Attractions and Activities

Whether you’re looking to get active, immerse yourself in the arts or just relax, you’ll be well catered for in Warrnambool.

Enjoying a drink and snack in the foyer. Settling into your seats while thumbing through the playbill. The sense of anticipation that pulses through your body when the lights go down and the curtains open…and the show has only just begun.

Warrnambool’s fantastic Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is a year-round family attraction. 

This 8ha adventure playground is paradise for kids with giant slides, flying foxes, a maze and boat rides. 

The westernmost point of Lady Bay, the Warrnambool breakwater is as much an attraction it its own right as the activities it helps facilitate.

Victoria’s south-west coast is world famous for surfing, and Warrnambool has its fair share of places to catch a wave.

Unlike some of the crowded and competitive beaches along the coast, surfing in Warrnambool is a relaxed and friendly affair - which after all, is how it should be.

Warrnambool has a thriving street art scene with world class murals and installations.

The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of major artworks added to the Warrnambool CBD and its surrounds.

This 37km rail trail begins at the Moyne River in Port Fairy, meanders through the historic village of Koroit and finishes at Warrnambool's foreshore precinct.

You can cycle the length of the trail in a brisk two or a leisurely four hours each way.

The Warrnambool Skate Park is a year-round hive of activity and is the perfect place to hone your latest tricks.

The park boasts a range of special features including a large funbox, bowls, quarter pipe, spine, mini ramp and an assortment of rails and ledges.

The Warrnambool Miura Friendship Garden celebrates the sister-city relationship between Miura, Japan and Warrnambool.

Tucked away in north-east Warrnambool, the garden is a tranquil site well suited to quiet contemplation.

As a region with a rich dairy farming history, it goes without saying that Warrnambool would produce some amazing cheese.

Cheese World is the “cellar door” of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, a company which has been churning out quality products since 1888.

The Warrnambool Art Gallery is the centre of creativity and culture in the city.

Opened in 1886, the gallery is the third oldest institutional collection in Victoria and the fifth oldest in Australia.

Designed in the classic style, these elegant, sheltered gardens feature wide curving paths, old and rare plants, a band rotunda and a lily pond which is home to ducks and turtles.

If you are looking to take to the water for fun or fitness, regardless of the weather, then AquaZone is the place to be.

The centre boasts a paddling pool with splash features, a kids pool, a 25m lap pool and in summer, a 50m Olympic-sized pool.

The Warrnambool BMX track is undoubtedly one of the best in Victoria and is a must-visit for enthusiastic riders.