Warrnambool is the largest city on the Great Ocean Road and is famous for being Victorias' prime Southern Right Whale watching location from June to September each year. The whale nursery is at Logans Beach, and during winter these majestic creatures call Warrnambool home, as they migrate to Logans Beach to breed. During the breeding season, pods of whales can be viewed from the the whale viewing platforms on the shore with their new born calves.
Warrnambool is home to many activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, with fantastic parks, playgrounds for the youngsters, beautiful beach walks, museums and a vibrant shopping district with a vast array of eateries and shops. The lovely LakePertobe and adventure playground for children, is a must stop for families, and nearby is the FlagstaffHillMaritimeMuseum which is an excellent place to find out about our seafaring history. A visit to Flagstaff Hill is an absolute must during any trip to Warrnambool, to learn about the history of the shipwreck coast, and see the spectacular sound and light show "Shipwrecked" on each night. There are many scenic drives within easy range, Tower Hill and the extinct volcano, has a wealth of wildlife and boardwalks for bird viewing, also an Aboriginal artifacts centre. Warrnambool is less than one hours drive from the Great Ocean Road and world famous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the Bay of Islands.