Local Attractions


Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logans Beach to calve. The whales often swim within a hundred metres of the shore. They can be viewed from a specially constructed platform in the sand dunes or from the beach.

Middle Island Penguin Colony

Warrnambool is home to a penguin conservation program with a difference, made famous by the family film Oddball.

Following a series of fox attacks in 2006, the oddball idea of using Maremma dogs to guard the penguin colony on Middle Island has proved wildly successful.

The island is closed to the public, although regular tours run between December and March.

Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is a maritime museum with Australia's richest shipwreck collection, all contained in an 1870s replica village located on a state heritage listed site overlooking Lady Bay.

Warrnambool Art Gallery

The fifth oldest art gallery in Australia, the Warrnambool Art Gallery is home to one of regional Australia’s finest collections, with regularly rotating exhibitions.

Lighthouse Theatre

From music to comedy and dance to drama, Warrnambool’s Lighthouse Theatre host dozens of high-quality productions each year.

Point Ritchie - Moyjil

Not just one of Warrnambool’s best vantage points, Point Ritchie - Moyjil has been a gathering place for Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Further research is required to be certain, but evidence is present which suggests humans potentially visited the site up to 80,000 years ago.

Thunder Point

Probably the best place in Warrnambool to watch the sunset is Thunder Point. Located just off MacDonald Street, enjoy some of the best coastal views in Warrnambool.

Discovering the region

The Great Ocean Road 

One of the world’s most famous coastal drives, take in breathtaking scenery and experiences at every turn, including the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Port Fairy 

A sleepy town no longer, Port Fairy is the home of boutique shops, cafes and historic buildings. Visit during the March long weekend and head along to the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

Tower Hill 

Tower Hill Reserve, nestled inside a dormant volcano, is today a beautiful haven for koalas, emus, kangaroos, sugar gliders and many species of waterbirds.

The Grampians 

Explore this stunning mountain range on one of many trails for all fitness levels.

Hopkins Falls

The largest and most picturesque falls on the Hopkins River, the Hopkins Falls are 12 metres high with a width of about 90 metres.

Gourmet Food Trail 

Beginning in Allansford, just east of Warrnambool, discover delicious cheese, wine, chocolate, whiskey and more.

Local Attractions