights from 30 minutes to an hour or talk to your pilot and include what you want to see. Located at the Warrnambool Airport. A: Warrnambool Regional Airport T: 03 4504 2159 E:

Warrnambool Holiday Village


Small and centrally located. 100m from Safeway Shopping Centre, a short walk to aquatic centre, gardens and all central attractions. This clean and friendly park offers accommodation from ensuite cabins to powered sites. With the inclusion of a playground and jumping pillow the park offers something for everyone. Features include: Free Wi-Fi, camp kitchen, BBQ’S, playground, jumping pillow, dump point and coin laundry. A: 81 Henna St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 3376 E:

Turn-In Motel


We are situated off the main highway in close proximity to Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery and within walking distance to Hopkins River, Proudfoots on the River Tavern, Warrnambool Race Course and Gateway Shopping Centre. We have 14 spacious ground floor ensuite units, including 5 family units with kitchens. Free Wi-Fi. Ask for our seniors off-peak specials, third night free. A: Cnr Simpson and Verdon Sts, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 3677 E:



Home of non-ocean swimming in Warrnambool for five decades. In 2002, a new facility, AquaZone, was developed with the addition of indoor 25 metre, program and leisure pools, as well as fitness facilities, a crèche and new customer and staff amenities. It is currently Warrnambool’s only aquatic leisure and recreation centre providing indoor and outdoor heated pools for fitness and play, a large gymnasium, spin bike studio and fitness programs. A: Queens Rd, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4500 E:

Capitol Cinema Centre 3


Capitol Cinema Centre 3 is a three cinema complex located in Warrnambool’s CBD. First opening in 1930, the Capitol Cinema has been entertaining families for generations. Come and see the latest release blockbusters with state-of-the-art digital projection and 3D Dolby Cinema Technology in a relaxed country atmosphere. A: 54 Kepler St, Warrnambool T: 03 5563 2000

Laser Strike Warrnambool


• 2 hours of action packed entertainment • Great fun for the whole family • School groups • Birthday parties • Party room and BBQ available • Day or night sessions • Promotes team work/personal development • From $20 per person A: 577 Wangoom Rd, Wangoom T: 1300 764 686 E:

Rundell’s Horse Riding


Established 1997 - Come and ride our beautiful horses along the coastline of Warrnambool. We cater to all ages, from the nervous beginner to the most experienced rider. Cantering on the beach is available for competent riders. Beach rides every day, 1.5 hours and 2 hour rides. Morning, afternoon and twilight rides during daylight savings. Booking are essential and some conditions apply. Please call 0408 589 546 for more information. A: Millers Ln, Warrnambool M: 0408 589 546 E:

Tower Hill


Come and experience Tower Hill - a haven for wildlife and a site of geological significance. Located on the Princes Hwy between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. 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. A 60 minute interactive walking tour conducted by our experienced local guides provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the wildlife. A: Princes Hwy, west of Warrnambool T: 03 5565 9202 E:

Warrnambool Golf Course


Visitors are most welcome to enjoy this classically designed layout. Set behind a tertiary dune system the course features a number of spectacular elevated tees, lush fairways, manicured greens and tight driving holes. Touring professional, Marc Leishman, honed his game on this well bunkered, challenging layout that offers terrific variety from one round to another. Open 7 days; competitions Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat, ‘On Course’ pro-shop and licensed bar. A: Younger St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 8528 E:

Warrnambool River Cruises


Cruise the historic Hopkins River aboard the all weather Spirit of Warrnambool. Take a break from your holiday. Informative commentary followed by music and puzzles on the return voyage. Vessel operates on calm inland waters. Regular cruise at 2pm Wed & Sat (Oct to April). Available for private functions 7 days a week, closed Christmas Day. Enclosed all weather with opening windows, ramps, wheelchair accessible & 2 toilets. Adult $16 Child $8 for one hour. A: 29 Simpson St, Warrnambool T: 0417 370 933 E:

OUTDOORS An amazing array of outdoor action options

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The Great

Get a feel for Warrnambool’s great outdoors with an amble, jog or ride along the must-do 5.7km Foreshore Promenade between the breakwater and Logan’s Beach. Then plunge into an amazing array of other outdoor action options.

Trails and walks Tackle all or part of the 37km Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail (on bike or foot), meandering through rural farming country, woodlands and sand dunes. Or take the Mahogany Trail, a 22km beach walk to Port Fairy, all the while keeping an eagle eye out for long-lost ship wreckage. Saddle-up for a horse trail ride along a wide open beach. Hire a kayak and paddle out to explore the legendary coastline or bio-rich Hopkins River.

Just do it Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is a year-round family attraction. It’s a 20 hectare adventure playground and a paradise for kids. There are giant slides, flying foxes, a maze and boat rides. Everyone can enjoy the lovely walking tracks around the lakes, and the park features delightful picnic areas and sheltered BBQ facilities. The Lake Pertobe precinct is also home to lawn tennis courts, mini golf, an athletics track and there’s a nearby skateboard park. Whether you’re a family of fishers or a party of one, Warrnambool is full of fresh-air fishing spots. Dangle a line into Lady Bay from the breakwater or angle from floating fishing jetties located along the Hopkins or Merri rivers.

City Memorial Bowls Club


The Starlight Café - enjoy delicious cakes and slices with coffee or hot chocolate. Hot snacks also available including toasties and fish and chips.
Images at City Memorial is a fully licensed bistro open every evening for dinner and Sunday to Friday for Lunch. The restaurant offers affordable dining using fresh local produce, as well as a great kids menu and playroom, with an extensive evening menu. Enjoy the value of the lunch menu with seniors meals available. A: 50-56 Cramer St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 4155 E:


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Glorious Food

Gourmet dining and café culture

Darriwill Farm


With a cult following for their famous passionfruit sponge cake, Darriwill Farm Warrnambool offers fresh coffee and food daily. On offer are mouth watering fresh handmade sandwiches, cheese platters, Julius Meinl Coffee, local cakes and gluten free brownies. A must to sample are the Farmers Toasties, made with Irrewarra sourdough and free range eggs. Darriwill Farm Warrnambool are the hamper specialist for all occasions we will arrange delivery Australia wide. A: 101A Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 4457 E:

Live it up where gourmet dining and cafĂŠ culture merge fluently with boutique wineries, artisan producers, the bounty of the sea and the largesse of a lush hinterland.

Eateries galore Find a feast that fits your palate and budget - Warrnambool has an array of dining options from signature CBD restaurants through to cafĂŠs with stunning ocean views. Locally sourced fresh produce and wines are proudly showcased on many of the menus. Groups and special occasions are expertly catered for with many venues offering decadent degustation menus and others the opulence of high tea.

Local fare Stock up at any of many bakeries, butchers, fresh produce marts and fine take-away spots. At Basalt Wines, relax with a glass of biodynamic wine, brush-up on the art of winemaking and work your way through a close-to-source lunch menu. Taste-test locally made cheeses and browse dairy history at Allansford Cheese World.

Images Restaurant, Café & Cocktail Bar


Located in a heritage building in the heart of the Liebig Street dining precinct, Images is a spacious eatery with high ceilings, chandeliers, leather couches and sumptuous dining booths. There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options along with an excellent children’s menu, great cocktails and decadent desserts. With a great reputation for tender yearling steak, oysters and fresh fish the restaurant is very popular with both locals and visitors of all ages. A: 60 Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 4208 E:

Maceys Bistro


Our popular bistro is renowned for its family friendly atmosphere with a menu appealing to all ages. Enjoy our all you can eat buffet or order from our extensive menu to satisfy the fussiest tastebuds. Our Sportsbar provides a number of facilities including TAB, SKY Racing, pay TV and keno, a pool table and darts area. The drive-thru bottle shop is one of the region’s largest and boasts a great range of beer, wines and spirits. We are open seven days. A: Cnr Raglan Pde and Fairy St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 2270 E:

Piccolo Restaurant Warrnambool


Located in the heart of Warrnambool’s dining precinct, Piccolo Restaurant provides a fresh, seasonal menu, showcasing some of the coast’s best local cuisine on offer. Real, comfort food with a twist. At Piccolo, we believe that quality, consistency and contentment shouldn’t come at a price. Our friendly staff will make you feel at home in our contemporary setting and ensure your evening is relaxed and enjoyable. A: 73A Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 2888 E:

Pickled Pig


At this intimate restaurant, the owner-chef goes to considerable trouble to source and use local ingredients. Menu highlights include finely sliced tuna with pickled beetroots and broccoli ice-cream or the braised beef cheek with smoked turnips and silverbeet. Attentive staff will steer you through a wine list balanced between locals and imports, at reasonable mark-ups. Finish with the violet crumble, a chocolate parfait, honeycomb and candied violets. A: 78 Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 3188 E:

Pinkys Pizza


Pinkys Pizza is proudly locally owned and operated, we are open 7 days from 11:30am until late. We have regular specials and provide a gluten free range of pizza as well. You can find the menu on our Facebook page. We have a great range of pizza, pasta, ribs and chicken wings, wedges and lots of side orders and desserts available. Pickup/deliveries are available within a 30km radius and we specialise in catering for large events and deliver to motels and caravan parks. A: 68 Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 0399 E:

Pippies by the Bay


Combining the best food on Victoria’s south west coast with world-class views and services, Pippies by the Bay is a complete dining experience. This award-winning restaurant features modern Australian cuisine, all showcased in a quality, relaxed atmosphere that has the best view in Warrnambool, overlooking the beautiful Southern Ocean. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus incorporate fresh local produce, seafood and wine. Open 9am till late daily. A: 91 Merri St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 2188 E:

Bojangles Pizzeria Restaurant


Sit back and relax in our award winning Tuscan style restaurant and enjoy a blend of authentic and modern Italian inspired dishes. With stone archways and beautiful wall murals, this is no ordinary pizza shop, you’ll feel like you’re right in the heart of Italy. The traditional Italian menu has a modern twist, with dishes that range from gourmet pizzas and pastas to local seafood. Dine in, take away or home delivery. A: 61 Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 0666

Breakers Restaurant


Local owner/chef Leon Greene has operated the renowned restaurant for the past 22 years and ensures fresh quality seafood and fantastic food with service to match. Breakers Restaurant is Warrnambool’s only speciality seafood restaurant, sourcing the freshest local crayfish, prawns, oysters, fresh fish, scallops, squid and much more. We also have a range of local beef, lamb, pork and chicken dishes on our extensive menu. Children’s menu available. A: 79 Banyan St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 3088 E:

Brown Grain Thai Restaurant


Enlighten your taste buds with flavours from Thailand; share the spirit of our unique dining experience at Brown Grain Thai Restaurant. Offering extensive menus, as well as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options. There is no MSG used in our cooking. Modern style with authentic Thai recipes and friendly service. Dine in, take away, home delivery and BYO (wines and beer) available. A: 190 Timor St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 2576 E:

Café Lava


Nothing like settling in to the Old Grain Store, Café Lava is the place to relax and dine, with the heritage listed cobble stones to greet you and the tall sandstone walls decorated in local art work. If you’re after breakfast, lunch or something sweet, Café Lava has it all. From gluten free, to vegetarian. Indulge in homemade cakes and slices, or enjoy a big breakfast accompanied by a luscious European Fraus or a Creamy Toby’s Estate latte. Disability access available. A: 235 Lava St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 0001

Cattleya Thai Restaurant


This is a unique Thai restaurant in Warrnambool - exquisite atmosphere, delicious taste of authentic Thai cuisine and friendly service with a fully licensed bar. Take away menu available. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

A: 142 Timor St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 2231

Cheese World


Allansford Cheese World, situated on the Great Ocean Road just 15 minutes from Warrnambool, is operated by the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, the oldest dairy processor in Australia. Cheese World is the outlet for the company’s award-winning Warrnambool Cheddar varieties. The complex includes a cheese tasting cellar, gourmet gift shop, café and a museum showcasing local dairy farming history. Admission is free. A: 5330 Great Ocean Rd, Allansford T: 03 5565 3127 E:

Taylors Surfodesy – Since 1932 Open 7 days a week, Taylors Surfodesy is your one stop shop for all your surfing equipment, apparel and accessories including: • Thongs • Shoes • Surfwear • Wet suits • Surf boards • Sunglasses • Backpacks • Wallets • Skate boards • Board accessories. With quality brands such as: • Rip Curl • Quiksilver • Hurley • Billabong • Havaianas • Oakley • Globe • Reef • Kustom • DC Shoes and more. A: 132 Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 5681 E: taylors-surfodesy

The Rest is


Discover the past in the present


The Surf Co. Warrnambool

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Come and check out Warrnambool’s leading one stop shop for all of your surfing, fashion and lifestyle needs. Stocking brands including Rip Curl, Billabong, Roxy, Oakley sunglasses, Quiksilver, Seafolly, Rusty, O’Neill, Dylan Longbottom Surfboards, Go Pro, DHD Surfboards and more. Surfboard hire. Wetsuit hire. Open 7 days a week. A: 136 Koroit St, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 1981 E:

Warrnambool is at the core of the Shipwreck Coast, centuries of seafaring legends and fascinating colonial heritage.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village Warrnambool’s flagship experience is a heritage-listed precinct replete with lighthouse, garrison and live-the-past 1870s maritime village. Be transported back to a period coastal port and experience the perils of early ship travel and pioneer lifestyles. You’ll wonder at recovered relics and treasures like the fabulous Loch Ard Peacock, Australia’s most valuable shipwreck relic. By night, experience Shipwrecked, a sensational world-class sound and laser show that sails through the tragedy and excitement of the high seas.

Seek and ye shall find Go in search of Warrnambool’s most famous and attractive architecture on the CBD Heritage Trail. Wander past more than twenty sites of note including steeped-inhistory Timor and Fairy Streets and dozens of 19th century buildings.

Allfresh Seafood


Allfresh Seafoods is the largest processor of local seafood on Victoria’s West Coast. Allfresh is literally “from the ocean to you” buying directly off the Portland Trawler fleet. Allfresh is the major processor of crayfish from Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Known as “Warrnambool Reds” at the Melbourne Seafood Centre, they are considered the premium crayfish. We operate a factory outlet where visitors and locals alike can purchase fresh local, seasonal, seafood! A: 47 McMeekin Rd, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 6633 E:

Down Under UGG Boots


The Skin shop started in 1968 in a tiny church built in the early 1930s and is now heritage listed in Australia. Now known as Down Under UGG Boots Australia, we have been trading with the highest quality hand picked sheepskins for 40 years and now serve the Port Fairy and Warrnambool area. We’ve had the privilege of serving four generations of families and are well known throughout Victoria, Australia, UK and Asia for our high quality genuine UGG boots at reasonable prices. A: 1164 Princes Hwy, Killarney T: 03 5568 7385 E:

Fletcher Jones Market


The Fletcher Jones Market located in the Heritage Listed Fletcher Jones Gardens houses one of the largest undercover, 7 day a week markets in South West Victoria. It is conveniently located on the main highway coming into Warrnambool from the Eastern approach. A great stopping point for visitors and bus groups with the heritage listed gardens to stroll through. We have for your selection: collectables, antiques, old books, clothing, art, jewellery and more. A: Fletcher Jones Gardens, Princes Hwy, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 9936

Long Gone Antiques and Collectibles


It may only be small but I’ve crammed an awful lot into it. Five rooms to browse through. Items from the 1750s-1970s. Choose from china, glass, toys, small furniture pieces, jewellery, collectibles, vintage clothing and accessories. Vintage clothing and accessories also for hire. Opening times: Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.30pm Sat and public holidays: 10.00am-3.00pm Closed: Sunday A: 115 Fairy St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 1943 M: 0419 576 250 E: LongGoneAntiquesAndCollectables


Culture & Events

Basalt Wines


Hand crafted organic wines and tapas made by local artisan’s served daily in our rustic winery shed. Basalt vineyard is located only minutes from Warrnambool and Port Fairy, its truly a must do Great Ocean Road experience. Nearby Tower Hill Volcano features on our label. Basalt Wines,“A laugh in every glass”.

A: 1131 Princes Hwy, Killarney M: 0429 682 251 E:

Warrnambool Art Gallery


The Warrnambool Art Gallery was established in 1886 and is owned and operated by the Warrnambool City Council as a memorial to Sir Fletcher Jones. Housing a diverse collection of objects and artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins. Artworks range from the romanticised colonial landscapes of Eugene Von Guerard and Louis Buvelot, to the contemporary Australian artwork of Jeffrey Smart and Guan Wei. A: 26 Liebig St, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4949 E:

SCOPE Galleries Warrnambool


Showcasing contemporary painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery from regional and metropolitan artists. SCOPE is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in regional Victoria with six exhibition spaces and a changing exhibition schedule. SCOPE is the home of the biennial National Art Award, Art Concerning Environment. Visual artists can also apply to hire exhibition space. SCOPE is open Thu-Sun 12pm-5pm. Winter hours may apply. A: 38 Kelp St, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 4758 E:

Robert Ulmann Studio


The studio of noted wildlife artist, Robert Ulmann, and his daughter, Justine, a botanical artist, is open to visitors most days 9am-5pm or by request. On open farmland above the Southern Ocean, it is situated 4.4km east of the Hopkins River Bridge, Warrnambool. Please close the gate behind you. A fine selection of Australian and overseas wildlife & botanical paintings, prints and cards are available. Most works are matted but unframed and easily packed for safe travel. A: 440 Hopkins Point Rd, Warrnambool T: 03 5565 1444 E:

Tap into Warrnambool’s vibrant spirit in galleries, studio spaces and theatres. You’ll find a lively mix of international appreciation and grassroots creativity.

Galleries and theatres Entertain your imagination with a show at the Lighthouse theatre. Dive into the WAG’s 125 year strong collection of 2,000 artworks. Wander the city’s streets and laneways to discover incredible murals and street art. Fall in love with a special take home piece from one of the many boutique galleries before heading to the antique and collector’s stores to feed your vintage heart.

Live music venues Let your hair down and sing along with the local musos at any of Warrnambool’s live music venues.

Festival life Schedule your visit during winter’s Fun4Kids Festival to win serious brownie points. Gallop in for the May Racing Carnival or flavour-up Easter with the Day on the Hill festival of music, food and fun. SWICH


• Vehicles from $35 a day • Local pick up and drop off service • One way car hire to and from Tullamarine • Car, ute and bus hire • Self-hire vehicles ideal for couples, families and groups up to 12 Contact Scotty on 0422 564 252 or to arrange a booking. A: 1101 Raglan Pde, Warrnambool T: 0422 564 252 E:

Southwest Explorer Tours


Discover the beauty and diversity of south-west Victoria. Our range of small group half-day, full-day and multi-day package tours can include the history and highlights of Warrnambool, whale watching in season, the Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, Port Fairy, Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Portland and Bridgewater Bay, Grampians National Park and so much more. We also offer small group walking tours and shuttle services to coastal and volcanic locations. A: Based in Warrnambool T: 0447 738 527 E:

Getting here is


Warrnambool, closer than you think

Transit South West


Transit South West operates 7 days a week (excluding public holidays), servicing Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Allansford. Our modern, air-conditioned, easy access DDA compliant vehicles, paired with our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will ensure that all your travel needs are met whilst visiting the South West. We also connect with Warrnambool Rail for inbound and outbound services to Melbourne, Portland, Mount Gambier, Apollo Bay and Hamilton. T: 03 5562 4555 E:

By car Just over 3 hours from Melbourne via the Princes Highway (longer via the Great Ocean Road) and 8 hours from Adelaide. Pick up hire cars at Melbourne, Avalon or Adelaide airports.

By air Regular passenger flight services between Melbourne (Essendon Airport) and Warrnambool. Visit for flights.

By train Three passenger train services between Melbourne and Warrnambool each day. Visit: for timetables and information.

By coach Connecting coaches from Geelong to Apollo Bay and then on to Warrnambool, three times each week. Visit:

Getting around Many attractions are within walking distance. Buses and taxis operate throughout the city. For exploring further afield, car hire is available.

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Australia's Most Awarded Maritime Heritage Precinct




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Great Ocean Road - Warrnambool Destination Guide  

Welcome to Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road – a fun, family-friendly seaside holiday centre that’s easy to love.

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