Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill combines Australia’s richest collection of shipwreck artefacts, a 19th century replica village and a multi-million dollar sound and light show to create one of Warrnambool’s premier attractions.

Set on four hectares, Flagstaff Hill reflects the pioneering atmosphere of an 1870s coastal port.

Discover the tales surrounding the ill-fated voyages which give the Shipwreck Coast its name and get a close-up view of the precious relics which have been reclaimed from the briny depths of the Southern Ocean.

The jewel in the crown of the collection is undoubtedly the Minton Peacock. Washed ashore following the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878, the life-sized statue has been valued at more than $4 million.

Once you’ve soaked up the history of the museum, it’s time to explore the village. Stroll the cobblestoned streets and get a glimpse of what life was like in years gone by.

Ascend the spiral staircase of one of two lighthouses at the village and take in the commanding views of the coast and the city.

After dusk, you can experience the drama and excitement of sailing the high seas with the stunning sound and light show.