Things To Do in Warrnambool & District
Whether you are looking to relax and unwind or dip your toe into something more adventurous, you are sure to find something to delight in the picturesque coastal town of Warrnambool and its surrounding country charms.
Take the time now for a sea change retreat to the area with something for everyone, from relaxing beach days to spa days with the girls, through to markets, shopping, golfing and fishing galore.
There is a fantastic variety of day trips when it comes to Warrnambool and its surrounds which are perfect to help make the most of your time in this beautiful coastal region.
Take a drive along the Great Ocean Road and stop in at the iconic 12 Apostles. This magnificent natural attraction is a must see while in the region, situated just under an hour drive away.
Enjoy all the natural beauties that Warrnambool has to offer.
Take a short drive and appreciate the natural beauty that is the Hopkins Falls, one of the widest falls in Victoria at 90 metres. Take in this spectacular site from one of two viewing platforms, best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.
Stop and smell the roses with all the botanic gardens has to offer. Relax with a picnic while the kids make use of the natural playspace.
Enjoy the fresh air and coastal charm at the beaches of Warrnambool. Relax, unwind and soak up some vitamin d while taking in the beautiful coastal landscape.
For the experienced surfers, ride the waves at Warrnambool Surf Beach, Logans Beach or the Flume. Just starting out? Experience the thrill of riding your first wave with the staff at GoSurf School who offer an unparalleled learn to surf experience.
Enjoy the picturesque shoreline and feel the sea breeze as you take in the unobstructed coastal views the Foreshore Promenade Walk has on offer.
Play a few holes on the magnificent Warrnambool Golf Course. Positioned on Victoria’s iconic Shipwreck coast, this hidden gem is sure to satisfy all golfers.
Health and Wellness
Relax and unwind with all that Warrnambool and surrounds have to offer.
Take in the natural beauty of the region and enjoy the breathtaking coastal views while relaxing on the beach, picnicking or taking in a sunset. Prepare to be pampered with the various day spas at your fingertips. Take a dip and enjoy Warrnambool’s Hot Springs Sanctuary at the Deep Blue Spa Resort, making the most of the benefits of the geothermal bathing pools, relax with a beauty treatment at their day spa or take a short drive to Port Fairy Day Spa and wind down with their relaxing beauty and therapeutic treatments.
Shopping and Retail
Browse the racks and delight in the many boutique stores on offer with something to suit everyone.
Visit the historic Fletcher Jones Market and its historic heritage listed garden. With over 60 stalls this market is packed with antiques, retro items, giftwares and unique one-off items.
Fun for the Family
Travelling with the family but unsure how to keep everyone happy and entertained? Warrnambool has just what your looking for.
Take a dip at the beach, catch some waves and build a sand castle.
Just a short stroll from the beach cross to the Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and let the kids run free. Get lost in the maze, zip on the flying fox, enjoy the lake on a paddle boat and take advantage of the barbeque facilities on offer.
Galleries and Museums
If a cultural experience is what you are seeking, then look no further than what’s on offer in this vibrant coastal city.
See the latest instalments and exhibitions on offer at the Warrnambool Art Gallery. For information on the latest collections visit www.thewag.com.au.
Step back in time at the Flagstaff Maritime Museum and experience history. Hear stories from the 19th century of tales from Shipwreck Coast. Wait until dusk to see the Sound and Light Show to watch the village and stories come to life, illuminated through projections.
Events and Festivities
With ample to see and do, Warrnambool is sure to impress and entertain with various festivities and events on offer throughout the year.
If you’re travelling around the area over long weekend in March, make sure you don’t miss the Port Fairy Folk Festival. This 4 day music event offers amply festivities and activities for all.