Warrnambool Travel Guide

Warrnambool

With a population in excess of 30,000, Warrnambool is the largest city between Geelong and Adelaide, it is also the regional centre for the South Western district of Victoria, it has hospitals, schools, a local university campus, plus all of the infrastructure you would expect in a modern city.
Although Warrnambool is a popular tourist destination, visitors should not expect a quiet seaside village full of motels and caravan parks, it is a city with a large shopping centres, restaurants pubs, cinema’s, live theatre venues, dozens of sporting clubs covering all major sports, plus all of the civic amenities of metropolitan city, such as parks gardens, art gallery and churches etc

Warrnambool

Although Warrnambool is a busy regional city, it has by good luck and good planning managed to retain its holiday atmosphere, as the centre of the city is over a kilometre away from the beach. In fact the whole foreshore area is separated from the city by the Lake Pertobe development, which means visitors can enjoy a relatively quiet holiday by the sea, go for walks along the beach or fishing off the breakwater, and still be within walking distance to restaurants, pubs cinema’s or see a live show.

Warrnambool Rivers

Warrnambool sits between two rivers, the Hopkins and the Merri rivers, these two rivers created a barrier to travellers coming from the new settlements of Portland and Port Fairy and they had to go inland to find suitable crossing points. They crossed the Merri river about 10 kms inland via a timber ford placed across the river now called Woodford and the Hopkins was considerably large and had to be crossed a little further upstream, some 15 kms away through property farmed by the Allan brothers now called Allansford. In the late 1890's a bridge was built across the river close to the mouth. It was rebuilt in 2010 but the appearance of the original bridge was retained ( picture below)

Warrnambool's

Warrnambool sits betweem two rivers, the Hopkins river and the Merri rivers, these two rivers created a barrier to travellers from the new settlements of Portland and Port Fairy and hence e

Warrnambool

Warrnambool’s history dates back to 1846 when the Superintendent Charles Latrobe requested William Pickering to survey a new township between two rivers on the southern coast of what was then known as district of Port Philip ( later to be called Victoria). Sale of land in the new township went on sale in 1847 and by the 1860’s the town had a population of several thousand and had become the largest town within a hundred mile radius (160 km) and had established itself as the major trading centre of the western district of Victoria.

Sandpiper Motel Warrnambool

Ocean views from your bed - Complete privacy - Romantic getaway- Air Conditioned Located 5 minutes from Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road, and with 180 degree panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. Fully Self contained with king size bed, contemporary design en-suite and your own private balcony - lie back and enjoy a castaways view of the world. Ocean views from your bed - Complete privacy - Romantic getaway- Air Conditioned Located 5 minutes from Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road, and with 180 degree panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. Fully Self contained with king size bed, contemporary design en-suite and your own private balcony - lie back and enjoy a castaways view of the world

Sandpiper Motel Warrnambool

Ocean views from your bed - Complete privacy - Romantic getaway- Air Conditioned Located 5 minutes from Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road, and with 180 degree panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. Fully Self contained with king size bed, contemporary design en-suite and your own private balcony - lie back and enjoy a castaways view of the world. Ocean views from your bed - Complete privacy - Romantic getaway- Air Conditioned Located 5 minutes from Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road, and with 180 degree panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. Fully Self contained with king size bed, contemporary design en-suite and your own private balcony - lie back and enjoy a castaways view of the world