Nestled along the Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool showcases windswept landscapes, rugged coastlines, and maritime history. Head out to Thunder Point Coastal Reserve to view dramatic shorelines dotted with craggy peaks and rippling waves. Pause to capture sweeping ocean vistas from Shelly Beach and then proceed eastwards to the Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform, famed for winter-time southern right whale visits. The other main natural attraction is the Lake Pertobe Adventure Park, lined by the fine sandy Bathing Beach. Once you have had your fill of sun, sea, and sand, learn about the town’s seafaring past at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, the highlight being its fantastic shipwreck collection. Spot koalas at the Tower Hill Game Reserve before you take in a spectacular sunset from the Bay of Islands. Later, stroll through UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gardens on your way to the Fletcher Jones Market, followed perhaps by a performance at Lighthouse Theatre. Savor freshly caught seafood and other coastal specialties paired with robust local wines at any of the trendy restaurants and cafes that dot the bustling downtown.
Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform
Tower Hill Game Reserve
Bay of Islands
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Merton Manor Bed And Breakfast in Warrnambool offers a charming stay amid the lush environs of provincial Victoria. This late nineteenth century Italian-style villa offers heritage splendor and a bouquet of contemporary comforts.