If you are planning to take a vacation, chances are you have considered many destinations. But have you considered Warrnambool? This town in the state of Victoria, Australia is one spot that is sure to please anyone of any age.
Opportunities for Warrnambool accommodation and sightseeing are plentiful here. Cannon Hill offers panoramic views of Lake Pertobe and Lady Bay. They have parking for you car, a large rotunda and great barbeque facilities for a picnic lunch.
There are also several beautiful gardens. Warrnambool’s Botanic Gardens feature lush plant life and trees, winding walking paths, a lily pond stocked with ducks and a rotunda where you can catch a live concert. It is full of history as well, dating back to its creation in 1879 by designer William Guilfoyle. Fletcher Jones Gardens is also a nice choice. These gardens are home to colourful plants, a wishing well, waterfall and an old hawker wagon owned by Jones.
Children will have a field day at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. This play land will keep kids busy feeding ducks, observing flying foxes, boat riding and wandering through a maze. There are also giant slides and picnic areas with barbeque facilities. The Lake Pertobe region is also home to outdoor sports activities such as mini golf, lawn tennis and an athletic track. Nearby is a skateboard park.
When night falls, hitting the town can be a blast. First, catch a live show at Warrnambool Entertainment Centre. Here you can see ballet, opera, musicals, live drama and comedy. Then grab a bite to eat at one of the area’s many restaurants, cafes and diners. From upscale bistros to casual dining, there is something for every taste. Before heading back to your room, pop in at a local pub or bar for a drink and a little dancing.
And you cannot miss whale watching. This area is actually a hot spot for whales feeding and playing. People have options of watching these majestic beasts from the land, the sea, the air or even by train.
If you are feeling adventurous, head to the water and fish or dive. There are many fresh water lakes as well as salt water inlets and bays, not to mention the ocean, just waiting to be explored. Of course you can dive down and admire aquatic life such as fish and coral. But you can also visit Ship Wreck Coast. You will be provided with all the necessary gear to explore. This area imposes a "no take" rule. But there are other areas where you are allowed to take crayfish and other fish.
Before your visit is complete, you need to head off to Allansford Cheese World. Here, you will be treated to samples of award winning local cheese. You can also buy yourself a meal or snack. Local wines are also available to make the experience complete. Stop inside the Cheese World Museum, where you can learn all about the history of farming and farming life.
So you can see, this destination is one that will surely make everyone in your party happy. Warrnambool offers a good balance of excitement and relaxation. The sights you take in will last a lifetime. Just be sure your trip is long enough; time flies when you’re having fun!