Warrnambool is the only city on the rugged Shipwreck Coast.
It overlooks the Southern Ocean and to its rear are endless dairy pastures.
Because of its extensive history with the sea, Warrnambool has restored lighthouses, ship ports, and museums to visit and explore.
The museum contains many shipwreck relics that have washed up over the years.
This coast is also known as a whale nursery. Whales return to this area twice a year and can easily be seen from the shore.
There are some penguin colonies in the area and lots of great places to fish.
The beaches are also a big attraction for tourists. In addition to all the natural attractions, Warrnambool has a vibrant arts scene and an adventure playground and park for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to that, it is an almost natural stop after a day of touring along the Great Ocean Road.
Warrnambool Accommodation Option #1: Aqua Ocean Villas
The Aqua Ocean Villas are incomparable accommodation with their breathtaking ocean views. They are one of the newest places to stay in Warrnambool. With 2 or 3 bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas, and high quality furnishings, you simply cannot find more luxurious accommodation anywhere else.
Other amenities include plasma TVs, DVD/CD, wireless internet access, AC, linens and towels, washer/dryer, spa bath, gas fire, breakfast hamper upon request, garage parking, private courtyards, and a security system. The villas are within walking distance from numerous restaurants and shops. To fully appreciate all that Aqua Ocean has to offer visit their website.
Warrnambool Accommodation Option #2: Hotel Warrnambool
You can hardly find more affordable yet beautiful accommodation than the Hotel Warrnambool. With their own bar, restaurant, and garden, the hotel has all that you need on-site. Laundry facilities, conference rooms, and off-street parking are just added bonuses. Located in the heart of Warrnambool, the hotel is noted for its beer garden.
This is a heated, outdoor eating area that is surrounded by plasma TVs tuned to sports channels. All rooms feature AC, LCD TVs, and DVD. Some of the rooms have balconies and can interconnect to form suites for families. A corner reading room is also available. You will definitely want to check out their website.
Warrnambool Accommodation Option #3: Blue Beach House
The Blue Beach House is a luxury 2-story home. With 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and 3 large living areas, this house can easily accommodate up to 14 people. The house can be split up into two apartments for separate groups if needed.
Laundry facilities, courtyards, outdoor barbeques, TVs, DVD, decks, ocean views, and fully equipped kitchens are just a few of the perks here at The Blue. This house is located just opposite of Warrnambool’s main beach and Surf Club. The Visitor Center and Adventure Playground are just a short stroll away.
To see if the Blue Beach House is right for you, visit their website.
Warrnambool is a great place to go.
You can use it for a stop after a long day of touring along the Great Ocean Road.
Or come here for the long weekend when the “whales are in town”. If you have little kids, that definitely is a worthwhile experience which the kids are not likely to forget quickly!
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