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Established in 1855, Warrnambool is a small town with 34,000 residents, located on the Princess Highway. Its name comes from Indigenous Australia and has several meanings - "land between two rivers", "two swamps" and "ample water".
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Best time to visit Warrnambool
If you are heading to Warrnambool to see the whales visit between June and September. This is the best time to see Southern Right Wales offshore. To visit the Warrnambool Show, head to the region in October. June to August has the most rainfall and the coldest temperatures. For warmer weather, visit Warrnambool over summer (December - February).
If you're planning to drive the Great Ocean Road, be sure to maintain a slower speed and keep left. The road can become quite busy so ensure that you stay a safe distance behind other vehicles. When heading to Melbourne (around three-hours from Warrnambool) it is a good idea to check the traffic before you depart so you can avoid any unnecessary delays.
Air Warrnambool is the place where you can make your dreams fly. This is a location to stop by with your hire car and witness flight training, but also for scenic flights that tourists can take to admire the beautiful scenery of Warrnambool from above the clouds. The view is amazing and this is an activity that you cannot experience in any other town, ensure you make the most of this experience because you never know when a similar opportunity arises.
The Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum located on Flagstaff Hill is the owner of the lighthouses in the area. Its history and heritage collections and exhibits of shipwreck and artifacts is as fascinating as the location of the museum that depicts a maritime village, where you can walk and admire the view.
The Warrnambool Foreshore is the swimming area from Warrnambool. If you are an outdoor sports fan, you just cannot miss this beautiful place in town. In the foreshore area there are also camping sites, so if you enjoy camping with all its adventures and you like Warrnambool you can come back to this place anytime you want and relax in this amazing and mysterious Australian location.