Warrnambool is the next town when heading west, towards South Australia. Warrnambool is a pretty sensational place, and when visiting be prepared to have an extended stay. Being a coastal city not only the shopping, heritage, culture, restaurants and people but there is also beaches and lots recreation opportunities. You will love this place.

The word Warrnambool originates from the local Indigenous Australians name for a nearby volcanic cone. It is interpreted to mean many things including land between two rivers, two swamps or ample water.

The first settlers arrived in the 1840s in the Lady Bay area, which was a natural harbour. The town was surveyed in 1846 and established soon after, the Post Office opening on 1 January 1849. During the Victorian Gold Rush, Warrnambool became an important port and grew quickly in the 1850s, benefiting from the private ownership of nearby Port Fairy.

All the churches in Warrnambool are cathedral in construction. The Presbyterian being over 100 years old

The Catholic and Anglican being quite special. Both century plus classic design buildings.

There are a mix of old and not so old hotels.

The Warrnambool Hotel is something quite special. Be sure to visit this pub, especially the main bar.

The Warrnambool War Memorial is located in a great cbd acknowledgement. One of the best.

The Museum and Art Gallery are worth the visit. Allow a day to get the best out of these to venues.

Once you have left Warrnambool you will immediately plan to return.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course