Warrnambool is a city in Victoria, Australia. It is located 265 km southwest from the CBD of Melbourne, and has a population of 31,000.
Warrnambool has an airport located approximately 15km north of the CBD. There are no scheduled commercial flights.
V Line operates three daily train services from Melbourne to Warrnambool. The journey (of just over 3 hours) operates via Geelong, and trains have a buffet car on board serving snacks.
From Melbourne to Warrnambool can be reached on the Princes Highway, it takes approximately 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take the Great Ocean Road. This takes approximately 6.5 hours (without stopping), but is well worth it for the sppectacular views.
Warrnambool is reasonably easy to navigate by car. Metered parking in the city costs 70c per hour.
Transit South West operates 10 bus routes within the city of Warrnambool. Most routes run hourly, and the city terminus is a short walk from the railway station. Tickets are $2.00 for 2 hours, and $3.40 for a full day (half price concession/children's tickets).
Replica maritime village at Flagstaff Hill
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, . 9AM - 5PM. A substantial museum, with a replica community and many exhibits. A nighttime show "Shipwrecked" tells the story of the wreck at Loch Ard gorge, projected onto a water fountain in the lake
Lake Pertobe and Foreshore area,
Southern Right Whales at Logans Beach. There is a viewing platform, and whales can often be easily seen without binoculars.
There is lots of accommodation, including motels and rental houses.
Elm Tree Lodge Motel, 179 Kepler Street, ☎ +61 3 5562 4133., . Airconditioning, electric blankets*
Comfort Inn Warrnambool, Corner Timor and Kepler Street, .